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New York Times, Wednesday, May 5, 1976

Author:
McCain
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 247 (avg 1.31)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,762

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Across
1
Pleased look : GRIN
5
Jewish month : NISAN
10
___ care in the world : NOTA
14
Words for Nanette : NONO
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Bell town : ADANO
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Fragrance : ODOR
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Common Latin word : AMAT
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Skeptical attitude : NEGATIVISM
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Nice and Aspen, e.g. : RESORTS
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Morning songs : MATINS
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Mourning figure : PIETA
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Dry : SEC
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Police-car fixtures : SIRENS
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Unprepared : NOTREADY
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Mutually : AMONG
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Italian currency : LIRA
36
Of course! : SURE
37
Bar bill : TAB
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In a watchful condition : ONALERT
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Terrier or chow : DOG
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Greek contest : AGON
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U.S. patriot : OTIS
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"On ___ and a prayer" : AWING
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Seldom : NOTOFTEN
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Blackboards : SLATES
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Beverage : TEA
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Corroded : EATEN
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Termination : DEMISE
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Bothers : PESTERS
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All gone : NOTANYMORE
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Shingler's need : NAIL
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Dash : ELAN
64
Sea duck : EIDER
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Eight: Prefix : OCTO
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Comrade in arms : ALLY
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Lock : TRESS
68
Muscle : THEW
Down
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Growl : GNAR
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Erie Canal city : ROME
3
Claire et al. : INAS
4
Closed : NOTOPEN
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French port : NANTES
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That is, to Cicero : IDEST
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Droop : SAG
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P.I. tree : ANAM
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Words describing a bit player : NOTASTAR
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Beginners : NOVICES
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Norse god : ODIN
12
Flip : TOSS
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Coincidence's is long : ARM
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Brain path : ITER
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Starr : RINGO
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Dye ingredient : ANILINE
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"___ lies awaitin' ... " : SATAN
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Insect stage : IMAGO
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Automatic mechanism : ROBOT
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Native lodes : ORES
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I.R.S. action : AUDIT
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Loafer : DRONE
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Safecrackers : YEGGS
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"Better ___ than ... " : LATE
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Nothing so far : NOTASYET
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Twice-told ___ : TALES
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Only a few : NOTMANY
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Last half of a thrift slogan : WANTNOT
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Sinn ___ : FEIN
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Guides : STEERS
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"___ moi le déluge" : APRES
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Guy's companion : DOLL
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Common Latin abbr. : ETAL
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Arab prince : EMIR
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To ___ his own : EACH
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Formal observance : RITE
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Mountain-road sign : SLOW
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Teachers' org. : NEA
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Bit of poetry : ODE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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