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New York Times, Thursday, August 19, 1976

59-Across : Open in a way

Author:
Alice H. Kaufman
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { J X }, Scrabble score: 332 (avg 1.77)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,868
Across
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Neil Simon's suite : PLAZA
6
Telly network : BBC
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Mongol of Asia : TATAR
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Protection : AEGIS
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Unit of resistance : REL
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Flabbergast : AMAZE
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___ of Terror : REIGN
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Southern state: Abbr. : ALA
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Spaghetti : PASTA
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Groove in a barrel stave : CROZE
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Founder of old Persian religion : ZOROASTER
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Expected : AWAITED
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Brief moments: Abbr. : SECS
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Hopping dance : SHAG
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Soaked : RETTED
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Boggy areas : QUAGMIRES
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Mountains of Midwest : OZARK
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Study again : REREAD
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Affectionate word : DEARIE
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Color workers : DYERS
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Disfiguring : DEFORMING
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Pilfered : STOLEN
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Morning-after adjuncts to eyes : BAGS
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Robert or Alan : ALDA
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Rival : EMULATE
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High-level animal tracker : ZOOLOGIST
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Refreshing air : OZONE
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Open in a way : UNZIP
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Our, in France : NOS
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Tank ship : OILER
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Sandpiper : REEVE
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Old English money : ORA
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Stories : TALES
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Sea eagles : ERNES
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Charles Chaplin's son : SYD
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Trap : SNARE
Down
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Bois de Boulogne, e.g. : PARC
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Ogle : LEER
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Exchange premium : AGIO
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Sewing-machine attachment : ZIGZAGGER
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As good ___ : ASNEW
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Pan for cookout coals : BRAZIER
7
French card game : BELOTTE
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Wines : CLARETS
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Pacific cloth : TAPA
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Hoard : AMASS
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Sample : TASTE
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Early Mexican : AZTEC
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Brings up : REARS
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Poem : ODE
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Barren : ARID
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Area measure: Abbr. : SQRD
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Mr. Long : HUEY
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Swiss river : AARE
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Active one : DOER
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Kind of media : MASS
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Of Victoria Falls's river : ZAMBEZIAN
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Sutherland offering : ARIA
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Wagnerian grouping : RING
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Casks : KEGS
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Spanish lady : DONA
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Half masks : DOMINOS
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Deceptive : ELUSORY
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Had downcast feelings : FELTSAD
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Young sheep : TEG
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Blue : AZURE
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Aloof one : LONER
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Daily ___ : DOZEN
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Vibrant : ALIVE
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Binges : TOOTS
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Begins, to poets : OPES
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Spanish jar : OLLA
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Kind of do-well : NEER
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Gaelic : ERSE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 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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