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New York Times, Tuesday, August 26, 1975

Author:
John Prytz
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 261 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 60, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 8, XRef: 2, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,509

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Across
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Commercials : ADS
4
___ up to (indicates) : ADDS
8
Barking, old style : ABAY
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S. A. city : LIMA
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True, in Paris : VRAI
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Garment-center worker : SEWER
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Bring into being : PROCREATE
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Like some wit : SALTY
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Famous slayer : STGEORGE
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Nickname of 36 Across : NESSIE
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Chinese river : TSO
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Baltic native : LETT
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Kind of blood or lands : BAD
27
Flimsy : TENUOUS
29
Particularly: Abbr. : ESP
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Pudgy : OBESE
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Normal level : PAR
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"___ us a child ... " : UNTO
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Elusive creature : LOCHNESSMONSTER
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Priam's home : TROY
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___ in ambush : LIE
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Sluggish : INERT
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Farm unit : STY
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Turtle, for one : REPTILE
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Nucleic initials : RNA
48
Corresponding : SAME
49
___ room : REC
50
Water spirit : KELPIE
53
One who makes trouble : FOMENTER
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Tiny amount : GRAIN
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Extinct creatures : DINOSAURS
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French housemaid : BONNE
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Arabian port : ADEN
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Balkan native : SLAV
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Origin : SEED
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Water and trundle : BEDS
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Viper : ASP
Down
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Hannibal's hurdle : ALPS
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Pay ___ : DIRT
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Pollution ingredient : SMOG
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Opposed to : AVERSE
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Victim of 20 Across : DRAGON
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Appointment : DATE
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She, in Bonn : SIE
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Resources : ASSETS
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___ of burden : BEAST
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Pointed tools : AWLS
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Elusive creature of Tibet : YETI
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Expert : ACE
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Kind of bread : RYE
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Like Hamlet's Denmark : ROTTEN
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Nerve: Prefix : NEURO
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Soil : LOAM
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Sweet Alice's Ben et al. : BOLTS
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Cut short a mission : ABORT
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Wooden duck : DECOY
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Surprise in sports : UPSET
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Put on the record : ENTER
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Austere : STERN
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Door, in Naples : PORTA
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Recoil : SHY
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Service initials : USN
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Smyrna-fig variety : ELEME
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Auto-tread groove : SIPE
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Relatives : NIECES
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Bestowed lavishly : RAINED
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___ out (smoothed) : IRONED
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Many used cars : LEMONS
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Part of a book cover : SPINE
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Russian secret police : KGB
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Love god : EROS
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Highway division : LANE
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Bona ___ : FIDE
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Mil. installation : NAS
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Russian city : TULA
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Time periods : ERAS
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Invitation initials : RSVP
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Smidgen : DAB

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

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