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New York Times, Monday, May 24, 1976

9-Down : Political bombast

Author:
Elizabeth M. Quackenbush
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { B J K Q Y Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 12, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Elizabeth M. Quackenbush has 2 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Name in 54-Across should have been "Swee'Pea" instead of "SweePea"; error was left in.

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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,781
Across
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African lake : CHAD
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Morning ___ : AFTER
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Some remarks are off this : CUFF
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Pueblo Indian : HOPI
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Jewish scripture : TORAH
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Oklahoma Indian : OTOE
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Voters in general : ELECTORATE
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___ Hari : MATA
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Gala : FESTAL
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Something often mixed : METAPHOR
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Wheel holder : AXLE
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Line on a voting machine : ROWA
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Kind of politics : PARTISAN
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Used-car deal : RESALE
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Stranger : ALIEN
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Chevalier film : GIGI
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Side dish : SLAW
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___ banana : TOP
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U.S. writer Paul : GALLICO
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Native: Suffix : ITE
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Chemical suffixes : ENES
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Reward : MEED
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Break off : SEVER
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Some candidates' goal : SENATE
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Homesteaders : SETTLERS
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Actress ___-Ellen : VERA
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___Pea, baby in "Popeye" : SWEE
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Kind of political son : FAVORITE
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Smithy fixtures : ANVILS
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Poet of old : OMAR
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Campaigners : CANDIDATES
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___ and shine : RISE
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Highway to north : ALCAN
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Product of 63 Across : TENT
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Legal document : DEED
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Lacks : NEEDS
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Greek goddess : ERIS
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Escoffier, for one : CHEF
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___-in-one : HOLE
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Copies : APES
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Give orders : DICTATE
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Bikini et al. : ATOLLS
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Pro : FOR
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Underground car : TRAM
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" ... pumpkin ___" : EATER
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Political bombast : RHETORIC
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Helmsman's need : COMPASS
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State : UTAH
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Snapshot, Variety style : FOTO
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Atlantic cape : FEAR
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Trying : TAXING
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Reverence : AWE
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Emblematic bird : EAGLE
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Hors d'oeuvres : PATES
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Go it ___ : ALONE
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Age : RIPEN
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Blue and White : NILES
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___ and kicking : ALIVE
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Anon : LATER
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Pitchers : EWERS
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André and family : GIDES
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New World resident : AMERICAN
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Belgian port : OSTEND
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Relished : SAVORED
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Exalt : ELEVATE
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Thrice: Prefix : TER
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Mark et al. : TWAINS
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"___ of Two Cities" : ATALE
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President : FORD
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Friend, in Paris : AMIE
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Florist's item : VASE
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Noun suffix : ENCE
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Roman road : ITER
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___ Lenape : LENI
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Planes : SSTS
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Family member : DAD

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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