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New York Times, Tuesday, March 9, 1976

Author:
John Prytz
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.64, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 8, XRef: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,705

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Across
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Scale: Abbr. : BLC
4
Stopwatch : TIMER
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English tax : CESS
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Cold-water animal : SEAL
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"A Bell for ___" : ADANO
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Sheltered : ALEE
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Cut off : PARE
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Cold body of water : WEDDELLSEA
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Perils for polar explorers : CREVASSES
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Chris of tennis : EVERT
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Nincompoops : ASSES
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Greek letter : PSI
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Visitor to 57 Across : SCOTT
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Service branch : USNAVY
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Actor Hunter : TAB
35
Fat: Prefix : PIO
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Old Italian measure : MOGGIO
37
Adjective suffix : ORY
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Cold-weather bird : PENGUIN
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"There isn't ___ more" : ANY
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Like 61 Across : BARREN
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Whisky base: Abbr. : ALC
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Early auto : REO
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First-born : ELDEST
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Base-runner's ploy : STEAL
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Kin of "see other side": Abbr. : PTO
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Do a banquet job : CATER
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Norman Vincent ___ : PEALE
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Cold extremity : SOUTHPOLE
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Cold area : ANTARCTICA
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Cold-weather bird : SKUA
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Actor Robert : RYAN
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Chicago's Papa Bear : HALAS
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Consumes : EATS
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Cold sea : ROSS
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Deep chasm : ABYSS
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Color : DYE
Down
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Polar and teddy : BEARS
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Penates' partners : LARES
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Anne of ___ : CLEVES
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Marbles : TAWS
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Roman dates : IDES
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Have it ___ (succeed) : MADE
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Goals : ENDS
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Shad ___ : ROE
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Giving birth to an iceberg : CALVING
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Or ___ : ELSE
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Prophet : SEER
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Headquarters : SEAT
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Humane org. : SPCA
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Something learned : LESSON
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Botanical sac: Abbr. : ASC
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Polishing powder : PUMICE
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___ debate (arguable) : OPENTO
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Kind of can or ear : TIN
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Graduation wear : TOGAS
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Culture medium : AGAR
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Arbor plant : VINE
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Stringed toy : YOYO
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Opening of a soliloquy : TOBE
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Russian sea : ARAL
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Visitor to 57 Across : BYRD
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Annoy : PESTER
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Last month: Abbr. : ULT
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Designs again : REPLANS
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Alas, in Bonn : ACH
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Backslid : LAPSED
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White wine : TOKAY
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Wash out : ELUTE
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Cartoonist Gardner et al. : REAS
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Young salmon : PARR
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Greek war goddess : ENYO
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P.I. people : ATAS
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Pierce : STAB
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Like canned sardines : OILY
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Crab genera : UCAS
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Russian agency : TASS
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Half a dance : CHA

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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