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New York Times, Wednesday, March 24, 1976

Author:
Virginia Butler
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { B J K Q X }, Scrabble score: 296 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Virginia Butler has 22 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,720
Across
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___ button : PANIC
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Design : PLAN
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___ up (be silent) : CLAM
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Hersey town : ADANO
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Isolated : LONE
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Function : ROLE
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Plunder : RAVEN
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Goes before : ANTECEDES
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Bedding materials : SHEETINGS
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Threepenny or horse : OPERA
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Scrutinizes : EYES
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Flower clusters : AMENTS
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Orderly universe : COSMOS
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Robustness : VIM
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Dupes : CHUMPS
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Feign : SIMULATE
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Ted Key's maid : HAZEL
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Poetic word : OPE
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Mother-of-pearl : NACRE
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Traveling freeloader : STOWAWAY
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Nevertheless : WITHAL
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Road material : TAR
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Aspects : FACETS
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Collapse : CAVEIN
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Silkworm : ERIA
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Famous fort : ALAMO
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Nonstop talkers : PRATTLERS
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Issue distorted facts : MISINFORM
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Type of column : IONIC
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By any chance : EVER
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Clothes or Christmas : TREE
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"___ the West Wind" : ODETO
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Without: Suffix : LESS
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Fish : CODS
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Jewish month : NISAN
Down
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Norms : PARS
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Wife of Esau : ADAH
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Hub : NAVE
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Arrow poison : INEE
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Thinker's forte : CONTEMPLATION
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Fokkers and Spads : PLANES
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Huey and Russell : LONGS
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Emmets : ANTS
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Formerly called : NEE
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Paper or suzette : CREPE
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Woolen cloth : LODEN
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Perceptive : ALERT
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Tablelands : MESAS
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Togetherness word : COMMUNICATION
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P.I. vines : IYOS
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Use a gunsight : AIM
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Small bird : CHAT
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Liqueur from Greece : OUZO
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Waterfowl : SMEW
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Contend : VIE
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Book parts: Abbr. : CHS
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Kind of glass : SPY
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Kind of show or Latin : LATE
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Eight, in Mainz : ACHT
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Pewter coins : TRAS
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Slippery one : EEL
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Put one's ___ in : OAR
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Languid : WAN
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Pedestrian-sign word : WAIT
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Bowling rounds : FRAMES
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Bactrian : CAMEL
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Aware : ALIVE
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Florists' offerings : VASES
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Asian rulers : EMIRS
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Goofed : ERRED
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African secret society : PORO
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Calif. city : LODI
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Chemical endings : ENES
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Miss Moreno : RITA
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Tea cake: Var. : SCON
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U.S. agency : FTC

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 7 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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