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New York Times, Monday, March 22, 1976

Author:
McAulay
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { J K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,718
Across
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Joey et al. : PALS
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Stripling : LAD
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Subdue : TAME
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Blue-pencil : EDIT
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Prefix for gram : EPI
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Does tree surgery : PRUNES
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Barcelona child : NINO
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Rio de ___ : ORO
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Arteries : AORTAS
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"Run Silent, Run ___" : DEEP
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Very possibly : NODOUBT
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"Wait 'til the ___" : SUNSHINESNELLIE
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Charged atoms : IONS
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Reviews applicants : SCREENS
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Doyle's was red-headed : LEAGUE
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"Wie ___ es Ihnen?" : GEHT
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Gang weapon : GAT
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Merits : EARNS
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Sup : EAT
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Black Sea cape : EMINE
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S.A. country : ARG
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Knicks' Pearl : EARL
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Political lists : SLATES
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Kind of bum : STUMBLE
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Student : COED
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"Wait till ___" : THECOWSCOMEHOME
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P.R. town : GUAYAMA
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The end ___ era : OFAN
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Difficult : THORNY
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Roman 950 : CML
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Elemental part : UNIT
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Simple organisms : MONADS
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___ polloi : HOI
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Loudness measure : SONE
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Ragout : STEW
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Spanish queen : ENA
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German river : EDER
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Awaits decision : PENDS
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Farewell : ADIEU
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Sturdy cloth : LINEN
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Crossroad fixture : STOPSIGN
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Like Elsa : LEONINE
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Kitchen wear : APRONS
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Electron tube : DIODE
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"The Voice of the ___" : TURTLE
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Insect : ANT
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___ culpa : MEA
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Curve : ESS
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Spare tire : PAUNCH
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C.S.A. name : ROBERTELEE
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Caucasus native : OSSET
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Confined, as with a cold : HOUSEBOUND
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On the level : LEGIT
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Silly : INANE
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Kefauver : ESTES
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Kind of wise : LEAST
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Mother or Good : EARTH
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Debate : ARGUE
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Sal or Friday : GAL
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Cockney's religious dissent : ERESY
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Scene of confusion : MADHOUSE
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Berlin song : ALWAYS
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African republic : SOMALIA
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Longtime Giant manager : MCGRAW
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Paine's sense : COMMON
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Hidden store : CACHE
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Land ___ : OFNOD
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"As ___ goes ... " : MAINE
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Record : ENTER
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Patents' relatives: Abbr. : TMS
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"Some Like It ___" : HOT
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Pronoun : ONE

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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