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New York Times, Wednesday, August 11, 1976

Author:
Sidney L. Robbins
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 43, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { F J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 246 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 7, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6 Grid is asymmetric.
Sidney L. Robbins has 153 pre-Shortz puzzles and 50 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,860

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Across
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Down with, in Paris : ABAS
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Boorish one : SLOB
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Bosses of G.I.'s : NCOS
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Like Edwin O'Connor's hurrah : LAST
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Side, in Italy : LATO
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“___ but you” : NOONE
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“I’m ___ meet you” : PLEASEDTO
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Willow : OSIER
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Seafood offerings : MAINELOBSTERS
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Go on about : RAVE
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"___ kingdom come" : THY
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Kind of meal : OAT
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Prefix for adventure : PER
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Asian native : TAI
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___ good deed : DOA
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Consumer : USER
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Kind of saloon door : SWINGING
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Sea : THEBOUNDINGMAIN
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Ones with I.Q.’s of 140-plus : GENIUSES
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Blackthorn fruit : SLOE
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Forerunner of C.I.A. : OSS
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Word of reproach : TUT
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School org. : PTA
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Listings on dogtags: Abbr. : SNS
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Prefix for gram or logue : DIA
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Kiln : OAST
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Taiwan's concern : MAINLANDCHINA
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Grease or house : PAINT
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Subsequent : POSTERIOR
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Psalm word : SELAH
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Biblical name : ELOI
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Ferber : EDNA
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River of France : ISERE
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Baby's friend : TALC
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Obscure : DEEP
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Mountain : ALP
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Soother : BALM
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Cruising : ASEA
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Part of a flight : STAIR
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Sweater part : SLEEVE
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One serving the soup : LADLER
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German king : OTTO
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Familiar tube : BOOB
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Inquisitive: Var. : NOSEY
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Husk fiber : COIR
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Singles : ONES
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Indian weight : SER
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Zilch : NOTHING
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Dress or ginger : SNAP
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Corrupt : STAIN
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Budget spoiler : OUTGO
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Remains : ASHES
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Active years : TEENS
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Prefix for light : TWI
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Watch features : DIALS
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Cocktail-dip ingredient : ONION
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Miss de Mille : AGNES
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Baseball stat : RBI
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Puget, etc.: Abbr. : SDS
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Metric weights: Abbr. : GMS
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___ cold (forgotten) : OUTINTHE
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Customary : USUAL
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Open fabric : NET
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Acidic forest earth : PODSOL
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Strategy : TACTIC
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Wimbledon champ, 1975 : ASHE
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Coin of Iran : DINAR
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Hackneyed : TIRED
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Miss Murray et al. : MAES
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French wing : AILE
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In ___ (peeved) : APET
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Piano number : NOLA
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Pheasant brood : NIDE
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Top-notch : AONE
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Greek letter : PSI
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Bum ___ : RAP

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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