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New York Times, Monday, October 6, 1975

28-Across : Powder

Author:
Manny Miller
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { F J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 296 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Manny Miller has 32 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,550
Across
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Immense : VAST
5
Swamp : MARSH
10
Brit. legislators : MPS
13
Girl's name : ETTA
14
Spry : AGILE
15
Coin in Naples : LIRA
16
Recess : NOOK
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Russian marten : SOBOL
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Monogram: Abbr. : INIT
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Turmoil : UNREST
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"Come up and see me ___" : SOMETIME
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Arabs and Hebrews : SEMITES
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Trappers' prizes : PELTS
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Kind of song : TORCH
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Powder : TALCUM
31
Given authority : EMPOWERED
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River of France : MEUSE
36
Oven : KILN
37
Takes out : DELES
39
Made a fast exit : BLEW
40
Insects : GNATS
42
Bargaining-table members : EMPLOYERS
44
Strut about : SASHAY
46
Moonshine gear : STILL
47
___ Ranger : TEXAS
49
Gets married, à la Winchell : SPLICES
53
Discourses publicly : PRELECTS
56
Afghan native : PATHAN
57
Emanation : AURA
58
Hoist : HEAVE
60
French actor Jacques : TATI
61
Same: Lat. : IDEM
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Caruso, for one : TENOR
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Told a story : LIED
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___ Sea : RED
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Glasses, for short : SPECS
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Eagle : ERNE
Down
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Planet : VENUS
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What some repenters do : ATONE
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Kind of window : STORM
4
Run away : TAKEITONTHELAM
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Won control of : MASTERED
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Long ___ : AGO
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Umbrella parts : RIBS
8
Sailing boat : SLOOP
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Batter's wear : HELMET
10
Very small : MINISCULE
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Partner of proper : PRIM
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Indulge to the full : SATE
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Gradually : LITTLEBYLITTLE
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Put away : STOW
22
Ancient kingdom : ELAM
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Rock debris : SCREE
27
Tillers : HELMS
29
Addict : USER
30
Cries from Tabby : MEWS
31
Heartbeat recordings: Abbr. : EKGS
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Old unit of weight : MINA
33
Drunk : PLASTERED
34
Govt. bureaus : DEPTS
38
Footwear : SLIPPERS
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___-Coburg : SAXE
43
Jar : OLLA
45
Pleasure boats : YACHTS
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Excessive : STEEP
50
Preside at a meeting : CHAIR
51
Corroded : EATEN
52
Nasty : SNIDE
53
Poker holding : PAIR
54
Rough : RUDE
55
Rational : SANE
59
Grammar case: Abbr. : VOC

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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