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New York Times, Wednesday, April 9, 1975

Author:
Samuel K. Fliegner
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Samuel K. Fliegner has 36 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,370
Across
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Part of a BLT sandwich : BACON
6
Eight, in Spain : OCHO
10
Balkan native : SERB
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Dote on : ADORE
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Fidel's brother : RAUL
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Whodunit possibility : CLUE
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Obstinate : SELFWILLED
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Bluster : RANT
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Unfavorable : ILL
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Cat's-paw : TOOL
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Certain benefits : FRINGE
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Soigné : NEAT
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Depression agency : WPA
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Moon vehicle : LEM
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Church court : ROTA
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Frontier activity : TRAPPING
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Westminster, for one : ABBEY
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Agenda topic : ITEM
38
Connective : NOR
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Pretend to ignore : CLOSEONESEYESTO
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King Arthur's lance : RON
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Bridge on the Seine : PONT
45
Musical group : OCTET
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Kind of letter-signing servant : OBEDIENT
49
Subtle quality : AURA
50
Miscalculate : ERR
51
Disciple: Suffix : IST
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Previous month: Abbr. : ULTO
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King crab's home : ALASKA
59
Castor and banana : OILS
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Doily : MAT
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___ waist : WASP
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Like Gandhi's resistance : NONVIOLENT
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Miscellany : OLIO
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Kind of processing : DATA
68
Mesabi, for one : RANGE
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Attic : LOFT
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Golden calf, e.g. : IKON
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Lagging-student's helper : TUTOR
Down
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Marina : BASIN
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Astaire : ADELE
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Clavicle : COLLARBONE
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Fresh-water fish : ORF
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Salamander : NEWT
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Ship deck : ORLOP
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Point out : CALLATTENTIONTO
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Outcry : HUE
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Torch-song subject : OLDFLAME
10
Pinch pennies : SCRIMP
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Verve : ELAN
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Ladder component : RUNG
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___ noire : BETE
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Buffalo Bill's birthplace : IOWA
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Twilled fabric : REP
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On one's ___ : TOES
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Ship rope : TYE
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Coffee break : REST
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Serial part : INSTALMENT
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Eminence : NOTE
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Poet's cave : GROT
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Height: Prefix : ACRO
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Whipped-cream unit : BLOB
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Participating : INON
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Modus ___ : OPERANDI
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Word with all, in the South : YOU
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Unbleached-linen color : ECRU
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Absolute ruler : DESPOT
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Nettle : IRK
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Gudrun's mate : ATLI
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Hebrew month : SIVAN
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Marlon's dance : TANGO
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Mink's cousin : OTTER
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Service infraction : AWOL
57
Gounod contemporary : LALO
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Seemingly : ASIF
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Classify : SORT
64
Official tree of 18 Down : OAK
65
Fiji island group : LAU

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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