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New York Times, Tuesday, November 9, 1976

Author:
Fincus
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J Q U X Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Fincus has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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Across
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Spanish or peat : MOSS
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Zenith : ACME
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Inch along : CREEP
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Symphony group: Abbr. : ORCH
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Tree secretion : LAAP
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"Do I ___ Waltz?" : HEARA
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Drug plant : ALOE
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Feminine suffix : ETTE
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"Trovatore" chorus : ANVIL
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Life, now and then : BOWLOFCHERRIES
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Perch or trout : FISH
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Incite : EGG
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Biblical victim et al. : ABELS
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" . . . nothing like ___" : ADAME
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English river : CAM
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Proves false : BELIES
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Troy, N.Y., campus : RPI
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Spike : LACE
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Rabble : RAFF
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Slip and granny : KNOTS
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Arab tribe : IBAD
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Friend, in Paris : AMIE
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Word with sirree : YES
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Columnist William : SAFIRE
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Legislator: Abbr. : SEN
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Polish : GLOSS
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Hereditary factors : GENES
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Indian of N.M. : SIA
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Methuselah's grandson : NOAH
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Life, usually : NOTABEDOFROSES
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Rabbit fur : LAPIN
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Emporium : MART
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Easy gait : LOPE
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All in : SPENT
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Notion, in Nice : IDEE
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Balkan river : DRIN
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Camps out : TENTS
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High lake : TARN
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Denomination : SECT
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Ancient kingdom : MOAB
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Flat plinth : ORLO
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Clumsy boat : SCOW
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Period of usability, as for canned goods : SHELFLIFE
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Hebrew letters : ALEFS
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"Go, and ___ falling star" : CATCHA
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School subject : MATH
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Fencing sword : EPEE
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Kind of account : CHARGE
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Make a bridge error: Var. : RENIG
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Roof part : EAVE
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Goddess of discord : ERIS
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Pen ___ : PAL
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French river : OISE
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Negligent : REMISS
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Canyon mouths : ABRAS
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Well-known New Yorker : BEAME
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Mischievous : ELFIN
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Waste matter : DROSS
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Inclined : APT
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Boy or class : CABIN
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Not ___ in the world : ACARE
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Ancient Asians : MEDES
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NASA project : SKYLAB
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Certain land leases : LIFEHOLDS
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Recent: Prefix : NEO
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Culture medium : AGAR
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Meadowlands team : GIANTS
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Noisy sleeper : SNORER
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Task : STINT
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In many instances : OFTEN
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Neck part : NAPE
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Store sign : OPEN
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Issue : EMIT
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Art cult : DADA
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Kind of loser or head : SORE
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"Beowulf," for one : EPIC
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___ packing (fired) : SENT
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Milit. vessel : LST

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 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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