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New York Times, Monday, December 8, 1975

Author:
Paul R. Barnes
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { J K Q X }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Paul R. Barnes has 9 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,613

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Across
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Political unit : BLOC
5
Necklace part : CLASP
10
At a ___ (puzzled) : LOSS
14
European resort : LIDO
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Le ___, French port : HAVRE
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Body of Kaffir warriors : IMPI
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Church corner : AMEN
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Blue entry on a map : OCEAN
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Standout : ONER
20
G. & S. character : SORCERER
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Buffoons : ZANIES
24
Iowa city : AMES
25
Lively dance : GALOP
26
Party-giving initials : RSVP
28
G. & S. craft : PINAFORE
31
Loves highly : DOTES
32
Rainbows : ARCS
33
Marble : TAW
34
Beverage : ADE
35
Wallop : PASTE
37
Genesis name : EVE
38
Light-horse Harry : LEE
39
Western Indians : SACS
40
Kind of tube : INNER
42
G. & S. dropout : IOLANTHE
44
Witticisms : MOTS
45
Peculiarity : TRAIT
46
Abba ___ : EBAN
48
Suburban catchall : GARAGE
50
G. & S.'s "___ the Guard" : YEOMENOF
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Winged : ALAR
55
Approaches : NEARS
57
Silkworm thread : BAVE
58
Bark cloth : TAPA
59
Kind of strip or opera : COMIC
60
Eye part : UVEA
61
Listen! : HIST
62
Between ars and tees : ESSES
63
District: Abbr. : TERR
Down
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Gil ___ : BLAS
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Airport transport, for short : LIMO
3
Baltic feeder : ODER
4
Like a bowl : CONCAVE
5
Dull duty : CHORE
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Cluny and Val : LACES
7
Affirm : AVER
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Madrid Mrs. : SRA
9
G. & S. locale : PENZANCE
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___ Judah (Selassie) : LIONOF
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Very strong : OMNIPOTENT
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German admiral : SPEE
13
Some letter addressees : SIRS
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Rulers: Abbr. : EMPS
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Lackaday! : ALAS
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Encircled : GIRT
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Pendleton event : RODEO
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Words for sharp minds : STEELTRAPS
28
Old-hat : PASSE
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Top reviews : RAVES
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Wide-spouted jug : EWER
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Mustachioed artist : DALI
35
G. & S. virtue : PATIENCE
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Eight, in Berlin : ACHT
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Stocking mishap : SNAG
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Moslem priest : IMAM
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"___ the brave . . . " : NONEBUT
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Biblical landfall : ARARAT
46
Spooky : EERIE
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Pears : BOSCS
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Home of Goliath : GATH
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Jai ___ : ALAI
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Sweet potatoes : YAMS
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Wheel hub : NAVE
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Above : OVER
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Cape off N.C. : FEAR
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Aurora : EOS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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