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New York Times, Tuesday, August 10, 1976

Author:
Evelyn Benshoof
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { J K Q }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 92, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Evelyn Benshoof has 71 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,859
Across
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Cows, at times : GRAZERS
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Sink : GOUNDER
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Reduces tension : EASESUP
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Alleviate : ASSUAGE
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Tornado : TWISTER
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Hunted, as a bloodhound : SCENTED
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Pup, for one : TENT
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Perfume : ATTAR
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Munitions place: Abbr. : ARS
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Bauxite : ORE
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Reddish-brown steed : BAYHORSE
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Lower in standing : DEMEAN
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Claw : NAIL
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Laconic : TACITURN
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Stainless : CHASTE
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Never outdated : AGELESS
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Medicinal tablets : TROCHES
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Conclusion : FINALE
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Wrongdoers, in England : FAULTERS
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Binge : TOOT
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Collar extensions : LAPELS
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Exclusively : ENTIRELY
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___ Cruces : LAS
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Secondary rail track: Abbr. : SDG
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Knight's wear : ARMOR
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Plunged : FELL
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Queued : LINEDUP
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Stuffed : OVERATE
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Cupidity : AVARICE
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Repairs : FIXESUP
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Like some parking places : METERED
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Most chubby : FATTEST
Down
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Influence : GETTO
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Less prepared : RAWER
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Ancient Greek town : ASINE
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Gusto : ZEST
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Time zone : EST
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Regret : RUE
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Hose attachments : SPRAYERS
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One of a polite pair : GASTON
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Famed statuette : OSCAR
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Drug-takers : USERS
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Convent figure : NUN
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Detailed information : DATA
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German river : EGER
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N.L. team : REDS
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Conjunction : THAN
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East Indian nut : BETEL
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Divert : AMUSE
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Performs : ENACTS
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Widen : DILATE
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Tennis star : ASHE
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Ancient road : ITER
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Without: Suffix : LESS
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T.R.'s successor : TAFT
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Exchange premium : AGIO
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Recent: Prefix : CENO
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Illegal kind of punishment : CRUEL
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Christmas decoration : HOLLY
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Diminish : TAPEROFF
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Casino game : FARO
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Hobbled : LIMPED
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Lowest point : NADIR
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Respite : TRUCE
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Contract : LEASE
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Oklahoma city : ALTUS
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Dozed : SLEPT
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Bridge score : SLAM
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Execute a gainer : DIVE
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Small fly : GNAT
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Annoy : FRET
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Before : ERE
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Through : VIA
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Extra phone: Abbr. : EXT

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

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