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New York Times, Thursday, February 26, 1976

Author:
Dennis Listort
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.64, Missing: { J K Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 254 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,693
Across
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Guevara : CHE
4
Buenos ___ : AIRES
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Card-filing aid : TAB
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Molten rock : LAVA
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Oil source : SHALE
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O. Henry's gift givers : MAGI
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Guinness : ALEC
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Novelist Walter : PATER
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Neat as ___ : APIN
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Personal green light : POSITIVEFEELING
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Iron locale : ORE
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Name for an N.C.O. : SARGE
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Balzac : HONORE
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"Lift that ___" : BALE
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Ike's specialty : ALIBI
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Yes, indeed, in Spain : SISI
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Impertinence : SASS
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Took no sides : REMAINEDNEUTRAL
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Part of N.E.A.: Abbr. : ASSN
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Quasi-dairy product : OLEO
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Cabaret : BOITE
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Quest of '49 : GOLD
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Morally base : SORDID
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" . . . lived in ___" : ASHOE
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___ standstill : ATA
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Archie Bunker specialties : DOUBLENEGATIVES
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Gun fodder : AMMO
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Name for a dog : ROVER
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Church part : NAVE
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Yawn : GAPE
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Catkin : AMENT
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Bitter drug : ALOE
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Curve : ESS
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Spanish painter and family : SERTS
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Poetic word : EER
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Thunderous sound : CLAP
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Heavenly wear : HALO
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Holiday times : EVES
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Yearn : ASPIRE
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"___ not yet begun to fight" : IHAVE
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Evaluate : RATE
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Hebrew letter : ELEF
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Withered : SERE
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Swinelike animal : TAPIR
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Cheese-making process : AGING
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Carousing party : BINGE
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Chemical prefix : ACI
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Offenses, in law : MALA
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Temple gateway : TORII
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Compass point : ESE
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Scarlett or John O' : HARA
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Cheers : OLES
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Filches : NIMS
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Old Japanese coin : OBAN
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Waited : BIDED
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Donkey, in Spain : ASNO
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Fib : LIE
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Bear's order : SELL
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Safekeeping: Abbr. : STOR
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Unimaginative : ARID
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Egyptian goddess : SATI
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Eskimo transit : SLED
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Mind: Prefix : NOO
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German sea denizen : UBOAT
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Coagulate : GEL
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Fits' partners : STARTS
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Saying : ADAGE
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Animal bodies : SOMAS
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Dromedaries' assets : HUMPS
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Orchestra unit : OBOE
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Press or secret : AGENT
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Periods : ERAS
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Alaskan cape : NOME
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"Did you ___!" : EVER
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Feminine suffix : INA
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___ of tears : VALE
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Cry of revelry : EVOE
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Prophet : SEER

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 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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