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New York Times, Monday, June 28, 1976

Author:
Sidney L. Robbins
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 298 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Sidney L. Robbins has 153 pre-Shortz puzzles and 50 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,816
Across
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Shell's partner : SHOT
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Stunted tree : SCRUB
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Org. for animals : SPCA
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World mover : LOVE
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Rub out : ERASE
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Pacific trees : TOAS
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Ask for trouble : OPENACANOFWORMS
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Big ___ : BEN
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French bridge : PONT
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Chose : OPTED
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British sand hill : DENE
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Tourist city of India : AGRA
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Have the means to : AFFORD
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Garter ingredient : ELASTIC
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___ Rabbit : BRER
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It's put on Mame : BLAME
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Kind of sauce : SOY
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Symbol of fun : BARRELOFMONKEYS
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Goal : AIM
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Unusual souvenir : CURIO
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British composer : ARNE
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Mitigate : LIGHTEN
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Thin layer : VENEER
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Shad dishes : ROES
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Make a dice bet : FADE
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Formal mall : ALLEE
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Haiti's ___ Doc : PAPA
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It's often for two : TEA
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Gave all the directions : BOXEDTHECOMPASS
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Author Linklater : ERIC
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___ space : OUTER
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Painting, etc. : ARTS
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Bird : DOVE
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Hair strand : TRESS
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Worrisome age : TEEN
Down
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Boorish one : SLOB
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Between faith and charity : HOPE
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Hot place : OVEN
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After 9:59 : TEN
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Kind of fiddle : SECOND
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Weight-lifter : CRANE
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Declaim : RANT
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G.I. rest spot : USO
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A.E.F.'s English counterpart : BEF
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___ nothing (be reckless) : STOPAT
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Dessert wine : PORT
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"___ the dawn" : CAME
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Evaluated: Abbr. : ASSD
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Mimic : APER
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Start to go to pot : WORSEN
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R.I. rebellion leader : DORR
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"Remember the ___" : ALAMO
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United: Prefix : GAMO
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Eban : ABBA
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Weak : FRAIL
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Atom physicist : FERMI
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Puckish : ELFIN
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French river : ISERE
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Irish payment : COYNE
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Uses a gimlet : BORES
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Belgian river : YSER
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Repeated : ECHOED
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Musical instrument : LUTE
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Orson Welles role : KANE
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"To the glory that was ___" : GREECE
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Gasified liquids : VAPORS
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Dutch cheese : EDAM
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Confronts : FACES
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Retired : ABED
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Parrot fish : LORO
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Roman 64 : LXIV
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Man's nickname : PETE
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Biblical weed : TARE
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This, in Madrid : ESTE
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Org. : ASSN
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Little one : TOT
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Chariot man : HUR
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Way to stand : PAT

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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