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PHRASEMAKING

New York Times, Sunday, June 6, 1976

Author:
Tom Sheehan
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 546 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 113, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 24, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 28
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,794
Across
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Charles or roast : LAMB
5
"What ___ say?" : CANI
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"Life ___ short" : ISTOO
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Barrelhead need : CASH
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Gazetteer data : AREA
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Zionist activist group : IRGUN
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Workout : DRILL
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Table spread : OLEO
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Current : FLOW
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Motto of St. Crispin : SOULSHEALED
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Promoter, of a way : WILL
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Cockfighting : FOWLPLAY
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Plural ending : IES
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Alimony, so to speak : TIMEBALM
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Vile odor : REEK
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Farewell : ADIOS
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Bats' H.Q. : CAVE
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Artist Schiele : EGON
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Like a grieving usher : TIERFUL
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"The Taking of ___ One . . . " : PELHAM
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He owned a rod : AARON
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"___ disturb" : DONOT
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Kind of player : BIT
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Clean ___ : SLATE
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Cup part : BRIM
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Optician's place, with 71 Down : SITEFORSORE
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Sins : ERRS
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Vereen : BEN
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Auk genus : ALLE
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Chinese island and strait : HAINANS
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One, in Bonn : EIN
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Eve, so to speak : ADAMBALM
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Turkoman people : SEIDS
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U.S. athlete Jim : THORPE
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Brash : NERVY
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Snivel : WHINE
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Macaw : ARARA
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He's left holding the bag : CADDIE
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___ khan (tiger) : SHERE
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Mafia outing : SLAYRIDE
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Globe : ORB
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Theory of government : STATISM
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Galatea's beloved : ACIS
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What Confucius do : SAY
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First of a Kipling trio : ARAG
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"Death ___" (maritime story) : OFASAILSMAN
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Unaspirate : LENE
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"Vive ___!" : LEROI
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A Kennedy monogram : RFK
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Underworld figure : SATAN
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Beaverbrook and Jim : LORDS
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Dallas or Stevens : STELLA
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Crystalline mineral: Var. : FELSPAR
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Chair or mark : EASY
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A Dumas : FILS
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Coins of Iran : RIALS
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Kind of pole : BEAN
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Tavern maid : BARBELLE
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Neighbor of Ga. : FLA
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Site for Icarus : SOARSPOT
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Great Barrier Island : OTEA
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What a blacksmith has : HORSESCENTS
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Bacteriologist's wire : OESE
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Freshly : ANEW
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Mississippi has four : ESSES
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Fiat : EDICT
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___ robbery (flirt's forte) : MALE
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Drum ___ : ROLL
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Greek letter : THETA
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Thomas of the clocks : SETH
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Winged god : EROS
Down
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Tehee, Variety style : LAFF
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Guthrie : ARLO
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Bark's counterpart : MEOW
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Nursery : BAWLROOM
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Frog sound : CROAK
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"___ Named Joe" : AGUY
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Not any, in law : NUL
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Within : INSIDEOF
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___ March : IDESOF
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Spanish Mrs. : SRA
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Knight work : TILT
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Of an acid : OLEIC
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Treasure–hunter's aid : OLDMAP
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Rodeo rider : COWBELLE
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Inter ___ : ALIA
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Kind of salesman's block? : SELL
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Celeste ___ : HOLM
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Two on the ___ (Crusoe and Friday) : ISLE
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Old family prayer books : HEIRTOHEIRMISSALS
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Robert ___ Warren : PENN
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Holiday times : EVES
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Senior: Fr. : AINE
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Ebb : SUBSIDE
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Dog-___ : EARED
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___ it (stripper's motto) : GRINANDBARE
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Clan symbol : TOTEM
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___ share : LIONS
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Rabbit fanciers : HARERAISERS
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Like some anchors : ATRIP
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Middle, in law : MESNE
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Bishop's title : ABBA
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Pip : DILLY
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Music syllable : TRA
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Be a ___ habit : SLAVETO
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Creator of Tugboat Annie : RAINE
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Board the Metroliner : ENTRAIN
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Shelters : ABRIS
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Rebellion leader : SHAYS
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Robe size: Abbr. : MED
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"___ Latin from . . . " : SHESA
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Hockey star : ORR
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Cat feature : WHISKER
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Thruway to Fairbanks : ALCAN
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Embers : COALS
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Court decree : ARRET
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Kind of sergeant : STAFF
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Leyte's neighbor : SAMAR
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Candy, to Nash : DANDY
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See 49 Across : EYES
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Continent: Abbr. : AFR
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"Fore!" : GOLFBAWL
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French astronomer and family : LAPLACES
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Depots: Abbr. : STAS
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Like a spurned pawnbroker : LOANSOME
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Nastase : ILIE
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"Nonsense" author : LEAR
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___ up (excited) : ALLHET
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"___ pleasant institution . . . " : LIFESA
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Liquid sound : SLOSH
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Louse up : BOTCH
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Bridge seat : EAST
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Pet for Smuts? : BOAR
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___ time (never) : ATNO
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Stagger : REEL
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Gaelic : ERSE
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Angry fit : SNIT
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Fruit : PEAR
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Eur. capital : OSLO
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Pipe joints : TEES
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Agreed upon : SET
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Dutch town : EDE

Answer summary: 25 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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