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New York Times, Saturday, July 31, 1976

Author:
Raymond F. Eisner
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Raymond F. Eisner has 36 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,849
Across
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Huge hands : PAWS
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Go ___ further : ASTEP
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Armadillo : APAR
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Nanking nurse : AMAH
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Papal vestment : ORALE
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"The Last ___" : MILE
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Film about a psychotic loner : TAXIDRIVER
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___ Bator : ULAN
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Pointed instrument : STYLET
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Director of 17 Across : SCORSESE
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Humorist Munro : LEAF
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Adjusted : TRUED
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Measuring instruments : CALIPERS
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Carnegie : ANDREW
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Indian agents : AMINS
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Typewriter type : ELITE
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Here: Fr. : ICI
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Gong sound : BONG
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Norman Vincent : PEALE
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Wild cry : EVOE
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Corrida cheer : OLE
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Singer Nixon : MARNI
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Fishline-leader : SNELL
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Hay-spreading machine : TEDDER
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Accumulated : GARNERED
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Income, in Spain : RENTA
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Active one : DOER
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City near L.A. : WHITTIER
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Flocks of quail : BEVIES
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___ to (stopped as a ship) : HOVE
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Tropical insects : DRIVERANTS
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Mime : APER
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Cargo ship : OILER
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Sour : TART
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Call or hall : MESS
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"Now you ___, now . . . " : SEEIT
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Soissons summers : ETES
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Boone and O'Brien : PATS
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One of a Latin trio : AMAT
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Pliable : WAXY
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Twelve pence, in Soho : SHILLING
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Main arteries : AORTAE
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Hindu title : SRI
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Hebrew letters : TAVS
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Put in office : ELECT
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Harangue : PERORATE
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Entertained : AMUSED
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Pier-builder's need : PILEDRIVER
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Yukon's neighbor: Abbr. : ALAS
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Descartes : RENE
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Intervals on a sounding line : DEEPS
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Germanic letter : RUNE
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More open : FREER
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Bruce of films : CABOT
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Soap substitute : AMOLE
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Baseball hits : LINEDRIVES
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Ade's "Fables in ___" : SLANG
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School, in Sedan : ECOLE
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Exercise power : WIELD
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Greek epic : ILIAD
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Groups, in Granada : PARTIDOS
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Weaken : ENERVATE
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Noun suffix : MENT
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Grimace of derision : SNEER
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Hinders : DETERS
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___ De Niro, star of 17 Across : ROBERT
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Penthouse : AERIE
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Hard impact : WHAM
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Miss Lange : HOPE
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Irritate : RILE
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___ the finish : INAT
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Common French verb : ETRE
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Fast jets : SSTS
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Liberian native : VEI

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 8 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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