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New York Times, Wednesday, March 12, 1975

9-Across : Fleece or Bough

Author:
Leonard Goldberg
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { F H J Q X Y }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 83, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,342
Across
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Source of great wealth : GOLDMINE
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Fleece or Bough : GOLDEN
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Vespucius : AMERICUS
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Olive enzyme : OLEASE
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Showing devotion : REVERENT
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Shack : LEANTO
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Geraint's wife : ENID
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Boy Scout pioneer : BEARD
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Perceptive : KEEN
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La ___, Bolivia : PAZ
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Tropical tree : EBO
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Students: Abbr. : SRS
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G. I. neckwear : DOGTAG
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Land with rainy plains : SPAIN
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French friends : AMIES
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Old English pennies : STERLINGS
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Teutonic goddess : NORN
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Hired thugs : GOONS
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Trim : NEAT
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Former area of Africa : GOLDCOAST
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Perle : MESTA
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Fine cloths : SILKS
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P. O. machine : SORTER
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Flatfoot : COP
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White House initials : DDE
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Finished : DID
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Odd, in Scotland : ORRA
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Military aide's décor : BRAID
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Pelvic bones : ILIA
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City of Wisconsin : WAUSAU
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Jewelry-store purchase : GOLDRING
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Conclusion : ENDING
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Metropolis of Australia : ADELAIDE
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Bed frames : STEADS
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"___ at night, sailors' delight" : REDSKIES
Down
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Station, in Lyon : GARE
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Presage : OMEN
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Jacob's son : LEVI
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Scott : DRED
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Russian community : MIR
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Hangover help : ICEBAG
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Vasco ___ de Balboa : NUNEZ
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This: Sp. : ESTA
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Items at Ft. Knox : GOLDBARS
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Cheer for a matador : OLE
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News source, at times : LEAK
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Hamlet and Andersen : DANES
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Chemical compound : ESTER
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Bright lights : NEONS
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Rue : REPENT
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Dance step : PAS
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Banana or olive : OIL
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Mild expletive : DANG
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Melville novel : OMOO
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Kind of scout : GIRL
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Inclines : TENDS
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Facing a glacier : STOSS
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Forty-___ : NINER
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Long, steady rain : SOAKER
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Series of boxes : NEST
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Golden ___ : GATE
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Gold ___ : STAR
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Beetles for Poe : GOLDBUGS
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El ___ : CID
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Dress style : MOD
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Moved obliquely : SIDLED
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Port on Isle of Wight : COWES
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Praying figure : ORANT
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Fastidious person : PRUDE
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Electron tube : DIODE
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___ Minor : ASIA
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Culture medium : AGAR
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Mideast land: Var. : IRAK
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Roman 53 : LIII
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India, to French : INDE
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Golden and others : AGES
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Connective : AND
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Librarian's degree : DLS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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