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New York Times, Saturday, December 6, 1975

24-Down : Assure

Author:
Reginald L. Johnson
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Reginald L. Johnson has 36 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,611
Across
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N.Y. river : EAST
5
Brooklyn institute : PRATT
10
Scrutinize : SCAN
14
Voice : ALTO
15
Kind of year : LUNAR
16
Musical group : TRIO
17
Clever feat : COUP
18
Disney-studio output : ANIMATIONS
20
Ill-fated egg, with 22 Across : HUMPTY
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See 20 Across : DUMPTY
23
Actor Blore : ERIC
25
"What's on the ___?" : MENU
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Plastic ingredient : STYRENE
29
Leprechaun's home : IRELAND
33
Overly : TOO
34
Outlet : EGRESS
36
Actor Novello : IVOR
37
Possessive : OUR
38
Do lacework : TAT
39
Call ___ day : ITA
40
Certain responses: Abbr. : ACKS
42
Certain literary thief : PIRATE
45
Weaken : SAP
46
Nurse to legendary twins : SHEWOLF
48
Basic idea : KEYNOTE
50
Sea call : AHOY
51
Large bird : EMEU
52
Diplomatic-talk level : SUMMIT
55
O.T. book : PSALMS
59
Scandal of 1924 : TEAPOTDOME
63
Xmas carol : NOEL
64
Kind of seaman : ABLE
65
Consumer : EATER
66
Sugar source : CANE
67
Eagle or head : BALD
68
Lees : DREGS
69
Current : EDDY
Down
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___ other : EACH
2
Baseball's Matty : ALOU
3
Grape juice : STUM
4
Silk hat : TOPPER
5
In a game : PLAYING
6
Bull or home : RUN
7
Tropical bird : ANI
8
Headpiece : TAM
9
Horn and Vic : TRADERS
10
Incentives : STIMULI
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___ up (occur) : CROP
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Contraction of sorts : AINT
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Inquisitive : NOSY
19
Adjust : TUNE
21
Shoe or hat : TREE
24
Assure : CERTIFY
25
Eraser's target : MISTAKE
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Porticoes : STOAS
27
Final football down : TOUCH
28
Australian peninsula : YORKE
30
Dispatch boat : AVISO
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___ home (out) : NOTAT
32
Manner of hanging : DRAPE
35
Attention : EAR
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Up to one's ears in : SWAMPED
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Schemed : PLOTTED
43
Moderates : TEMPERS
44
Spots : EYES
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"Beautiful ___" : OHIO
49
Subtle variation : NUANCE
52
Pierce : STAB
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Tunisian measure : UEBA
54
Shaded walk : MALL
56
Prepare to fire : LOAD
57
Improve : MEND
58
Weaver's reed : SLEY
60
Women's org. : DAR
61
Native: Suffix : OTE
62
Alcott girl : MEG

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

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