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New York Times, Monday, November 22, 1976

Author:
Samuel K. Fliegner
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,963

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Liability : DEBT
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Spanish coins : DUROS
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Short golf shot : CHIP
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Pura or vitae : AQUA
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Beethoven's "Für ___" : ELISE
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Mother of Apollo : LETO
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Valueless : NULL
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Child's noisemaker : BULLROARER
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Poet killed in W.W. I : KILMER
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Cozy sofa : LOVESEAT
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Goddesses of myth : FURIAE
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"___ your turn" : ITS
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Tiny insects : MIDGES
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Distilling vessel: Var. : ALAMBIC
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Traipse : GAD
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Filet ___ : OFSOLE
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French river : AUDE
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Bit of gossip : ONDIT
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Jujube tree : ELB
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Fiord : INLET
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Units of loudness : BELS
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Summer or club : INDIAN
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New Guinea port : LAE
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Repeating : ITERANT
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Barrel and vital : ORGANS
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Ovid's "___ Amatoria" : ARS
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Put in a crate : ENCASE
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Pretentious : AFFECTED
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Waste receptacle : ASHCAN
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Obstinate : BULLHEADED
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Neighbor of Kan. : OKLA
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Culture tissue : BREI
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Parenthetical comment : ASIDE
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Biblical ox : REEM
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Too bad! : ALAS
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Exploits : DEEDS
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On ___ (tense) : EDGE
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Humid : DANK
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Prefix for poise or nox : EQUI
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Violin's big brother : BULLFIDDLE
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Body of Jewish law : TALMUD
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Interrogate, as an astronaut : DEBRIEF
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Eskimo knife : ULU
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Moon valley : RILLE
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European capital : OSLO
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Obsequious : SERVILE
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Upper-___ (junior or senior) : CLASSMAN
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Roll-call answer : HERE
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Willow : ITEA
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Dessert wine : PORT
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Where Hercules died : OETA
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Rye fungus : ERGOT
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Concur : ASSENT
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Degas contemporary : MANET
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"Perfidious ___" : ALBION
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In need of an outsized collar : BULLNECKED
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Inventors' fortes : IDEAS
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Whale : CETE
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Asian desert : GOBI
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Bailey or fogy : OLD
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Mideast people : ISRAELIS
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Tropical plants : INGAS
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Word of preference : INSTEAD
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Shopping centers : ARCADES
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Roguish : ARCH
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Beached : ASHORE
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Very good character : EDDIE
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Mr. Eban : ABBA
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Wrap around : FURL
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___ in one's ear : FLEA
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Palliate : EASE
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Shake ___ (hurry) : ALEG
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Roster entry : NAME
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TV actor Byrnes : EDD

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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