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New York Times, Monday, December 22, 1975

Author:
H. M. Kennedy
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
H. M. Kennedy has 6 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,627
Across
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Kind of dragon : SNAP
5
Kind of stone : FLAG
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Kind of weight : PAPER
14
Mauna Loa product : LAVA
15
Theater area : LOGE
16
In flames : AFIRE
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Openings : APERTURES
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Miss Bordoni : IRENE
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Roles : PARTS
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Exalted : ENTHRONED
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Indian nurse : AYAH
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Social events : TEAS
26
Holding for a fall-guy : BAG
28
Stadium sound : RAH
30
Sampler sentiments : MOTTOS
35
Pitcher : EWER
37
Party dress : DANCEFROCK
40
Novelist Ouida : RAMEE
42
Also : TOO
43
Intensity : FORCE
44
Exceeds : TRANSCENDS
47
Certain test answer : TRUE
48
Diploma candidate : SENIOR
49
Dawn goddess : EOS
51
Bitter vetch : ERS
52
N.Z. evergreen : TAWA
55
Unit of loudness : PHON
57
Parade-stand activity : REVIEWING
62
___ space : OUTER
65
Shed ___ : ATEAR
66
Of the continental U.S. : STATESIDE
68
Zoroastrian of India : PARSI
69
Kind of dream : PIPE
70
Mirror backing : TAIN
71
Impassive one : STOIC
72
Belgian river : YSER
73
Dog or bob : SLED
Down
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Kind of stick or happy : SLAP
2
Calif. valley : NAPA
3
Statistical citizen : AVERAGEMAN
4
Kind of line : PARTY
5
Winter ailment : FLU
6
Knowledge : LORE
7
Insurance ___ : AGENT
8
Exploit : GESTE
9
Splits into partnerships : PAIRSOFF
10
Hair style : AFRO
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Column edge : PIEN
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Sea eagle : ERNE
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Surgeon Walter : REED
18
Ruler : TSAR
22
Harness part : HAME
24
Held : HAD
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Lahr and Wheeler : BERTS
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Cognizant : AWARE
29
"Oh, how I ___ to get up . . . " : HATE
31
Student's cheating aid : TROT
32
Like hurricane rains : TORRENTIAL
33
Appear : OCCUR
34
Snow-sports gear: Var. : SKEES
36
Kidney: Prefix : RENI
38
French denial : NON
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___ of honor : CODE
41
Abstruse : ESOTERIC
45
Bird's crop : CRAW
46
Bribe : SOP
50
Brake part : SHOE
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Delicate : WISPY
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The opposition : ANTIS
56
Expels : OUSTS
57
Knocks : RAPS
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"L'___, c'est . . . " : ETAT
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Florida's ___ Beach : VERO
60
Rumanian city : IASI
61
Stare : GAPE
63
"___ was a lady" : EDIE
64
Split : REND
67
Thrice: Prefix : TER

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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