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New York Times, Monday, March 8, 1976

Author:
F. Coates
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { F J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,704
Across
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Killer whale : ORCA
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Czech capital, to Czechs : PRAHA
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Greek letter : BETA
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Social one : LION
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Confute : REBUT
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Organic compound : ENOL
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Part of a proverb : GOODTOBEGINWELL
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Ascribe : ATTRIBUTE
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Part of D.E.W. : EARLY
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Chemical endings : ENES
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Roman 1054 : MLIV
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Gives rise to : SPAWNS
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Trounces : SHELLACS
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Spring flower : PANSY
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"___ of stage and screen" : STARS
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Even if, modified : THO
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___ for the road : ONE
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Archie or Marianne : MOORE
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Comparative suffix : IER
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Kind of wit : DIM
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Popular fabric : DENIM
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Scottish scale : TRONE
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Profitable : ECONOMIC
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Sandal parts : THONGS
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Wall-writing word : MENE
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Melody : ARIA
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Not slender : OBESE
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Makes too rare : UNDERDOES
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End of the proverb : BETTERTOENDWELL
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Russian city : OREL
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Like racing shells : OARED
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Continent : ASIA
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To be, in Paris : ETRE
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"Good-bye, Mr. ___" : CHIPS
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Previous day: Abbr. : YEST
Down
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Miss Korbut : OLGA
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Melee : RIOT
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Water bird : COOT
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Singing sisters : ANDREWS
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Looks into : PROBES
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Picture puzzle : REBUS
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Encourage : ABET
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Immense : HUGE
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Panay native : ATI
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Lament : BEWAIL
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Weakened state : ENERVATION
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Kind of road or booth : TOLL
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Associate : ALLY
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Like saloon pianos : TINNY
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Miss Gwyn et al. : NELLS
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Lake : MERE
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English china : SPODE
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Black Friday event : PANIC
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Wind-speed recorder : ANEMOMETER
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Unemotional : STOIC
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"Wouldn't ___ a flea" : HARM
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Chinese river : CHENG
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Tender spots : SORES
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Sound: Prefix : SONI
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Same, in France : MEME
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Gift recipient : DONEE
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Kind of degree or rail : THIRD
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Street : ROADWAY
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Get cozy : NESTLE
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Pollsters' concerns : TRENDS
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Profoundly : ADEEP
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Reed : OBOE
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Lahr : BERT
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Where the Uintas are : UTAH
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Japanese seaweed : NORI
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Platinum wire loop : OESE
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Yalies : ELIS
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Blind part : SLAT
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Eden ___, Riviera beach : ROC

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 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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