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New York Times, Tuesday, December 16, 1975

Author:
Jack Philbrick
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,621

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Across
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Sailors' drink : GROG
5
Rascal : SCAMP
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Anaconda and python, e.g. : BOAS
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Aborigine of Japan : AINU
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China's neighbor : KOREA
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Seaweed : ALGA
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Battle site of 1777 : BRANDYWINECREEK
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Legislator: Abbr. : SEN
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Town of Venezuela : ELPAO
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Start of a Stein line : AROSE
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Wings : ALAE
24
Lippo, for one : FRA
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Moving fast : HIGHBALLINGIT
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Hawaiian porch : LANAI
32
Seep : OOZE
33
Party fare : DIP
35
Photos, for short : PICS
36
Gem : TOPAZ
38
Beverage of Roma : VINO
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Notepaper seller: Abbr. : STA
40
Swimming or rat : HOLE
41
"You bet your ___!" : BOOTS
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Feeling joy : INGOODSPIRITS
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River isle : AIT
47
Etcher's need : ACID
48
Matinee stars : IDOLS
51
"And thy princes ___ due season" : EATIN
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Three, in Italy : TRE
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Kind of bomb : MOLOTOVCOCKTAIL
59
Greek god : ARES
60
Pauline's woe : PERIL
61
"Exodus" author : URIS
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Prepare potatoes : MASH
63
Dull discourse : PROSE
64
Winning margin : NOSE
Down
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Chatters : GABS
2
Laugh, in Lyon : RIRE
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___ even keel : ONAN
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Kind of metal or powder : GUN
5
Lofty test area : SKYLAB
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Forage plant : COWPEA
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Callas offering : ARIA
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"Ask ___ questions . . . " : MENO
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Island off Brazil : PAE
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Pub-worker's need : BARRAG
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Spread : OLEO
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Matures : AGES
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Beverage of Kobe : SAKE
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City of India : DELHI
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Chili con ___ : CARNE
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Turkish titles : AGAS
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Soda sound : FIZZ
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Papa Doc's land : HAITI
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Andes native : INCAN
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Strides easily : LOPES
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Mauna ___ : LOA
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Numskull : IDIOT
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Hues : TINTS
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Some records: Abbr. : LPS
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Opposite of neg. : POS
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Binge : TOOT
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___ Glory : OLD
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Emptiness : VOID
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Raise : HOIST
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Verge : BRINK
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Winter footwear : GALOSH
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Jargon : PATOIS
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Stalactite shape : ICICLE
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Moslem priest : IMAM
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Dumb ___ : DORA
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Corrida sounds : OLES
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Word with more or green : EVER
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Prefix for bat or nym : ACRO
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Pacific root : TARO
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Reformer Jacob : RIIS
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Otherwise : ELSE
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Against: Abbr. : OPP
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Wine cask : TUN

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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