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New York Times, Wednesday, February 4, 1976

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.68, Missing: { F Q Z }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,671
Across
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Stun with presence : OVERAWE
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Noisy kind of box : JUKE
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Rampart : PARAPET
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"___ is on the sparrow" : HISEYE
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Child's forte : IMAGINATIVENESS
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Church parts : APSES
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Theater boxes : LOGES
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Mineral spring : SPA
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Bound : TIED
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Early Teutons : GOTHS
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"Bon ___" : SOIR
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Misfigure : ERR
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French upper house : SENAT
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Published : AIRED
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Cruel dictator : DESPOT
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Neophytes : LEARNERS
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Excellent : ADMIRABLE
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Formal composition : SETPIECE
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"Take care!" : BEWARE
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Of ancient Troy : ILIAC
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Lands : ACRES
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Shake well : MIX
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Lens borders : RIMS
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Scottish hillsides : BRAES
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Insect stage : PUPA
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Stake house in N. Y. : OTB
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Cobra-like windings : COILS
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Suntan-oil ingredient : SALOL
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Individual assessment : PERSONALITYTEST
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Mariners : SEAMEN
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No-no girl : NANETTE
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Box : SPAR
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English poet : SPENSER
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Tranquilized : OPIATED
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"Dracula" V.I.P. : VAMPIRE
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Pencil parts : ERASERS
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Went wild : RAGED
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Sacred bull : APIS
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Cyst : WEN
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Interferometer : ETALON
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Plays swing music : JIVES
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Applications : USES
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Purview : KEN
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Rundown building, e.g. : EYESORE
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Hearty British snack : HIGHTEA
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Discerner : ESPIER
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Exceptional memory : TOTALRECALL
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Chalcedonies : SARDS
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"___ to the church on time" : GETME
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Brawn : SINEW
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Of a salt ingredient : SODIC
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City on the Rhone : ARLES
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Family men : PAPAS
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French clerics : ABBES
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Like an ill-fated flier : ICARIAN
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Sweet fruit drink : SIROP
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Top echelons : ELITES
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Distinctive voice qualities : TIMBRES
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Talismans : AMULETS
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Witty retort : RIPOSTE
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One who praises : EXALTER
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Pine products : RESINS
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Dimwit move : BONER
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Eucharist plate : PATEN
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Comet head : COMA
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Word from Burns : SYNE
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Spring rising : SAP
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Broach : TAP

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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