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New York Times, Tuesday, July 20, 1976

Author:
R. Kaplan
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J K Q V Y }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,838
Across
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Kind of gas or sheet : TEAR
5
Blisters : BLEBS
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Evil: Prefix : MALE
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Desire : WISH
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Tombstone abbr. : AETAT
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Zetas' followers : ETAS
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Involved with : INTO
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Finnish exports : SAUNABATHS
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Subject for Euclid : GEOMETRICFIGURE
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Steinbeck's was wayward : BUS
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Rival : FOE
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___-de-lis : FLEUR
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Period : ERA
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Itinerant freighter : TRAMP
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Betsy or Harold : ROSS
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Play opener : SCENEI
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One of the Stooges : MOE
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W.W. II agency : OSS
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Of the open sea : PELAGIC
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French wheat : BLE
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Tappan or Zuider : ZEE
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Maternal relatives : ENATES
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Kind of trap : CLAP
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Artist Max : ERNST
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Paper or baby : TAR
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South Africans : BOERS
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Thrice: Prefix : TER
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Drink : RUM
51
Tools for Euclid : RULERANDCOMPASS
60
Once-rare Sunday sights : OPENSTORES
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Pillage : LOOT
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Words for Nanette : NONO
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Miss Bordoni : IRENE
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Organic compound : ENOL
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Gene components: Abbr. : DNAS
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Skips : OMITS
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Foreign: Prefix : XENO
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Shoot : TWIG
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German article : EINE
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Regarding : ASTO
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Example of 20 Across : RHOMBUS
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Hemp fibers : BASTS
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Goneril's father : LEAR
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Needle case : ETUI
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Park seat, in Paris : BANC
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Kind of officer : STAFF
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Skimpy : MEAGER
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Aleutian island : ATTU
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Bert or John : LAHR
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___ est percipi : ESSE
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Relating to life : BIOTIC
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Continent: Abbr. : EUR
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Stopped in one's tracks : FROZE
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Defeated one : LOSER
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Ruhr city : ESSEN
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Brilliance : ECLAT
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Gaucho's rope : REATA
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Displeasure : ANGER
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Mosey : AMBLE
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Part of a mouthful : MOLAR
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Incubator sounds : PEEPS
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Japanese coin : SEN
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German freezer item : EIS
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___ out (fades) : PETERS
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Intricate : COMPLEX
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Office people : STENOS
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Hobo : BUM
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Fraction : RATIO
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Attar sources : ROSES
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___ de jambe : ROND
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"Once ___ a . . . " : UPON
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Russian river : LENA
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Standard : NORM
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Between zwei and vier : DREI
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Coin : CENT
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First-rate : AONE
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Shortly : SOON
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Normandy town : STLO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 4 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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