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New York Times, Thursday, May 6, 1976

Author:
Tap Osborn
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 25, Avg Word Len: 5.71, Missing: { B J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 98, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Tap Osborn has 111 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,763

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Across
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Daisies : SHASTAS
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Ran behind schedule : WASLATE
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Get in touch with : CONTACT
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Medicine-cabinet item : ASPIRIN
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O'Neill play : ATOUCHOFTHEPOET
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Moon vehicle : LEM
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Bridge holdings : TENACES
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Conjunction : NOR
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Ballet move : PLIE
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Thomas et al. : SETHS
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Director Wertmuller : LINA
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Swelling disease : EDEMA
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Chatter : YAK
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Raccoon's cousin : COATI
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Take offense : RESENT
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Humorist Sam : LEVENSON
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Life-producing substances: Abbr. : RNAS
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Yin's companion : YANG
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Vaudeville piece : STAGEACT
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Cable or hem : STITCH
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Fountain-coin number : THREE
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Bank scourge : RUN
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Calif. mission founder : SERRA
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Foray : RAID
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Delhi instrument : SITAR
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Writer Bellow : SAUL
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Neighbor of Ky. : IND
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Vic and family : DAMONES
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Brooks : MEL
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Poe treatise : POETICPRINCIPLE
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Trap : ENSNARE
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___ Steamer (old auto) : STANLEY
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Pioneer : SETTLER
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IOU's : MARKERS
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Seller of hot tickets : SCALPER
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___ ville (French town hall) : HOTELDE
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Lawless conditions : ANOMIES
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Nickname for Symington : STU
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Finesse : TACT
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Flu symptoms : ACHES
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Harsh: Var. : STONEY
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Winder for a timepiece : WATCHKEY
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Fire leavings : ASHES
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Hope, to Cato : SPES
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Back talk : LIP
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Chokeberry genuses : ARONIAS
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Attach in a way : TIEONTO
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Go aboard : ENTRAIN
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Beyond recovery : FATAL
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Came out : EMERGED
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Wear for winter warmth : LONGIES
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Year, in Paris : ANNEE
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Coins : CENTS
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Peking pagoda : TAA
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Duct : VAS
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Penny-counter : SCRIMPER
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Stars' partners : STRIPES
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"Two heads are better ___" : THANONE
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Most parched : ARIDEST
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Instruct : TUTOR
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Stomp on : TRAMPLE
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More sadistic : CRUELER
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___ Comet : HALLEYS
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Dwarfishness : NANISM
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___ bleu! : SACRE
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Oscar de la ___ : RENTA
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Call : DIAL
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Wound mark : SCAR
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Explosive : TNT
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Red or black : INK

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 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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