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New York Times, Wednesday, February 16, 1977

Author:
Ann Jenkins
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Ann Jenkins has 23 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,049

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Across
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Petulant : WASPISH
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Plants evidence on : FRAMES
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San ___ : ANTONIO
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Rebel : REVOLT
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School of writing : REALISM
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Jacks or better, usually : OPENERS
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Court divider : NET
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French pronoun : ELLE
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Hit-man's weapon : GAT
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Takes a spouse : WEDS
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Thrash about : FLAIL
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Glass piece : PANE
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Much-traveled fighter : ALI
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Mont ___ : BLANC
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Cowboy's habitat : RANGE
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Mobster's domain : GANGLAND
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"___ Skelter" : HELTER
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Corot specialty : LANDSCAPE
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Observation : REMARK
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Section of Scotland : LOWLANDS
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Clerical vestment : AMICE
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Almost besotted : TIPSY
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Zsa Zsa's sister : EVA
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Bulrush : TULE
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Dipper : LADLE
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Hearty gulp : SWIG
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Wallach : ELI
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Territory : AREA
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Seat in an oratory : PEW
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What Miss Muffet did to the tuffet : SATONIT
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City in Kenya : NAIROBI
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Herbal medicine : TISANE
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Aspired to : DESIRED
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When bunnies abound : EASTER
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___ reason (make sense) : STANDTO
Down
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Cold or Civil : WAR
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Chemical suffix : ANE
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Star's alter ego : STANDIN
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Frigid zones : POLES
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Monogram unit: Abbr. : INIT
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Spanish yeses : SIS
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One's native heath : HOMELAND
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Play : FROLIC
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Ward off : REPEL
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"___ Maria" : AVE
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Calendar abbr. : MON
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To the manner born : ELEGANT
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Quaint : STRANGE
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Beef on the hoof : STEER
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One-sided plurality : LANDSLIDE
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Jokester : WAG
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High note : ELA
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Cut of steak : FLANK
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Plant scale : PALEA
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Exclaim loudly : BLARE
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Retort : REPLY
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Candied : GLACE
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Part of a ship's bow : HAWSE
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Composer Aaron et al. : COPLANDS
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Ranks : RATES
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Pattern after : EMULATE
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Standing army : MILITIA
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Neologism : NEWWORD
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Roman 506 : DVI
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Lose resiliency : SAG
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More sour : TARTER
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Musician Frankie : LAINE
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European bird : SERIN
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City on the Arno : PISA
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Donovan's agency: Abbr. : OSS
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Singer Cole : NAT
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At the age of: Abbr. : AET
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Play the nags : BET
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Bachelor's last words : IDO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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