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New York Times, Tuesday, February 25, 1975

Author:
Bert H. Kruse
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 298 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Bert H. Kruse has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,327
Across
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___ Flow : SCAPA
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Announcement: Abbr. : PROC
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Study hard : CRAM
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Papal name : URBAN
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Stir up : ROIL
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Bonheur : ROSA
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Arthurian furniture piece : ROUNDTABLE
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Mass. town : AYER
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Flair for : APTITUDE
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Carelessly : ANYWAY
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Emperor : NERO
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Gains : PROFITS
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Breed of dog : BEAGLE
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Make brandy : DISTIL
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Commercials : ADS
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Assignment in a French school : LECON
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Glacial ridge : ESKER
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Over ___ (finished) : WITH
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Protuberances : NODES
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Employ : HIRE
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Sharpen : STROP
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Type of column : DORIC
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Penpoint : NIB
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Greek letters : OMEGAS
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Counterparts of 24 Across : LOSSES
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Indicates : DENOTES
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Make weary : TIRE
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Absolve, in Scotland : EXONER
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Widely approved : ACCEPTED
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Frosty : RIMY
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Mixed drinks : MANHATTANS
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Moslem teacher : ALIM
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Writer James : AGEE
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Garment : TUNIC
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Sherlocks, for short : TECS
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Kind of paper : NEWS
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Last words : AMENS
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Koran chapter : SURA
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Cut, as a photo : CROP
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Lie next to : ABUT
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Fixing a window : PANING
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Words after kiss or show : ANDTELL
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Madrid art center : PRADO
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Loose garment : ROBE
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Beach pollutant : OIL
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Becomes sunny : CLEARS
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Lobster's relative : CRAYFISH
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U. S. civil-rights leader : ROYWILKINS
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Show to ___ (usher) : ASEAT
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Martin and Poppins : MARYS
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Soup dish : TUREEN
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Memorandum : NOTE
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One who yearns : PINER
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Cries of contempt : BAWS
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Prepare for print : EDIT
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Enormous : ASTRONOMIC
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Extinct birds : DODOS
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Musical additions : CODAS
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Lake : ERIE
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Uprisers, for short : REBS
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Bear-bare, hair-hare, etc. : HOMONYMS
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Ingredient of glass : SILICA
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Piccolo ___ : PETE
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Mrs. Martin Luther King : CORETTA
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Brandt or Kant : GERMAN
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Plant wall : SEPTUM
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Get rid of rodents : DERAT
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Banish : EXILE
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Asian trees : TCHES
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Again : ANEW
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Polynesian deity : TANE
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Pigment from grapes : ENIN
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Military medals: Abbr. : DSCS
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Ripen : AGE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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