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COMBOS

New York Times, Sunday, November 7, 1976

Author:
Nancy W. Atkinson
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 5.40, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 648 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 132, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 16, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 23
Nancy W. Atkinson has 16 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,948
Across
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Nibs or Honor : HIS
4
Phony coin : SLUG
8
Shopping complexes : MALLS
13
Dallas campus : SMU
16
Tablet : PAD
19
Protagonist in fiction : ANTIHERO
21
Oil: Prefix : ELAIO
22
Draw a bead on : AIM
23
Sumatra's neighbor : JAVA
24
Made a full report : WROTEOUT
25
Political-musical duo : DALEYANDBAILEY
28
Actor–U.S. composer–President : NEWMANSCHUMANANDTRUMAN
30
French river : EURE
31
Drench, with "down" : HOSE
32
Run of luck : STREAK
33
Gist : NUB
35
Elec. units : AMPS
37
Showed off : PARADED
40
S.A. country : ARG
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Atlantic isl. : ICEL
42
Something often read : RIOTACT
45
Came close : NEARED
47
Most stingy : MEANEST
49
___ du Diable : ILE
50
Mary Ellen or Stuart : CHASE
52
Skier's need : SLOPE
55
Autograph, for short : SIG
56
Spanish wave : OLA
57
Climb again : RESCALE
60
Miss Miles : VERA
61
Ledger entry : DEBIT
65
Vanocur of TV : SANDER
67
Authorize : ENABLE
69
Take ___ with : ISSUE
72
Also, old style : EKE
73
Signed off : ENDED
74
Gromyko : ANDREI
75
Take steps : ACTON
76
Dog or bob : SLED
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Bridge call: Abbr. : DBL
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Howard and Bob : KEELANDSTEELE
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Words with king : ALA
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Busy as ___ : ABEE
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Irish cries : ARROS
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Arrow poison : OURARI
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Mule : HINNY
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Miss Farrow : MIA
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Kind of case or well : STAIR
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Treasure or Long : ISLAND
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Move, as a hairline : RECEDE
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Bird's wing : ALULA
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Biblical place : ENON
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One revising a news piece : UPDATER
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Album contents: Abbr. : LPS
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Biblical name : IRI
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___ for (summons) : SENDS
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___ large : BYAND
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Ignited : LIT
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Sweet potato : OCARINA
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Joint-making machine : SEAMER
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Slipup : MISTAKE
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Kudos : FAME
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Ending for moral or journal : IST
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Gambols : FROLICS
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Male ant : ANER
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To's partner : FRO
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Drink ___ to (honor) : ATOAST
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"That hurts!" : OUCH
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Miss Muller : MAUD
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Dukes : WELLINGTONANDELLINGTON
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Stars : GABLEANDGRABLE
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Yonder : OUTTHERE
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" . . . and mine ___ one" : ASAD
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Grassy area : LEA
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Have, in Cannes : AVOIR
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Qualifies for : ENTITLES
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Pronoun : SHE
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Hovel : STY
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Orders, of old : HESTS
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___ uncle (gives in) : SAYS
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Altos or Pinos : LOS
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Actress Goldie : HAWN
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Concerning : INRE
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Two U.S. writers and Brummell : STOWEPOEANDBEAU
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Trim : SHEAR
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Sierra ___ : LEONE
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Extinct wild ox : URUS
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Cry of petty triumph : GOTCHA
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Jellyfishes : MEDUSAE
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Shaded walk : ALAMEDA
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Tra-___ : LALA
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Property claim : LIEN
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Sauce beans : SOYAS
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Miss Dee : SANDRA
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College exam : MIDTERM
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States of pique : UMBRAGES
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Jack of films : PALANCE
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Fifth and others : AVENUES
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Dennis or Clarence : DAY
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"___ be so" : ITMUST
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Conrad's Lord : JIM
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Opposite of syn. : ANT
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Diving bird : AUK
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Lena and friend : HORNEANDLORNE
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Sandwich initials : BLT
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Songlike : ARIOSE
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Economist and puppeteer : MILLANDBIL
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School-org. units : PTAS
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Stalling sounds : ERS
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Search into : DELVE
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"Picnic" host : INGE
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Wealthy in land : ACRED
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Chastity's mother : CHER
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"___, a deer . . . " : DOE
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Part of A.D.C. : AIDE
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Backdrops : SCENERIES
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Vincent and Baby Snooks : PRICEANDBRICE
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Spring landmark : EASTERDAY
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Byron hero et al. : LARAS
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Scrooge, for short : EBEN
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Alexander, Gwyn and William : BELLNELLANDTELL
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President and explorer : IKEANDPIKE
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Williams or Knight : TED
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Proof word : DELE
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Beach resorts : LIDOS
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Arias : SOLI
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French article : UNE
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Time period: Var. : AERA
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Like rats in ___ : ATRAP
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Levantine ketch : SAIC
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Krazy ___ : KAT
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Sea off Borneo : SULU
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Org. for M.D.'s : AMA
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Crowds : HERDS
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Word with eve or year : YESTER
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Punjab dress : SARI
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Grammar article: Abbr. : INDEF
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Italian painter : RENI
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Coins in Florence : LIRE
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Light-switch positions : ONS
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Headwear : TAMS
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F.D.R., for example : INITIALS
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Medit. island : SAR
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"We're ___ to see the . . . " : OFF
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Cleaning business of a sort : CARWASH
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Minute animals : AMOEBAE
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"I intended an ode; and it turned to ___" : ASONNET
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Awash in the evening : MOONLIT
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Evasive ones : ELUDERS
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Educated : TAUGHT
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Fund-raising time : TAGDAY
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Daphnis's love et al. : CHLOES
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Drink : ALE
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Silver abbr. : STG
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Pentateuch : TORAH
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Thurber's Walter : MITTY
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The opposition : ANTIS
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Legal degree : LLD
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Wheel center : NAVE
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Native Australians : ABOS
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Large moth : LUNA
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Mountain: Prefix : OREO
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Monster's home : NESS
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Balloon filling : GAS

Answer summary: 18 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 13 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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