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New York Times, Monday, July 7, 1975

Author:
John Finch
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { F J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 11, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,459
Across
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Classify : SORT
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Rum cake : BABA
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Aegean wine : CHIAN
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Alexander or Ivan : TSAR
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Jacob's brother : ESAU
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Narrow shelf : LEDGE
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Great sleuth’s debut : ASTUDYINSCARLET
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Dr. Johnson's prince : RASSELAS
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Ready for the fray : ARMED
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Castor, to Pollux : TWIN
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Eins, zwei, ___ : DREI
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Attic : GREEK
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Hambletonian entries : TROTTERS
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Sticky : GOODY
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Ridges : SEAMS
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___ the mark : TOE
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Red-ink item : LOSS
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Yearns : LONGS
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Thunder god : THOR
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Compass heading : ESE
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Bobby or savings : BONDS
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Recurrent melody : THEME
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Financial escape-hatches : NESTEGGS
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Approaches : NEARS
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All ___ (attentive) : EARS
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Kind of snow or cob : CORN
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“Thus ___ Zarathustra” : SPAKE
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London ordeals of 1940 : AIRRAIDS
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Team of 17 Across : HOLMESANDWATSON
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Moslem prince : AMEER
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Opinion : IDEA
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Jar : OLLA
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Plays first : LEADS
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Contrary gardener : MARY
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Ooze : SEEP
Down
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Sirius or Polaris : STAR
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Pelion upon ___ : OSSA
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Sinking-ship quitters : RATS
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College officials : TRUSTEDS
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Turkish ruler’s dominion : BEYLIK
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Chinese or Japanese : ASIAN
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Forbids : BANS
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Out, in Vienna : AUS
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Red wines : CLARETS
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Ben Gunn, e.g. : HERMIT
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Lazy : IDLE
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Like good brandy : AGED
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Snare : NET
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Decimal-system man : DEWEY
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Rebounds : CAROMS
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Hauls : DRAGS
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High hanger : GOOSE
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War of the ___ : ROSES
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Minds : TENDS
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Upper regions : ETHER
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Mrs. Hoople’s offerings : ROOMS
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Dry : SERE
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Valley : GLEN
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“Song of ___” : SONGS
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Legendary name for England : LOGRES
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God of death : THANATOS
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Lab vessels : BEAKERS
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___ firma : TERRA
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Harnessed together : TEAMED
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Ibsen’s country : NORWAY
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Beverage : CIDER
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“___ pumpkins!” : SOME
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Entreaty : PLEA
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“A wing ___ prayer” : ANDA
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___ of Man : ISLE
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Charity : DOLE
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Word with shot or dragon : SNAP
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Falstaff’s friend : HAL
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Purpose : AIM

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 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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