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New York Times, Monday, November 29, 1976

Author:
Jack L. Steinhardt
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,970

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Across
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Parish priest : CURE
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Preclude : DEBAR
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Doctrinal group : SECT
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Made time : HIED
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Originated : AROSE
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Cupid : AMOR
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Like the U.S. Cavalry : INTHENICKOFTIME
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N.Y. transit operator : MTA
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Promise's partner : LICK
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Tapestry : ARRAS
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Muscular conditions : PALSIES
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Silkworm : ERIA
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Kind of type: Abbr. : ITAL
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Highway crossing : OVERPASS
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Calls the bet : STAYS
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Water pipes : MAINS
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Sheepfold, in Scotland : REE
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Commedia dell'___ : ARTE
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Swiss city : BASLE
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Washington agt. : TMAN
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Maiden-name word : NEE
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Actor Gunn : MOSES
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Commandment word : SHALT
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Dinner courses : DESSERTS
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Has-been racehorse : PLUG
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Drinks : ADES
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Analytic chemical substance : REAGENT
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Plump : OBESE
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Essential content : MEAT
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Prefix for meter or gram : DIA
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Narrowly : BYAHAIRSBREADTH
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Gaelic : ERSE
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Influential person : MOGUL
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P.I. native : MORO
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Bamboo, e.g. : REED
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___ of call : PORTS
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Dirk : SNEE
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Ape, for short : CHIMP
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Western range : UINTA
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Strikes back : RETALIATES
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Old English letter : EDH
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Pianist Barenboim : DANIEL
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The Red et al. : ERICS
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Spring beer : BOCK
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Charge : ASK
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Spanish criminal : REO
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Persian governor : SATRAP
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Mideast prince : EMIR
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Botanical tuft : COMA
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___ bien : TRES
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Howe : ELIAS
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Showy events : FAIRS
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Eye swelling: Var. : STYE
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Base qualities : EVILS
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Director Clair : RENE
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Wadis : OASES
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The final battle : ARMAGEDDON
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Bond : SEAL
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Conveyed : SENT
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Box or blast : SAND
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Juniper or hemlock : TREE
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Poles : MASTS
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Carried : BORE
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Ruffian : THUG
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Wife of Jason : MEDEA
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Agenda : SLATE
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Equipped with a band : SASHED
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Units of wisdom : PEARLS
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Disprove : REBUT
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White salt : NITRE
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Western lake : TAHOE
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Headwaiter, in Hamburg : OBER
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Cowshed : BYRE
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Informality : EASE
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Prelate: Abbr. : MSGR
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Pixy : IMP
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Aussie animal : ROO
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Times of day: Abbr. : AMS

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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