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New York Times, Thursday, April 22, 1976

26-Across : Man on a rancho

Author:
Sidney Nelson
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { F J Q X }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,749
Across
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Russian sea : AZOV
5
Igneous rocks : SIMAS
10
Book after Joel : AMOS
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Frost : RIME
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Use a hair-curler : CRIMP
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Check or first : MATE
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Revenuer's quarry : MOONSHINER
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In a line : AROW
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Tapir's feature : SNOUT
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Kuomintang founder : SUNYATSEN
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Kind of seer : SIGHT
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Miss Adams : EDIE
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Man on a rancho : HOMBRE
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Raison d'___ : ETRE
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State: Abbr. : ILL
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Indonesian islands : AROE
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Bonheur : ROSA
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Martinique mount : PELEE
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Zodiac sign : SCORPIO
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Language of Barcelona : CATALAN
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Valentino specialty : TANGO
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Sgts. : NCOS
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Take five : REST
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Curve : ESS
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Match-king Kreuger : IVAR
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Begins : SETSTO
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___ bearer : TALE
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Period : EPOCH
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Fickle : MERCURIAL
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U.S. playwright : ODETS
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Astringent : ALUM
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Wild revelry : SATURNALIA
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Oriental staple : RICE
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Resin : ELEMI
68
Penna. city : YORK
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Tibetan animals : YAKS
70
Dressy ones : DUDES
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Snicker-___ : SNEE
Down
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Prepares for battle : ARMS
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Jerusalem hill : ZION
3
Melville novel : OMOO
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Where Tannhäuser dallied : VENUSBERG
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Educ. place : SCH
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Stew or setter : IRISH
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Club-secretary's reading : MINUTES
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Church corner : AMEN
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More nimble : SPRYER
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Violin : AMATI
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France's oldest city : MARSEILLES
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Indian of West : OTOE
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Stitched : SEWN
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Poky : STIR
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Expert : ADEPT
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Odin's wolf : GERI
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"Marry in ___ ... " : HASTE
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Killer whales : ORCAS
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Sentimental : MOONSTRUCK
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Mexican dish : TACO
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Minimal : LEAST
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Slow, in music : LENTO
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Chaplin : OONA
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Ecological happenings : EARTHDAYS
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French G.I. : POILU
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"___ often happens" : ASSO
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" ... all men are ___ equal" : CREATED
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Skilled : VERSED
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Coll. course : ECON
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Peaks : ACMES
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Feather : PLUME
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Poppins or Astor : MARY
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Kazan : ELIA
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Abode of the dead : IALU
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N.C. college : ELON
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Spare or flat : TIRE
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Japanese drink : SAKE
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___ de veau : RIS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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