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New York Times, Friday, December 10, 1976

Author:
Wilson
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.51, Missing: { J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,981

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Across
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Author Mary ___ Dodge : MAPES
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Weaverbird : TAHA
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U.S. agency : FAA
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Leaning : ATILT
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Ancient kingdom : ELAM
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Et ___ : ALII
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Lions and eagles : NATIONALEMBLEMS
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Feral : UNTAME
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Dewhurst : COLLEEN
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Traffic situations : SNARLS
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Short garment : COATEE
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Plaintive sound : SOB
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Mouth woe : TOOTHACHE
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Ethiopian town : ADUWA
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Small dam : WEIR
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Italian family : ESTE
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Manly, in France : VIRIL
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Business levy: Abbr. : EPT
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Old-hat : DATED
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Professional people: Abbr. : ENGS
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In addition : ALSO
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Allan-___ : ADALE
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Starred : HEADLINED
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Biblical name : NER
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Chip or peel : POTATO
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Perfume oil : NEROLI
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Mine vehicle : ORECART
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O'Neill works : DRAMAS
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Apes and humans : SMARTESTMAMMALS
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Artistic sprinkling : SEME
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Ostrich's relative : RHEA
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"If the wheel squeaks, ___" : OILIT
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Bitter vetch : ERS
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Finish off a check : SIGN
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Poles : MASTS
Down
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Form of Latin hand : MANU
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___ impasse (stalled) : ATAN
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Panthers and Penguins : PITTSBURGHTEAMS
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Of Lamb's writings : ELIAN
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Of plant pores : STOMATAL
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High or iced : TEA
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The works : ALL
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Between hic and hoc : HAEC
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Munitions carrier : AMMOCAR
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Cheetahs and horses : FLEETESTANIMALS
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Miss McPherson : AIMEE
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French river : AISNE
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Order to a flotilla : ALLAHEAD
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Peter of the piano : NERO
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Capital group : BLOC
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Amy or James Russell : LOWELL
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Intervenes : STEPSIN
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Goalie's feat : SAVE
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Norse god : ODIN
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___ over the fence : HITONE
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Know-it-all : WISEACRE
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Distant: Prefix : TELE
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Fulda feeder : EDER
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Choice for the P.T.A. meeting : DADORMOM
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Fond ones : ADORERS
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Rat-___ : ATAT
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Earth goddess : ERDA
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Rustler's nemesis : POSSE
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Abalone : ORMER
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Vampire : LAMIA
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African dialect : TSHI
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Came down : ALIT
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Certain planes : SSTS
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Young sheep : TEG
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Best or inner : MAN

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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