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New York Times, Saturday, August 14, 1976

8-Down : Dispose of by trickery

Author:
Harriet Gilson Rosenberg
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 61, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Harriet Gilson Rosenberg has 24 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,863
Across
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King or Edward : LEAR
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Name for a field dog : SHEP
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Knightly titles : SIRS
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Miss Andrews : JULIE
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Mountain lion : PUMA
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"It's ___ one on me" : ANEW
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Fire or burglar : ALARM
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Beast of burden, in Bonn : ESEL
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Kind of skirt : MINI
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Unscientific procedure : RULEOFTHUMB
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___ god : TIN
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Successful-show sign : SRO
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Picnic : OUTING
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Do mending : SEW
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Refresher : SPOTOFTEA
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Family member : NIECE
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Man's name : ROLF
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Impress upon : ETCH
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Irish cry : ARRA
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Explosive: Abbr. : TNA
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Whitewall : TIRE
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Actor Will : GEER
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Kind of boat : SHOW
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Blacksmith : SHOER
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Masterpiece : WORKOFART
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___-Nazi : NEO
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Tennis star of 1960's : STOLLE
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Hawk parrot : HIA
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Bother : AIL
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Praise wildly : RAVE
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Gang : CREW
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Raid : FORAY
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Greek god : ARES
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Roll-call answer : HERE
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Gladden : ELATE
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Fastener : HASP
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Edible tubers : YAMS
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Hawaiian goose : NENE
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Pip : LULU
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Israeli airline : ELAL
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Buenos ___ : AIRES
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Compunction : REMORSE
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Small barracuda : SPET
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Quiet! : HUSH
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Flightless bird : EMEU
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Dispose of by trickery : PALMOFF
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Houston : SAM
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Kind of fee : INITIATION
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Kidney enzyme : RENIN
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"___ low, sweet ... " : SWING
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Cookies' place : JAR
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Dandy : FOP
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Only : BUT
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Molars : TEETH
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Fisherman's bane : SNAG
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Land of the shamrock : EIRE
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Folklore creatures : WEREWOLVES
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Prefix for dox or pedic : ORTHO
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Like a ___ bricks : TONOF
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River to the Oder : OLAWA
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Joyous song : CAROL
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American Indian : CREE
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Kind of sandwich : HERO
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Incomplete : SKETCHY
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Add starch : STIFFEN
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Literary initials : RLS
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Greek letter : RHO
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Miss Miles : SARAH
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Headwear : TIARA
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Soap plant : AMOLE
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___ code : AREA
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Tenure : TERM
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Farm animals : EWES
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Oil country : IRAN
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Archibald of basketball : NATE
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Color : DYE
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Particularly: Abbr. : ESP

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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