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New York Times, Thursday, May 13, 1976

Author:
Exman
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Exman has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,770
Across
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___ noire : BETE
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Cookbook direction : BASTE
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Waterbed mishap : LEAK
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Exclamations in Bonn : ACHS
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Singer John : ELTON
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French notion : IDEE
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Ham Fisher's pug : JOEPALOOKA
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Fairy-tale heavy : OGRE
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Mountain : ALP
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Caniff's gorge : STEVECANYON
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Old ___ : HAT
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___ nous : ENTRE
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Ascots : CRAVATS
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Fodder : SILAGE
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Sharpen : HONE
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Road for Ben Hur : ITER
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Slaves of yore : ESNES
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Height: Abbr. : ALT
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Charles Schulz fare : PEANUTS
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Drinker's problem: Abbr. : DTS
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Watery mire : SLOSH
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Between Phi and Kappa : BETA
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Kind of horn : SHOE
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Instant : MOMENT
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U-boat repair places : SUBPENS
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Bayes and Helmer : NORAS
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Galley-slave's burden : OAR
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Willard satellite : MOONMULLINS
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Family members : PAS
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Concerning : INRE
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Zack Mosley card : SMILINJACK
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Assortment of type : FONT
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Implied : TACIT
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Jai ___ : ALAI
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Worry : FRET
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African trees : SHEAS
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Fast planes : SSTS
Down
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___ California : BAJA
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Earth science: Abbr. : ECOL
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Lee Falk apparition : THEPHANTOM
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Sixth-sense initials : ESP
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Wallop : BELT
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Medicinal plant : ALOE
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Hot ___ league : STOVE
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Turnstile activator : TOKEN
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Portrays : ENACTS
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Barrymore et al. : LIONELS
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Irritable : EDGY
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Flying prefix : AERO
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Wail : KEEN
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Movie dog : ASTA
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Zodiac sign : ARIES
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Salutation : AVE
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Abyss : CHASM
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Psychologist May : ROLLO
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Overtime situation : TIE
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Thrust at : STAB
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Sterrett's "Polly ___" : ANDHERPALS
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Make progress : GETON
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Curves : ESSES
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Compass point : ENE
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Dirt-road features : RUTS
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___ Penh : PHNOM
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Greek letter : TAU
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Hollywood's Mack : SENNETT
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Resort : SPA
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Hopes : TRUSTS
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Naval warrant officer : BOSN
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Egyptian dancer: Var. : ALMAH
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Golfer's miscue : SLICE
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Offend : MIFF
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___ about : ONOR
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River of France : ORNE
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Mother of Roman twins : ILIA
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Insect eggs : NITS
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"Was it ___ I saw?" : ACAT
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Snow gear : SKIS
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Part of Madison's signature : JAS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 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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