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New York Times, Friday, February 20, 1976

Author:
Alice H. Kaufman
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 4.89, Missing: { J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Alice H. Kaufman has 9 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,687
Across
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Canada's Grand ___ : PRE
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S. A. rubber : PARA
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Protected, as a castle : MOATED
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Cuba libre ingredient : RUM
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Experts : ACES
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Seem : APPEAR
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Chill : ICE
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Examine minutely : SIFT
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Specialized garden : ROSARY
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Art masterpieces : CHEFSDOEUVRE
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Weird : EERIE
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Adjust again : RESET
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Goddess: Lat. : DEA
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Paintings that deceive the eye : TROMPELOEILS
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Bleat : BAA
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Tennis-tourney drawing : BYE
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Deep cut : GASH
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Relieved : ALLAYED
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Dieter's concern : CALORIE
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Ivan or Peter : TSAR
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Bravo! : OLE
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Longing : YEN
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Out of action : HORSDECOMBAT
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Watch stealthily : SPY
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Huge, to poets : ENORM
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Puccini opera : TOSCA
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Restaurant V.I.P. : MAITREDHOTEL
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Slow movers : SNAILS
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Penna. city : ERIE
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Like King Cole : OLD
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Lodging house : HOSTEL
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Phone part: Abbr. : RCVR
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Beverage : ALE
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Stick to : ADHERE
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Affirmatives : YEAS
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Rocky peak : TOR
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Leontyne : PRICE
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Pleated trimming : RUCHE
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Arabian ruler : EMEER
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Sidewalk user : PASSERBY
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Sour : ACID
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Turned over a new leaf : REFORMED
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Soaking : ASTEEP
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Wonder : MARVEL
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Iberian wine city : OPORTO
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Building recess : APSE
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Beverage : TEA
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Attention : EAR
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Kind of goods or run : DRY
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In good health : FIT
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Employ : USE
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Intimate record : DIARY
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Miss Dinsmore : ELSIE
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Pallid : ASHEN
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Scottish grandchild : OYE
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Kind of maniac : EGO
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Spa offerings : BATHS
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Stewart or Joseph : ALSOP
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Wing-shaped : ALARY
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Letters : ARS
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Cabinet office : COMMERCE
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Vestment : ALB
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Morocco and suede : LEATHERS
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Wheeler's counterpart : DEALER
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Place apart : ENISLE
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Dormitory item : COT
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Planetarium : ORRERY
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"Me ___!" : TOO
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Ermine : STOAT
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Stringed instrument : CELLO
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Northern tree : ALDER
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Small bit : MITE
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Miss Callas, for one : DIVA
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Asian sheep : SHA
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Show agreement : NOD
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Kind of blonde : ASH

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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