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New York Times, Wednesday, April 14, 1976

Author:
Bert H. Kruse
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Bert H. Kruse has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,741

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Across
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Furniture style : ADAM
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Prepare clams : STEAM
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___ importance : OFNO
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Bamako's country : MALI
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Nanki-poo words : TRALA
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___ fixe : PRIX
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Diplomat : PLENIPOTENTIARY
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Germinative : SEMINAL
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Toothless : EDENTAL
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Part of a Jolly Roger : SKULL
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Arctic explorer : RAE
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Soft color : PASTEL
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Diplomat : EMISSARY
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Frost-covered : RIMED
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Equal, in Paris : EGALE
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Norwegian diplomat : LIE
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Bradley : OMAR
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Shadow : TRAIL
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One of Edison's names : ALVA
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Biblical name : UEL
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Hold forth : ORATE
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___ clear of : STEER
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Diplomat of a kind : DELEGATE
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Butterflies : SATYRS
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More than one: Abbr. : SEV
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Chimney visitor : SANTA
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Fried : SAUTEED
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Scrounges : MOOCHES
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Diplomatic jobs : AMBASSADORSHIPS
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"___ a man with . . . " : IMET
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River in England : TRENT
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Give out : EMIT
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Knowledge : LORE
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Robbers : YEGGS
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Reply impolitely : SASS
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Elec. units : AMPS
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Miss Evans : DALE
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Ottoman emblem : ALEM
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Diplomat : MINISTER
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Twin city : STPAUL
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Fish on the move : TROLL
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Take tea : EAT
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Nautical position : ALEE
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Large baboon : MANDRILL
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Gives two-cents' worth : OPINES
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Campus org. : FRAT
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Depression act: Abbr. : NIRA
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Chemical radical : OXYL
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Signed : INKED
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Provoke : TEASE
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Diplomats : LEGATES
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Supercilious : PROUD
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Evangelist McPherson : AIMEE
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Insignificant : SMALL
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Bread pan: Fr. : MAIE
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Kind of cat : ALLEY
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Don or Neva : RIVER
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Long time : YEARS
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Common Latin verb : ERAT
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Burlesque : TRAVESTY
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Diplomats' assistants : ATTACHES
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Moldings : OGEES
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Japanese diplomat and family : SATOS
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Diplomat's residence, often : ESTATE
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Quick drinks at the bar : SNORTS
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With : AMONG
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Jib, for one : SAIL
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Arsenal contents : AMMO
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Over, in Germany : UBER
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Brave : DARE
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Uganda native : HIMA
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Roof pieces : EPIS
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Jet planes : SSTS
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A.B., e.g. : DEG

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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