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New York Times, Friday, March 26, 1976

4-Down : What a fair exchange isn't

Author:
George Madrid
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { F J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
George Madrid has 12 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,722
Across
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Comedian Bert : LAHR
5
Settled a debt : PAIDUP
11
___ the deck : HIT
14
Spread : OLEO
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Obscure : ARCANE
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Holiday time : EVE
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Start of a gourmand's cop-out : TISBETTERTO
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Careless : LAX
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Constant : STABLE
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Pain : TORMENT
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Tin and rabbit : EARS
25
Actor Hunter : IAN
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More of quote : BURPANDBEARTHE
33
Chair and Street : EASYS
34
Shoe widths : AAAS
35
Spoil : ROT
36
Prior to : ERE
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Suffer humiliation : EATCROW
40
Sheep : EWE
41
British version of inc. : LTD
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Resound : ECHO
43
Reminders : HINTS
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More of quote : SHAMETHANNOTTO
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Charged atom : ION
50
Seven ___ : SEAS
51
More of quote : BURPAND
55
Independence name : TRUMAN
59
Math course : ALG
60
End of quote : BEARTHEPAIN
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Wildebeest : GNU
64
Poe maiden : LENORE
65
Current : TIDE
66
___ Remo : SAN
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More anxious : EDGIER
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Bills : ONES
Down
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Great many : LOTS
2
Noticed by chance : ALIT
3
"For ___ jolly good ... " : HESA
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What a fair exchange isn't : ROBBERY
5
Old Roman cup : PATERA
6
Dance or music, e.g. : ART
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Drink addition : ICE
8
Pub-game item : DART
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"Do ___ others ... " : UNTO
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"But will it play in ___?" : PEORIA
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Radio soap-opera heroine : HELENTRENT
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Russian czar : IVAN
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Subject : TEXT
18
Slip by : ELAPSE
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Month: Abbr. : MAR
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Grab : SNATCH
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Swiss theologian : BARTH
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Child's offering for a swap : USEDAIRGUN
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Russian villa : DACHA
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Münchhausen et al. : BARONS
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Inner: Prefix : ESO
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"___ Succeed in Business ... " : HOWTO
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Seasons, in Nice : ETES
33
Morays : EELS
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At the age of: Abbr. : AET
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"We ___ about to die ... " : WHOARE
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"___ you" (your option) : ITSUPTO
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Cleaner's tool : MOP
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Authorize : ENABLE
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Infernal : NETHER
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Bean and feed : BAGS
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Arm bone : ULNA
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Require : NEED
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Mild oath : DANG
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Leading : MAIN
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Helper : AIDE
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Compass points : NNES
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French monarch : ROI
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Three, in Milan : TRE

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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