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New York Times, Tuesday, August 12, 1975

50-Across : Go bananas over

Author:
Dorothea E. Shipp
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { F J K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 253 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 14, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Dorothea E. Shipp has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,495
Across
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Respond to : REACT
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___ Hassan : ABOU
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Be immodest : BRAG
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Witch of ___ : ENDOR
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Wood product : PULP
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Home for My Sister Eileen : OHIO
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Cottonwood tree : ALAMO
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Biblical town : ANER
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Whit : IOTA
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Overexuberant : RAMBUNCTIOUS
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Bro's relative : SIS
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Proceed, in Scotland : GAE
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Beaver hats : CASTORS
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"___ kingdom come" : THY
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Check anew : REEDIT
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Xmas-pageant figures : MAGI
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Harbor boats : SCOWS
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Miss Jaffe : RONA
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Works by Horace : ODES
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"Faerie Queene" lady : UNA
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Remove : OUST
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French-menu word : ROTI
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Sly looks : LEERS
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Actress Mary and family : URES
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Racing's ___ Crown : TRIPLE
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___-bodikins : ODS
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Go bananas over : ENTHUSE
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West : MAE
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Genetic initials : DNA
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Unruly : OBSTREPEROUS
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Theatrical kind of storm : BARN
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Alas, in old Rome : EHEU
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Young salmon : PARRS
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Reed : OBOE
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Foot levers: Abbr. : PEDS
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Discharge : EGEST
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O.T.B. deals : BETS
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___-eyed : SLOE
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Hawaiian geese : NENES
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Nurtures : REARS
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Chou ___ : ENLAI
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Maude of stage fame : ADAMS
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Beauty-parlor need : COMB
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Pig feeder : TROUGH
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Swiftly : APACE
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Baseball maneuver : BUNT
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Of an acid : OLEIC
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Hubbubs : UPROARS
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Rowdy : BOISTEROUS
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Greek letter : RHO
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River island : AIT
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Asian gazelle : GOA
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Certain votes : NAYS
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"___ no hooks" : USE
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Scent, in London : ODOUR
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Henna ___ : RINSE
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Vital details, for short : STATS
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One of the Furies and namesakes : TISIPHONES
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"Le ___ d'Arthur" : MORTE
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Bedeck : ADORN
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"Come and ___!" : GETIT
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Pool necessity : CUE
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Number for the road : ONE
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___ cry (slogan) : WAR
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De ___ of Suez fame : LESSEPS
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Cleanser : SOAP
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Oil, for one: Abbr. : LUB
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Intensify : DEEPEN
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Merman : ETHEL
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River to North Sea : MEUSE
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Van ___, U.S. writer : DOREN
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Nightingale or Cavell : NURSE
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Helpers: Abbr. : ASSTS
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Renovate : REDO
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Fad : RAGE
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Tail or white : BOB
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Mr. Beame : ABE
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Word after tommy : ROT

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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