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New York Times, Saturday, April 3, 1976

Author:
Herb L. Risteen
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 43, Avg Word Len: 4.67, Missing: { F J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,730
Across
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Move swiftly : SCUD
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"King ___" : LEAR
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British dramatist : SHAW
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Ski place : SLOPE
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Denounce violently : EXCORIATE
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Bog bird : HERON
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Moslem whirlers : DERVISHES
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Merit : EARN
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Virginia specialty : REEL
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White ___ : ANT
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Time of day : EVE
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Municipal map : PLAT
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Soak, as flax : RET
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Violin part : PEG
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Marquard or Waddell : RUBE
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Native of Aleppo : SYRIAN
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Did housework : IRONED
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Bring to ruin : UNDO
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Yarborough, e.g. : BADHAND
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Phantom : SPECTER
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Melville novel : OMOO
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Golfing unit : STROKE
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Lydia's capital : SARDIS
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Make up : COIN
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Nessen : RON
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Essen cry : ACH
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L.A. players : RAMS
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Hindu title : SRI
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Kind of bag or chamber : GAS
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Relieve : EASE
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Game animal : STAG
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Kind of carpet : AXMINSTER
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Rancor : SPITE
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Abundance : PLENITUDE
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Yonkers performer : PACER
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Attempt : SEEK
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Loop, in anatomy : ANSA
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Greek god : ARES
Down
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Small silk thread : SLEAVE
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Scene of Wainwright's stand : CORREGIDOR
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Set ___ (attack) : UPON
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Retreat : DEN
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Influenced : LED
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Wielded : EXERTED
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Israeli port : ACRE
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Footloose ones : ROVERS
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Family member : SIS
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Sunken fence : HAHA
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Solar disk : ATEN
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Jerry or Mae : WEST
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Farm animals : SHEEP
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Midwest poet : RILEY
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Malayan boat : PROA
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Sally ___ (teacake) : LUNN
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Resting : ABED
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Kind of farm : TRUCK
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Chink : INTERSTICE
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Picnic drink : ADE
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Conjunction : NOR
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TV heroine : RHODA
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Cattle genus : BOS
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Candlenut tree : AMA
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Greek portico : STOA
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Stiffly precise : PRIM
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Periods : EONS
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Diatribes : SCREEDS
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Boadicea's tribe : ICENI
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Western peak : SHASTA
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Declaims : ORATES
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African river : NIGER
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Cumberland and generation : GAPS
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Wheel holder : AXLE
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Widgeon : SMEE
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Stupefy : STUN
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Sail support : SPAR
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India ___ : INK
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Eastern herb : REA
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Belgian town : SPA

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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