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New York Times, Tuesday, May 25, 1976

Author:
Jack L. Steinhardt
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 258 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Jack L. Steinhardt has 39 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,782
Across
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Proof mark : CARET
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Watt or Burns : SCOT
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Culmination : ACME
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Egg-shaped : OVATE
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Composition close : CODA
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God with a hammer : THOR
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Espionage, usually : COVERTOPERATION
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Have obligations : OWE
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Decisive victories : ROUTS
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Reef : LEDGE
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Swine : BOAR
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Haunt : OBSESS
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Chaucer's inn : TABARD
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Accept as valid : ADMIT
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Organ reed stop : OBOE
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Boxer Billy : CONN
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Poetic contraction : EER
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How gumshoes work : SURREPTITIOUSLY
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Relatives of aves. : STS
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Requisite : NEED
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Philanderer : RAKE
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Examines : SCANS
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Maintains : ARGUES
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Short cannon : MORTAR
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Blackthorn fruit : SLOE
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Preliminary plans : IDEAS
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Marner : SILAS
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Mauna ___ : LOA
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007 : SECRETAGENTBOND
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Copy, for short : STAT
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Drug plant : ALOE
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Chopin specialty : ETUDE
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Horned vipers : ASPS
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Miss Kelton : PERT
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Certain paintings : NUDES
Down
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Actor James : COCO
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Declare openly : AVOW
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Opposite of a pan : RAVE
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Summer on the Somme : ETE
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Holy or Red : TERROR
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Work on dirty pans : SCOUR
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Native Egyptian : COPT
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Writing on urns : ODES
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Feather's companion : TAR
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Authenticate : ATTEST
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Admonish : CHIDE
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Synthesizers : MOOGS
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Ocean birds : ERNES
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Hateful person : TOAD
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White elephant, e.g. : ALBINO
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Buddy or Max : BAER
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Prefix for bus or present : OMNI
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___ a coin : TOSS
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Touch : ABUT
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Arthurian knight : BORS
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Vinegar, etc. : ACIDS
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Marriage portion : DOT
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Son of Isaac : ESAU
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Miss Sommer : ELKE
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Bar offerings : RYES
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Box : ENCASE
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Bartlett : PEAR
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Bill : TEN
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Impulse : URGE
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Concerns of sprinters : STARTS
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Author Paton : ALAN
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Author Leo : ROSTEN
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___ solemnis : MISSA
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"Awake and Sing" author : ODETS
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Sum up : RECAP
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Icy fall : SLEET
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Bargain or closeout : SALE
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Stravinsky : IGOR
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Clear's companion : LOUD
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French wave : ONDE
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Orange and lime : ADES
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Kind of dance : TAP
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Air-conditioning abbr. : BTU

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

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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