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New York Times, Friday, June 6, 1975

Author:
Alice H. Kaufman
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { F J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,428
Across
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Practices : USES
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Word of choice : WHICH
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N.C.O.'s : SGTS
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Andes land : PERU
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Cry for attention : HOLLO
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Kingfish : CERO
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Deckhand's need : SWAB
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Eastern faith : ISLAM
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Component : UNIT
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Navy ship : MINESWEEPER
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Kind of clams : STEAMED
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Talked back : SASSED
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Decorative headbands : TIARAS
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Struck, old style : SMIT
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Flightless bird : EMU
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Parsley portion : SPRIG
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On a grand scale : EPIC
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Hammer part : PEEN
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Big Apple dweller : NEWYORKER
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Church area : APSE
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Leander's friend : HERO
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Fissures : RIMAE
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Word with rata or tem : PRO
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Spanish painter : SERT
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Frogmen : DIVERS
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Hairpiece : TOUPEE
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Mauve et al. : DECADES
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Battlewagon : DREADNOUGHT
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River to the Baltic : ODER
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Vanishing ocean sight : LINER
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Morays : EELS
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Secretary : DESK
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Buoy up : ELATE
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Red-lighted word : EXIT
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Dilettantish : ARTY
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Comprehend : SENSE
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Depend on : RELY
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Good periods : UPS
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Baste : SEW
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Pitching guideline: Abbr. : ERA
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Nautilus, for one : SUBMARINE
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Complains : WHINES
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Watered : HOSED
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Misfortunes : ILLS
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Hammer part : CLAW
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Like children fresh at camp : HOMESICK
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Atlantic porgies : SCUPS
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Rochester's river : GENESEE
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Ancient galley : TRIREME
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Drunkard : SOT
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Mirror's offering : IMAGE
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___ crow : EAT
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City ways: Abbr. : STS
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Upset : TIP
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Play by ___ : EAR
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Remind about a bill : DUN
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Show off : SPORT
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Painter Joan : MIRO
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One who watches : EYER
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Former harasser of enemy shipping : PRIVATEER
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Cajoles : WHEEDLES
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Von Stroheim : ERICH
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Suitable : APT
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One who goads : PRODDER
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Most tart : SOUREST
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Doctors' field: Abbr. : MED
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Common verb : ARE
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Type of curve : ESS
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Milieu of 34 Down : SEA
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Ph.D. or M.A. : DEGREE
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Jaunty : PERKY
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Musical pieces : DUETS
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Shade of green : NILE
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___ even keel : ONAN
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Harem room : ODA
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River of England : EXE
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___ Abner : LIL
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Eye affliction : STY

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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