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New York Times, Friday, March 28, 1975

Author:
Jean Reed
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { F Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,358

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Across
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"___ is a recording" : THIS
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Exercise, as a boxer : SPAR
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Emplane : BOARD
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Polly, to Tom Sawyer : AUNT
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Tempo : PACE
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Boredom : ENNUI
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"Gladly the ___ bear" (child's version) : CROSSEYED
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Russian hero : LENIN
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Columbus initials : OSU
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Gone by : PAST
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Doing garden work : HOEING
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Blue or mean : STREAK
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"___ fool can see" : ASANY
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Times: Abbr. : YRS
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Things to go off on : TANGENTS
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War clubs : MACES
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"Ask ___ questions ... " : MENO
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Sturdy boat : DORY
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Where Plato taught : ACADEME
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Separate : DISJOIN
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"The condemned man ___ hearty ... " : ATEA
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"An apple ___ ... " : ADAY
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Craft : CANOE
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Lay singer : MINSTREL
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Common prefix in Dundee : MAC
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African corral : KRAAL
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Islands off Scotland : ORKNEY
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Narrow passage : STRAIT
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Irish locale : TARA
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Ab ___ (from the beginning) : OVO
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Legal rights : LIENS
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Behaved naughtily : DISOBEYED
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Put on ___ (pretend) : ANACT
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Minor prophet : AMOS
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Marshall or Haig: Abbr. : GENL
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Turmoil : MELEE
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Prefix for factor or diction : BENE
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Bone: Prefix : OSTE
Down
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Tortillas : TACOS
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Novelist Fannie : HURST
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"Peace ___ time" : INOUR
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Fleet and Wall: Abbr. : STS
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Talks : SPEAKS
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___ the price : PAYS
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Film-making plastic : ACETATE
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Knicks' Holzman : RED
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Be a member : BELONG
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Wild card in poker, often : ONEEYEDJACK
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Years: Lat. : ANNI
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Devastate : RUIN
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Bell sound : DING
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Few and far between : SPARSE
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Asian city : HANOI
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Viewed suspiciously : EYEDASKANCE
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Koufax : SANDY
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High time : NOON
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Combo : TRIO
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"Auld Lang ___" : SYNE
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Word for a lady : MAAM
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Play part : ACTI
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French city : CAEN
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Jason's wife : MEDEA
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Corday's victim : MARAT
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Sacred beetle : SCARAB
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Words for an athletic record : ALLTIME
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"Valse ___" : TRISTE
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Sullen : MOROSE
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English poet : NOYES
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Happening : EVENT
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Swiss song: Var. : YODLE
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Bridge bid : SLAM
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Part of a fork : TINE
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Kind of estate : REAL
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"Unto us ___ is given" : ASON
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Pat : DAB
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Self : EGO

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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