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New York Times, Thursday, March 20, 1975

Author:
Sidney Frank
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.63, Missing: { F J Q V Y Z }, Scrabble score: 261 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,350
Across
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European thrush : OUSEL
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Snowy and hoot : OWLS
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In present condition : ASIS
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Merge : UNITE
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'Twas ever ___ : THUS
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Cash in Rome : LIRE
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Large American bird : GREATWHITEHERON
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Lamar or Leigh : HUNT
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Network : RETE
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Common contraction : ARENT
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Arabic letter : THA
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"___ Mable" : DERE
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Vessels of W.W. II : LCTS
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Cyst : WEN
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Journey : TREK
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" . . . fetch ___ of water" : APAIL
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Shoe width : AAAA
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Nabokov girl et al. : ADAS
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Hawk of West and South : MISSISSIPPIKITE
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Actual being : ESSE
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Suffers : AILS
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Dice throws : SIXES
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Have a meal : DINE
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Container : BIN
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Caesar's divided land : GAUL
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___ ex machina : DEUS
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Go to ___ : POT
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Of a Frankish people : SALIC
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Jewish month : ADAR
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City of Kansas : IOLA
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Small duck : HOODEDMERGANSER
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French handle : ANSE
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Actor Walter : ABEL
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Sports place : ARENA
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Disorder : MESS
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Lancelot's uncle : BORS
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Monthly collections : RENTS
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"There ___ to be a law" : OUGHT
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California's Jesse : UNRUH
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City near Florence : SIENA
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Unit for Louis XIV : ETAT
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Allow : LET
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Additional : OTHER
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American game animal : WHITETAILEDDEER
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Pear-shaped instrument : LUTE
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Compass reading : SSE
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On the qui vive : ALERT
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Progenitors : SIRES
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Horse or lung : IRON
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Delivered : SENT
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Small bird : WREN
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Chop : HACK
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Food store : DELI
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Action requiring a prior look : LEAP
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Kind of guy : WISE
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Knocks : RAPS
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Parisian soul : AME
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Greek letters : PIS
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Beast : ASS
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"It's ___ to tell . . . " : ASIN
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Related : AKIN
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Fort in N. J. : DIX
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Supped : ATE
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French possessive : SES
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Ancient Mariner's sighting : SAIL
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Egyptian deity : ISIS
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Mussolini : DUCE
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Nondescript town : BURG
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Shine : GLOSS
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Military personnel : AIDES
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Title people : EARLS
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Polish city : POSEN
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Fragrant : OLENT
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"___ Bulba" : TARAS
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Pillow cover : SHAM
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Top-drawer : AONE
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Early pulpit : AMBO
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Concerning : INRE
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Smidgen : DAB
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Swiss river : AAR

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 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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