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New York Times, Thursday, June 3, 1976

Author:
Ruth N. Schultz
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 48, Avg Word Len: 4.54, Missing: { F J Q V X }, Scrabble score: 301 (avg 1.70)
Open Squares: 42, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Ruth N. Schultz has 21 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,791
Across
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Sun and out : SETS
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Bare peak : TOR
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Rubber-stamp accessory : PAD
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Commoner, in "1984" : PROLE
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Exclamation : AHA
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___ Miss of Dixie : OLE
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V.I.P. : BIGWIG
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Fuel for Miss Nightingale : LAMPOIL
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Scottish alder : ARN
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Ham actor : EMOTER
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Football player: Abbr. : LHB
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Mickey : MANTLE
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___ and only : ONE
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French revolter's shout : ABAS
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Word of approval : OKEH
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Disposed : APT
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Strikebreakers : SCABS
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Withered : SERE
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Fire retarder: Abbr. : ASB
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Barnyard sound : HEEHAW
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V.I.P. : MUCKAMUCK
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"That's ___" (too bad) : ASHAME
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Tuck's partner : NIP
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Chilled : ICED
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Half-closed eyes, e.g. : SLITS
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Heel : CAD
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Homey : COZY
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___ one's prime : PAST
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Sea bird : ERN
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Japanese cherry tree : SAKURA
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Compass point : NNE
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Basis of McCormick fortune : REAPER
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Young one : LAD
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Moved : STIRRED
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Band and grand : STANDS
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Civil War figure : REB
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"Where ___?" : AMI
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V.I.P. : NABOB
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Want ___ : ADS
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Kind of hole or belly : POT
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Old ___, Conn. : LYME
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Fishing lure : SPINNER
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Work unit : ERG
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Throw in the ___ : TOWEL
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Filth : SLIME
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Certain scout's quest : TALENT
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Midwest airport : OHARE
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L.A. player : RAM
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V.I.P. : POOHBAH
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His code word was "Sesame" : ALIBABA
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State: Abbr. : DEL
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Word with centric : EGO
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Slow down : BRAKE
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Football-scoring play : PLACEKICK
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Andy's friend : AMOS
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V.I.P. : TOPBANANA
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"What can ___ be?" : THEMATTER
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Direction: Abbr. : SSW
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Inquire : ASK
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Champagne quality : SEC
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Rickenbacker, e.g. : ACE
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Drill-sergeant's word : HUP
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Hesitant sounds : UMS
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Word with way or shipman : MID
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Queen's nemesis : ASP
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Like unfair writings : SLANTED
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Words for a V.I.P. : HISNIBS
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Words of possibility : COULDBE
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Pound et al. : EZRAS
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Pair : DYAD
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Item in the black : CREDIT
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Desert: Prefix : EREMO
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Of a bristle : SETAL
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Valentino locale : ARABY
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Location: Abbr. : PSN
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Spanish Mrs. : SRA
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Spook signal : RAP
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___ de plume : NOM

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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