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New York Times, Monday, February 16, 1976

Author:
Jean J. Davison
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 82, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.56, Missing: { B Q }, Scrabble score: 338 (avg 1.81)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Jean J. Davison has 62 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,683

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Across
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Brook or rainbow : TROUT
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Minnelli : LIZA
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Festive : GALA
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Like chapped hands : ROUGH
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Like the Gobi : ARID
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Cooler : ICER
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Without much prompting : ATTHEDROPOFAHAT
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Affirmative : YES
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Forsaken : LORN
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Unique people : ONERS
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"___ cow!" : HOLY
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Written part : TEXT
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Eradicate : UPROOT
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Jazz jargon : JIVE
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Haggard novel : SHE
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Sailing vessel : SLOOP
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Moist : HUMID
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One of the Little Women : MEG
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Bird of prey : HAWK
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Arab's "horse" : CAMEL
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Bullet sound : ZING
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Compass point : ENE
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Sloping walks : RAMPS
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Task or brute : FORCE
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Color : RED
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Salvation, for one : ARMY
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Jerked : YANKED
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Sit it out : STAY
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Inlet : COVE
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Work-clothes material : CHINO
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Lunch-counter words : TOGO
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Farmer's tool : HOE
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Become informal : LETONESHAIRDOWN
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In addition : ALSO
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Close : SEAL
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Relieved : EASED
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Town map : PLAT
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Handles awkwardly : PAWS
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___ down (scold) : DRESS
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Waiter's aid : TRAY
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Learn by ___ : ROTE
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On the ___ (not speaking) : OUTS
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Sound of disgust : UGH
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Chicago area : THELOOP
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Olivier, to friends : LARRY
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Golf club : IRON
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Kind of code : ZIP
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Fuss : ADO
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Jack's victim : GIANT
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Hurt : ACHE
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Regan's father : LEAR
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Skills : ARTS
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Blockhead : DOLT
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Deceived : FOXED
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Crook's partner : HOOK
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Uses a stopwatch : TIMES
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Wicked : EVIL
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Seat finder : USHER
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Jet : PLANE
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Used a park boat : ROWED
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Nervous : JUMPY
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Smile of a sort : SMIRK
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Therefore : HENCE
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___ on (prodded) : EGGED
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Overacted : HAMMY
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Beloved, in Rome : CARA
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Time ___ : ZONE
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Squeal : RATON
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Was partial to : FAVORED
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Berra : YOGI
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High-hat : SNOOT
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Barbecue fuel : COALS
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Applaud : CLAP
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War, to Sherman : HELL
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"___ shame!" : ITSA
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Melt : THAW
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Firefighter's gear : HOSE
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Is indebted to : OWES
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Football players : ENDS
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Sixth sense : ESP
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Red or Dead : SEA
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Women's org. : DAR

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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