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New York Times, Tuesday, August 3, 1976

Author:
Jim Plackner
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q V }, Scrabble score: 307 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,852
Across
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Confound : AMAZE
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Kind of action : MOB
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Gave chapter and verse : CITED
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Poison : TOXIN
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Tokyo's old name : EDO
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Be grandiloquent : ORATE
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Jackets : ETONS
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Insect egg : NIT
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South African leader : MALAN
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Insincere : TONGUEINCHEEK
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Before : ERE
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Sought election : RAN
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The ___ (Boston) : HUB
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Dander : IRE
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Release : LETGO
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Lodestone, to Cicero : MAGNES
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Gluck : ALMA
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Imperfect goods: Abbr. : IRRS
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Bandman Xavier : CUGAT
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Skimpy biography : THUMBNAILSKETCH
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Light beam : LASER
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Affirmative of a sort : YEAH
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Drunkards : SOTS
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Makes a request : ASKSOF
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Pacific feasts : LUAUS
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___ Hill : SAM
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Long-tailed ape : KRA
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Economic indicator: Abbr. : GNP
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Hoo's partner : BOO
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Weather phenomenon : EYEOFTHESTORM
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___ in the face : ASLAP
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Add up : TOT
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Man's nickname : HOWIE
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Spondulix : MOOLA
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Western state: Abbr. : ORE
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Spanish, for one : ONION
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Home ___ : OWNER
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Scand. country : NOR
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Certain ages : TEENS
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Tête-___ : ATETE
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Drive : MOTOR
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Nerve-cell process : AXONE
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Vitality : ZING
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Guarantee : ENSURE
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Confederate soldiers : MENINGRAY
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Norse god : ODIN
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Mess up : BOTCH
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Request to Little Sheba : COMEBACK
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Dies ___ : IRAE
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Reprimand : TALKINGTO
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Air-board initials : ETA
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Room : DEN
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Let Mother do the cooking : EATIN
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Drone : HUM
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Respond : REACT
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Northern Europeans : ESTHS
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Metallic fabrics : LAMES
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Projecting window : ORIEL
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Educated ___ : GUESS
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Strong man of myth : ATLAS
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Asian capital : LHASA
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Fruit-store purchase : MUSKMELON
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Ex-Cardinal star : SLAUGHTER
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Did well at golf : BROKEPAR
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Famous Western film : SHANE
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To's partner : FRO
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Result : UPSHOT
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River for Burns : AFTON
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Heavy knife : BOWIE
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Constellation : ORION
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Signs : OMENS
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Shade of blue : YALE
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Arena animal : TORO
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Shade : TONE
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Latin verb : AMO
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Plant : SOW

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 5 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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