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New York Times, Monday, June 9, 1975

Author:
Andrew Lesko
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 264 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,431
Across
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Boss or vote : STRAW
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Guinness : ALEC
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Fatha Hines : EARL
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Strad's companion : AMATI
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Red stone : RUBY
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Swing around : SLUE
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Churchill's "finest hour" : BATTLEOFBRITAIN
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Merkel : UNA
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Certain Mohican : LAST
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Louis or James : SAINT
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Engage : HIRE
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Inkling : HINT
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Scatter : STREW
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Old guitars : CITTERNS
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Cockatoo : ARARA
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Sharpen : HONE
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Kind of tamale : HOT
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Pacific arenas of W.W. II : TARAWAANDMANILA
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Cut no ___ : ICE
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Dickens, for short : CHAS
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Anti-sub defense : SONAR
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Ancient Italian : ETRUSCAN
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Hound's clue : SCENT
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New York five : NETS
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Kind of wood : TEAK
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" . . . to fetch ___ of water" : APAIL
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God or tasse : DEMI
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Classified ___ : ADS
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Event of July 21, 1861 : BATTLEOFBULLRUN
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Ill temper : BILE
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At ___ (pronto) : ONCE
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Tidal bore : EAGRE
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Drinks : ADES
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Kind of egg : NEST
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Pilotless plane : DRONE
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Elephant Boy of films : SABU
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Govt. agent : TMAN
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Pro ___ : RATA
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Counselor: Abbr. : ATT
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Violent squall : WILLIWAW
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Came up : AROSE
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Air: Ger. : LUFT
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Kind of tide : EBB
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Lili St. ___ : CYR
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Manor : ESTATE
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Jai ___ : ALAI
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Partner of rack : RUIN
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Pre-Easter time : LENT
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Tin or dog : EAR
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Common contraction : ISNT
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Wife of Zeus : HERA
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Deer : HINDS
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Thing : ITEM
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French composer : SATIE
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Pamphlet : TRACT
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More unusual : RARER
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Arthur ___ Doyle : CONAN
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Lorelei's home : RHINE
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Actor Lloyd : NOLAN
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Flying or head : START
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Gay sounds : HAHAS
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Auditor: Abbr. : ACCT
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Stormed : ASSAILED
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Arrow end : NOCK
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Merges : UNITES
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___ a bill of goods : SELL
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Jewish month : TEBET
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Cursorial bird : EMU
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Eastern church title : ABBA
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Rubber-stamp word : PAID
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Salt tree : ATLE
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Military awards : DFCS
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Jason's ship : ARGO
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Relative of drat : DURN
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Snick's partner : SNEE
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Long time : EON
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"___ for the money" : ONE
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Household god : LAR

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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