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New York Times, Sunday, July 6, 1975

Author:
Diana Sessions
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 144, Blocks: 66, Avg Word Len: 5.21, Missing: { X Z }, Scrabble score: 624 (avg 1.66)
Open Squares: 127, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 15, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 19
Diana R. Sessions has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,458
Across
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Furniture style : ADAM
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Resort : SPA
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Neglects : OMITS
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Fender dent, e.g. : MISHAP
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Bunkum : MALARKEY
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Page number : FOLIO
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Lacking effect : OTIOSE
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Miami divider : BISCAYNE
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Key for a certain song : FRANCISSCOTT
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Service org. : USO
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Wash or blanket : WET
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Approve : OKAY
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___ man : IDEA
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Carson : KIT
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Dear people of letters : SIRS
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Sycophants : YESMEN
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Sicknesses : MALS
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Greek commune : DEME
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Preliminary races : HEATS
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Pigeon material : CLAY
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Big blow : GALE
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Trifled : TOYED
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Ginger or dress : SNAP
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Propelling pole : OAR
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Two-handed game : JASS
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Plague constantly : DUN
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At ___ (anyway) : LEAST
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Orion’s pride : BELT
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Mexican state : TABASCO
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Cuba's neighbor : KEYWEST
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Globetrotter, e.g. : HARLEMITE
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Opposite of vert. : HOR
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Trespass : INVADE
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Finch’s order : PASSERINE
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Journey : TREK
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Short or second : STORY
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___ around (fooling) : MONKEYING
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Agitate : CHURN
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Great amount : MINT
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Switch-engine operators : DONKEYMEN
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Marmalade fruit : QUINCE
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White-tailed eagle : ERN
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Prolonged feuds : VENDETTAS
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Jailer : TURNKEY
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Plains dwellings : TEEPEES
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Ditch, in England : REEN
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Painful sound : GROAN
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See ___ : RED
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“___ yellow ribbon ... ” : TIEA
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Chou’s associate : MAO
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“If I were a ___ man” : RICH
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Sugarcane shoots : LALOS
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Upperclassman: Abbr. : SENR
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Hard resin : BATU
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___ of rose (grayish red) : ASHES
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Like Burns’s syne : AULD
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Kind of rug : SHAG
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Compulsion : DURESS
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Indian word with “big” : HEAP
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___-Magnon : CRO
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Orangutan : MIAS
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Feed : DINE
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Erwin of films : STU
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Saint of films : EVA
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Mayor's stock offering : KEYTOTHECITY
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Kickoff speaker : KEYNOTER
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Salad plant : ENDIVE
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Greek letter : THETA
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Place for Cohan’s keys : BALDPATE
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Words of assent : YESSES
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Hold deliberations : SITON
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Petition : SUE
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Declaration signer Stone : THOS
Down
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Snipers spot : AMBUSH
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Michaelmas and upsy : DAISIES
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Bottom-line horse : ALSORAN
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Fellow : MAC
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Exalted : SKYEY
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Post-Easter fete : PENTECOST
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Certainly : AYE
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Sour, musically : OFFKEY
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Teton peak : MORAN
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“Now ___ me down ... ” : ILAY
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Lizzie or hat : TIN
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Gatherings : SOCIALS
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“Power Broker” subject : MOSES
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“___ lovely day today” : ITSA
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“___ ’em!” : SIC
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Absenteeism of a sort : HOOKEY
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“___ Goes By” : ASTIME
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Marked by sulkiness : PETTED
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Like tartar steak : RAW
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Slothful : IDLE
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Sharif : OMAR
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Valiant : STALWART
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Louver : SLAT
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Displays of skill : MASTERIES
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Rio matron : DONA
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Quick : SPEEDY
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Ship utility worker : GALLEYMAN
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Rail tunnel : TUBE
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Revolutionary War beverage : JERSEYTEA
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Up-to-___ : DATE
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Enzyme: Suffix : ASE
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Celtic or Knick : BASKETEER
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Bell sound : TING
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Dwindled : SHRUNK
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Bring about by force : COERCE
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Islands off Scotland : ORKNEY
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Fate : KISMET
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Undiminished : ENTIRE
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Miss Dionne : YVONNE
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Strong desire : HANKERING
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State: Abbr. : MINN
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Body of water : POND
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Resembling Twiggy : THINNISH
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Belgian city : MONS
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Arrow poison: Var. : CURARA
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Scout's good work : DEED
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Warranto or Vadis : QUO
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Churchill symbols : VEES
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June nest egg : TROUSSEAU
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Incite : PROD
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Give the ___ (dismiss) : GATE
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Hope-chest items : TEASETS
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Moon plain : MARE
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Swift animal : CHEETAH
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Keep motionless, as a ship : HEAVETO
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Hanger-on : LACKEY
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Iridescent glassware : AURENE
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Famous London name : LLOYDS
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Pahlavi, e.g. : SHAH
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John or Paul : BUNYAN
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Flats’ stand-ins : SPARES
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Locations : SITES
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Duplicate : DITTO
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Technique : STYLE
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“I ___ we adjourn” : MOVE
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Tokyo body : DIET
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German conjunction : UND
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Poets’ word : TIS
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Ill. City : CHI
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Br. titles : KBS
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Make a choice : OPT

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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