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New York Times, Friday, March 12, 1976

Author:
Ann Jenkins
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.40, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Ann Jenkins has 23 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,708

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Across
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Outpouring : STREAM
7
Holding to the letter : STRICT
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Linked : TIEDTO
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"Good point!" : TOUCHE
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Regained winning ways : RALLIED
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Optimistic : ROSEATE
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Wall piers : ANTAE
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Archie's foil : EDITH
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Mme., in Portugal : SRA
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E.T.O. date : DDAY
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To-dos : FLAPS
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Slant : BIAS
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Lawyer: Abbr. : ATT
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Fleur-___ : DELYS
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Dieters' no-no : CANDY
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Ruckus : ROW
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Was in the red : OWED
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Feature of a hairdo : BANGS
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Unemployed visionary : IDLEDREAMER
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Gibe : SNEER
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Italian family : ESTE
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Unit of pressure: Abbr. : ATM
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Sloshed : WADED
40
Flavoring bean : CACAO
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David's officer : IRA
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Benefactions : ALMS
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Globetrotters' exhortation : GOMAN
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What some strain at : GNAT
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Early A.D. year : LVI
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What one's reach should exceed : GRASP
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Ledger entry : DEBIT
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Scorekeeper : TALLIER
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Atomic element : ISOTOPE
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Bruisers' gear : GLOVES
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What some clutch at : STRAWS
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Ancient mystic : ESSENE
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Sleeping-sickness carrier : TSETSE
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___ reason (be logical) : STANDTO
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Flunk out at derring-do : TILTATWINDMILLS
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Baton carriers' race : RELAY
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Miss Adams : EDIE
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Bolted down : ATE
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Did style-show work : MODELLED
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Gaza and Sunset : STRIPS
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Crossing sounds : TOOTS
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Football power play : RUSH
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Cut no ___ : ICE
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Tracking fancied pots of gold : CHASINGRAINBOWS
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Groups of four : TETRADS
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Speed-trap gear : RADAR
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Moderate : EASY
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Flights of fancy : DAYDREAMS
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Not as many : FEWER
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Cause of harm : BANE
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Handed out : DOLED
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Intaglio's opposite : CAMEO
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Not ___ eye : BATAN
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Borderline grades : DEES
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Builder of air castles : ESCAPIST
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Utilize jetsam : SALVAGE
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Wander about : TRAIPSE
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Dull finish : MATTE
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Alston or Whitman : WALT
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Gross : COARSE
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Naive : GREEN
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Reach : GETAT
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Confer : GIVE
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French painter : DORE
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Angeles or Alamos : LOS
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Sesame and Baker: Abbr. : STS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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