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New York Times, Tuesday, March 16, 1976

Author:
Manny Miller
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,712
Across
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Tongue mishap : SLIP
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Pop's pop : GRAMP
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Partner of sound : SAFE
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Drinking addict : WINO
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Fictional uncle : REMUS
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Steel base : IRON
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"The Sound ___" : ANDTHEFURY
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Nobleman : LORD
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Recent: Prefix : NEO
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Higher, in Bonn : OBER
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Places for medals : CHESTS
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Town ___ : CRIER
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Conversation pieces : PHONES
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Mountain of Greece : ATHOS
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Word with post or manu : SCRIPT
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___ finger at : POINTA
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Ad ___ committee : HOC
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Young oyster : SPAT
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Mass. cape : ANN
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"___ man with seven . . . " : IMETA
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Old capital of Burma : AVA
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___ jerker : TEAR
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Hart's mate : ROE
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Maryland racetrack : LAUREL
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Exertion : EFFORT
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Sound ___ : TRACK
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Traitorous French marshal : PETAIN
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Lengthwise : ALONG
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Of the rodent family : MURINE
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English philologist and murderer : ARAM
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Inlet : RIA
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Stravinsky : IGOR
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Sound by the Atlantic : LONGISLAND
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Early Asian : MEDE
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Eatery : DINER
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Samoan port : APIA
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Opposites of hivers : ETES
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Shutter pieces : SLATS
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Dobbin's vehicle : SHAY
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Kind of song : SWAN
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Short message : LINE
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Laos, Burma, Vietnam, etc. : INDOCHINA
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Kind of luck : POT
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Diving bird : GREBE
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Alludes to : REFERS
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River of Asia : AMUR
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Wall, in France : MUR
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Having a sixth sense : PSYCHICAL
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Old films : SILENTS
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"Mighty Lak ___" : AROSE
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Lewis and Dix : FORTS
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Men on the line : ENDS
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Raise : HOIST
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Short flight : HOP
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Rum, below the Rio Grande : RON
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First in time: Prefix : PROT
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___ on the back : APAT
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Style : TONE
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Comfort : CHEER
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Runway sites : AIRFIELDS
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Short article : PARAGRAPH
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With: Fr. : AVEC
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Kind of show : TALK
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Gaze dreamily : MOON
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Hangs up one's spikes : RETIRES
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Parts of molecules : ATOMS
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Vase with a base : URN
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Strike out : FAN
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Archer's need : TARGET
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Sound by the Pacific : PUGET
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Destroy gradually : ERODE
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Homes of a sort : LAIRS
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Marceau, for one : MIME
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Magnani : ANNA
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Dolphin genus : INIA
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Forever and ___ : ADAY
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Painting : OIL
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___ Cruces : LAS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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