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New York Times, Wednesday, June 18, 1975

Author:
Sophie Fierman
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Sophie Fierman has 24 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,440

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Across
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Skyjackers' mecca : CUBA
5
Exposed : BARED
10
Unadorned : BALD
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Summit : APEX
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Cowboy gear : RIATA
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Canal or port : ERIE
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"Your ___ " (harsh choice) : MONEYORYOURLIFE
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Call it a day : END
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Bronze, silver and golden : AGES
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Sea duck : EIDER
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Potato : SPUD
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Kind of shoppe : OLDE
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Lipstick color : CERISE
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Mounted torch : CRESSET
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Winglike : ALAR
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Renter's concern : LEASE
34
Angeles or Alamos : LOS
36
Hobson's choice : TAKEITORLEAVEIT
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"___ for the money" : ONE
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P. I. Moslems : MOROS
42
Flirt : OGLE
43
Dry-goods dealers : DRAPERS
45
Delaying words : NOTYET
47
Inquisitive : NOSY
48
Function : ROLE
49
Equal of a mile : AMISS
52
"Sermons and ___ water" : SODA
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Burrows or Beame : ABE
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Having scant choice : BETWEENTWOFIRES
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Arrow poison : INEE
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African range : ATLAS
62
Rochester's state: Abbr. : MINN
63
Famous duelist : BURR
64
River of Europe : RHONE
65
Snack-tray spread : PATE
Down
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"___ the dawn" : CAME
2
Well-informed : UPON
3
Yield : BEND
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Lizzie Borden's weapon : AXE
5
Irishman's pride : BROGUE
6
Exposed : AIRED
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Skates : RAYS
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W. W. II initials : ETO
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Family member: Abbr. : DAU
10
Disproves : BELIES
11
Unfruitful : ARID
12
Long prison term : LIFE
13
Animal : DEER
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Shrill sounds : YAPS
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Crossing for Moses : REDSEA
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Salutation for a king : SIRE
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Exams : ORALS
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___ majesty : LESE
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Roman Elder or Younger : CATO
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Large antelope : ELAND
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One clearing dead leaves : RAKER
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Tropical mackerels : CEROS
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Gray's claim to fame : ELEGY
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Fine linen : TOILE
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Truck, in London : LORRY
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Printing mark : STET
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Take advantage of, with "on" : IMPOSE
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"On your ___!" : TOES
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Make a choice : VOTE
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Quizmaster's reward : ANSWER
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Knotty : NODOSE
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Norwegian king : OLAF
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Mountain ash : ROWAN
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Hebrew month : ABIB
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Certain list : MENU
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Brain channel : ITER
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Town near Caen : STLO
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La Scala offering : ARIA
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Propensity : BENT
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Old slave : ESNE
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Musical perception : EAR
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Degree : NTH
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Brat : IMP

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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