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New York Times, Thursday, July 10, 1975

Author:
Evelyn Benshoof
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Evelyn Benshoof has 71 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,462

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Across
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Card game : PAM
4
Florida athlete : GATOR
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Functions : ACTS
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Seed covering : ARIL
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Chilean pianist : ARRAU
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Kind of castle or father : FORE
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Early Atlantic crosser : NINA
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Grieve : MOURN
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Skip : OMIT
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Stall : GAINTIME
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Sudden, swift descents : SWOOPS
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Actor Andrews : DANA
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Decree : FIAT
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Automatons : ROBOTS
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Outlaws of the Southwest : BANDIDOS
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Garden plant : AVENS
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Covenant : PACT
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Zola novel : NANA
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Taboo : NONO
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Copy : DITTO
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Mine vehicle : TRAM
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Lycian poet : OLEN
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Potpourri : OLIO
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Greek letter : THETA
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Classroom item : NOTEBOOK
44
Farm implement : SEEDER
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Classify : SORT
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Prevaricated : LIED
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Trades : CRAFTS
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Reviews : RUNSOVER
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Hell or pot : HOLE
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Be consistent : TIEIN
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Greasy : OILY
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Assistant : AIDE
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Potbellied : OBESE
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Girl's name : REBA
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Town land map : PLAT
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Outcasts’ Flat : POKER
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Sanctum : DEN
Down
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Spasm : PANG
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Cantata part : ARIA
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Skirt : MINI
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Waifs : GAMINS
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Kitchen waft : AROMA
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Undeviating : TRUE
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Galley instrument : OAR
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Encounters : RUNSINTO
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Good beginning : AFOOTINTHEDOOR
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Perry : COMO
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Junket : TRIP
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Becomes firm : SETS
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Survive luckily : LANDONONESFEET
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Makes lace : TATS
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Roll tightly : WAD
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Ipso ___ : FACTO
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Continued : RANON
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Molding : OVOLO
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Stephen Vincent : BENET
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Hand-dyeing technique : BATIK
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Defied : DARED
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New Mexico colonizer : ONATE
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Neighbor of Leyte : SAMAR
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Sample TV program : PILOT
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9 Down, in a way : DOORSTOP
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River in England : TEES
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Plant study: Abbr; : BOT
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Billy Sunday's target : SINNER
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Miss Rainer : LUISE
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Crack, as skin : CHAP
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Provoke : ROIL
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Alan of “MASH” : ALDA
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___ to high heaven : REEK
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Competed : VIED
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German river : ELBE
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O’Neal : RYAN
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Nigerian : IBO

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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