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New York Times, Monday, October 6, 1975

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

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Across
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Immense : VAST
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Swamp : MARSH
10
Brit. legislators : MPS
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Girl's name : ETTA
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Spry : AGILE
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Coin in Naples : LIRA
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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
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Given authority : EMPOWERED
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River of France : MEUSE
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Oven : KILN
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Takes out : DELES
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Made a fast exit : BLEW
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Insects : GNATS
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Bargaining-table members : EMPLOYERS
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Strut about : SASHAY
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Moonshine gear : STILL
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___ Ranger : TEXAS
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Gets married, à la Winchell : SPLICES
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Discourses publicly : PRELECTS
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Afghan native : PATHAN
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Emanation : AURA
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Hoist : HEAVE
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French actor Jacques : TATI
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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
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Planet : VENUS
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What some repenters do : ATONE
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Kind of window : STORM
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Run away : TAKEITONTHELAM
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Won control of : MASTERED
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Long ___ : AGO
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Umbrella parts : RIBS
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Sailing boat : SLOOP
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Batter's wear : HELMET
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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
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Ancient kingdom : ELAM
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Rock debris : SCREE
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Tillers : HELMS
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Addict : USER
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Cries from Tabby : MEWS
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Heartbeat recordings: Abbr. : EKGS
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Old unit of weight : MINA
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Drunk : PLASTERED
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Govt. bureaus : DEPTS
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Footwear : SLIPPERS
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___-Coburg : SAXE
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Jar : OLLA
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Pleasure boats : YACHTS
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Excessive : STEEP
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Preside at a meeting : CHAIR
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Corroded : EATEN
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Nasty : SNIDE
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Poker holding : PAIR
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Rough : RUDE
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Rational : SANE
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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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