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Chet Currier
Chet Currier

New York Times, Friday, December 19, 1975

40-Down : Ones seizing power

Author:
Chet Currier
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { G Q Z }, Scrabble score: 297 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Chet Currier has 12 known pre-Shortz puzzles, and 6 Shortz Era crosswords in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,624
Across
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Kind of fund : SLUSH
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Trojan War hero : AJAX
10
Grating sound : RASP
14
Park linked to Edison : MENLO
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City in N.J. : LODI
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Others, to Ovid : ALIA
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Subject of King Lear's lament : ATHANKLESSCHILD
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Affirms : AVERS
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Actor Edward : ASNER
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Where Cairo is: Abbr. : ILL
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Persistent one : DIEHARD
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Chemical ending : ENE
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Soft mineral : TALC
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Entertainer Allen : STEVE
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Superlative endings : ESTS
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Faint : SWOON
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Underground worker : MINER
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Start of a possible question by 17 Across : WHATHAVEYOU
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Red as ___ : ABEET
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Vehicle for Steele or Mencken : ESSAY
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Glance over : SCAN
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Mennonite people : AMISH
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Continental prefix : EURO
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Record-player part : ARM
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Cut to pieces : SLICEUP
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Radiation unit : REM
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Under, poetically : NEATH
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Like nippy air : CRISP
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Rest of question : DONEFORMELATELY
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Actor Alan : ALDA
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Achievement : DEED
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Vikings' descendants : NORSE
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Boat problem : LEAK
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Shower with love : DOTE
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Kilns : OASTS
Down
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Wee, in Glasgow : SMA
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Allow : LET
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Desecrate : UNHALLOW
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Croat, e.g. : SLAV
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Sharpened : HONED
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Ready : ALLSET
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DiMaggio : JOE
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Classifieds : ADS
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Greek letters : XIS
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Fan sounds : RAHS
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Works on wheels : ALINES
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Kind of partner : SILENT
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Chaplains : PADRES
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Malay dagger : KRIS
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Lout : CAD
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"___ a bird ... " : ITS
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John or Bonar : LAW
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Of the blood : HEMATIC
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Tel ___ : AVIV
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Descartes : RENE
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Broadway showman : COHAN
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Jagged : EROSE
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Apprehend : NAB
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Needle part : EYE
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River duck : TEAL
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Prefix for sphere : HEMI
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Ones seizing power : USURPERS
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Metric measure : ARE
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___ Kippur : YOM
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Beach wear : SANDAL
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Bayou patois : CREOLE
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Actress Blake : AMANDA
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Leave a group : SECEDE
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Pitch : HURL
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Radio-wave abbr. : SHF
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Literary ___ (typewriter) : PIANO
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Deck wood : TEAK
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Greek portico : STOA
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Kind of job : ODD
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Popular auto of 1920's : REO
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Convened : MET
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Naval craft: Abbr. : LST
65
Widely-sought response : YES

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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