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GOOD NEWS

New York Times, Sunday, July 11, 1976

4-Down : Embarrasses

Author:
Barbara Gillis
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 550 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 111, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
Barbara Lunder Gillis has 18 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,829
Across
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Kind of pneumonia : LOBAR
6
Andes native : INCA
10
Chemist's milieu : LAB
13
Place for Pierre: Abbr. : SDAK
17
Port of Jordan: Var. : AKABA
18
Powder : TALC
19
Cream or cap : ICE
20
Kind of sandwich : HERO
21
Entertain : TREAT
22
White Nile feeder : SOBAT
23
Latch onto : GRAB
25
Egyptian goddess : ISIS
26
In a stern way : HARSHLY
28
Fragments for Howard K. : SMITHEREENS
31
Jewel or bank job : HEIST
33
One : UNIT
34
Most inane : DOPIEST
37
Too bad, Bill : MOYERSTHEPITY
41
Villain, at times : SNEERER
42
Heroic poetry : EPOS
43
Gull's cousin : TERN
44
Letters : CEES
46
Exam taker : TESTEE
47
Directed : LED
48
Lament : BEMOAN
50
Home to L.B.J. : RANCH
52
Recipe units: Abbr. : TSPS
53
Russian river : NEMAN
55
Dark : EBON
57
Choice : RARE
58
Finally : ATLAST
59
Stead : LIEU
61
Rumanian city : IASI
63
Finnish port, to Swedes : ABO
66
Novel for Marvin and Bernard : THEBROTHERSKALBAMAZOV
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Poetic word : EER
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Indonesian islands : AROE
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Common abbr. : ETAL
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Private attendants : FAMULI
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Ancient kingdom : ELAM
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Fast planes : SSTS
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Asian rulers : EMIRS
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Wooded area : BOSK
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Mixture : ALLOY
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Diners : EATERS
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Resident: Suffix : ITE
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Removes fasteners : UNPEGS
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Old French coins : SOUS
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Debts : IOUS
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U.S. Indians : UTES
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Cloth edging : SCALLOP
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Dan's seafood specialties : SCHORRDINNERS
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Greek : HELLENE
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College subj. : ECON
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Ford's T or A : MODEL
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Jim's club : LONELYHARTZ
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Paraphrases : REWORDS
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Hefty swallow : SWIG
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Libertine : ROUE
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Coronet : TIARA
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Watery fabric : MOIRE
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Kind of nail : HANG
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Boston jetsam : TEA
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Bovary : EMMA
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Resource : ASSET
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Work units : ERGS
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Connective : AND
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Tide : NEAP
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Lacks : NEEDS
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Plaster backing : LATH
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Gumbo : OKRA
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Max or Buddy : BAER
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Embarrasses : ABASHES
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Somewhat, Dan : RATHER
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Japanese statesman : ITO
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Apprehends : NABS
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Quit talking : CLAMUP
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Of radiation : ACTINIC
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About six trillion miles : LIGHTYEAR
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Israeli port : ACRE
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Defies : BEARDS
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Most worn, as a serge suit : SHINIEST
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Pastries, etc. : DESSERTS
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Onassis : ARI
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Greek island : KOS
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Solar ___ : SYSTEM
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Take care, Morley : BEONTHESAFERSIDE
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Be sensible, Harry : LISTENTOREASONER
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Solution strength : TITER
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Sword : EPEE
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Pang : THROE
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Exude : SEEP
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Very, in Vichy : TRES
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Torme : MEL
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"___ Door, Richard" : OPENTHE
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Alpine soloist : YODELER
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Empower : ENABLE
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Slow mover : SNAIL
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Port of Iraq : BASRA
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Bête ___ : NOIRE
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Grass or apple : CRAB
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Fairy queen : MAB
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Retreats : NESTS
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Greek goddess : ATE
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Edict : UKASE
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Moslem leaders : IMAMS
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Semi-precious stone : AZURITE
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Support : BOLSTER
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Egg: Prefix : OVI
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Kind of call or road : TOLL
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Mends : HEALS
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Milky Way star : ALTAIR
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French friend : AMI
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Item for T.R.'s trophy room : MOOSEHEAD
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Rage : STORM
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Something to beat around : BUSH
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Formerly : ONCE
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Chipping, as stone : SPALLING
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U.S. statesman and family : KELLOGGS
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New Mexico's flower : YUCCA
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Miss Welty : EUDORA
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Curve : ESS
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Campbell : GLEN
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Convert to a mini : SHORTEN
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Release : UNLOOSE
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Jai alai : PELOTA
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Arrival-board words : ONTIME
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Edwin, at first : NEWMAN
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River in China : YUEN
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Tunisian town : ZAMA
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Shine's partner : RISE
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Scott : DRED
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Adjusts : SETS
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Pronoun : SHE
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Conflict : WAR
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Beat the ___ : RAP

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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