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New York Times, Monday, June 16, 1975

Author:
H. M. Kennedy
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 264 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,438
Across
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Flower and trundle : BEDS
5
"___ virumque cano ... " : ARMA
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Does clerical work : FILES
14
Encourage : ABET
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Driving areas : TEES
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Of a skull part : INIAL
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Disputes : ARGUMENTS
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Cubic meter : STERE
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Like a heavy fog : SOUPY
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Scottish hunting dog : DEERHOUND
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Clockman Thomas : SETH
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F-___ (camera part) : STOP
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Convened : SAT
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___ actor : HAM
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Fountainhead : SOURCE
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"___ to the Chief" : HAIL
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Like hurricane rains : TORRENTIAL
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Bower : ARBOR
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" ... on the light fantastic ___" : TOE
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Getter of his due : DEVIL
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Strengthening : NOURISHING
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Withered : SERE
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African banana : ENSETE
49
Price ___ : TAG
51
Campaigned : RAN
52
Soviet river : URAL
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Pitcher's rubber : SLAB
57
Time to come : HEREAFTER
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College-hall climbers : IVIES
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Projecting window : ORIEL
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Horse-race fans : RAILBIRDS
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Fishline leader : SNELL
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Emerald ___ : ISLE
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Beat it! : SCAT
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Aromatic herb : TANSY
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Trapper's quest : PELT
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Electrical units : OHMS
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Sheep sounds : BAAS
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Spanish river : EBRO
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"___ non est disputandum" : DEGUSTIBUS
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Dopey one : STUPE
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Corroded : ATE
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Sever : REND
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Limits : METES
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Strong quality : ASSET
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Place to catch perch : FISHPOND
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Division word : INTO
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In ___ of : LIEU
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Win the bread : EARN
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Vehicle : SLED
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Fanciful tale : MYTH
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Showman Billy : ROSE
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Keep-under item : HAT
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Alan Ladd film : SHANE
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Slugger Hank : AARON
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Hole-eater : MOTH
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Western Indians : UTES
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Swamp tree : RIVERBIRCH
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French Revolution song : CAIRA
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Actress Terry : ELLEN
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Knowledge : LORE
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Le ___ Soleil : ROI
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Certian payment : RENT
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In a ceremonial manner : RITUALLY
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Old slave : SERF
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Blimp's need : GAS
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Fluent : GLIB
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Clear, as an anchor : ATRIP
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New ___ on life : LEASE
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Dispatch boat : AVISO
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Entertainer : HOST
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Singer Berger : ERNA
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Nothing, in Paris : RIEN
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Lampreys : EELS
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Brook : RILL
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Cheese : EDAM
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Speedy planes : SSTS
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Cause of a tennis replay : LET

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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