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New York Times, Thursday, April 24, 1975

Author:
Evelyn Benshoof
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 300 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Evelyn Benshoof has 71 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,385
Across
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Chinese servant : AMAH
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Insects : WASPS
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Down with: Fr. : ABAS
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___ Montez : LOLA
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Alaskan : ALEUT
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Simon-___ : PURE
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___ shark : LOAN
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Sing tones of the scale : SOLFA
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Pretext : PLEA
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At once : RIGHTOFFTHEBAT
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Complain : BEEF
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Wash., Ariz., etc. : USA
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Word in a lost-and-found ad : REWARD
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Presiding officers : CHAIRMEN
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In reserve : ONICE
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Petrarch’s love : LAURA
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Drink : ALE
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Lambeth or cake : WALK
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Mason : PERRY
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Crop : CRAW
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Parisian summer : ETE
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Izaak Walton’s burden : CREEL
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Flurry : HASTE
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Lifeguards at times : RESCUERS
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Indiscriminate Romeo : MASHER
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Worn : OLD
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Whack : PELT
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Complete reversal of policy : RIGHTABOUTFACE
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Normandy river : ORNE
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Rich cake : TORTE
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Interlaced : WOVE
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Rise sharply : SOAR
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Come to mind : OCCUR
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Verily : AMEN
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Pay up : ANTE
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Gathers in : REAPS
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London’s Scotland : YARD
Down
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“I’m so ___ alone . . . ” : ALL
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Invader of Spain : MOOR
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Asian mountains : ALAI
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Hesitate : HANGBACK
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Misspent : WASTED
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Reticent : ALOOF
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Ego : SELF
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Powder or cream : PUFF
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Works of art : STATUARY
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Emerge : APPEAR
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Lily part : BULB
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Tract : AREA
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Headquarters : SEAT
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Present : HERE
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Chinese dynasty : HSIA
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Crew member : ROWER
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Growing out : ENATE
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Trickery : WILES
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Heeds : CARES
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Throw : HURL
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Wetland : MARSH
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Cheer : ELATE
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More novel : NEWER
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Sly look : LEER
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Eagle or tiger, e.g. : PREDATOR
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Reject : CASTAWAY
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Sect : CULT
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___ a loaf : HALF
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Stick together : COHERE
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Parking-lot fixtures : METERS
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Construct : PUTUP
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Miss Bonheur : ROSA
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Press : IRON
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Insect : GNAT
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Sea fish : BOCE
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Killer whale : ORCA
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Stupor : COMA
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Constantly : EVER
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Finis : END

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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