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New York Times, Saturday, April 19, 1975

44-Across : Tin Pan Alley great

Author:
Joseph LaFauci
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 5.32, Missing: { G J K Q X }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 86, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Joseph LaFauci has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,380
Across
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Buries : ENTOMBS
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Bestow : IMPART
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Italian city : FERRARA
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Lodging-house resident : ROOMER
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Small loudspeaker : TWEETER
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Tahitian port : PAPEETE
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Minstrel-show member : ENDMAN
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Undo one's sewing : RIP
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Ointment : NARD
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Onassis : ARI
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Here: Fr. : ICI
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Famous Genoese admiral : DORIA
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Across: Prefix : DIA
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Move swiftly : SCUD
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Handwriting expert : PENMAN
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Chinese dynasty : HAN
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Sea: Prefix : HALI
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Pierre of Vichy days : LAVAL
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Truck : VAN
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Portrayer of Mr. Chips : DONAT
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Sour : ACID
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All ___ up : HET
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Truthful quality : VERITY
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Portico : STOA
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Emmet : ANT
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Flabbergast : AMAZE
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Sesame : TIL
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Lorelei ___ : LEE
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Not any, in Scotland : NANE
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"All About ___" : EVE
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Tin Pan Alley great : BERLIN
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Reviewed : RANOVER
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Veteran : OLDTIME
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Type of artist : ETCHER
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Suit features : SLEEVES
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Considered : DEEMED
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Word for "It might have been!" : SADDEST
Down
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Small salamander : EFT
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Innovative : NEW
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Three, in Italy : TRE
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Mining find : ORE
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Goods : MATERIAL
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Writer Behan : BRENDAN
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Chalcedony : SARD
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Subject of the Shah : IRANIAN
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Unruly hair : MOP
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Dupin's creator : POE
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Adapt to the New World : AMERICANIZE
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Netlike : RETICULATE
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Nervous agitation : TREPIDITY
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Fine porcelain : PARIAN
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Alice's friend at tea : MADHATTER
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Gandhi's policy : NONVIOLENCE
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Large fleet : ARMADA
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Render harmless, as a bomb : DEACTIVATE
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Air navigation system : SHORAN
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Coated, as a wall : PLASTERED
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Shallow quality : VENEER
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Exacted : DEMANDED
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Axlike weapon : HALBERD
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Ice-cream flavor : VANILLA
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Privation : LOSS
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Electrical unit : OHM
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Letter : VEE
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Prepare ensilage : TED
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"___ had it!" : IVE
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My, in Paris : MES
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N. Y. time : EST

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

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