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New York Times, Friday, December 24, 1976

Author:
Sophie Fierman
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.68, Missing: { J Q V W }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Sophie Fierman has 24 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,995
Across
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Aftermath of a scrape : SCAB
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Ada of stage : REHAN
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Self-satisfied : SMUG
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Particle : IOTA
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Zola : EMILE
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"The ___ Machine" : TIME
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Wassail or eggnog, e.g. : XMASSPIRIT
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Confused : ASEA
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Slippery one : EEL
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Swiss river : AARE
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Place of worship : ALTAR
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Unwavering : STEADY
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Scatter : DISPEL
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Catalogue : LIST
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According to Hoyle : CORRECT
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Holiday exchanges : GIFTS
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Brutus's D-Day : IDES
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Rocky hill : TOR
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Relevant : ADREM
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___ Roy : ROB
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Germ cell : SPORE
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Persian measure : MOU
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Type size : PICA
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Christmas and shoe : TREES
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One of Santa's reindeer : BLITZEN
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Mirth : GLEE
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"All ___ bright and beautiful" : THINGS
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Show up : APPEAR
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Certain tire : RECAP
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Douay Bible name : ABIU
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Trygve of U.N. : LIE
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Bede or Smith : ADAM
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"Visions of ___ danced in . . . " : SUGARPLUMS
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Gift for a teen-ager : BIKE
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Put ___ to (finish) : ANEND
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___ fixe : IDEE
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Natives: Suffix : ITES
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Daggers : DIRKS
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Saucy : PERT
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___ and sevens : SIXES
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One of Santa's reindeer : COMET
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"___ of Two Cities" : ATALE
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Stocking, in France : BAS
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Wipes out a debt : REPAYS
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Eastern ruler : EMIR
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Took on : HIRED
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Heavyweight name : ALI
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N.Y. cager : NET
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More corny : STALER
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Buss-catcher : MISTLETOE
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Swedish city : UMEA
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Equipment : GEAR
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Cruelty : SADISM
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Spring month: Abbr. : APR
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German senior citizen : ALTE
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Morning-after wear : ICEBAG
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Sea call : SOS
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Becoming boresome : TIRING
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Gist : CORE
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___ bien : TRES
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Leg, in heraldry : GAMB
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Admired one : IDOL
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Holiday dessert : FRUITCAKE
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"What's up, ___?" : DOC
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Come forward : STEPUP
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Kind of school : PREP
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Sword's rival : PEN
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Tower Bridge's crossing : THAMES
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Code on a letter : ZIP
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Scottish landowners : LAIRDS
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More shrewd : SAGER
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Sidestep : ELUDE
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Gunsight user : AIMER
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Replace a ring gem : RESET
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Nobel physicist : RABI
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Do newsroom work : EDIT
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Target for Bonnie and Clyde : BANK
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Downhearted : SAD
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One: Prefix : UNI
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Sass : LIP

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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