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FULLER EXPLANATIONS

New York Times, Sunday, February 15, 1976

Author:
Elaine D. Schorr
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 132, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.41, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 534 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 124, Cheaters: 25, FITB: 24, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 17
Elaine D. Schorr has 49 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,682
Across
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Make defective : MAIM
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Sultry : HUMID
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Pahlavi and Jahan : SHAHS
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Museum hanging : CANVAS
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Nullifies : ERASES
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Waxy ointment : CERATE
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Have a hand in : PARTAKE
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Social divisions : STRATA
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Hardy or Holmes : OLIVER
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Pollen ___ : ISGONEWITHTHEWIND
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Ending for racket : EER
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Now's partner : THEN
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Western lily : SEGO
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___ double (quickly) : ONTHE
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Height: Prefix : ACRO
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Stringed item : APRON
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Early Teutons : GOTHS
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Track-meet entrant : MILER
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"He travels the ___ who . . . " : FASTEST
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For ___ (not gratis) : AFEE
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Councils : SYNODS
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Mature trematode : MARITA
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"Sprechen ___ Deutsch?" : SIE
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Offends : HURTS
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Type of acid : ACETIC
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Prefix for band or dict : CONTRA
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Garment for a Yemenite : ABA
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High note : ELA
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Vandalize, as an art work : DEFACE
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Composer Satie : ERIK
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Petits ___ : POIS
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Botanist Gray et al. : ASAS
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Lyre of yore : ASOR
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A pig ___ : ISAPENPAL
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Grid players: Abbr. : LHBS
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Parisian walls : MURS
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Relative of a soc. : ASSN
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Slithery ones : EELS
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Remove by erosion : ABLATE
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May time: Abbr. : SPG
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Op. ___ : CIT
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Shoulder scarf : TIPPET
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Blind slat : LOUVER
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Muse : ERATO
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Salton, for one : SEA
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Most trite : OLDEST
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Muscle proteins : ACTINS
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Like a door with a foot in it : AJAR
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Take issue with : CONTEST
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Gals and babes : DAMES
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Coalitions : BLOCS
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Swings about : SLUES
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Kind of secret or shop : OPEN
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Girl's name : CELIA
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D'Urbervilles girl : TESS
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Mil. units : TRPS
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Bull or end : RUN
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Mountain peaks ___ : AREONTOPOFTHEHEAP
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Kay Thompson's brat : ELOISE
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Marine life in toto : NEKTON
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In an avid way : EAGERLY
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Living-room piece : SETTEE
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Tuneful : ARIOSE
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Footlight features : DRAMAS
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Rulers : TSARS
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Sam of golf : SNEAD
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Part of K.K.K. : KLAN
Down
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Oleo, in London : MARGE
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Rubinstein : ANTON
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Muscovite name : IVAN
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A dove ___ : MAKESPEACE
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Actor Charlton : HESTON
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Norse goddess : URTH
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Store : MART
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A horse ___ : ISAHOOFER
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High-level harmony : DETENTE
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Stone of ___ : SCONE
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Maintained : HELD
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Greek nickname : ARI
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Sheep ___ : HAVECLOSESHAVES
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Handled the helm : STEERED
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Barrelhead fodder : CASH
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Tailors, at times : SEWERS
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___ light (caught on) : SAWTHE
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Blue-pencil targets : ERRORS
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"The Snake ___" : PIT
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"___ Plenty of Nuttin' " : IGOT
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Initials for Jesus : IHS
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"___ it the truth?" : AINT
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Stow-away place : ATTIC
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Trotters are ___ : GAITKEEPERS
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Miss Hess : MYRA
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___ to (confronts) : FACESUP
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Elephants ___ : AREFORGETMENOTS
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Hindu lutes : SITARS
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Stand-ins : SUBS
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Terms of address : MADAMS
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Wee bit : SNIP
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Farewell's friend : HAIL
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Luck, in Ireland : CESS
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Praying figure : ORANT
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Tell's target : APPLE
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Scientific tryout : LABTEST
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Declare : ASSERT
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Tobacco curer : OAST
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Refer to : ALLUDE
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Math-ratio words : ISTO
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Scorpion genus : NEPA
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River isles : AITS
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"Jaws" has ___ : ALONESHARK
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Door fixtures : BOLTS
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Gives the sack : CANS
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A tiger ___ : ISACATKIN
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Nothing, in Nantes : RIEN
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Looks up to : ADORES
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Juliet, for one : CAPULET
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"___ summer's day" : ALLONA
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Sociable ones : JOINERS
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Treble or bass : CLEF
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Dislodged : OUSTED
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Insect : BEE
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What Goliath got : STONED
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Manitoba redmen : CREES
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Dissertation motif : THEMA
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Played again : RERAN
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Sidekicks : PALS
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Kind of glass : SPY
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Jacob's son : ASER
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Western Indian : OTOE
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Attitude, in Asti : POSA
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Same, to Marceau : EGAL
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Call ___ day : ITA

Answer summary: 15 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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