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New York Times, Saturday, March 15, 1975

Author:
Elaine D. Schorr
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.37, Missing: { B J V W Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Elaine D. Schorr has 49 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,345
Across
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Commentator Cooke : ALISTAIR
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Neighbor of Boys Town : OMAHA
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Cavity filler, in France : DENTISTE
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Church law : CANON
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Philosopher René : DESCARTES
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"Time is ___ friend" : AKIND
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Brass or steel : ALLOY
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Tousles : MUSSES
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Conduits : MAINS
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Kind of private : SEMI
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Promontory : NESS
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Peer Gynt's mother et al. : ASES
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Manuscript volume : CODEX
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Holy Roman emperor : OTTO
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Pining nymph : ECHO
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Splash : SPATTER
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Bal ___ : MASQUE
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Greek goddess : ATHENA
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Ascribes to : IMPUTES
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Play part : ACTI
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Golfer's alert : FORE
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___ one's lucky stars : THANK
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Pacific palm : NIPA
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Ollie's friend : FRAN
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Historic period : AERA
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African people : AGNIS
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Seven-year et al. : ITCHES
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Moss and tea : ROSES
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Great enthusiasm : MANIA
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Fix the potholes : RESURFACE
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" . . . and behold it was a ___" : DREAM
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Involves, in Paris : ENTRAINE
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Edge along : SIDLE
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Left off : DESISTED
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Miss St. Johns and others : ADELAS
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Caron : LESLIE
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Trivial : INCONSEQUENTIAL
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Restrains : STAYS
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French rifle-range : TIR
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Deer: Suffix : AST
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Listed in detail, old style : ITEMED
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Job-seekers' offerings : RESUMES
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Wood sorrels : OCAS
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Set no store by : MAKENOTHINGOFIT
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Liqueur : ANISETTE
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Word of endearment : HON
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Connective : AND
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Spanish lady : DAMA
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Beer-can quantity : SIXPACK
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Great Lakes canals : SOO
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British gun : STEN
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Marsh bird : SORA
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Spotted animal : CHEETAH
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Kind of throat : CUT
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Lawyer: Abbr. : ATT
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Offend : MIFF
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Cupid : AMOR
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Suffered an ankle mishap : SPRAINED
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Swerved, as a ship : SHEERED
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Group of sayings : ANA
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Lupin : ARSENE
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Ridiculous : INSANE
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Fitted parts together : PIECED
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African fox : ASSE
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Wall hanging : ARRAS
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Part of veni : CAME
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A.M.A. members : MDS
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Greek nickname : ARI
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Luke and John: Abbr. : STS
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Swiss canton : URI

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 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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