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New York Times, Saturday, December 20, 1975

14-Down : Posy

Author:
Hallie & Gerald Parsons
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { F H J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 253 (avg 1.33)
Open Squares: 88, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,625
Across
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Built : ERECTED
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"A wonderful bird is the ___ ... " : PELICAN
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Indiana city : LAPORTE
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Spice-rack staple : OREGANO
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Obvious : EVIDENT
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Teach and Lafitte, e.g. : PIRATES
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Ornamental vessel : VASE
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Originate : ARISE
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Rich fabric : LAME
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Representative: Abbr. : AGT
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Island group of South Seas : ARU
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Seagoing record : LOG
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Psychic affinity : TELE
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___ Flow : SCAPA
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U.S. journalist : DANA
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Toothless : EDENTATE
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Google or Oldfield : BARNEY
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Platform : DAIS
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Russian hemp : RINE
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Shade of red : MAROON
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Young one : TEENAGER
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Jewish month : ADAR
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Bridge feats : SLAMS
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Take out : DELE
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Pro ___ : TEM
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Resident: Suffix : ITE
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Silver State: Abbr. : NEV
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Vestments : ALBS
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Postage or trading : STAMP
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Word with tasse : DEMI
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Atropine, e.g. : DILATOR
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Scolds : BERATES
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Like a Henny Youngman gag : ONELINE
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Cotton fabric : ETAMINE
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Retailers' deals : RESALES
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Does certain surgery : RESECTS
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Exalt : ELEVATE
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Sacked : RAVAGED
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Biblical writing : EPISTLE
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Zip or area : CODE
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Three, in Italy : TRE
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Lab vessel : ETNA
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Takes from : DETRACTS
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Appears suddenly : POPSUP
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North American lake : ERIE
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Sea god : LER
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One of Moses's spies : IGAL
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Barcelona native : CATALAN
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Showy flower : ANEMONE
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Posy : NOSEGAY
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Dies ___ : IRAE
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Witch of ___ : ENDOR
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Baseball's Johnny and family : SAINS
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"___ Irish Rose" : ABIES
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Be in fear of : DREAD
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Philippine peasant : TAO
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Miss Landers : ANN
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Be nostalgic : REMEMBER
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Expert with a cape : MATADOR
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Harmonizers' favorite : ADELINE
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Leisurely excursions : RAMBLES
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So-long : TATA
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Evolutionary : GENETIC
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Component : ELEMENT
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Brings up to date : REVISES
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Metric units : LITRES
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Room, in Cádiz : SALA
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Unit of loudness : SONE
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Sneaky ___ : PETE
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Knight's spouse : DAME
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Sesame : TIL
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Ethiopian title : RAS

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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