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New York Times, Friday, February 7, 1975

Author:
Sidney L. Robbins
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { H J Q U Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Sidney L. Robbins has 153 pre-Shortz puzzles and 50 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,309
Across
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Eagle variety : BALD
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Custer's effort : STAND
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Mine truck : TRAM
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___ patriae : AMOR
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Singing voice : TENOR
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Island off Scotland : IONA
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Spanish child : NINO
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Prefix for vert : EXTRO
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Hymn word : AMEN
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Like one end of the pool : DEEPER
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Articulate : ASPIRATE
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Poetic cattle : KINE
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Icelandic work : EDDA
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In every way : ENTIRELY
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Red dyes : EOSINS
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Speak one's ___ : PIECE
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Rope fiber : SISAL
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___ the line : TOE
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Black Hills state: Abbr. : SDAK
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Control : WIELD
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Sand hill, in Britain : DENE
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Hockey's Bobby : ORR
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English dramatist : PEELE
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"Forewarned, fore___" : ARMED
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Cactus of Southwest : MESCAL
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Thaws : DEFROSTS
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Troubles : AILS
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Round ___ : TRIP
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Something from heaven : RAINDROP
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Discontinued autos : EDSELS
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Formerly, of old : ERST
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Gladden : ELATE
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Read copy : EDIT
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Valley : DALE
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French month : AVRIL
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City of India : AGRA
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Unique thing : ONER
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Fall into ruin : DECAY
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Set up a golf ball : TEED
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Marching or rubber : BAND
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Friend, in Paris : AMIE
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Solitary : LONE
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Old football scoring play : DROPKICK
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Novelist Laurence : STERNE
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Antoine or Rickard : TEX
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Theater org. : ANTA
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Bergen resident : NORSE
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"Born Yesterday" words : DROPDEAD
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Headdresses : TIARAS
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Capital of Italia : ROMA
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Dill herb : ANET
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Shaggy hair : MANE
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Shamrock land : EIRE
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Adored one : IDOL
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Miss Dinsmore : ELSIE
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English track : EPSOM
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Kol ___ : NIDRE
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Races : TEARS
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Give way : YIELD
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Details : ITEMS
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Musical piece : NONET
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Beginnings : SEEDS
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Cold-weather fall : SLEET
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Bookish : WELLREAD
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Limousine accommodation : DROPSEAT
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___ off (bribed) : PAID
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Unproductive : ARID
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Gait : CANTER
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In a lavish way : FREELY
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Unravel : SOLVE
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Go over again : REDO
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"Man of ___" : ARAN
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Wight, for one : ISLE
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Paris play area : PARC
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Sharpness : EDGE
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Italian money : LIRE
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African village : STAD
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Toledo aunt : TIA

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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