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New York Times, Wednesday, June 30, 1976

Author:
DeWitt Anderson
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 85, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,818
Across
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Carries out : IMPLEMENTS
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Points of convergence : FOCI
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Lizard's relative : SALAMANDER
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Hiatus : LULL
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ABC's : ELEMENTALS
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Romance lang. : ITAL
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Break bread : EAT
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Emits fumes : REEKS
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Workers : PEONS
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China's neighbor : USSR
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Decide, in Roman law : CERN
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English poet and critic : GOSSE
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Moleskin color : TAUPE
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Lawyers' org. : ABA
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Trod the boards : ACTED
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Eastern capital : ANNAPOLIS
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Deneb, e.g. : STAR
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Not Dem. or Rep. : IND
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Sword handle : HILT
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One on retirement pay : PENSIONER
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Latin dance : SAMBA
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Airport abbr. : ETD
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___ nova : BOSSA
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___ Day : ARBOR
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Pickens : SLIM
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Word with phone or ton : MEGA
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Davenports : SOFAS
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Former U.S. envoy to U.N. : SCALI
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Dutch commune : EDE
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Castor's killer : IDAS
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Purely spiritual : PLATONICAL
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___-ce pas? : NEST
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Alleviating : MITIGATORY
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Feel one's ___ : OATS
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Certain tethered strolls : SPACEWALKS
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"Is it the Lido ___ or only . . . " : ISEE
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___ fide (in bad faith) : MALA
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Russian whip : PLET
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Book before Ezek. : LAM
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Rising out of water : EMERSED
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Leonine adornments : MANES
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Diverts : ENTERTAINS
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Minn. neighbor : NDAK
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Wires: Abbr. : TELS
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Messrs., in Madrid : SRS
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Icarus, for one : FLIER
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Vulnerable : OUTONALIMB
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Close-knit group : CLAN
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Troubles : ILLS
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Chirp : PEEP
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Addicts : USERS
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Certain acct. : CPA
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Quebec peninsula : GASPE
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Musical group : OCTET
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Emulates Horatius : STANDSFAST
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Bancroft and Jackson : ANNES
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Humdrum : UNDRAMATIC
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Old rapier : BILBO
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"___ Is Born" : ASTAR
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U.S. novelist : OHARA
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Wading bird : IBIS
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South Africa's ___ Paul : OOM
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City of Michigan : SAGINAW
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Wears well : LASTS
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Funeral oration : ELOGE
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___-Japanese War : SINO
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Concert halls : ODEA
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Ship's berthing place : SLIP
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___-mountain (leopard) : CATA
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Earth science: Abbr. : ECOL
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Baseball's Alvin : DARK
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Culbertson et al. : ELYS
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British V.I.P.'s : PMS
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Call ___ day : ITA

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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