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New York Times, Monday, August 25, 1975

27-Across : Settled state

Author:
Cecil McCormick
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Cecil McCormick has 2 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,508
Across
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State: Abbr. : MASS
5
Holiday times : YULES
10
Political fruit : PLUM
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Arthritis drug : ACTH
15
Growing out : ENATE
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River of France : OISE
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Clothing, in Spain : ROPA
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Mr. Doubleday : ABNER
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Trim, in Scotland : SNED
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Lawn-keeper's bane : CRABGRASS
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Button material : NACRE
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African river : UBANGI
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Simpleminded one : DODO
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Speaks off the cuff : ADLIBS
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Settled state : NORMALCY
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Gets under control : TAMES
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Jibe : AGREE
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Aviation org. : NAA
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Eastern ruler : AMIR
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Frosted : RIMED
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In a ___ (agitated) : SNIT
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Between K and O : LMN
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Page number : FOLIO
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Reporter's query : WHERE
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River in Maine : KENNEBEC
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Attractive girls : SHEBAS
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Highway sign : EATS
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More intimate : HOMIER
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Cup, in Paris : TASSE
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Clear-cut, as a photo : FINEGRAIN
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God of love : EROS
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Hard roll : BAGEL
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Existence : ESSE
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Memo : NOTE
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Galahad's quest : GRAIL
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Card game : SKAT
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Word with by or East : NEAR
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Medicinal plant : SENNA
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Sailors : TARS
Down
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Chagall : MARC
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Acidity : ACOR
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Capital city : STPAULMINNESOTA
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More ragged : SHABBIER
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Aspires : YEARNS
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Empty a sack : UNBAG
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Capital city : LANSINGMICHIGAN
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Seasons in Arles : ETES
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Indian weight : SER
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Spanish dwelling : POSADA
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Capital city : LINCOLNNEBRASKA
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Addict : USER
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Ancient Persian : MEDE
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Gossips : GABS
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Alaskan port : NOME
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Scott : DRED
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Have ___ with (converse) : ATALK
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Mild oath of old : DAMME
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Mountain: Prefix : OREO
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French Revolution song : CAIRA
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English theater family : YATES
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Wing, in France : AILE
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Commits a holdup : ROBS
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Most steep : SHEEREST
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Entertain : FETE
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Tory's opponent : WHIG
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Late Cairo leader : NASSER
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___ rat (suspect) : SMELLA
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___ a million : ONEIN
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State: Abbr. : TENN
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Indonesian island group : AROE
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Bus-rider's need : FARE
49
Munich's river : ISAR
50
N. Y. five : NETS
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Sacks: Abbr. : BGS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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