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New York Times, Friday, May 9, 1975

Author:
Sophie Fierman
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { F J Q X }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Sophie Fierman has 24 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,400

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Across
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De Triomphe and others : ARCS
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Fanatical : RABID
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Contents of a dugout rack : BATS
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Make a ___-line stand : GOAL
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Bring joy : ELATE
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Give backing to : ABET
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"___ boy!" : ATTA
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Traditional weeper : LOSER
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Piano piece : NOLA
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Straight: Prefix : RECT
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Print measures : ENS
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Lemurs : INDRIS
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Words for a marked man : HESAGOODCATCH
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Ancient Greek state : LOCRIS
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School subj. : GEOG
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Loving Latin word : AMO
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Ready to be served dinner : SEATED
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Feedback of a sort : ECHO
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Metallic prefix : CALCI
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Contend : VIE
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Down the ___ (wasted) : DRAIN
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Earth goddess : ERDA
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Come-on ad : TEASER
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Wire: Abbr. : TEL
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Mountain lake : TARN
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Discover : DESCRY
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Overtakes : CATCHESUPWITH
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Hilo greetings : ALOHAS
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N. Z. parrot : KEA
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Seep : OOZE
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Turkish liqueur : RAKI
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Outlaw Belle of West : STARR
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Gordius's claim to fame : KNOT
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Augury : OMEN
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Facilitated : EASED
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Noted school : ETON
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Big Ben sound : BONG
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Kind of rehearsal : DRESS
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Miss Ponselle : ROSA
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Seaweed product : AGAR
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By ___ (mechanically) : ROTE
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Get the sniffles : CATCHCOLD
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Roof worker : SLATER
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Press handout : RELEASE
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"Take Me ___" : ALONG
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Glee-club member : BASSO
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Native: Suffix : ITE
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Ridiculed : DERIDED
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One giving first aid : BANDAGER
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Nip in the bud : ABORT
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Having a purpose : TELIC
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Hide away : STASH
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Army man: Abbr. : NCO
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Assent, in Madrid : SISI
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S-shaped moldings : OGEES
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Shoestring : LACE
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Bradley : OMAR
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Rock-garden plant : AVENS
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Spanish aunt : TIA
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Get wise : CATCHONTO
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Yesterday, in Paris : HIER
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Unique : ONLY
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Like measles, mumps, etc. : CATCHING
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Three, in Emden : DREI
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Braided : TRESSED
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Revivalist Jonathan : EDWARDS
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Exclamation : AHA
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Furnace tender : STOKER
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Medit. tree : CAROB
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Poplar of Southwest : ALAMO
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Kind of gesture : TOKEN
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Decree : UKASE
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French parents : PERES
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Features of many parks : ZOOS
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Lab heater : ETNA
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Sailor : TAR

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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