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New York Times, Saturday, August 16, 1975

Author:
Manny Miller
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,499

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Across
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Handles rudely : PAWS
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Player's game : GOLF
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Anwar's predecessor : GAMAL
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"___ first you don't succeed . . . " : IFAT
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Evening in Paris : SOIR
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City in Turkey : ADANA
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City in Michigan : KALAMAZOO
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Non-filling dessert : MELON
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Island in N. Y. Bay : ELLIS
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Elevating in rank : ENNOBLING
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Jargon : SLANG
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Ankles : TALI
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Like those in the rain longer : WETTER
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Sailor who rode a roc : SINBAD
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Kind of guard : REAR
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Mild oath : EGAD
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Food and clothing, i.e. : NEEDS
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Signed up: Abbr. : ENL
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City in Penna. : READING
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Border : HEM
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___ dot : POLKA
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Part of a Louvre name : LISA
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Sound of disapproval : HISS
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Flowers and trees : PLANTS
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Hockey-rink workers : ICEMEN
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Particular piece : ITEM
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River in Russia : ALDAN
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Desert drivers : CAMELEERS
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Prefix for glycerin : NITRO
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"___ at the office" : IGAVE
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Sue's city : SIOUXCITY
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Schoolbag item : RULER
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Otis of baseball : AMOS
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Friend for Pierre : AMIE
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Rooms at Lewisburg : CELLS
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Adjusts : SETS
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Wine settlings : LEES
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Peak of West : PIKES
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"Pride must have ___" : AFALL
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City in Washington : WALLAWALLA
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Dye worker : STAINER
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Girls' org. : GSA
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Trickle : OOZE
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Cat : LION
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Battle line : FRONT
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Monaco specialty : GAMBLING
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"Sweet ___" : ADELINE
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Bamako is its capital : MALI
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In a while : ANON
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Like Burns's syne : LANG
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N.C.O. : MSGT
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Western alliance : OAS
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___ off : TEE
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Equal, in France : EGAL
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Circle lines : RADII
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Late : BEHINDTIME
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Drinks : ADES
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Mil. awards : DSMS
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Ribbed cloth : REPP
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Organic compound : ENOL
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Record : DISC
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Snakes : RATTLERS
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No, from MacTavish : NAE
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Famous daredevil : KNIEVEL
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Spiral : HELICAL
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Observe : SEE
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Cat : MANX
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Tablelands : MESAS
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Shaw : ARTIE
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English poet : NOYES
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Leaflet: Abbr. : CIRC
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Ailment : AGUE
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Shopping center : MALL
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Frost : RIME
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Chimney substance : SOOT
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Amer. ship initials : USS

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

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