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New York Times, Monday, May 5, 1975

Author:
McAulay
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F Q V W }, Scrabble score: 296 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
McAulay has 2 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,396
Across
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Cordelia's father : LEAR
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Admired ones : IDOLS
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Lamb or karate : CHOP
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Pale color : ECRU
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Brazilian port : NATAL
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Fix over : REDO
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Melville's skipper : AHAB
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Dinnerware : CHINA
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Give off : EMIT
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Refinement : POLISH
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17 and 40 Across, e.g. : CAPTAINS
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South Pacific navigator : COOK
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Mrs. Cantor et al. : IDAS
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Abutted : ADJOINED
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Areas of activity : ARENAS
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Climbing vine : LIANE
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Remove : ERASE
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Fraternal man : ELK
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Outlaws : BANS
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Nordhoff-Hall skipper : BLIGH
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Barrie pirate : SMEE
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French article : UNE
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Pensive one : MUSER
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"___ My Souvenirs" : AMONG
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Navy's goat, e.g. : MASCOT
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Shuts again : RECLOSES
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Prefix for diluvian : ANTE
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Sailors' saint : ELMO
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Peary or Cabot, e.g. : EXPLORER
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Prohibits, in law : ESTOPS
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Offering at the Met : ARIA
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Writer Jong : ERICA
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Barrie's skipper : HOOK
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Eastern queen : RANI
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Shankar's instrument : SITAR
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Mr. Pound : EZRA
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Caustics : LYES
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Tarot-card experts : SEERS
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Paving stone : SETT
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Frog or year : LEAP
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Alpine sound : ECHO
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Russian sea : ARAL
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Irrevocable commitments : RUBICONS
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Korean port : INCHON
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Morse-code sound : DAH
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Of the ear : OTIC
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Veranda, in Hilo : LANAI
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Haphazard : SLAPDASH
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Result of steam-pressing : CREASE
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Half: Prefix : HEMI
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Norse god : ODIN
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Pans' companions : POTS
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French silk : SOIE
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Weight deduction : TARE
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Ships, to poets : KEELS
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Place for mementos : ALBUM
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Goddess of the hunt : DIANA
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Fonda and Russell : JANES
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Laundry unit : DRIER
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Verne's skipper et al. : NEMOS
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Coeur d'___ : ALENE
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Rudder support : SKEGS
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Jibe : AGREE
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Support : BUTTRESS
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Irons out : SMOOTHES
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Blood ailment, for short : MONO
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Charity : ALMS
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French port : CALAIS
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Exonerates : CLEARS
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Spooky : EERIE
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James ___ Jones : EARL
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Lab machine : XRAY
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Tree : PINE
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Formality : RITE
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Flow slowly : OOZE
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Red drink : PORT
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Card game : SKAT
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Vehicle : CAR

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 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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