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New York Times, Thursday, December 25, 1975

Author:
Beverly J. Seward
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { F K Q W X }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Beverly J. Seward has 17 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,630
Across
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Spanish painter : SERT
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Health resorts : SPAS
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Sicilian port : GELA
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Black Sea arm : AZOV
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Waste allowance : TRET
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Pleiades hunter : ORION
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Reunion-goer : GRAD
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Lower-case poet : EECUMMINGS
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Creator of Pooh : AAMILNE
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Milieu for Moby Dick : DEEPSEA
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Times of day : NOONS
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Clothing size: Abbr. : LGE
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Sandal strips : THONGS
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Expert on the sucker trade : PTBARNUM
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Logrolling contest : ROLEO
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Corp. official : TREAS
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Naval bureau: Abbr. : ONI
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Employer : USER
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___ down (abridges) : BOILS
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Planes : JETS
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Writer Deighton : LEN
40
Nutcracker, for one : SUITE
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Melon action : SPLIT
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Giant grid great : YATITTLE
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One of the Clarks : RAMSEY
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Fed. bureau : NAA
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Take care of : SEETO
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Icebox activity : RAIDING
52
Stripper's wear : GSTRING
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Author of "Westward Ha!" : SJPERELMAN
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Chair-repairer's need : GLUE
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Florists' supplies : VASES
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Verdi heroine : AIDA
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City officials: Abbr. : ALDS
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Incite : PROD
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Faucet annoyance : DRIP
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U.N. vote : NYET
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Ambitious prose work : SAGA
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Biblical prophet : EZRA
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Ramble : ROAM
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Tube-watcher's fare : TVDINNER
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Office-pool members : STENOS
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Spruce up : PREEN
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Power org. : AEC
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Kind of poker : STUD
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Malcontent : GRIPER
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German one : EINS
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Theater box : LOGE
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Handlelike part : ANSA
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Greek letters : OMEGAS
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Dame Nellie et al. : MELBAS
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Speech: Prefix : LOGO
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Goblins : SPRITES
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Sign-off word, with "Yours" : TRULY
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O.T. book : HOSEA
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Fragrant : OLENT
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Communications prefix : TELE
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Coward and Harrison : NOELS
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Loosen : UNTIE
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London climate, often : MISTY
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Labor : TOIL
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Gas for lighters : BUTANE
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Famed banker : JPMORGAN
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Elevator alternative : STAIRS
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Satisfied, in Germany : SATT
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Verily! : INDEED
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Fasten again : RESNAP
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Islands off Sicily : EGADI
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Invitation initials : RSVP
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Open : AJAR
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___ facto : IPSO
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Pleased : GLAD
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In a poor way : ILLY
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"___ Descending a Staircase" : NUDE
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Exploit : GEST
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Chief, in India : MIR

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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