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James A. Brussel
James A. Brussel

New York Times, Thursday, May 20, 1976

9-Down : Burning

Author:
James A. Brussel
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
James A. Brussel has 13 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,777
Across
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Circumstance's partner : POMP
5
Rumor personified : FAMA
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Elec. units : AMPS
13
Jewish month : ADAR
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Gets a violin ready : TUNES
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Thwart : FOIL
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Traveled : RODE
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Musical offerings : ARIAS
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Erie, for one : LAKE
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Produced hybrid flowers : CROSSPOLLINATED
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Brain channel : ITER
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Kind of drop : GUM
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Worked on exam papers : GRADED
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Struggles : CONTESTS
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Take up again : RENEW
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Gem settings : PAVES
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Wise to : HEP
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Eager : AVID
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Gave rise to : SIRED
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Raced : TORE
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Inge's vehicle : BUS
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Radiance : SHEEN
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Revolted : AROSE
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Most threadbare : SEEDIEST
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Jubilant : ELATED
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Miscalculate : ERR
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"___ lively, please" : STEP
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Occasion for a cruise-ship bash : CROSSINGTHELINE
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In : HOME
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Page number : FOLIO
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Favorite : IDOL
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Winged-shaped : ALAR
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Arctic hazards : FLOES
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Beaks : NEBS
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Sassy : PERT
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___ wood (snores) : SAWS
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Lighten : EASE
Down
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Paris rest area : PARC
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Perfume : ODOR
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Australian fish : MADO
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Chaired : PRESIDED
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To-do : FUROR
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Dyestuff : ANIL
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Oat or corn : MEAL
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Designated : ASSIGNED
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Burning : AFLAME
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Castle guardian : MOAT
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Walleyed or turn : PIKE
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Vehicle : SLED
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Recorded : TAPED
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Worry : STEW
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Soup's counterpart : NUTS
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Seizes : GRABS
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Ziegfeld offering : REVUE
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Cordial flavor : ANISE
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Proof mark : CARET
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Broiler's place : OVEN
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___ the works : SHOOT
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Succinct : TERSE
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Break a traffic law : SPEED
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Mince and apple : PIES
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Posse leaders : SHERIFFS
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Series of snares : TRAPLINE
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Dear ones in letters : SIRS
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Away from the wind : ALEE
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Forsake : DESERT
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Group spirit : ETHOS
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Farmyard areas : STIES
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Fellow : CHAP
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Characterization : ROLE
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Bradley : OMAR
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Felix Arndt's claim to fame : NOLA
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Kind of worm : GLOW
51
Impression : IDEA
52
Cribbage cards : NOBS
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"You and who ___?" : ELSE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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