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New York Times, Monday, December 15, 1975

Author:
Sophie Fierman
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Sophie Fierman has 24 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,620

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Across
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Weaken : FLAG
5
Exhausted : ALLIN
10
On the ___ (doing well) : BEAM
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"With the greatest of ___" : EASE
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Take possession, in law : SEISE
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Between Thomas and Edison : ALVA
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Alaska : THELASTFRONTIER
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Period : ERA
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Singer Seeger : PETE
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Eared seal : OTARY
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Ex-service people : VETS
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Trumpet muffler : MUTE
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Water animals : OTTERS
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Optimism : ROSINESS
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Atmosphere: Prefix : AERI
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Say, in Bonn : SAGEN
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By way of : VIA
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Michelangelo masterpiece : THELASTJUDGMENT
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Barnyard creature : HEN
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School of fish : SHOAL
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Peruvian : INCA
43
Pilgrim Fathers, e.g. : SETTLERS
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Precipitate : HASTEN
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___ into (get started) : WADE
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Leaf division : LOBE
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Dutch painter : STEEN
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"___ Goriot" : PERE
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Snowshoe's relative : SKI
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Say "amen" : HAVETHELASTWORD
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Mother of Don Juan : INEZ
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Marry in haste : ELOPE
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Medicinal plant : ALOE
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Shave : PARE
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Fall guy : PATSY
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"___ at the Top" : ROOM
Down
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Wine and dine : FETE
2
Famed comedian : LAHR
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On a cruise : ASEA
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Solidify : GEL
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Valuables : ASSETS
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People of Riga : LETTS
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Severe sentence : LIFE
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Mideast land: Abbr. : ISR
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Modern: Prefix : NEO
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Cover, as hatches : BATTEN
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Essay writer : ELIA
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State : AVER
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Contrary girl : MARY
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Mimic : APER
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Observing : NOTING
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Take the ___ (enter a convent) : VEIL
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Nabob : MOGUL
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Previously owned, as the ads say : USED
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Things taken on Bibles : OATHS
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Giggle : TEHEE
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E. C. Bentley's sleuth : TRENT
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Indian leaders : RAJAS
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Main ___ : EVENT
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Because : SINCE
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Wicked one : SATAN
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Stash away : STORE
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Obliquely : ASLANT
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Place for tools : SHED
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Writ of right : MISE
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Pluck eyebrows : TWEEZE
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Like the Ascot set : HORSEY
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Be an accessory : ABET
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Vaults : LEAPS
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"___ of Fools" : SHIP
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Ethiopian lake : TANA
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"Be it ___ so humble . . . " : EVER
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Conspiracy : PLOT
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Alone : SOLO
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Liberian native : KROO
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Same, in footnotes : IDEM
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Wise to : HEP
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High note : ELA
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"___ of the Worlds" : WAR

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

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