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New York Times, Tuesday, July 8, 1975

Author:
Mary Dorman
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Mary Dorman has 6 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,460
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Leaguer or ranger : TEXAS
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Type size : PICA
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School subj. : MATH
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Strident : HARSH
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Father of Seth : ADAM
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Indeed, in Ireland : AROO
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Spout off : ORATE
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"As you ___!" : WERE
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Italian painter : RENI
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Disjoin : UNYOKE
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Backgrounds : SETTINGS
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Donna or Rex : REED
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Try to attain : SHOOTAT
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Recorded with raised dots : BRAILLED
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Craving : YEN
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Lists : ROTAS
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Lock of hair : TRESS
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Roof piece : EPI
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Word of agreement : AMEN
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Man's counterpart : BEAST
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Short trip : SPIN
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Certain doctors: Abbr. : GPS
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Fragrant rootstock : ORRIS
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Dress style : ALINE
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Japanese herb : UDO
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Slights : NEGLECTS
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Sea off Iran : CASPIAN
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Kind of brush : SAGE
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Harkened : ATTENDED
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One's image : REPUTE
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Soft book leather : ROAN
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Distort : WARP
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Implant again : RESOW
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Strong-scented : OLID
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Tract : AREA
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Burned-up : IRATE
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French seas : MERS
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River to the North Sea : YSER
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"But ___ me, give me liberty . . . " : ASFOR
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"___ shalt not . . . " : THOU
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Win : EARN
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Roentgen's find : XRAY
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Certain Oregon resident : ASTORIAN
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Biblical coins : SHEKELS
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Handle roughly : PAW
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Forum date : IDES
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"Who ___?" (so what) : CARES
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February gem : AMETHYST
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Francis the Swamp Fox : MARION
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Common contraction : ARENT
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South Pacific islands : TONGA
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Davit or crane : HOIST
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Wriggler : EEL
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Boot parts : TOES
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Dissuade : DETER
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Sound off : BRAG
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Horse around : ROMP
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Sweetsop : ATES
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Down the ___ (gone) : DRAIN
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Curves : ESSES
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Word for Homer's works : EPIC
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Pub measure : PINT
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Chemical endings : INES
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Place for Cohan's regards : BROADWAY
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Unexpected winners : SLEEPERS
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Nordic god : ODIN
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Land of the casbahs : ALGERIA
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Turns over : UPENDS
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Civil War initials : GAR
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Pool-table maneuver : CAROM
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Thin gruel : ATOLE
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Kind of way or case : STAIR
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Draws close : NEARS
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Suffer, in Glasgow : DREE
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Mil. branch : USAF
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In ___ : TOTO
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Spouted vessel : EWER
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Equality : PAR

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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