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New York Times, Tuesday, December 9, 1975

Author:
Ann Jenkins
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 257 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Ann Jenkins has 23 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,614
Across
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Basketball's Kareem : JABBAR
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Soft palates : VELA
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Truant's status: Abbr. : ABS
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In ___ (very soon) : ATRICE
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Jewish month : ELUL
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Shad dish : ROE
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Coupled : PAIRED
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Urban problem of 1960's : RACERIOT
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Made more piquant : ADDEDSPICESTO
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Pacific root : TARO
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Home: Abbr. : RES
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Adequate grades : CEES
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Crown of Osiris : ATEF
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Atelier fixture : EASEL
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Wave, in France : ONDE
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Doing a farm job : REAPING
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___ with faint praise : DAMN
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Rent-payer : TENANT
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Snub : IGNORE
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Tea-leaf reader : SEER
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Belladonna product: Var. : ATROPIN
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Child's pistol ammo : CAPS
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Tennis exchange : RALLY
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___ facto : IPSO
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Inter ___ : ALIA
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___-com (kind of TV show) : SIT
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Deadlocks : TIES
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Sincere : SINGLEHEARTED
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Tempered : ANNEALED
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Pink colors : CORALS
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Grassland : LEA
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Saucy : PERT
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Theaters-in-the-round : ARENAS
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Compass reading : SSE
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El ___, Texas : PASO
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Blue ribbons : FIRSTS
Down
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China's neighbor: Abbr. : JAP
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___ loss for words : ATA
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Like a hundred-handed monster : BRIAREAN
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Migratory flier : BIRDOFPASSAGE
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Served well at tennis : ACED
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Counsel, old style : REDE
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Biblical divisions : VERSES
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Passed : ELAPSED
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Daughter of L.B.J. : LUCI
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Author Waugh : ALEC
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Ascended : ARISEN
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Made an error : BOOTED
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Bristly : SETOSE
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Scout : RECONNOITERER
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___ out (prolong) : DRAG
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Caustic : TART
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To ___ (exactly) : ATEE
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Take the stage : ENTER
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Non-clergy : LAITY
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Like: Suffix : INE
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Baseball boss: Abbr. : MGR
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Residents of a town : OPPIDANS
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Get ready for the anthem playing : RISE
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Son of Seth : ENOS
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Bacon units : RASHERS
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Neighbor of Sask. : ALTA
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Famed cellist : CASALS
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Dress styles : ALINES
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Feathers : PINNAE
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Was uncandid with : LIEDTO
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Northern European : LAPP
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Zeno's town : ELEA
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Canadian fliers: Abbr. : RCAF
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Convex moldings : TORI
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Map line: Abbr. : LAT
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Draft org. : SSS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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