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New York Times, Monday, May 31, 1976

Author:
Jay Spry
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Jay Spry has 16 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,788
Across
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Nutmeg byproduct : MACE
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Receive as one's due : REAP
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Enthralled : RAPT
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Privy to : INON
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Sailors' saint : ELMO
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Fields's vaudeville partner : WEBER
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Ignoramus : DOLT
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Gigolo's kisses, in a way : LIPSERVICE
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Blue dye : INDIGO
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Withered : SERE
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Squeeze out : EKE
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Indication : TRACE
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Word with pan or rag : DISH
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Pool necessity : CUEBALL
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Firm : STABLE
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Timetable abbr. : ARR
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Pens : STIES
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Direct : STEER
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Gate receipts : TAKE
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Lab heaters : ETNAS
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Draped garment : SARI
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Hot places : OVENS
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Plain and deckle : EDGES
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Seafood delicacy : ROE
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Mexican cactus : PEYOTE
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Seek : SOLICIT
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Identical : SAME
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Evil one : SATAN
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Pronoun : SHE
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___ green : NILE
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Homily : SERMON
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Skyjackings, literally : HIGHCRIMES
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Terza ___ : RIMA
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Came up : AROSE
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"What ___ tell you?" : DIDI
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___ much as : INAS
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Direction : WEST
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Otherwise : ELSE
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Ferber : EDNA
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Skirt length : MIDI
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Presently : ANON
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Post-Thanksgiving fare : COLDTURKEY
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Whole : ENTIRE
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Move to another town : RELOCATE
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Wallach : ELI
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Elec. units : AMPS
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Sat : POSED
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Gun an engine : REV
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Rose's friend : ABIE
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Casual kiss : PECK
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Linden or ash : TREE
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Extracts by force : WRESTS
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Goddess of discord : ERIS
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Prates : GABS
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Superior group : ELITE
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Chapeaux : HATS
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Hunger for : CRAVE
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Imparts : LENDS
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Think of Smokey : BEARINMIND
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Old World dormouse : LEROT
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Lake : ERIE
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Slept like ___ : ATOP
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Feather palms : SAGOS
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Slugger Slaughter : ENOS
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Haile ___ : SELASSIE
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Attitude : STANCE
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Location : SITE
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Arab nobleman : EMIR
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Dreiser's Sister : CARRIE
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Strike out : ELIDE
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Part of G.B.S. : SHAW
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Engage : HIRE
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Alter and super : EGOS
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Jannings or Ludwig : EMIL
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Arabian gulf : OMAN
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Space agency : NASA
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Presidential monogram : HST
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Mss. reviewers : EDS

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