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New York Times, Tuesday, June 24, 1975

Author:
Virginia Godwin
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,446
Across
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Grampuses : ORCS
5
Attention-getter : AHEM
9
Former V. P. : AGNEW
14
Weasel, in England : VARE
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Weathercock : VANE
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Hackneyed : TRITE
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Places for: Suffix : ORIA
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Make revisions : EDIT
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___ la vista : HASTA
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Diminished : LESSENED
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Charioteer of note : BENHUR
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Mythical descender : ORPHEUS
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Firmness : GRIT
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Bullring sound : OLE
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Countable asset : BLESSING
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Wing-shaped : ALARY
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Steppe or moor, e.g. : TRACT
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Boat-racer Wood : GAR
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Peace or gas : PIPE
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Material for the third pig's house : BRICK
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Scottish island : IONA
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Salton, for one : SEA
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Straighten : ALINE
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Bedeck : ARRAY
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Wife of 23 Across : EURYDICE
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Publicize : AIR
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Let up on : EASE
45
Onions, chives, etc. : ALLIUMS
49
Bursts of activity : SPASMS
52
Sterne’s “___ Shandy” : TRISTRAM
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Miss Talmadge : NORMA
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Early harp : LYRE
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English river : AIRE
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Quivery tree : ASPEN
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Closely allied : AKIN
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Tooth’s partner : NAIL
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Belgian port : GHENT
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Muddle : MESS
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Pronoun : THAT
Down
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Convex molding : OVOLO
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Less common : RARER
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Bacon order : CRISP
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Vacation spot : SEASHORE
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Means of access : AVENUE
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Where 41 Across went : HADES
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Oklahoma city : ENID
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N. L. player : MET
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Unbeliever : ATHEIST
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U. S. and Cary : GRANTS
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Yugoslav city : NISH
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“___, Brute” : ETTU
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Fatigue : WEAR
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Slippery : EELY
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Hilly area, in England : BRECK
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Candied : GLACE
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Pickles’ milleu : BRINE
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Sikorsky : IGOR
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Zola novel : NANA
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Like Barbara Frietchie’s hair : GRAY
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Church area : APSE
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Stead : LIEU
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Armadillo : APAR
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Moment : TRICE
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Joy : BLISS
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Sand in a shoe, i.e. : IRRITANT
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Unbending : ADAMANT
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Has troubles : AILS
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Toadies : YESMEN
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Foreigners : ALIENS
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Column edge : ARRIS
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Mr. Heep : URIAH
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Callas : MARIA
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Food fish : SMELT
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Difficulty : SNAG
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Fancy : POSH
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Harps, in Italy : ARPE
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Youngster : TYKE
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Take it on the ___ : LAM

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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