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New York Times, Tuesday, December 28, 1976

Author:
DeWitt Anderson
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { J K Q X }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
DeWitt Anderson has 17 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,999
Across
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Jeanne ___ : DARC
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Caliban's victim : ARIEL
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Gil ___ : BLAS
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Scope : AREA
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Likewise : DITTO
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Oven : OAST
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Actor Parker : FESS
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Love affair : AMOUR
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Bas ___ (literary woman) : BLEU
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Socially secure : TOTHEMANNERBORN
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Feast day: Suffix : MAS
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Ballad : LAY
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Farewell : ADIEU
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Colorado resort : ASPEN
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___-la-la : TRA
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Fashion name : DIOR
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Parsley unit : SPRIG
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Common Market: Abbr. : EEC
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Coolidge's V.P. : DAWES
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___ polloi : HOI
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Chosen : ELECT
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Alfonso's queen : ENA
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Alamogordo's county : OTERO
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Artist Soglow : OTTO
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Fled : RAN
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QE 2, e.g. : LINER
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Fluid of the gods : ICHOR
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Receptacle : BIN
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Cry of disdain : PAH
51
Dramatic genre : COMEDYOFMANNERS
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Actor Walter : ABEL
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Pines and spruces : TREES
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Give out : EMIT
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Small bottle : VIAL
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Sluggish : INERT
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Bulk : SIZE
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Feminine suffix : ETTE
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Jason's wife : MEDEA
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Salad's relative : SLAW
Down
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Crazy : DAFT
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Mars: Prefix : AREO
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Tranquillity : REST
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Fine wool : CASHMERE
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Apple or ale : ADAMS
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Fissure : RIMA
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Pour ___ (go all out) : ITON
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Vingt-___ : ETUN
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German siren : LORELEI
10
London copper : BOBBY
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French composer : LALO
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Jacob's son : ASER
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Amaze : STUN
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___ de vie : EAU
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Roam : RANGE
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Common viper : ADDER
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Miss Ross : DIANA
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Herbert Hoover, e.g. : IOWAN
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Gray : ASHEN
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Seed : SPORE
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Abbot's aide : PRIOR
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Armed to the ___ : TEETH
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Right-hand page : RECTO
33
Expert in asides : ACTOR
38
Substantial : SOLID
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Scottish tourist draw : LOCHNESS
44
Dickens hero : TINYTIM
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Author Fleming : IAN
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Popular girl : BELLE
50
Italian food : PASTA
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Grotto : CAVE
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News notice : OBIT
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One man's ___ ... : MEAT
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Sarah ___ Jewett : ORNE
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Supply victuals : FEED
56
French parent : MERE
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Actor Jannings : EMIL
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___ Shah Pahlavi : RIZA
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Beef or Irish : STEW

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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