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New York Times, Saturday, May 31, 1975

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 86, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,422
Across
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Discard : CASTOFF
8
Golf-ball gum : BALATA
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Mark Antony's wife : OCTAVIA
15
God of American Indians : MANITOU
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Beginning biology topic : THEBIRDSANDBEES
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Attack : SETON
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Most deeply felt : SINCEREST
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Carpet or ink color : RED
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Maine game : MOOSE
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Applications : USES
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China border river : AMUR
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Sort : TYPE
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Duffer's goal : PAR
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Exemplary hero : IDOL
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Motored : AUTOED
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Pursue relentlessly : PLAYCATANDMOUSE
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Literary works : ESSAYS
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Pack down : TAMP
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English college tutor : DON
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Not obvious : DEEP
43
Taunt : GIBE
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Run the show : BOSS
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Grand or upright : PIANO
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Born: Fr. : NEE
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Certain prison detail : CHAINGANG
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Hawaiian porch : LANAI
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Pour : RAINCATSANDDOGS
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Flintlocks, e.g. : OLDGUNS
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Two-___ (movie shorts) : REELERS
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Of top ranking : CLASSA
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Venture to express : DARESAY
Down
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Portable beds : COTS
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Strain's aftermath : ACHE
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Proofreading mark : STET
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Small drums : TABORS
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Sheeplike : OVINE
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Evergreen : FIR
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Crazes : FADS
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Big bet in baccarat : BANCO
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Mountains : ANDES
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Opera book : LIBRETTO
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Suit to ___ : ATEE
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Kicks lightly : TOES
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Viennese native: Abbr. : AUST
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Lordly home : MANOR
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Imitative acts : SIMULATIONS
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Outré art forms : DADAS
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Increased : UPPED
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Mud volcano : SALSE
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Remove : ERASE
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Clever remark : MOT
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"___ Something to Me" : YOUDO
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Mexican coins : PESOS
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Utopias : EDENS
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Glacial : ICY
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Madison Ave. people : ADMEN
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Game caller : UMP
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Frenzied barks : YAPPINGS
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Seize : NAB
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Insects : GNATS
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Church official : BEADLE
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Ear bone : INCUS
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Guam's capital : AGANA
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Senior : ELDER
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Gator's counterpart : CROC
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Meeting place : HALL
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Verdi work : AIDA
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Department of France : GARD
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Turns down : NOES
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Taj Mahal city : AGRA
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Suburb of Paris : ISSY
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Educational org. : NEA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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