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New York Times, Thursday, June 19, 1975

Author:
Evelyn Benshoof
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Evelyn Benshoof has 71 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,441
Across
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"Mikado" blowhard : KOKO
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Become blocked : CLOT
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Fumed : RAGED
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Black Sea arm : AZOV
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Contain : HAVE
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Get around : EVADE
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Dispenser of ennui : BORE
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Port of Yemen : ADEN
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Start vigorously : DIGIN
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Something unique. : ONER
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Prepare for action : GIRD
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Word for a morsel : TASTY
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Scream : BEATARETREAT
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Egyptian deity : APIS
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Blocked : IMPEDED
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Try to influence : WORKON
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Bookbinder's need : GLUE
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Southern constellation : ARA
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Century plant : ALOE
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Dance step : PAS
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Work on a martini : STIR
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Basket part : RIM
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Clever feat : COUP
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" . . . ___ at leisure" : REPENT
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Plow's milieu : TOPSOIL
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Reasonable : SANE
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Move : PULLUPSTAKES
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Basketball maneuver : TAPIN
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Oceanic food fish : OPAH
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Gambling game : KENO
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Cut short : ABORT
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Field rodent : VOLE
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Have qualms : FEAR
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Roundup : RODEO
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Building additions : ELLS
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Formerly : ONCE
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Black-eyed or lazy : SUSAN
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Reddish color : RUST
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Soaks : RETS
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Skewered meat : KABOB
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Bracing air : OZONE
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Divided country : KOREA
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Catch up with : OVERTAKE
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Vexation : CHAGRIN
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Titled British women : LADIES
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Manifest : OVERT
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Twining plant parts : TENDRILS
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Bureaucratic finish line : REDTAPE
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Fly : AVIATE
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One-liners : GAGS
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Smooth out copy : EDIT
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" . . . which nobody can ___" : DENY
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Mil. address : APO
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Large bird : EMU
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Prom escort : DATE
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Tralee's land : ERIN
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Move swiftly : DART
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___ hog : WART
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Medley : OLIO
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Frolic : ROMP
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Disparity : GAP
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Sad words from a speed cop : PULLOVER
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Recommend : SPEAKFOR
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Have trust in : COUNTON
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Kerosene : OIL
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Most indiscreet : RASHEST
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Noun suffix : ENT
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Garden shrub : SPIREA
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Ore chips : SPALLS
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Samoan island : UPOLU
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City in N. H. : KEENE
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Put into force : ENACT
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Sources of vexation : SORES
52
Gobs : TARS
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___ ben Adhem : ABOU
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Jet-plane parts : PODS

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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