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New York Times, Tuesday, March 11, 1975

Author:
Raymond F. Eisner
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { J K Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 261 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Raymond F. Eisner has 36 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,341
Across
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Solar disk : ATON
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___-faced (brazen) : BOLD
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"Divine" actress : SARAH
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Kind of flight : SOLO
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Hayworth : RITA
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Burdens, to Caesar : ONERA
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Early car maker : OLDS
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Satan : OLDSCRATCH
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Auto plate: Abbr. : LIC
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Stalemates : TIES
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___ grudge against : HOLDSA
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"___ Pal of Mine" : DEAROLD
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Run-of-the-mill : SOSO
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Mr. Hurok et al. : SOLS
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Yellow flower : MARIGOLD
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Chose : OPTED
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Grape and clinging : VINES
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Adore, in Scotland : LOE
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Waikiki wreaths : LEIS
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Evergreens : PINES
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Icelandic epic : EDDA
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Red dye : AAL
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Stable worker : SHOER
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Ruminant : CAMEL
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N. J. racetrack : FREEHOLD
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House, in Honduras : CASA
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Málaga miss: Abbr. : SRTA
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Hold in check : CONTROL
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Hamlet's "___ solid flesh" : TOOTOO
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Unique : SOLE
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French holy woman: Abbr. : STE
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Doxology tune : OLDHUNDRED
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Tea shrub : THEA
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Highway-radar recording : SPEED
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Amusement-park feature : RIDE
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Crew gear : OARS
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Scorches : SEARS
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Eur. land : USSR
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Scenario : PLOT
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___ as Methuselah : ASOLD
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"But it's better ___ in bed" : TOLIE
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Region of northern Spain : OLDCASTILE
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Digits: Abbr. : NOS
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Prepares steak : BROILS
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Did a garage job : OILED
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Fast trains: Abbr. : LTDS
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Prosecutors: Abbr. : DAS
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Women's club : SOROSIS
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Similar thing : ANALOG
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Emeritus: Abbr. : RETD
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Spotlights : ARCS
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Merry sounds : HAHA
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Odd jobs : CHORES
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Related : TOLD
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Lobster corals : ROES
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More reasonable : SANER
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Did prospecting : MINED
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Name for Manchuria's Chang Tso-lin : OLDMARSHAL
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Vein : LODE
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"Big ___!" : DEAL
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Norwegian saint : OLAF
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Prickly ___ : PEAR
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"Twelfth Night" heroine : VIOLA
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Unit of light intensity : PHOTON
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Direction : EAST
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Veils in mystery : SHROUDS
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Stick : CANE
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Miss Williams : ESTHER
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Less cordial : COLDER
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Campus people : COEDS
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Alamagordo's county : OTERO
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At ___ (in any case) : LEAST
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Fling : TOSS
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Leather flask : OLPE
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Concert halls : ODEA
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Hindu titles : SRIS
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Joanne : DRU
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Surpass : TOP

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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