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New York Times, Thursday, August 5, 1976

48-Across : ___ d'hotel

Author:
Samuel K. Fliegner
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F J X }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Samuel K. Fliegner has 36 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,854
Across
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Dieter's target area : HIPS
5
Sedate : STAID
10
Place for two birds : BUSH
14
Biblical dupe : ESAU
15
Brahman's "club" : CASTE
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Aztec's contemporary : INCA
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Party pooper : WETBLANKET
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Medieval land holding : ODAL
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One of the genders : NEUTER
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Rising : EMERGENT
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Acquired family member : INLAW
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___-do-well : NEER
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Walked stealthily : TIPTOED
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Golf positions : STANCES
32
Wading bird : RAIL
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Kind of board : TEETER
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Mouths : ORA
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Man and Emerald : ISLES
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___ Paulo : SAO
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Enjoy : SAVOR
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Not any, in law : NUL
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Second or human : NATURE
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Black-fin snapper : SESI
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Sequester : ISOLATE
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___ d'hotel : MAITRES
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Lie in ___ : WAIT
51
Partner of frankincense : MYRRH
52
Discolored, as by a burn : USTULATE
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Founder of Taoism : LAOTSE
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Item on a military shoulder : STAR
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Jumble : CRAZYQUILT
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Arias : SOLI
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Proof mark : CARET
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Mastery, in Scotland : GREE
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Lothario : RAKE
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Beloved, in Spain : AMADO
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"___ tricks?" : HOWS
Down
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Chopped : HEWN
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"Peekaboo, ___ you" : ISEE
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Maori weapon : PATU
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Foreign-language film aid : SUBTITLE
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Color for a letter : SCARLET
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Oak bark : TAN
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Crooked : ASKEW
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Agenda unit : ITEM
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Easing of relations : DETENTE
10
Hypothetical cell unit : BIOGEN
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Kind of agent : UNDERCOVER
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Look over : SCAN
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Drill command : HALT
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Curtain fabric : LENO
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Nurtures : REARS
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"___ fideles" : ADESTE
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Singer Lopez : TRINI
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Father of Atalanta : IASUS
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Boudoir chitchat : PILLOWTALK
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Riotous : STORMY
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Uneven : EROSE
31
Hindu garments : SARIS
34
French thirst-quencher : EAU
37
Slow one : SNAIL
40
Seemingly : ASTHOUGH
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Without pause, in music : ATTACCA
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Words with bed and rise : EARLYTO
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Annie of song : LAURIE
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Basra's land : IRAQ
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Stiller's partner : MEARA
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World power : USSR
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Portico : STOA
54
Conveyance : TRAM
56
Novice: Var. : TIRO
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Oodles : SLEW
58
French seasons : ETES
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Last letter, to British : ZED

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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