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New York Times, Saturday, March 27, 1976

Author:
H. Hastings Reddall
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 41, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { F H J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 243 (avg 1.32)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
H. Hastings Reddall has 27 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,723

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Across
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Arthur or Alice Duer : MILLER
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Cessation of practice : DISUSE
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Mumps or flu : DISEASE
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Soon : ERELONG
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Line on a chart : ISOGRAM
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Auto plate, to English : LICENCE
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Shea player : MET
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Advocate of a twofold doctrine : DUALIST
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Scottish one : AIN
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Chinese leader : MAO
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"I think, therefore ___" : IAM
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Compass reading : NNE
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Notably: Abbr. : ESP
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Garden flowers : PANSIES
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Mouser : CAT
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Becomes profound : DEEPENS
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Like some waitresses : TOPLESS
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Goddess of infatuation : ATE
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Resinous substance : LAC
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Very intense : VIOLENT
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Weather-forecaster's concern : AIRMASS
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Donkey : ASS
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Candy-cane features : STRIPES
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Cambodia's Angkor ___ : WAT
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Romaine : COS
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Make a boot : ERR
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High note : ELA
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Honest name : ABE
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Tenuous : GASEOUS
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___ up (recap) : SUM
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Iroquoians' five : NATIONS
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Further : PROMOTE
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Musical interval : TRITONE
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Shell occupants : OARSMEN
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Behind the ___ : SCENES
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Golf duffer, often : SLICER
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Discomfort : MISEASE
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Atomic form : ISOTOPE
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Chair part : LEG
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Cooking aid : LARD
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Genesis brother : ESAU
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Stays : REMAINS
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Establish bounds : DELIMIT
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Rainbow : IRIS
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Religious group : SECT
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Diminutive suffix : ULE
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Voice quality : SONANCE
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Live oaks : ENCINAS
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Switched to low beam : DIMMED
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Civets' relatives : GENETS
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___ Vegas : LAS
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"For ___ sake!" : PETES
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Concerning : ANENT
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Islands off Sicily, to Italians : EOLIE
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Booms : SPARS
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Chum : PAL
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Math initials : LCM
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Unoccupied : VACANT
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Weather-map lines : ISOBARS
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Of a Caucasus people : OSSETIC
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Locks : TRESSES
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Relevant : APROPOS
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Dreadful : AWESOME
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Soldier, at times : SALUTER
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Flower part : STAMEN
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Anger : IRE
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Hired thug : GOON
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Hathaway : ANNE
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Soviet river : URAL
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Fern clusters : SORI
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Native: Suffix : ITE
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Graduate degree : MSC

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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