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New York Times, Thursday, November 27, 1975

50-Down : Legal officials: Abbr.

Author:
Dorothy Cannan
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 265 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4 Grid is asymmetric.
Dorothy Cannan has 12 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,602
Across
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Jet ___ : LAG
4
Soup : PUREE
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Purple or measured : PROSE
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State: Abbr. : ALA
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Close, to poets : ANEAR
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Weird : EERIE
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Famous diners : PILGRIMSETTLERS
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Begin : STARTOUT
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Practical : UTILE
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Lambs : EANS
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Soft cheese : BRIE
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Alps : PEAKS
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Have a breather : TAKEFIVE
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French cup : TASSE
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More peeved : SORER
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French marshal : NEY
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Gaelic : ERSE
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Cheerful, in Scotland : CADGY
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Chaste : PURE
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Ibsen character : ASE
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Give the slip to : ELUDE
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European apples : SORBS
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Old age : SENILITY
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Salt trees : ATLES
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Goose of Hawaii : NENE
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Baffled : ASEA
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Hindu pundit : SWAMI
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Theater job : USHERING
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Thanksgiving, for one : AMERICANHOLIDAY
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Relative of 44 Across : GURU
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Modify : ALTER
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School period : TERM
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Word on a proof : STET
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Sierra ___ : LEONE
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Tibetan animals : YAKS
Down
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Circuits : LAPS
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Landed : ALIT
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Festival : GALA
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Share : PARTAKE
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Western and labor : UNIONS
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Uncle of fiction : REMUS
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Direction : EAST
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Prior to : ERE
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More nitpicky : PETTIER
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Kind of sigh often breathed : RELIEF
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Russian city : OREL
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Progenitor : SIRE
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Letters : EES
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Kind of monkey : GREASE
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Traditional bird : TURKEY
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Harbor vessel : BARGE
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Analyze : PARSE
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German city : ESSEN
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Holiday drink : TODDY
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Harden : INURE
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Sentence parts : VERBS
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Watches : EYES
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Cha and bohea : TEAS
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Fry : SAUTE
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Coldly analytic : CLINICAL
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Quality of opposing powers : POLARITY
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Fragrant resin : ELEMI
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Shade of gray : STEEL
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Getting nowhere : INARUT
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Beached : ASHORE
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Pale : ASHEN
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Plant disease : SMUT
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Common verb : WERE
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"Do ___ others ... " : UNTO
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Whim : IDEA
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British informer : NARK
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Sports places : GYMS
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Legal officials: Abbr. : AGS
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Stout's relative : ALE

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

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