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New York Times, Monday, December 20, 1976

Author:
Lucile H. Bowers
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { F J Q U V W Z }, Scrabble score: 306 (avg 1.65)
Open Squares: 58, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Lucile H. Bowers has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,991
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Dawn welcomer : COCK
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In style : CHIC
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Betelgeuse, e.g. : STAR
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Like ___ of bricks : ATON
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Greek goddess : HERA
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Doughboys' choice over the farm : PAREE
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Philippine nut : PILI
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Time periods : ERAS
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Auto parts : AXLES
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Long-eared dogs : COCKERSPANIELS
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Farm basket : SKEP
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Biblical priest : ELI
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Helm direction : SSE
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Brash : SASSY
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"___ the thought!" : PERISH
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Drink : ALE
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Pair of oxen : SPAN
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Incubator dwellers : CHICKS
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Approach : NEAR
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Cordage fiber : ISTLE
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___ off (fled) : TOOK
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Expert at skiing : KANONE
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Silent interval, in music : REST
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W.W. II theater in Asia : CBI
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Set a trip mechanism : COCKED
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Ruffled : IRKED
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___ artium : ARS
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Decimal interval : TEN
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Effluvium : ODOR
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Dawn-welcomer's welcome : COCKADOODLEDOO
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Fancy heron : EGRET
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Stepped on : TROD
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Greasy-spoon sign : EATS
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Two of Mae's words : SEEME
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Prefix for gram : TELE
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U.S. publisher : OCHS
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Upholstery fabrics : REPS
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North Sea feeder : YSER
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Beebee, e.g. : SHOT
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Detonating device : CAP
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Of the ear : OTIC
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Of gigantic size : COLOSSEAN
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N.Y. cagers : KNICKS
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Bird sound : CHEEP
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Teutonic title : HERR
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Gershwin et al. : IRAS
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Wyoming city : CASPER
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Olive or omelet : SPANISH
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Certain dancer : TAXI
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French art town : ARLES
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Spools : REELS
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Essential being : ESSE
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Francis Scott and family : KEYS
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"___ Restaurant" : ALICES
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Foundered : SANK
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Name for Athena : ALEA
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Dance step : PAS
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___ nous : ENTRE
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Gang murder : HIT
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Like a crazy quilt : PIECED
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Archy, for one : COCKROACH
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Honshu port : KOBE
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Kind of row : SKID
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Transport for Sinbad : ROC
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Headed : LED
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Adds marginal comments : NOTATES
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Flood or spring : TIDE
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Kind of decorative pine : KNOTTY
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Cowpoke galas : RODEOS
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High or low cards : ACES
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Mr. de Coverley : ROGER
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Rocky debris : SCREE
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More mature : OLDER
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Bandleader Hal : KEMP
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Crude minerals : ORES
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Handout : DOLE
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German king : OTHO
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Jet plane : SST

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

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