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New York Times, Friday, August 27, 1976

Author:
Sophie Fierman
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { B J K X Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Sophie Fierman has 24 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,876
Across
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Phony : SHAM
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“___ were the days” : THOSE
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Get along : FARE
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Tourist spot in Italy : PISA
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Actor Novarro : RAMON
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Matured : AGED
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Insist : AVER
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Sluggish : INERT
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Lie at anchor : RIDE
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Attempt the unattainable : REACHFORTHEMOON
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Wallach : ELI
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Take advantage of : USE
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Kind of highness : SERENE
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Limit : RESTRICT
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Advocate: Suffix : ARIAN
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Biblical weed : TARE
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Sweet girl : SUE
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Do an exercise in futility : TILTATWINDMILLS
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Hot diamonds : ICE
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Russian hemp : RINE
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Having two left feet : INEPT
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Study of a face part : NASOLOGY
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Spanish shawls : MANTAS
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Like tartar steak : RAW
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On the ___ (hiding) : LAM
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Accomplish the impossible : SQUARETHECIRCLE
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Relative : AUNT
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Permission : LEAVE
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“Habanera,” for one : ARIA
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“Open ___” (dentist’s plea) : WIDE
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Churchman : ELDER
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Notable quotes : GEMS
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Hied : SPED
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Transactions : DEALS
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Influence : SWAY
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Prepare for a bout : SPAR
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Active place : HIVE
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Befuddled : ASEA
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Connelly : MARC
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Fool around : TRIFLE
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Asian capital : HANOI
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Hebrew measure : OMER
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Arrange : SORT
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Really wowed : ENTHUSED
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Dell tenant : FARMER
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Money-exchange fee : AGIO
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Doctor up : REDO
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Apple-tree locale : EDEN
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Hair rinse : HENNA
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The most: Suffix : EST
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Joined : SATIN
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Heath shrub : ERICA
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Rubs the wrong way : RILES
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___ up (go for) : EAT
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Like some April days : RAINY
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Eagle : ERNE
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Atoll unit : ISLET
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Mea ___ : CULPA
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Dry runs : TESTS
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“Just as the ___ is bent . . . ” : TWIG
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Used a garden tool : TROWELED
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U.S. Indian : MIAMI
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Stopover spot : INN
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Sounded off : ORATED
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Roman spirit : LAR
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Scottish court officers : MACERS
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Come clean : LEVEL
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Maxims : SAWS
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Witty remark : QUIP
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Wavy, in heraldry : UNDE
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Prefix for graph : TELE
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“Mary ___ little . . . ” : HADA
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Car-washers’ aids : RAGS
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Work force : CREW
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S.A. city : LIMA
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This does it : EASY

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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