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New York Times, Saturday, May 10, 1975

Author:
Raymond F. Eisner
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 247 (avg 1.31)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Raymond F. Eisner has 36 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,401
Across
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Proverb : ADAGE
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Kind of rug : SHAG
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Completed : PAST
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Chest material : CEDAR
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Platinum wire loop : OESE
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To ___ (exactly) : ATEE
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Kind of type : ELITE
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Vampires : BATS
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P. I. tree : DITA
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Early fiddle : REBEC
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Like some verbs : IRREGULAR
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Antlered animal : STAG
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Chemical esters : OLEATES
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Wearing a cummerbund : SASHED
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Eye : OGLE
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Name for Scotland : CALEDONIA
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Boca ___ : RATON
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Vicinity : AREA
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Epsom ___ : SALTS
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Zhivago's beloved : LARA
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"Pagliacci" heroine : NEDDA
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Heads toward the port side : VEERSLEFT
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Hotel employe : MAID
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Transparent fabrics : TOILES
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Giving fright to : SCARING
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British marshal of W. W. I : HAIG
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Sluice : WATERGATE
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Asian monks : LAMAS
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Shortly : ANON
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Common French verb : ETRE
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In harmony : ATONE
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Actor's quest : ROLE
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Clue : LEAD
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Mother of rhyme : GOOSE
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Allen and Ott : MELS
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Vipers : ASPS
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Sea eagles : ERNES
Down
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Maple genus : ACER
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Take out : DELE
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Star in Draco : ADIB
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Borough on the Tyne : GATESHEAD
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Built : ERECTED
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Ferber title : SOBIG
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Get word : HEAR
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Travel in outer space : ASTROGATE
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U.S. psychologist Arnold ___ : GESELL
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City near Venice : PADUA
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Inclined : ATILT
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Bristles : SETAE
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Uses a shredder : TEARS
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Actor Will : GEER
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Goings-on : ADOS
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Look over : SCAN
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Rhine tributary : AARE
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Vehicle : SLED
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Did a garage job : OILED
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Takes the helm : NAVIGATES
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Kind of pear : ALLIGATOR
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Asian weight : TAEL
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Yellow ide : ORFE
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Pendleton and King Cole : NATS
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Madrid miss: Abbr. : SRTA
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Eastern prince : AMIR
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Feed for livestock : SOILAGE
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Miss Lansbury : ANGELA
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Horde : SWARM
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Indian transport : CANOE
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Pacific sight : ATOLL
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Clair and Coty : RENES
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Minds : HEEDS
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Strategem : TRAP
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Tide producer : MOON
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Handle, in France : ANSE
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Witnesses : SEES

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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