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New York Times, Thursday, February 12, 1976

Author:
Evelyn Benshoof
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 296 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 92, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Evelyn Benshoof has 71 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,679
Across
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___ to (confronted) : FACEDUP
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Ape or monkey : PRIMATE
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Try to outdo : EMULATE
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In a row : LINEDUP
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English reformer : LATIMER
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Fawn over : ADULATE
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Burden : ONUS
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Stunning defeat : FACER
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French street : RUE
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Be off guard : NAP
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Bathed : SHOWERED
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Like most churches : SPIRED
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Collar : ETON
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Holds under a spell : BECHARMS
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Mountain separator : RAVINE
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Chafes : ABRADES
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Explains : DEFINES
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Longed for : CRAVED
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People who scold : REVILERS
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Japanese port : KOBE
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Bannister and Ryun : MILERS
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Deride : RIDICULE
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Play starring the Wallachs : LUV
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Plane : SST
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Nuzzled : NOSED
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Auld lang ___ : SYNE
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Sustains : UPHOLDS
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Intensify : ENHANCE
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Impression taken at a crime scene : MOULAGE
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Assemble : ROUNDUP
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Scattered : STREWED
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Main or Della : STREETS
Down
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Prison inmate : FELON
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Iowa community : AMANA
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Misbehave : CUTUP
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Eastern collegians : ELIS
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Block up : DAM
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Western Indian : UTE
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Carries out : PERFORMS
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Came in second : PLACED
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Jockey : RIDER
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Toughen : INURE
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Torme : MEL
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Jewish month : ADAR
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Dancer's skirt : TUTU
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Sword : EPEE
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Frightens : AWES
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Garden tool : SPADE
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Kind of hand : HIRED
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Fiends : DEVILS
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Youngster : SHAVER
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Sharp point : TINE
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Unusual person : ONER
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Loch ___ : NESS
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Football player : BACK
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Spanish river : EBRO
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Grouch : CRAB
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Make merry : REVEL
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Like a house ___ : AFIRE
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Tricky people : DELUDERS
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Wedding missile : RICE
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Shot wide of the target : MISSED
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Relative : INLAW
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Duck : DODGE
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Comedian Paul : LYNDE
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Not abridged : UNCUT
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Barkley et al. : VEEPS
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Amounts : SUMS
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Word for a non-face card : SPOT
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Day: Abbr. : THUR
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Logical : SANE
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Spanish cheer : OLE
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___ care a rap : NOT
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Ben ___ : HUR

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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