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New York Times, Monday, December 27, 1976

Author:
Martha J. DeWitt
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Martha J. DeWitt has 72 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,998
Across
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Pahlavi : SHAH
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Memphis god : PTAH
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Young horse : FOAL
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Kind of duck : LAME
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Composer Heitor Villa-___ : LOBOS
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___ over lightly : ONCE
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Kind of sauce : ALEC
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Deano's theme : AMORE
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Plexus : RETE
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Shenanigans : MONKEYBUSINESS
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Lowlier : LESS
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Genesis name : ENOS
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Quibble : CAVIL
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Regal rods : SCEPTERS
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Hot spots : OVENS
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___ Booth Luce : CLARE
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Kind of moon : NEW
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Kind of vase : MING
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Sets of twins : PAIRS
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Actor Paul : MUNI
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Prefix for tope : ISO
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Poisons : BANES
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Sill and Ord, e.g. : FORTS
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Sill and Ord, for generals : COMMANDS
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Loam : LOESS
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End of "The King" : ANDI
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Sheep snorts : BAAS
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Grief on the Nile : CROCODILETEARS
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Lion's insigne : ROAR
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Tore : RACED
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Lockup : JAIL
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Con : ANTI
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In accord : ATONE
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Jason's ship : ARGO
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Snafu : MESS
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Tackles' neighbors : ENDS
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Mae or Key : WEST
Down
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Kind of bang : SLAM
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Saint's insigne : HALO
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Kind of corner : AMEN
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Politicians' bane : HECKLING
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Frolics : PLAYS
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Grant's and Hadrian's : TOMBS
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Ben Adhem : ABOU
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Old-time transportation : HORSECARS
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Shade of green : FOREST
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Washington engravings : ONES
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Takes steps : ACTS
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Kind of shore : LEE
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Certain fishermen : SEINERS
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Smorgasbord delicacies : EELS
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Opposite of yep : NOPE
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Kind of opera : COMIC
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Dispatch boat : AVISO
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Fang fluid : VENOM
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Moves furtively : SLIES
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Harden : ENURE
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Charters : RENTS
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Kind of miss : SWISS
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Certain runner : CANDIDATE
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Certain box-opener : PANDORA
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City in Saskatchewan : MOOSEJAW
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Judicial bench : BANC
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Kind of feet : FLAT
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N.Z. aborigines : MAORIS
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Mixture : BLEND
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Mosquito genus : AEDES
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Geometric solid : CONE
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Cry of disgust : RATS
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Sacred image : ICON
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Bern's river : AARE
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Big trucks : RIGS
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Kind of machine : SLOT
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Kind of rod : RAM

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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