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New York Times, Wednesday, March 3, 1976

Author:
Allan Blackman
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 262 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Allan Blackman has 17 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,699

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Across
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Smell ___ : ARAT
5
First principle : ARCHE
10
Hand-cream unit : BLOB
14
Ness, for one : LOCH
15
Stigma : STAIN
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Superior : AONE
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Wine city : ASTI
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Swedish pasture : SETER
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Corner : TREE
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Ancient ascetic : ESSENE
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Most insensitive : CRASSEST
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Firth of Scotland : FORTH
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Architect I. M. : PEI
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O'Neill's Anna : CHRISTIE
30
Cocktail-hour sound : TINKLE
34
"Kwai" director : LEAN
35
Hockey's Bobby et al. : ORRS
37
Groove : STRIA
38
Forbear : OMIT
39
Restrains : REINS
41
Multitude : HOST
42
Turkish title : PASHA
44
Ginger or dress : SNAP
45
She, in Paris : ELLE
46
U.S. and Bethlehem : STEELS
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One who makes extra effort : TROUBLER
50
Zero : NIL
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Former U.S. playwright : HERNE
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___ against (have effect) : MILITATE
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Great Lakes port : TOLEDO
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Sleep like ___ : ALOG
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Scandinavian : NORSE
63
Nansen's arctic ship : FRAM
64
Word of contempt : PISH
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One who trifles : TOYER
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Miss Moreno : RITA
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Paving block : SETT
68
Great numbers : SLEWS
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Revolutionary period : YEAR
Down
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Wings : ALAE
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Antarctic sea : ROSS
3
Dissembles : ACTS
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Intruder : THIEFINTHENIGHT
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One speaking positively : ASSERTOR
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Hwy. : RTE
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Salinger's intruder : CATCHERINTHERYE
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Yesterday: Fr. : HIER
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Absorbed in : ENRAPT
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Intruders : BATSINTHEBELFRY
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Body of traditions : LORE
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Singles : ONES
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Chard : BEET
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Certain replies : NOS
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Six, in Spain : SEIS
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Bores : TIRES
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Pavement sounds of yore : CLOPS
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Blood: Prefix : HEMAT
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Poker move : RAISE
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U.S. painter Leon : KROLL
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Hosiery material : LISLE
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" . . . pumpkin ___" : EATER
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Kind of drum : SNARE
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Big spenders : SPORTERS
43
Came down : ALIT
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Angles : SLANTS
49
One, in Naples : UNO
52
Auto-club offerings : MAPS
53
Nastase of tennis : ILIE
54
Post–W.W. I generation : LOST
55
Saw or file : TOOL
57
U.S. Indian : ERIE
58
Statistics : DATA
59
Persian bard : OMAR
62
Monopolize, with "up" : SEW

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

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