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Will Shortz
Will Shortz

New York Times, Wednesday, December 24, 1975

Author:
Will Shortz
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 90, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Will Shortz has 2 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,629
Across
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___ crossing : RAILROAD
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Embodiment : AVATAR
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Write fuller explanations : ANNOTATE
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Fellini's medium : CINEMA
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Famous sci-fi film : PLANETOFTHEAPES
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Sharpens : HONES
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Recent: Prefix : NEO
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Like palisades : STEEP
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Card : ACE
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French parents : MERES
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State of: Suffix : ERY
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Greek letters : PSIS
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Metrical foot : IAMB
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Listen to : ATTEND
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Amorphous : UNFORMED
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Idling : MONKEYINGAROUND
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Like "avaunt" and "prithee" : OBSOLETE
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Some bridge bids : RAISES
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King of Israel : ELAH
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Cosby or Tilden : BILL
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Once around the track : LAP
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Plant branch : RAMUS
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Turf : SOD
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Hello, in Waikiki : ALOHA
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Ill-mannered one : CAD
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English novelist : READE
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Noted historian of the Roman Empire : SIREDWARDGIBBON
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Menu category : ENTREE
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Knight's stock in trade : CHIVALRY
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Feel indignation : RESENT
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Wisdom : SAGENESS
Down
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Descendant of Saul : RAPHA
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Vietnam battle site : ANLOC
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Foolish : INANE
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Solitary : LONE
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Rds. and hwys. : RTES
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Type of meal : OAT
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Makes up for : ATONES
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Put off : DEFER
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Berliner's exclamation : ACH
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Contends : VIES
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Med. course : ANAT
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Plains home : TEPEE
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Moslem prince : AMEER
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Harsh-sounding : RASPY
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___ the line (obeying) : TOEING
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Exam time, often : MIDYEAR
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Kenya expeditions : SAFARIS
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Black tea : PEKOE
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Short length of gut : SNELL
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Fable's punch line : MORAL
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Cook : BROIL
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___, amas, amat : AMO
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Biblical kingdom : TOB
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Weights: Abbr. : TNS
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French article : UNE
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Rodent genus : MUS
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Chemical suffix : ENE
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Dental degree : DDS
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Cornell's home : ITHACA
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Eastern deity : BUDDHA
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High-energy beam : LASER
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Put in order : ALINE
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Liners' destinations : PORTS
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Connelly and others : MARCS
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Fur-bearing animal : SABLE
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Perfumes : ODORS
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French saint: Var. : DENYS
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"___ goes!" : HERE
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Mideast gulf : ADEN
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Split : RIVE
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Abba ___ : EBAN
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Soaked : WET
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Light carriage : GIG

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 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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