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New York Times, Sunday, March 21, 1976

Author:
Arnold Moss
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 93, Avg Word Len: 5.13, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 713 (avg 1.64)
Open Squares: 142, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 23, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 21
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,717
Across
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Noted whaler and family : AHABS
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"Bell Song" singer : LAKME
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___ Raton : BOCA
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White poplar : ABELE
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Ward off : REPEL
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Skull part : INION
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Kind of cake or cut : SHORT
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Consumers' spearhead : NADER
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World aid org. : UNRRA
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Hangs fire : PENDS
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Sadat : ANWAR
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Yields : CEDES
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Witch's ride : BROOMHANDEL
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Carved walrus teeth, etc. : ESKIMOZART
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Senior, in Paris : AINE
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Adherent : IST
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M.D.'s org. : AMA
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Cob's mate : PEN
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G.I.'s rating : PTE
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" . . . knits up the ___ care" : RAVELLDSLEAVEOF
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Dodges : EVADES
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Lost too much weight : OVERDIETED
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Edison name : ALVA
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Where Niamey is : NIGER
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"___ Camera" : IAMA
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Israeli port : EILAT
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Eskimo boat : UMIAK
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Suburbia site : CHOPINGCENTER
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April 15 org. : IRS
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Outpouring : SPATE
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Sports org. : AAU
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Animal for March : LION
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Coal product : TAR
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Beverage : ALE
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Costumed : GUISED
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Mlle., in Rio : SRTA
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Shot up : GREW
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Jai alai item : CESTA
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John Dickson ___ : CARR
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Child's game : HAYDNGOSEEK
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Yiddish theater star : MAHLERPICON
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Blockhead : DOLT
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Nigerian town : YASHI
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___ Fein : SINN
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Singing group, in Spain : CORO
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Swift's forte : SATIRE
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Mustangs' campus : SMU
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"___ no use!" : ITS
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Anne and Geneviève: Abbr. : STES
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Darrow, for one: Abbr. : ATT
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Growing out : ENATE
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I stand: Lat. : STO
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Noted N.Y. theater byway : SCHUBERTALLEY
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Waxy acid : CERIN
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"___ luck!" : TOUGH
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Minotaur's den : MAZE
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Belgian city : LIEGE
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Roman 154 : CLIV
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Empire symbols : BRITTENIAS
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French impressionist : SEURAT
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Like square dancers at times : OFFENBACHTOBACH
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Monk's title : DOM
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Yalie : ELI
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On the ___ (hiding) : LAM
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Turf : SOD
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Gospel writer : MARK
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Barber's bid to child : DOHOLSTILL
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Abuzz : BIZETASABEE
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West Point, etc.: Abbr. : ACADS
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"Prufrock" author : ELIOT
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Change one's ___ : IMAGE
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Nerve-cell process : AXONE
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Miss. river : YAZOO
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"___, in thy orisons . . . " : NYMPH
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Venice street : CANAL
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Writer Gore : VIDAL
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Isaac : STERN
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Church part : APSE
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" . . . would ___ as sweet" : SMELL
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Divinations : OMENS
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Oil island : ARUBA
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Matisse : HENRI
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___ strings : APRON
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Semele's nurse : BEROE
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Grand or little : SLAM
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Enzyme : LIPASE
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Concerning : ANENT
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Ilk : KIND
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Music scale : MODE
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Subjugate : ENSLAVE
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Dan Beard org. : BSA
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Without: Ger. : OHNE
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Homecoming animals : COWS
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Mideast drink : ARAK
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Adriatic port : ANCONA
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Singer Joan : BAEZ
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Norse epic : EDDA
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Sly look : LEER
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Formerly, of old : ERST
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Donald Duck's nephews : TRIPLETS
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Producers' goals : HITS
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Reward : MEED
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Debussy's "La ___" : MER
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Birch's relative : ALDER
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Risk : PERIL
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"Pins and Needles" composer : ROME
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___-garde : AVANT
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Year for Nero : LII
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Haircutters : DELILAHS
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Gaze : STARE
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Dracula-like : VAMPIRIC
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Inventor Howe : ELIAS
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Egg-shaped : OVATE
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Phonied : FAKED
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Turn into money : ENCASH
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Buddhist temple : VIHARA
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S. A. rodent: Var. : AGOUTY
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Airline abbr. : DEP
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Luzon native : IGOROT
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Teen-agers' woes : ACNES
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Seize illegally : USURP
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Trifle with : NIGGLE
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Thumb and carpet : TACKS
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"Able was I ___ . . . " : ERE
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One ___ time : ATA
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January stone : GARNET
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F.D.A.'s concern : ADDITIVE
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Mass. town : WEYMOUTH
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Friend of Pocahontas : SMITH
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Middle, to British : CENTRE
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Ex-Yankee Irv : NOREN
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___-de-vie : EAU
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Read: Fr. : LISEZ
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Ship : COALER
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___ y Gasset : ORTEGA
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"Hold it!" : NOTYET
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___, haec, hoc : HIC
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Dry-plaster painting : SECCO
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Mischievous as ___ : ANELF
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Price list: Fr. : TARIF
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Zeno follower : STOIC
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Poison ___ : SUMAC
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Witches' town : SALEM
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Confine : STRAITEN
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Underworld : SHEOL
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Carousal : BASH
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N. Y. campus : LIU
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Drops, in pharmacy : GTT
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Containers: Abbr. : BBLS
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Knicks' org. : NBA
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Poetic beats : IAMBICS
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Bar item : SODA
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Half or Ozzie : NELSON
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"You don't say!" : DOTELL
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Actor George : SEGAL
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Proverb : MAXIM
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Habitation : ABODE
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French historian : RENAN
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Ship bottoms : KEELS
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Doris and Dennis : DAYS
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One ___ : OCAT
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Mist : HAZE
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In bad ___ : ODOR
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Novelist Ehrenburg : ILYA
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Flaccid : LIMP
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Cuts off : LOPS
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Moslem priest : IMAM
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Grey : ZANE
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Comedian Jimmy : SAVO
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Social event in Rouen : THE

Answer summary: 18 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 21 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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