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New York Times, Thursday, February 19, 1976

Author:
Sidney L. Robbins
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.63, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Sidney L. Robbins has 153 pre-Shortz puzzles and 50 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,686

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Across
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To ___ (up to now) : DATE
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Slippers' companion : PIPE
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Tilt : CANT
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Exam : ORAL
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African region : SUDAN
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Irish battle cry : ABOO
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Famous Variety headline : WALLSTLAYSANEGG
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Network initials : NBC
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Slackens : EASES
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Certain boatman : VOLGA
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Jumpy animal : HARE
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Big bell : BEN
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Auto stopovers : MOTELS
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Expensive : DEAR
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Library warnings : SHS
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To be, in Paris : ETRE
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Supermarket section : MEATS
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Princess's nemesis : PEA
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Advance-scout's concern : THELAYOFTHELAND
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Former chick : HEN
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Unaspirated consonants : LENES
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Melody : ARIA
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Fort in Calif. : ORD
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Resembling: Suffix : ULAR
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Beginning : OUTSET
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Elec. unit : AMP
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Diminish : WANE
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Eliza's rainy land : SPAIN
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Raccoon's relative : COATI
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Chewing-gum unit : WAD
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Pays up : LAYSITONTHELINE
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Atlantic isl. : ICEL
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Human and mill : RACES
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Black cuckoos : ANIS
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Old Greek music note : MESE
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Roman road : ITER
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U. S. President : POLK
Down
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See above : DOWN
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Faisal, for one : ARAB
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Powder : TALC
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Old measure : ELL
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Throb : PULSE
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Patronymic suffix : IDAE
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___ back (retaliates) : PAYS
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Print measures : ENS
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Church law : CANON
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Actor Walter : ABEL
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Egg drink: Var. : NOGG
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Garment for Cicero : TOGA
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___ and Bars : STARS
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Christmas ___ : SEAL
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Reluctant : AVERSE
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Cad : HEEL
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Saturday event of yore : BATH
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Chemical prefix : METHO
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Type of wise : OTHER
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Drift : TREND
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Put off : DEFER
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Consumes : EATS
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Skirmishes : SPARS
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Famed figure skater : HENIE
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Cairo name : SADAT
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___ Lisa : MONA
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Grads : ALUMNI
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Kennel sound : YELP
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Arrival-board word : LATE
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Vows : OATHS
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Unicorn fish : UNIE
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Two on the ___ : AISLE
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Gunga Din's load : WATER
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Like some chances : SLIM
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Step : PACE
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Votes : AYES
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___ of paint : COAT
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Formerly : ONCE
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Drunk : WINO
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Indigo : ANIL
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Editor's base : DESK
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Numerical prefix : TRI
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Mile-run unit : LAP

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

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