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New York Times, Saturday, October 9, 1976

Author:
Herb L. Risteen
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { G J Q U X Z }, Scrabble score: 292 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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Across
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Sewing-machine inventor : HOWE
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Weight unit : CARAT
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Miss Lee's creator : POE
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Seed casing : ARIL
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Blue girl : ALICE
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Soviet sea : ARAL
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Be verbose : TALKONESHEADOFF
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Building part : ELL
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Concerning : INRE
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Varnish bases : LACS
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Sea spot : ISLET
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Bart or Brenda : STARR
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Announced : STATED
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"Tortilla ___" : FLAT
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Swiss river : AAR
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Marksman : AIMER
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English poet : BLAKE
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Engage in a sport : SKI
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Flirt : VAMP
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Shape : FRAME
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Solar disk : ATEN
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Grampus : ORC
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Chastises : SLAPS
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On the ___ (out of order) : BLINK
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Asian animal : YAK
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Cuts : HEWS
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Fishing gear : SEINES
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Perfect : IDEAL
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Furrow : STRIA
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Haughty one : SNOB
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Chinese island : AMOY
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Young person : TAD
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Taylor successor : MILLARDFILLMORE
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Nautical term : ALEE
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Egg-shaped : OVATE
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Great Lakes port : ERIE
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Trifle : TOY
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Messages : WIRES
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Monarch : TSAR
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Abhor : HATE
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Exam : ORAL
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Cleveland successor : WILLIAMMCKINLEY
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Game animal : ELK
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___ goods : CANNED
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Vigilant : ALERT
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Singer Stevens : RISE
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Oh, in Frankfurt : ACH
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Driving area : TEE
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Devotees of tomorrow : PROCRASTINATORS
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Blockheads : OAFS
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Sprite : ELF
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Jewish month : ADAR
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Engine tender : OILER
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Winglike : ALATE
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Procedure : STEP
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Bridge bids : SLAMS
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Capture : TAKE
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G. & S. place : SAVOY
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Headdress : TIARA
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Tabs : FLAPS
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One-seeded fruit: Var. : AKENE
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Sport arenas : RINKS
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Fracas : BRAWL
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Champion jumper : FLEA
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Et ___ : ALII
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William Inge's dog : SHEBA
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Gemstone : BERYL
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Scarves : STOLES
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Kansas Senator : DOLE
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Hit hard : SMITE
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Farm structure : SILO
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At a distance : AFAR
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Diva's forte : ARIA
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Norman Mailer's park : DEER
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Place ___ : MAT
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Squabble : ROW
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Roman 506 : DVI
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Encountered : MET

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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