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New York Times, Tuesday, December 23, 1975

Author:
Martin Bryan
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { B F J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 259 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,628

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Across
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Bee: Prefix : API
4
Prohibit : ESTOP
9
Disencumber : RID
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Indian camel : OONT
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Marie Antoinette, e.g. : REINE
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Miss Miles : VERA
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Addendum to a catty remark : NOTHINGPERSONAL
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Beethoven's Third : EROICA
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Forced air reactions : SUCTIONS
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Transmitted : SENT
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Prepare an orange : PEEL
24
Junior salaams : CURTSIES
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"___ my fill" (no more) : IVEHAD
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Single : UNAL
33
Maneuver a nautical rope : REEVE
35
Mine yield : ORE
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Household guardians : LARESANDPENATES
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Three, in Rome : TRE
41
Oak and maple, e.g. : TREES
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Make ends ___ : MEET
43
Luncheon dish : OMELET
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New ___ (N.Y. suburb) : ROCHELLE
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Voice part : ALTO
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Biblical town : MAON
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Extends into another area : OVERLAPS
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Hot ___ (auto racer) : RODDER
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Words on a "Keep Out" sign : PRIVATEPROPERTY
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S.A. timber tree : TALA
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Biblical archangel : URIEL
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Miss Moreno : RITA
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Mr. Caesar : SID
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Horses' showpieces : MANES
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Contract-signer's need : PEN
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Tops : AONE
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Inferior : POOR
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Preposition : INTO
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Verdi opera : ERNANI
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Portion: Abbr. : SEG
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Offerings to bettors : TIPS
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Kind of manship : ONEUP
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Understand : PERCEIVE
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Gambling city : RENO
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Mideast land : IRAN
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Pigeon peas : DALS
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Prickly plant : THISTLE
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Open-weave fabric : VOILE
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Desserts : ICES
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Mr. Brodie, formally : STEVEN
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Coated steel sheet : TERNE
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Worship, in Italy : CULTO
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Make harmless : UNARM
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Street show : RAREE
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Passover event : SEDER
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One of Miami's many : HOTEL
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Spinning : AREEL
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Italy's Villa ___ : DESTE
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___ Downs : EPSOM
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Actress Adler : STELLA
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Late jazz pianist : ARTTATUM
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One proposing a rider to a bill : AMENDER
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Insect stage : LARVA
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Dec. 25 offerings : CAROLS
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Kind of skirt or la : HOOP
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"Lakme," e.g. : OPERA
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Chooses : OPTS
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True, in Paris : VRAI
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Barren, to Scots : EILD
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Short ride : SPIN
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Coffee grind : DRIP
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Little one: Suffix : ETTE
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Actor O'Neal : RYAN
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Western Indian : REE

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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