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New York Times, Friday, August 15, 1975

Author:
Sidney L. Robbins
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Sidney L. Robbins has 153 pre-Shortz puzzles and 50 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,498
Across
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"I've got a little ___" : LIST
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Ibsen's field : DRAMA
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Turn over a new ___ : LEAF
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King of the Huns : ATLI
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Painter's prop : EASEL
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Formerly : ONCE
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They get wrapped up in their work : BOACONSTRICTORS
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Foxy : SLY
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Gymnastic moves : KIPS
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Caravans' goals : OASES
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Swimsuit tops : BRAS
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Kind of robe or salts : BATH
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Star-shaped : ASTRAL
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Police actions : ARRESTS
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Okinawan city : NAHA
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Moon goddess : DIANA
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Free of : RID
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He got wrapped up in his work : THEGREATHOUDINI
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Goal : AIM
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Vestment : AMICE
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Store-door sign : OPEN
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Expecting a decline : BEARISH
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Most skilled : ABLEST
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Depend on : RELY
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Roosevelt event : TROT
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Living and rec : ROOMS
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___ girl : GOGO
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State: Abbr. : FLA
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They got wrapped up : EGYPTIANMUMMIES
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German number : DREI
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He was wrapped up in finances : BEAME
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Riding whip : CROP
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Spanish artist : SERT
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Legal people: Abbr. : ATTYS
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Irish luck : CESS
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Places for etnas : LABS
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Chemical suffix : ITOL
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Do in : SLAY
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Nervous twitch : TIC
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Disavowal : DENIAL
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Harsh sounds : RASPS
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Doers: Suffix : ASTS
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Pole-to-pole line: Abbr. : MER
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Heavyweight name : ALI
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Vessels of India : LOTAHS
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Genesis name : ENOS
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Israeli port : ACRE
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Parker : FESS
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Gumbo : OKRA
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Canadian slope : COTEAU
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"Nothing to ___ about" : BRAG
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Danish astronomer : BRAHE
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Peter of cartoons : ARNO
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Theater org. : ANTA
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Sir, in India : SAHIB
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Topic : THEME
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Letter : AITCH
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Junky writing : TRIPE
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Trig functions : SINES
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Non-telling flower : DAISY
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Power : DINT
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Most exceptional : RAREST
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Jannings : EMIL
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Stupid one : DOLT
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Target of TV spray ads : ARMPIT
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Contends : ARGUES
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Growth period : BOOM
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Kind of gun or rot : TOMMY
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Colors : REDS
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Fairy-tale heavy : OGRE
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Criminal trial : OYER
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Small pest : GNAT
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___ Island : FIRE
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Durocher et al. : LEOS
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Serpents : ASPS
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P. I. tree : IBA
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At the age of: Abbr. : AET
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Roman 1200 : MCC

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

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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