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New York Times, Friday, May 16, 1975

Author:
Violet Gale
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { H J Q }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Violet Gale has 2 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,407
Across
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Chess action : MOVE
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Conk out, as an engine : STALL
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Limp-watch artist : DALI
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Gardner et al. : AVAS
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Signature of "Tamerlane" author : EAPOE
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Dye shrub : ANIL
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Bill deduction: Abbr. : DISC
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Murk : GLOOM
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Zero : NONE
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Navigator's stopgap : DEADRECKONING
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Radziwill et al. : LEES
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Wedding-notice word : NEE
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R. B. Sheridan people : RIVALS
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Editor's concern : DEADLINE
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Sharp ridge : ARETE
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Szechwan animal : PANDA
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Nothing doing! : NIX
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Low : BASE
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Dodge : ELUDE
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Old Norse poem : RUNE
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Big Board initials : ITT
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Garden plant : AVENS
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Painter Albrecht : DURER
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Sponger : DEADBEAT
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Of highest grade : FINEST
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Poetic word : EER
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Troubles : AILS
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Swimming-lesson basic : DEADMANSFLOAT
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Fairy godmother's need : WAND
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Harangue : ORATE
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Bass ___ : VIOL
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Pay up : ANTE
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Type of clam : RAZOR
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Deviates : ERRS
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Light gas : NEON
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Arabian chiefs : EMIRS
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Indian peasant : RYOT
Down
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Kind of money : MAD
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Roman poet : OVID
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Mantelpiece item : VASE
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Step up : ESCALATE
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Nobel chemist and family : SEGRES
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Fill-in jurors : TALES
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Revelation: Abbr. : APOC
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Defunct magazine : LOOK
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Drink : LEMONADE
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His milieu was a den : DANIEL
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Shortly : ANON
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Food fish : LING
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___ Royale : ILE
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Printer's mark : DELE
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River of myth : NEDA
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Very furious : RABID
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Furious : IRATE
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Hearth goddess : VESTA
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Dispirit : DAUNT
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Often-loose items : ENDS
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Accustom : INURE
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Yankees and Mets : NINES
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Put forth : EXERT
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Request : PLEA
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Henceforth : EVERMORE
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Reviews : RUNSOVER
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Retired : ABED
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Cooking flavor : DILL
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Make soundproof : DEADEN
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Drummers' partners : FIFERS
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Mary of films : ASTOR
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Borge, for one : DANE
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Within: Prefix : ENTO
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Ancient Syria : ARAM
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Hitler or Speer : NAZI
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Delicate : AIRY
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Bullring figure : TORO
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Pallid : WAN
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Naval craft: Abbr. : LST

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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