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New York Times, Wednesday, November 3, 1976

Author:
Marie West
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J K Q Y }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Marie West has 21 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,944
Across
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Kind of poke or burn : SLOW
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___-fly pie : SHOO
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Impressive : NOBLE
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City in Brazil : TUPA
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Producer of magic : WAND
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Benefit : AVAIL
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Did push-ups : EXERCISED
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Tin or titanium : METAL
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Jewelry items : PENDANTS
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Classes : GENERA
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Hence : ERGO
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Ship part : PROW
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Rio ___ : GRANDE
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Emerged from concealment : SURFACED
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Partner of lat. : LON
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Humorist Cobb : IRVIN
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Vestige : TRACE
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Keyboard instrument : ORGAN
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Dexterity : ART
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Wading bird : HERON
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___ bill of goods to : SELLA
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Beau ___ : GESTE
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High in pitch : ALT
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Detect : SMELLOUT
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Marbles : AGATES
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German admiral : SPEE
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Kind of nail : SPAD
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Spellbinder : ORATOR
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Lists in detail : ITEMIZES
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Porch : LANAI
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Motorist's cache : SPARETIRE
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Chipmunk's cache : ACORN
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Man or Wight : ISLE
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Fixed quantity : UNIT
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Barmecide ___ : FEAST
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Related : TOLD
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Begone! : SCAT
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Footprint : STEP
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De ___ (sumptuous) : LUXE
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Accessible : OPEN
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Caretaker : WARDEN
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With-it one : SWINGER
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Must : HASTO
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Wallet items : ONES
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Unmatching : ODD
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Essential thing : NAMEOFTHEGAME
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Casseroles, etc. : OVENWARE
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Diminish : BATE
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Ananias : LIAR
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Raines : ELLA
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Essential thing : CARDINALPOINT
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Sound from Fido : GRR
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Certain kicks : PUNTS
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Sheen : GLOSS
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Composer Ned : ROREM
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Viewpoint : ANGLE
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River to the Danube : SIRET
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Gem weight : CARAT
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Pierre's school : ECOLE
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Fender flaws : DENTS
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Indistinct : VAGUE
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Participants in a July game : ALLSTARS
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Decreased gradually : TAPERED
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Poet's word : OER
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Passage for entrance : ADITUS
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___ for time : STALL
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Norwegian king : OLAF
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Human or mill : RACE
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Wild ox : ANOA
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___ facto : IPSO
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Galvanizing agent : ZINC
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Silkworm : ERIA
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Paving stone : SETT
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Pose : SIT

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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