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New York Times, Saturday, December 13, 1975

Author:
Bert H. Kruse
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J K }, Scrabble score: 302 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Bert H. Kruse has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,618

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Across
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Plaster product : CAST
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Vulgate : SLANG
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English poet : POPE
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Senior citizen, in Germany : ALTE
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Antic : CAPER
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Understand : READ
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Creator of an enigmatic smile : LEONARDODAVINCI
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George White revues : SCANDALS
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Appropriate to : DEVOTE
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Cry of surprise : YIPE
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Join with heat : FUSE
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Unsullied : CHASTE
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Jabbered : PRATTLED
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Nigeria's capital : LAGOS
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Hangs on : WAITS
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Sumac : YMA
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Algerian city : ORAN
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"A votre ___" : SANTE
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Tito : BROZ
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Prefix for angle or cycle : TRI
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Tithe : TENTH
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Completely : QUITE
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Sentence structures : SYNTAXES
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Cone wearers : DUNCES
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Elects : OPTS
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Waring : FRED
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Renee of films : ADOREE
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Sponge : FREELOAD
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Great poetic couple : ROBERTBROWNINGS
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Hole, in Paris : TROU
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River in England : TRENT
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Orderly : NEAT
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Ooze : SEEP
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Live to eat or ___ live : EATTO
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Dog noises : GRRS
Down
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Coolidge et al. : CALS
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Waugh : ALEC
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Greek promenade : STOA
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"Light Brigade" author : TENNYSON
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Difficulty : SCRAPE
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Kitchen utensil : LADLE
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Overseas addresses : APOS
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Something raised : NED
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Get a diploma : GRADUATE
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Hedge shrub : PRIVET
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Wine: Prefix : OENO
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Treaty : PACT
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Adams : EDIE
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Tunnels : ADITS
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Garments : VESTS
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English hedge : FRITH
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Coagulates : CLOTS
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Truman : HARRY
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Another time : AGAIN
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Kind of suit : PANTS
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Certain soprano : LYRIC
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Ham it up : EMOTE
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Bewilders : DAZES
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Fades : WANES
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Florodora unit : SEXTETTE
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Old New England diversion : BUNDLING
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Diminish : TAPER
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Bee-colony member : QUEEN
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Destroyed, as a letter : TOREUP
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Attracted : DREWTO
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Façade : FRONT
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Wiles : ARTS
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French illustrator : DORE
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Woodwind : OBOE
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Guitar part : FRET
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Standout : ONER
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Culture medium : AGAR
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Summer times: Abbr. : DSTS
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Bikini part : BRA

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

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