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New York Times, Thursday, April 17, 1975

Author:
Sidney L. Robbins
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q U V W Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Sidney L. Robbins has 153 pre-Shortz puzzles and 50 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,378
Across
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Huntley : CHET
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Certain days : SALAD
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Facial mark : MOLE
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Prefix for drome : AERO
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Landing places : PIERS
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Solo : ARIA
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Span : FROMFIRSTTOLAST
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Dawn goddess : EOS
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Angers : IRES
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Fountain drinks : MALTS
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Warm-water fish : SCAD
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Spot card : TREY
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Of a plant wall : SEPTAL
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Blarney milieu : IRELAND
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Swiss river : AARE
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Groom's need : BRIDE
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Slippery one : EEL
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Span : FROMHERETOTHERE
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Abstract being : ENS
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Consider : OPINE
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Paradise : EDEN
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"If you’ve ___ you’ve . . . ” : SEENONE
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Searches a suspect : FRISKS
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___ majesty : LESE
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Prognosticator : SEER
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Chassis parts : AXLES
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Machine gun : STEN
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Stupid one : ASS
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Span : FROMTOPTOBOTTOM
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Indian lady : RANI
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Milkmaid’s need : STOOL
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___ contendere : NOLO
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Court cry: Var. : OYES
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Inane : SAPPY
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Math subject : TRIG
Down
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Saloon : CAFE
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Sandwich : HERO
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Love god : EROS
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Jerry’s drink partner : TOM
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Kind of stairway : SPIRAL
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Broadcast : AIRED
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Lacking: Suffix : LESS
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Carney : ART
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Summer time : DST
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Asian peninsula : MALAYA
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Exam : ORAL
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Lean over : LIST
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Diner sign : EATS
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Pay-envelope initials : FICA
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Crack a shell for this : OMELET
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Pipe part : STEM
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Old-hat : TRITE
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Decorate over : REDO
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Secure : SAFE
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Merits : EARNS
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Writing field : PROSE
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Goodnight girl : IRENE
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Requires : NEEDS
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Actor John : DEREK
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Pickling solution : BRINE
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Glass item : LENS
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Abe or Injun : HONEST
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Certain poetry : EPOS
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Testator’s choice : HEIR
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Resins : ELEMIS
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Weakly : FEEBLY
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Unhitching post : RENO
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Deign : STOOP
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Hairdo : AFRO
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Roentgen’s find : XRAY
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Like Texas's star : LONE
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Automatic-elevator button : STOP
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Noun ending : ATOR
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Coloratura’s offerings : SOLI
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Air pollutant : SMOG
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W. W. II initials : OSS
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School org. : PTA
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Blasting material : TNT

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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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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