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New York Times, Saturday, March 8, 1975

Author:
Tap Osborn
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Tap Osborn has 111 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,338
Across
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Penniless : BROKE
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Court decree : ARRET
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Greek letter : PHI
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More uncivil : RUDER
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Separator : SIEVE
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Newman film : HUD
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Thrift proverb, with 63 Across : APENNYSAVED
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Self-confidence : EGO
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Kind of blanket : WET
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Norse pantheon : AESIR
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Critic Pauline : KAEL
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Antilles group : LESSER
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Jackets : ETONS
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Thrift proverb, with 48 Across : PENNYWISEAND
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Admiral of the ___ (Columbus) : OCEANSEA
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Hold: Lat. : TENEO
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Sped : RAN
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Article : THE
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Numerical prefix : TRI
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Opened : UNDID
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Dating far back : OLDASSIN
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See 28 Across : POUNDFOOLISH
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Helicopter part : ROTOR
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Saw : VIEWED
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Kind of muffin : BRAN
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Plant opening : STOMA
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Sky Altar : ARA
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Atomic particle : ION
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See 17 Across : ISAPENNYGOT
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Severinsen : DOC
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Kinds : LIKES
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Win by ___ : ANOSE
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Gain laboriously : EKE
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Girl’s name : ELENA
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Czech leader : BENES
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Fight : BRAWL
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India's dollar : RUPEE
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U. S. dramatist : ODETS
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Knowledge : KEN
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Sea bird : ERN
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African fox : ASSE
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Inlets : RIAS
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Critic's offering : REVIEW
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Overturned: Lat. : EVERTI
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Scatter, as hay : TED
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Game birds : PHEASANTS
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Monolithic : HUGE
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Sculpture piece : IDOL
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Tales : YARNS
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Wounded ___ : KNEE
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Resort : SPA
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Poetic contraction : EEN
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East: Ger. : OST
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Kind of proceeds : NET
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Uncouth person : YAHOO
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Italian saint : NERI
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Murder : DOIN
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“Going down ___?” : ORUP
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Sing: Lat. : CANO
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Stamina : ENDURANCE
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Building extension : ELL
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Privy to : INON
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Insecticide : DDT
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Furniture piece : DIVAN
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“___ was saying” : ASI
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Pronoun : SHE
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Fogy : FOSSIL
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Give ___ a little : ORTAKE
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Water or station : WAGON
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Jagged : EROSE
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Palm products : DATES
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Wait : BIDE
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Cheat : ROOK
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Start : OPEN
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Arizona city : MESA
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___ de France : ILE
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Seize : NAB
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Chemical suffix : YNE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 3 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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