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New York Times, Friday, March 5, 1976

Author:
Sophie Fierman
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 4.77, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Sophie Fierman has 24 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,701
Across
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Wood-soled shoes : CLOGS
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Goddess of hope : SPES
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Swiss sights : ALPS
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Pilotless plane : ROBOT
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Port, for one : WINE
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Some make it in four minutes : MILE
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" . . . can you spare ___?" : ADIME
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Recorded proceedings : ACTA
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Winglike : ALAR
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Spoilers : WETBLANKETS
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___ distance : ATA
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Paddle : OAR
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Amatory : EROTICAL
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Wood sorrel : OCA
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Minded the baby : SAT
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Marsh : FEN
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Spoilers : KILLJOYS
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Body of principles : ETHIC
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Equatorial dwellers : ASCIANS
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Chemical compound : CAPRONE
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Rage : STORM
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Spoilers : SADSACKS
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Cleo's death weapon : ASP
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Kind of ball or Fellow : ODD
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Presidential initials : HST
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Of a foreign service : CONSULAR
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Coffee container : URN
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Make tracks : HIE
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Spoiler : PARTYPOOPER
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Between Thomas and Edison : ALVA
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Dolphin genus : INIA
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Be an author : WRITE
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Nourish : FEED
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Consider : DEEM
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Eat, in Bonn : ESSEN
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Uses poor judgment : ERRS
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Soap-frame bar : SESS
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"___ said, soonest mended" : LEAST
Down
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Where something unpleasant sticks : CRAW
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Mine vein : LODE
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News piece : OBIT
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Eastern hemp : GOMBO
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Engraved pillar : STELA
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"___ Lake" : SWAN
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Certain placard carriers : PICKETS
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Word on a door : ENTER
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By the ___ one's pants : SEATOF
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Candlenut tree : AMA
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Perfume scent : LILAC
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Rio de la ___ : PLATA
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Of an ecological period : SERAL
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Pyromaniac's crime : ARSON
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Saturates : STEEPS
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Kind of mural : INTRA
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Turkish weights : OKAS
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Ancient chest : CIST
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Tropical dog : ALCO
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Affirmative votes : AYS
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Turkish pounds : LIRAS
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Obstructs : JAMSUP
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High, in Germany : HOCH
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Wets a stamping pad : INKS
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Girdle of Venus : CEST
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Heel : CAD
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Make sense : ADDUP
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Sudden attacks : SORTIES
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Kilt patterns : PLAIDS
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Rub the wrong way : CHAFE
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Tanker : OILER
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"___ say die" : NEVER
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Wild buffalo : ARNEE
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Spur wheel : ROWEL
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People of Oslo : NORSE
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Sweet potatoes : YAMS
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Italian city : PISA
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French seasons : ETES
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Live in an apartment : RENT
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Want ___ : ADS

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

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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