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New York Times, Saturday, March 20, 1976

Author:
Allan Blackman
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Allan Blackman has 17 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,716
Across
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Metal beam : TBAR
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"The Wreck of the Mary ___" : DEARE
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Contend with : COPE
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Between theta and kappa : IOTA
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Writer Horatio : ALGER
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Eye: Prefix : OCUL
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Famous group of ten : THEBILLOFRIGHTS
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State: Abbr. : ORE
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Movies' Ma Kettle : MAIN
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Discontinue : CEASE
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Droops : SAGS
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Ribbon: Prefix : TAEN
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Eucharistic plates : PATENS
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Envoys : LEGATES
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Resembling: Suffix : ULAR
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Writer Lafcadio : HEARN
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Mil. address : APO
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Landmark case : MARBURYVMADISON
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Cast ___ vote (oppose) : ANO
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Stem joints : NODES
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Parched : SERE
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Speak in a way : STUTTER
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Fortune or bank : TELLER
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Island off Sumatra : NIAS
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Sarazen : GENE
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Demean : ABASE
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Salvation or Coxey's : ARMY
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Scarf : BOA
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One of nine : MRJUSTICEPOWELL
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Diamond shape : PEAR
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Of a space : AREAL
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Genesis name : ABEL
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___ Coburg : SAXE
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Discernment : TASTE
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Lily of West : SEGO
Down
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Broz : TITO
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Physicist Niels : BOHR
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Suit to ___ : ATEE
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Mortar beater : RAB
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Fish of P.I. : DALAGS
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Havelock ___ : ELLIS
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Literary struggle : AGON
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Arbiter : REF
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Sin : ERR
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Convincing : COGENT
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Turkish weight : OCHA
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Calls' cousins : PUTS
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Or ___ : ELSE
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"___ old cow hand ... " : IMAN
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___ snow : ICEAND
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Balkan native : SERB
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Mets and Nets : TEAMS
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Taj Mahal locale : AGRA
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Cougar : PUMA
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Page and King : ALANS
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Mystic card : TAROT
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Crowbar : LEVER
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Studio piece : EASEL
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Germ cell : SPORE
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Jekyll's alter ego et al. : HYDES
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Exceptional person : ONER
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Loosens : UNTIES
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Church court : ROTA
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___ of Wight : ISLE
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Hesitant : UNSURE
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___ of Artemis : TEMPLE
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Greek war goddess : ENYO
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Dane or Divide : GREAT
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Elec. units : AMPS
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Town near L.A. : BREA
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Trojan-War figure : AJAX
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Honor cards : ACES
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Rebozo : BEBE
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Cassini : OLEG
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Brisk, in music: Abbr. : ALLO
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Swap for tit : TAT
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Gershwin : IRA
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"There ___ an old ... " : WAS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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