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New York Times, Thursday, August 7, 1975

Author:
Bert Beaman
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { B K V X Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 83, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Bert Beaman has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,490
Across
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Witticism : JEST
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Dance : GALOP
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Come to grips with : COPE
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Tropical American dog : ALCO
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Barnstormer's routine : ONENIGHTER
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Inventor's dream : PERPETUALMOTION
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In ___ (jumbled) : AMESS
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Couple : DYAD
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Prospector's find : ORE
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Good as ___ : NEW
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European wine center : ASTI
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Refuge : OASIS
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Letters : ENS
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Lancers: Var. : ULANS
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U.S. export : WHEAT
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Stammer, old style : STUT
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W.W. I battle forest : ARGONNE
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Spot : ESPY
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Close-fitting hat : TOQUE
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Armadillo : APAR
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Attitude : POSTURE
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Over : DONE
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Risky speculation : FLIER
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Persuasions : SECTS
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Wall St. offerings: Abbr. : RTS
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Miss Christian : LINDA
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Wisdom, in Barcelona : SESO
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Letter : TEE
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Eastern V.I.P. : AGA
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Coagulate : CLOT
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Indistinct : FAINT
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Salesman's target : PURCHASINGAGENT
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Canneries, e.g. : PROCESSORS
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___ Sea : ARAL
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Evergreens : YEWS
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Legislative body in Paris : SENAT
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___ majesty : LESE
Down
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Kind of beetle : JAPANESE
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Wind, rain, etc. : ELEMENTS
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Bollixes : SCREWSUP
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Exceeds : TOPS
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Obtained : GOT
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Babylonian god : ANU
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Basis for objection at a trial : LEADINGQUESTION
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One and ___ : ONLY
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Cotton cloth : PIMA
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Lab expert: Abbr. : CHT
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Indolent : OTIOSE
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"Will it play in ___?" : PEORIA
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Borgnine : ERNEST
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Sink : GODOWN
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Son of Isaac : ESAU
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Bed parts : SLATS
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Fortune-teller's cards : TAROTS
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Winning : AHEAD
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Origin : SOURCE
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Identified : TYPED
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Evenings, in old England : NEETS
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Curtain : PORTIERE
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Rooftop sights : ANTENNAS
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Move : RESETTLE
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Spinachlike herb : ORACHE
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Like a loose hat : FLAPPY
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Biblical precious stone : LIGURE
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"Pretty maids all ___" : INAROW
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Parlor piece : SOFA
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Miss : LASS
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Bone: Prefix : OSSE
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Arab headcord : AGAL
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Hosp. measures : CCS
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Initials of the 1930's : NRA
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Astronomer's time: Abbr. : GST

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

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