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New York Times, Wednesday, December 10, 1975

Author:
Sara V. Tuckerman
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { G J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 296 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Sara V. Tuckerman has 40 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,615
Across
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Sandwich or soda : CLUB
5
Belle of the West : STARR
10
Gang : CREW
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Mrs. Chaplin : OONA
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Flower bract : PALEA
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Stray : ROVE
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Agitate : STIR
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Willa Cather's "___ Lady" : ALOST
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U.S. labor leader : ABEL
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Treat unfairly : HITBELOWTHEBELT
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"___ well!" : ALLS
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Nursery item : BIB
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Nest-building fish : ACARAS
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Isolate : CLOSEOFF
33
Affirm : POSIT
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Farah's country : IRAN
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"And that ain't ___" : HAY
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Start the daily grind : PUNCHATIMECLOCK
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Away from: Prefix : APO
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Jabberwocky word : MOME
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Eldest, in France : AINEE
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Not to mention : LETALONE
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Medieval helmets : ARMETS
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Irish sea god : LER
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Part of a French play : ACTE
49
Musical of 1929 : STRIKEUPTHEBAND
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Sounds of surprise : HOHO
58
Banal : TRITE
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In ___ of : LIEU
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Border on : ABUT
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Basketball play : TAPIN
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Seed plant of India : URAD
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Reminder : MEMO
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In reserve : ONICE
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Italian town : ESTE
Down
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Blackjack, in Britain : COSH
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French novelist : LOTI
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Monad : UNIT
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Wild : BARBARIC
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Stone fragments : SPALLS
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Brass guardian of Crete : TALOS
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Not topside : ALOW
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Musical sign : REST
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Actor Basil : RATHBONE
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Buster of films : CRABBE
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Mantle : ROBE
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Knievel : EVEL
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Shoe part : WELT
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Port of Israel : ELATH
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Ice, in Germany : EIS
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Dismay : APPAL
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Sedan's relative : COUPE
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Like ___ (probably) : ASNOT
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Wrongdoing : CRIME
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Rich fabric : LAME
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Irish exclamation : OHONE
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Phase : FACET
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Fishing nets : FYKES
34
Lay ___ : ITON
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Cherub : AMORETTO
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Blanche or du jour : CARTE
39
Greenish shade : LIMEBLUE
44
San Francisco mayor : ALIOTO
45
Albanian coin : LEK
46
One-seeded fruit : ACHENE
48
Greek : ATTIC
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Fake : SHAM
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"___ sure!" : TOBE
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French drink : RHUM
52
Monitor lizard : URAN
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N.Z. mollusk : PIPI
54
Tunes : AIRS
55
Tidy : NEAT
56
Kind of ranch : DUDE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 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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