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New York Times, Monday, March 29, 1976

Author:
Jack Wherry
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.72, Missing: { F J Q }, Scrabble score: 339 (avg 1.79)
Open Squares: 59, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,725

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Across
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Old English letters : ETHS
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Like half a team's games : AWAY
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Add a touch of spirits : LACE
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Morality of a society : ETHOS
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Lemon's kin : LIME
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Jet black : ONYX
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What happens annually at Capistrano : THESWALLOWSCOME
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Confederates, for short : REBS
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Disencumbers : RIDS
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Window units : PANES
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Silkworm : ERI
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Get-up-and-go : ZING
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Presidential nickname : CAL
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Panty or police : RAID
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Go too far : OVERSTEP
32
Words on a price list : ANDUP
34
Disagreeable ones : TOADS
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Suffix for glob or gran : ULE
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Machine parts : CAMS
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Kind of bud : TASTE
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Pine, for one : TREE
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Part of N. Amer. : USA
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Joins in the crowd : MIXES
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Cheapskate : PIKER
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Universal : PANDEMIC
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Enclosure : PALE
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Lemon or pom : ADE
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___ of the dog : HAIR
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Time units: Abbr. : YRS
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Stun : AMAZE
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Highway sign : EATS
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Jets' home : SHEA
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Cape Cod town : BUZZARDSBAYMASS
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Print type: Abbr. : ITAL
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"The very ___!" : IDEA
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Gives the heave-ho : OUSTS
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Ribbon: Suffix : TENE
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Emily or Wiley : POST
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Words of disgust : UGHS
Down
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Upper space : ETHER
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Famous Alcatraz resident : THEBIRDMAN
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"Giddyup, ___!" : HOSS
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Direction: Abbr. : SSW
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Exhausted : ALLIN
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Bootless errands : WILDGOOSECHASES
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Biblical prophet : AMOS
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Evergreen : YEW
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Some yokels : LOCALS
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Soon : ANON
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Flower cluster : CYME
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Letters : EXES
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Existence: Fr. : ETRE
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Unimaginative : ARID
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Bandies words : SPARS
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Kind of gun : ZIP
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Give up : CEDE
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Eur. country : AUS
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Large containers : VATS
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Post-holiday fare : TURKEYHASH
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Robert ___ : ELEE
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Coequal : PEER
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"Take ___ and drink it up" : ACUP
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Space agency : NASA
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Kind of dancer : TAXI
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"A ___ to live, and . . . " : TIME
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Sesame : TIL
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Jason's wife : MEDEA
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Between a bogey and a birdie : PAR
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Astound : DAZZLE
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Tower city : PISA
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Up : ATBAT
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Musical marks : RESTS
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Cheek : SASS
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"I don't care ___" : ABIT
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Muffle : MUTE
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Moslem call to prayer : AZAN
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Taro root : EDDO
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Self-satisfied : SMUG
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Actor Torn : RIP
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Pronoun : YOU

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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