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New York Times, Saturday, December 18, 1976

44-Down : Take on fuel

Author:
Thomas W. Schier
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J }, Scrabble score: 308 (avg 1.63)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Thomas W. Schier has 11 known pre-Shortz puzzles, and 17 Shortz Era crosswords in our database.
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S
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H
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A
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D
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M
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E
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P
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P
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A
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L
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P
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P
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D
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D
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D
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G
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A
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W
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H
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G
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H
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D
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N
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G
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O
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R
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O
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B
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L
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V
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B
P
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A
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D
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N
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G
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P
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R
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P
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M
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K
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T
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Q
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P
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,989
Across
1
Food fish : SHAD
5
City on the Moselle : METZ
9
Daunt : APPAL
14
Father of a fille : PERE
15
Formerly : ONCE
16
Analyze grammatically : PARSE
17
Bivouac : CAMP
18
Voiced one's anger : SOUNDEDOFF
20
Bewildered : ATALOSS
22
N.J. fort : DIX
23
Barfly : SOT
24
Refuse : DENY
25
Give way : SAG
26
High-perched home : AERY
27
Snow or Byron : WHITE
29
Submitted : GAVEIN
31
Perforation : HOLE
32
Taking off : DIVESTING
35
Bird of prey : OWL
36
Clothes again : REVESTS
37
Spherical body : ORB
39
Cozy divans : LOVESEATS
41
Fraternal org. : BPOE
42
Huns' leader : ATTILA
43
Depicted : DRAWN
44
Vacant spaces : GAPS
47
Ocean: Abbr. : ATL
48
Loud cry : ROAR
49
Jackie's former mate : ARI
50
___ mater : PIA
51
Camper's gear : MESSKIT
54
Following : SEQUENTIAL
57
Farm unit : SILO
58
Car maneuver : UTURN
59
Personification : ROLE
60
Dolphin genus : INIA
61
Hammer parts : PEENS
62
Christmastide : YULE
63
Exclamation of old : EGAD
Down
1
Humane group: Abbr. : SPCA
2
Fervency : HEAT
3
Plated animal : ARMADILLO
4
Exhaust : DEPLETE
5
Covered with lichens : MOSSY
6
Son of Seth : ENOS
7
Southern campus : TCU
8
Sacred Persian writings : ZENDAVESTA
9
Summit : APEX
10
Launching ___ : PAD
11
Dull discourse : PROSE
12
"But ___ me, give me ... " : ASFOR
13
Pitcher Grove or Gomez : LEFTY
19
Condensations : DIGESTS
21
Undivided : ONE
25
Miserly : SAVEALL
26
Black cuckoo : ANI
27
"Guess ___" : WHO
28
Wolf cry : HOWL
29
Experiment : GIVEITATRY
30
Possessive pronoun : ITS
32
Remove blotches : DESTAIN
33
Traffic sign : NOPARKING
34
"And one to ___ on" : GROW
36
Steep flax : RET
38
Mr. Franklin : BEN
40
Roman pledge : VAS
41
Golf club : BRASSIE
43
___ Passos : DOS
44
Take on fuel : GASUP
45
Mountain crest : ARETE
46
Cotton cloth : PIQUE
48
Historic signature : RELEE
50
Corresponds with : PENS
51
Public walk : MALL
52
Pelvic bones : ILIA
53
Hopper : TOAD
55
Vase : URN
56
Payment initials : IOU

Answer summary: 5 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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