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New York Times, Friday, July 9, 1976

Author:
Sophie Fierman
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J K X }, Scrabble score: 299 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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Across
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Span's partner : SPIC
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Lettuce, etc. : SALAD
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Canyon mouth : ABRA
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Volcano leavings : LAVA
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Varnish resin : ELEMI
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Complain : CRAB
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Type style: Abbr. : ITAL
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Asian tribesman : TATAR
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Friendly chat : COZE
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Admit defeat : THROWINTHETOWEL
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Periodical, for short : MAG
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Favoring : FOR
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Like some sweaters : SLEEVED
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Constituents of a long month : SUNDAYS
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Admit defeat : HOLLERUNCLE
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French coin of old : SOU
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Down with, in Paris : ABAS
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Make known : AIR
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Potato : SPUD
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Squealer : RAT
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Admit defeat : CALLITQUITS
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Favors : PREFERS
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Like one with a spare tire : PAUNCHY
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Army unit: Abbr. : REG
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Headland : RAS
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Admits defeat : GIVESUPTHEGHOST
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Birds' class : AVES
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Conceal, as goods: Var. : ELOIN
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" . . . baked in ___" : APIE
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Secular : LAIC
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Synonym man : ROGET
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Blowgun ammo : DART
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___ Domini : ANNO
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Squirrel away : STORE
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Or ___ : ELSE
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Cut : SLIT
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Hiker's way : PATH
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Match-king Kreuger : IVAR
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Mineral salts : CALOMELS
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Bristle-bearing segment : SETIGER
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King or Alda : ALAN
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Native of Riga : LETT
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Asian nurse : AMAH
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Terrible : DIREFUL
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Harmony : ACCORD
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High or eye : BROW
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Demolish : RAZE
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Biblical victim : ABEL
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Gesture of greeting : WAVE
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Franchot : TONE
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Music symbol : SHARP
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Pneumonia type : LOBAR
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Gladden : ELATE
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Grammatical numbers : DUALS
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Money substitute : SCRIP
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Jellied dish : ASPIC
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Time of life : YOUTH
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Like bubble-bath water : SUDSY
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Naught : NIL
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Awning, for one : SUNSHADE
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Letters : CEES
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Ones in a debate : ARGUERS
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Lizard of Europe : TARENTE
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Bog : QUAG
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Sistine Chapel art : FRESCO
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Festive : GALA
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Russian czar : IVAN
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Leaf framework : VEIN
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Flower bed : PLOT
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Eatery order : TOGO
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Sacred: Prefix : HIER
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Gemstone : OPAL
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Gentlemen : SIRS
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Mal de ___ : TETE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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