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New York Times, Monday, August 23, 1976

Author:
Reginald L. Johnson
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Reginald L. Johnson has 36 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,872
Across
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Examine critically : SIFT
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Northern people : LAPPS
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Outfit : GARB
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Scent : ODOR
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Give pleasure to : AMUSE
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Asian river : AMUR
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Barbershop-quartet favorite : MYWILDIRISHROSE
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Building wing : ELL
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Seine feeder : OISE
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Attack : ONSET
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All right : OKEH
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Pottery : WARE
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Sugar and bread : LOAVES
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Missouri city, for short : SAINTJOE
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To be, in Paris : ETRE
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Kind of stone or wine : RHINE
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He's often tight, in football : END
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Mary, in a song : THEROSEOFTRALEE
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Abbr. on a tombstone : AET
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Nuts' partners : BOLTS
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Ladd : ALAN
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Versailles and Ghent accomplishments : TREATIES
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Bannister and Lindbergh feats, e.g. : FIRSTS
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Small one : RUNT
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Window part : PANE
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Lands : ACRES
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Café au ___ : LAIT
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Three, in Rome : TRE
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Melodic words before Texas : THEYELLOWROSEOF
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Indian of N.M. : TANO
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Slant : BEVEL
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Blind part : SLAT
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Aleutian island : ATTU
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Run-down : SEEDY
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Kennedy et al. : TEDS
Down
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"___ party!" : SOME
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Pastoral work: Var. : IDYL
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Partner of fish and flesh : FOWL
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Corn or color : TRI
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Day or man : LADIES
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Mennonite people : AMISH
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Unmixed : PURE
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Greek letter : PSI
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French possessive : SES
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Gemstone : GARNET
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Andy's friend : AMOS
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Artifice : RUSE
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Harte : BRET
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Norse god: Var. : LOKE
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Christmas-pie eater : HORNER
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Kind of head : OVER
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Oliver Twist et al. : WAIFS
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"And that ___ hay" : AINT
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"Moi," to Louis XIV : LETAT
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Different : OTHER
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Sharp crest : ARETE
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Photos : SHOTS
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Crystallizes : JELLS
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___ a time : ONEAT
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British P.M. et al. : EDENS
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Lease again : RELET
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Blunt : OBTUSE
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Care: Fr. : SOIN
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Alpine river : AARE
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"___ with me?" : AREYOU
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Tolerably : FAIRLY
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Preposition : INTO
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Handled rudely : PAWED
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Indian flour : ATTA
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Small talk : CHAT
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Tenant's concern : RENT
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Tennis nonscore : LOVE
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Far: Prefix : TELE
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Course : ROAD
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Newts : EFTS
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Weights: Abbr. : LBS
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F.F.V. name : LEE
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Fast plane : SST

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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