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New York Times, Thursday, March 11, 1976

Author:
Dorothy Cannan
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.63, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Dorothy Cannan has 12 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,707
Across
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Unusual art piece : CURIO
6
Ski lift : TBAR
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Norwegian king : OLAV
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Perfumes: Var. : ATARS
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Likewise : ALSO
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Ibsen heroine : NORA
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S. A. desert plant : CHRISTMASCACTUS
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Observe : HEED
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Kind of horse or track : RACE
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Artificial channel : FLUME
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Prior to : ERE
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" . . . the ___ at heaven's gate sings" : LARK
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West et al. : MAES
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Kind of dog : LAP
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Ivory, in old Rome : EBUR
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Join the also-rans : TRAIL
32
Certain votes : AYES
33
Actor Leon : AMES
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State flower of S. C. : YELLOWJESSAMINE
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On ___ street : EASY
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Diving-bell inventor : EADS
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State flower of N. H. : LILAC
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Elephant's ___ : EARS
44
Golden or fishing : ROD
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Asian tree : ASAK
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Two-toed sloth : UNAU
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___-Magnon : CRO
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Fall bloom : ASTER
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Biblical name : ASER
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Reptile, for short : CROC
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Wildflower of West : PURPLESAGEBRUSH
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Silkworm : ERIA
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Waiter's offering : MENU
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Jockey : RIDER
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Kind of estate : REAL
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Impudent talk : SASS
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Portly : OBESE
Down
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Secret store : CACHE
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Arthurian king : UTHER
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Peep show : RAREE
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Perennial herb : IRID
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Forerunner of the C.I.A. : OSS
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Cornish river : TAMAR
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Neckwear for a Preakness winner : BLACKEYEDSUSANS
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African fox : ASSE
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Sindbad's bird : ROC
10
Tante's husband : ONCLE
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Daydreamer's flower : LOTUS
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Calla lily : ARUM
13
Container : VASE
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Pitfall : TRAP
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At a distance : AFAR
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French composer : LALO
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Rumple : MUSS
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Easter plant : LILY
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Good Queen ___ : BESS
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Nautical chain : TYE
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Cartoonist Gardner : REA
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Jolson et al. : ALS
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Out of harmony : AJAR
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Surrounded by : AMID
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Wire measure : MIL
35
Spanish queen : ENA
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Short time, for short : SEC
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Kind of sister : WEAK
39
Baseball brother : ALOU
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Countess's husband : EARL
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Hard to find : RARE
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Roman halls : ATRIA
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Flower part : SEPAL
48
Spiced beverage : NEGUS
49
Uncouth : CRUDE
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Derby winner's neckwear : ROSES
51
Natural earth : OCHRE
52
Mime : APER
53
"You bet!" : SURE
54
Cruising : ASEA
55
Corn ___ : CRIB
57
Letters : EMS
58
Family member: Abbr. : BRO

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 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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