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AIRS APPARENT

New York Times, Sunday, May 9, 1976

Author:
Herb Risteen
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 491 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 118, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,766
Across
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Garden occupant : ADAM
5
Met performer : TENOR
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Fish and musical : SCALES
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Witticism : MOT
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Honey: Prefix : MELI
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Excuse : ALIBI
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Hair application : POMADE
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Arab robe : ABA
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Hammer part : PEEN
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Look at one's piano score : FACETHEMUSIC
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London swell : NOB
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Told, as a yarn : SPUN
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Railroad and neck : TIES
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Cordoba cheers : OLES
30
Musical works : ETUDES
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Suffix for gang : STER
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Compass point : NNE
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Golfer Lee : ELDER
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B'way sign : SRO
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Madras garment : SAREE
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Peak of Crete : IDA
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Talk harshly : BLAT
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Worcester, e.g. : SHIRE
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Great: Fr. : VASTE
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Vague discomfort : MALAISE
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Gazed idly : MOONED
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"Canadian ___" : CAPERS
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Sunwear for Sue : BONNET
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Italian river : ADIGE
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Dutch exports : TULIPS
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Town near Udine : TEOR
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Men's org. : SAR
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Despicable : BASE
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Check : ARREST
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Capacity units : LITRES
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Shows accuracy at the piano : STRIKESTHERIGHTNOTE
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Postcard offerings : SCENES
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Linear measures : METRES
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Calif. valley : NAPA
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Ninny : ASS
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Doorways: Abbr. : ENTS
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Legal plea : ABATER
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Concur : AGREE
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Testify : DEPONE
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German city : TREVES
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Turn ___ evidence : STATES
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Throwback : ATAVISM
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Harder to find : RARER
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Adjusts, as a violin : TUNES
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Laugh, in Paris : RIRE
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Niger native : IBO
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"Old Virginny" composer : BLAND
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Hesitant sounds : ERS
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Adagio or allegro, e.g. : TEMPO
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Area of Italy : TOE
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Cheese : EDAM
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Hercules, to Iole : CAPTOR
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Assam native : ABOR
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Off line : AGEE
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Like the Gobi : ARID
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Khan : AGA
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Play in a band : TOOTONESHORN
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Early ocean crosser : NINA
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Through : PER
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Get near at hand : IMPEND
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Carried : TOTED
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French city : CAEN
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Part of i.e. : EST
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Actress Laura et al. : KEENES
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Interprets : READS
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Actual being : ESSE
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Elec. units : AMPS
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Ocean chasms : DEEPS
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Alaskan native : ALEUT
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Small German bards : MINNESINGERS
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White House name : TAFT
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Astolat name : ELAINE
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___ Creed : NICENE
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Portly : OBESE
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Slowing, in music: Abbr. : RIT
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Charm : SPELL
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Divine and Human : COMEDIES
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Gave pleasure to : AMUSED
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___ Vegas : LAS
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Miss Adams : EDIE
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Groups : SECTS
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Lutes' relatives : MANDOLINS
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Instrument : OBOE
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Filers' aids : TABS
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Do farm work : HOE
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___ renewal : URBAN
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Peep show : RAREE
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Farm animal : RAM
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One of a flag trio : RED
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Confused : ASEA
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Four: Prefix : TETR
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Fountain items : SODAS
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___ by one's own petard : HOIST
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Jeeves and Bunter, e.g. : VALETS
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Silly : APISH
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Walter Huston's song : SEPTEMBER
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Co. officials : TRS
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Cuts off prematurely : ABORTS
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Italian film name : LOREN
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Fairy queen : MAB
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Word with "foiled again" : CURSES
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English river : TRENT
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Paris zoo animals : TIGRES
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Anesthetic : ETHER
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One-seeded fruits: Var. : AKENES
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Fail to use a trash basket : LITTER
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Musical cop-out : SONGANDDANCE
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Boadicea's tribe : ICENI
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Plunder, old style : REAVE
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French pastry item : TARTE
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Fencing weapons : EPEES
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Roman bronze : AES
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Jewish month : ADAR
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Bristle: Prefix : SETI
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Opera bit-role, in a way : SPAREPART
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Constellation : ARA
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In harmony : ATUNE
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Public : OVERT
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One of Willson's 76 : TROMBONE
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Post: Abbr. : STA
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Cambridge campus : MIT
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Vanquished : BEATEN
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S.A. capital : BOGOTA
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Cast an evil glance : LEERED
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African tribesman : SOTIK
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Places for Thoreau : PONDS
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Neighbor of Wash. : ORE
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Resort lake : TAHOE
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Divas' renderings : ARIAS
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Strip and land : MINES
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Cod or Town : CAPE
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Stone and teen : AGES
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Via del Corso's city : ROME
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Two of eleven : ENDS
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Great or Clemence : DANE
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Unclose, in poems : OPE
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Vessel: Abbr. : STR

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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