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New York Times, Wednesday, May 19, 1976

Author:
Adelyn Lewis
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,776
Across
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Positive : SURE
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Small porch : STOOP
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Aftermath of a scrape : SCAB
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Woollcott, for short : ALEX
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Patriot Thomas : PAINE
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Starring role : HERO
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Start of a quote by Daniel Webster : INDEPENDENCENOW
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Jacob's and step : LADDERS
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Hundredweight, in Britain : CENTAL
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Aries : RAM
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One who strips whales : FLENSER
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Common : USUAL
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"Parlez ___ d'amour" : MOI
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Evil deed : SIN
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Showman Billy : ROSE
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Ancient galley : BIREME
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Scotsman's denial : NAE
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"I ___ thee knight" : DUB
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Broadway revival : IRENE
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Anger : IRE
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News-agency initials : UPI
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Barrel parts : STAVES
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Marsh bird : RAIL
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Before a-tat : RAT
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Word to a horse : GEE
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Biological units : CELLS
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Disciple of Jesus : STPETER
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___ relief : BAS
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West Pakistan capital : LAHORE
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Predatory women of myth : HARPIES
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More of quote : ANDINDEPENDENCE
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Miss Hagen et al. : UTAS
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Plow pioneer : DEERE
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Word with eat or scare : CROW
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Early U.S. printer : DAYE
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Time periods : YEARS
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Some messages: Abbr. : TELS
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Go cruising : SAIL
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Forearm bone : ULNA
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Foxx : REDD
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Curved outdoor benches : EXEDRAE
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Kind of whale : SPERM
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Light colors : TANS
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Resembling: Suffix : OID
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"___ and inseparable" (Webster) : ONE
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British coins : PENCE
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Chinese province : SHENSI
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July 4, 1876 : CENTENNIAL
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Loudly clamoring : AROAR
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Rose or Cotton : BOWL
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Ring out : PEAL
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Perfume, as a church area : CENSE
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End of quote : FOREVER
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One subject to a mortgage : LIENEE
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Pakistani language : URDU
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Dinner starter : SOUP
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July 4, 1776 : USBIRTHDAY
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Desert deceiver : MIRAGE
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Cameo role : BIT
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Middle: Prefix : MES
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Seed cover : ARIL
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Lampreys : EELS
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Like a taskmaster : STERN
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Look up to : RESPECT
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Balanced : APOISE
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Postal or greeting : CARD
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Chimney visitor : SANTA
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Roosevelt or bear : TEDDY
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Hens and rats : BANES
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Praise : LAUD
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German mister : HERR
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Concerning : INRE
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Biology branch: Abbr. : ECOL
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Does tailoring : SEWS
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Shoe width : EEE
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Shade of green : PEA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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