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New York Times, Saturday, November 22, 1975

Author:
Allan Blackman
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 11, XRef: 3, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Allan Blackman has 17 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,597
Across
1
Football play : PASS
5
Amex unit : SHARE
10
Breathing device, with 16 Across : AQUA
14
Hayworth : RITA
15
Peak of Sonoma Range : TOBIN
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See 10 Across : LUNG
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Kind of surgeon : ORAL
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Source of incense : ELEMI
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Heckle : BAIT
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Concorde, for one : SST
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___ short : SELL
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Sets out : STARTS
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Loan gouging : USURY
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Angle : SLANT
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Behind the ___ : SCENES
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Introduce again : REINSERT
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Church group : CHOIR
33
Carts : WAINS
34
Cartoonist Gardner : REA
35
Pillaged, old style : REFT
36
___ to light (reveal) : BRING
37
Fundamentals : ABCS
38
___ star game : ALL
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Revolutionary cry : ARISE
40
Scottish flattery : FRAIK
41
Stadium area : MAINGATE
43
Responds : REACTS
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Pianist Victor : BORGE
45
Russian city : PINSK
46
Of the blood: Var. : HAEMAL
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Keep ___ on : TABS
49
State: Abbr. : DEL
52
Odd, in Dundee : ORRA
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Mme. Peron : EVITA
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Gaelic : ERSE
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Business-letter abbr. : ATTN
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Fire-truck gear : SIREN
58
Cat, in Madrid : GATO
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Milland and Bolger : RAYS
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Pass, as time : SPEND
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Ex-Giant coach Steve : OWEN
Down
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Certain athletes : PROS
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Put on ___ : AIRS
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Hoary football play : STATUEOFLIBERTY
4
Pitcher Maglie : SAL
5
Takes the wheel : STEERS
6
Xmas-wreath material : HOLLY
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Son of Adam : ABEL
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Tire part : RIM
9
Isolating : ENISLING
10
Saint ___ (Vermont city) : ALBANS
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Alternative to 3 Down : QUARTERBACKDRAW
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Offensive or defensive ___ : UNIT
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Representatives: Abbr. : AGTS
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Litigant : SUER
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Works on hides : TANS
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Stew : SNIT
26
Net : SEINE
27
"Git!" : SCRAM
28
Lobster claw : CHELA
29
Pay-envelope surprise : RAISE
30
Brief novel : RECIT
31
Stints : TASKS
33
___-in vote : WRITE
36
Adjective for a loser : BRAGLESS
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Pacific pines : ARAS
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Taj Mahal site : AGRA
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Boggy lands : FENS
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___ land (isolated area) : NOMANS
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Heraldic stripe : RIBAND
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Eucharistic vessel : PATEN
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Frost : HOAR
47
City of Greece : ARTA
48
Akron product : TIRE
50
Punta del ___ : ESTE
51
Errol of films : LEON
54
Dais occupant : VIP
55
Freud's concern : EGO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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