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Michael W. Miller
Michael W. Miller

New York Times, Monday, December 6, 1976

Author:
Michael W. Miller
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 46, Avg Word Len: 4.59, Missing: { F J K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 255 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 54, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Michael W. Miller has 2 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
Jim Horne notes:

This puzzle was originally published under the name Mike Miller. To avoid confusion with another Mike Miller, we have changed the byline to read Michael W. Miller.

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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,977
Across
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Decorate anew : REDO
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Whirlpool, in Scotland : WIEL
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Aid : ABET
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Jewish month : ELUL
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Church court : ROTA
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Lad's date : LASS
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"___ Like It Hot" : SOME
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Soon : ANON
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"___ Mad Mad ... " : ITSA
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Oscar winner : SUPPORTINGACTOR
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Huzzah : OLE
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Cry of discovery : AHA
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Sandpiper : REE
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Maroon : STRAND
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Very old: Abbr. : ANC
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Uno, ___, tres : DOS
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Pasture sound : MAA
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Indian nurse : AMAH
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Anger : IRE
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Oscar winner : COSTUMEDESIGNER
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"The Snake ___" : PIT
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Convey : SEND
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Links area : TEE
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Stout's relative : ALE
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Compass point : ESE
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Chemical compound : ISOMER
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"Hallelujah ___ Bum" : IMA
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Friend of Curly and Larry : MOE
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Flightless bird : EMU
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Oscar winner : CINEMATOGRAPHER
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Bay : HOWL
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Fame locale : HALL
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Glut : SATE
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Med. course : ANAT
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___-de-camp : AIDE
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Flag five-pointer : STAR
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Shells out : PAYS
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Nellie and others : BLYS
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Monster's lair : NESS
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Outcome : RESULT
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Certain ladder-user : ELOPER
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City eyesore : DUMP
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Spread : OLEO
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"The Grapes of ___" : WRATH
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Old Asia Minor region : IONIA
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Collar : ETON
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Film-director Fritz : LANG
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"___ Doesn't Live Here" : ALICE
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Part of RBI : BATTEDIN
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He, in Naples : ESSO
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Russian leader : TSAR
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Relative of mayday : SOS
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Aida's lover : RADAMES
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Bunker and namesakes : ARCHIES
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Quantity: Abbr. : AMT
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Ad ___ : NAUSEAM
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French soul : AME
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More snide : NASTIER
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Western state: Abbr. : ORE
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Sabbath talk: Abbr. : SER
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Tack on : ADD
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Tax-form expert: Abbr. : CPA
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Well or paint : OIL
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Piano family : STEINWAY
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Chemical suffix : ENE
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Pres. Wash. : GEO
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Conductor Zubin and family : MEHTAS
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Moslem nobles : EMEERS
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Capek play : RUR
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Dwindles : MELTS
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Decaying : MOLDY
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Eyes : OGLES
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Bloke : CHAP
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Hebrides island : IONA
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Pequod skipper : AHAB
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Shadow : TAIL
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Org. : ASSN
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Foie-gras offering : PATE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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