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New York Times, Saturday, May 15, 1976

60-Across : Becomes tense

Author:
Elaine D. Schorr
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { J Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 246 (avg 1.32)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Elaine D. Schorr has 49 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,772
Across
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Evens out : SMOOTHS
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Mischa of music : ELMAN
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Artist's medium : CHARCOAL
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"Let us, then, be up and ___" : DOING
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Pearly gem : MOONSTONE
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Dunker : DONUT
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Poplar : ALAMO
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Fanny Brice as a Baby : SNOOKS
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"___ your life!" : NOTON
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Slipper sizes: Abbr. : MEDS
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Other, in Spain : OTRA
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Korean apricot : ANSU
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Word with mignon : FILET
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Author Leon : URIS
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Common or proper : NOUN
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Black Maria occupants : RIOTERS
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Piece or work : MASTER
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Identification band : ARMLET
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Tells a thing or two : IMPARTS
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Ship of myth : ARGO
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Betel : SIRI
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Husband of Anne, Jane, etc. : HENRY
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Salt-flats state : UTAH
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Locale of tree of knowledge : EDEN
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Seth's son : ENOS
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Kind of drum : SNARE
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Beautifies : ADORNS
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Roman halls : ATRIA
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Half a spa : BADEN
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Bleached : ETIOLATED
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Draw ___ on (aim at) : ABEAD
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Streetcars: Var. : TROLLIES
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Actress Judy : CARNE
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Becomes tense : TAUTENS
Down
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Piglets : SHOATS
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Wrestler of fame : MANMOUNTAINDEAN
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Bean or Welles : ORSON
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Month: Abbr. : OCT
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As well : TOO
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Humperdinck boy : HANSEL
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Thin : SLENDER
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Pacific staple : EDDO
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Tourist site in Tennessee : LOOKOUTMOUNTAIN
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Wanderer in "Mikado" : MINSTREL
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Babylonian sky god : ANU
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Theater-ad abbr. : NGT
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Panama Canal city : COLON
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River of Norway : MANA
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Church doorkeeper : OSTIARY
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Part of an hr. : MIN
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Laugh, in Paris : RIRE
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Helper: Abbr. : ASST
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Give an impulse to : FURTHER
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"___ the ramparts ... " : OER
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Assn. : ORG
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___ en scène : MISE
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In the center : AMID
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Butter knife, e.g. : SPREADER
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Mack of old movies : SENNETT
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___ poetica : ARS
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Cosa ___ : NOSTRA
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Pies, in Paris : TARTES
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Zodiac sign : ARIES
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Top banana : HEAD
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Explorer La ___ : SALLE
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French wave : ONDE
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Cistern : BAC
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Law group: Abbr. : ABA
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Debt marker : IOU
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Rumanian river : OLT

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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