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New York Times, Tuesday, December 2, 1975

Author:
Steele
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 10, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,607

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Across
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Ginger or cold : SNAP
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Kind of demon : SPEED
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Rotunda feature : DOME
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Sharpen : HONE
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Earth: Fr. : TERRE
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"Thanks ___ so much" : EVER
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Wish ___ a star : UPON
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Lake in Iran : URMIA
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Tree for a Yule bird : PEAR
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Mount Sinai heritage : TENCOMMANDMENTS
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Rose or snakes' ___ : HIPS
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Pallid : WAN
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Fable endings : MORALS
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Most vain : PROUDEST
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Makes the first poker bet : OPENS
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Sing to baby : CROON
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"___ Rita" : RIO
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Cozy spot : NEST
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Genesis event : FLOOD
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Jot : IOTA
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Numerical prefix : TRI
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Actor Warner : OLAND
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Llama's habitat : ANDES
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"Postage and ___" (mail-order extra) : HANDLING
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Certify on oath : ATTEST
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Wheel part : RIM
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Commedia dell'___ : ARTE
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Babylonian heritage : CODEOFHAMMURABI
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Cuckoos : ANIS
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Vichy leader : LAVAL
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Time periods : ERAS
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Fall-leaf colors : REDS
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Get ___ out of (annoy) : ARISE
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Threshold : SILL
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Weight system : TROY
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Interior : MIDST
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Assume : TAKE
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Out of business : SHUT
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Relative of nix : NOPE
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Nameless: Abbr. : ANON
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Inclination : PENCHANT
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Baffles : STUMPS
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Hair jobs, for short : PERMS
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Miss Bombeck : ERMA
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Place to come back to : ERIN
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Useless personnel : DEADWOOD
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Be undetermined : DEPEND
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Part of a range : OVEN
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Sweet ___ (candy) : MEAT
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Sins : ERRS
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Banana and machine : OILS
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Must, in Scotland : MAUN
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May, for one : MONTH
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"Parsifal," e.g. : OPERA
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Varnish ingredient : RESIN
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Antler part : PRONG
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Crucifix : ROOD
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Wear away : ERODE
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Locations : SITES
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Prosit : TOAST
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Tribe : CLAN
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Humbug : FLIMFLAM
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Borrower's burden : INTEREST
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Mixture : OLIO
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Aleutian island : ATTU
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Stylish : DRESSY
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Small sea extension : ARMLET
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Heap up : AMASS
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Go or dog : CART
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Nonesuch : ONER
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Queen of Carthage : DIDO
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Mata ___ : HARI
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Keen : AVID
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Found in 26 Down : ARIA
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Stop short : BALK
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___ of Man : ISLE

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

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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