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New York Times, Monday, February 23, 1976

Author:
Jay Spry
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { F Q Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Jay Spry has 16 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,690
Across
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Study for an exam : PREP
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Swing music : JIVE
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Kind of plum : SUGAR
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Received: Fr. : RECU
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Revise copy : EDIT
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Toughen : INURE
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Peer : EARL
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Fuss : TODO
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Bogged down : MIRED
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Yellow : PUSILLANIMOUS
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Southern constellation : ARA
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Chess pieces : MEN
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Instruction to chorus singers : ALLTOGETHER
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Mrs., in Spain : SRA
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Senior member : DOYEN
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Regions : AREAS
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Nov. and Dec. : MOS
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Eager : AVID
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Rudy Vallee's song : STEIN
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Defraud : BILK
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Mil. rank : GEN
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Performs diligently : PLIES
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Book-cover entry : TITLE
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Energy unit : ERG
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Manages : RUNSTHESHOW
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Member of a familiar trio : TOM
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Poet's word : ERE
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Green : INEXPERIENCED
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Varnish resin : ELEMI
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Alexander's group : BAND
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De ___ (too much) : TROP
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Grade : SLOPE
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Bugbear : OGRE
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Pen name : ELIA
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Camping equipment : TENTS
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Require : NEED
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Impression : DENT
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Before: Prefix : PRE
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Garner : REAP
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Beige : ECRU
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Throbbed : PULSATED
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Air-travel problem : JETLAG
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Adored one : IDOL
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Blue of baseball : VIDA
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Town on the Thames : ETON
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Bubbles beneath the surface : SIMMERS
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Kind of shop or jack : UNION
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Spiritual tutor : GURU
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Greek god : ARES
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Crimson : RED
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Golf club : IRON
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"___ what I say" : IMEAN
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Relative of a motto : ADAGE
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Romeo : LOVER
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Untruthful : LYING
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Dine at home : EATIN
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Kilmer poem : TREES
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Stickup job : HEIST
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Howard K. : SMITH
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Norse chieftain : ROLLO
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Out of position : ASKEW
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Business cycle : SLUMP
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Divided in a way : BISECTED
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Certain votes : PROXIES
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Sea swallow : TERN
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Took notice of : HEEDED
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Entice : TEMPT
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That: Lat. : ILLE
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Inert gas : NEON
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Black : EBON
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Storm : RAGE
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Concerning : INRE
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Gardner : ERLE
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Rub out : DOIN
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N. Y. time : EST
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Opportune : PAT

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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