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New York Times, Saturday, August 7, 1976

Author:
Tap Osborn
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 30, Avg Word Len: 5.42, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 85, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Tap Osborn has 111 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,856
Across
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Parka : COAT
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Sign on a basket : TRASH
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Mulligan : STEW
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Desire : URGE
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Shelter : HOUSE
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Honor: Ger. : EHRE
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Nursery rhyme : FARMERINTHEDELL
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Sarcastic : FLIPPANT
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Region of Tunisia : SAHEL
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Take it easy : COAST
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Slogan : MOTTO
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Senator Frank : CHURCH
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Savior : REDEEMER
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Burned again : RELIT
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Grandma, at times : DOTER
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Cockney's sandwich : ERO
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Heights: Abbr. : ALTS
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Protection : COVER
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Burma native : SGAU
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Pittance : SOU
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Gaffe : BONER
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Condition : STATE
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Worn out jogger? : STROLLER
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Rose of ___ : SHARON
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Tropical tree : AMATE
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Norse bard of old : SKALD
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Writer Michael : ARLEN
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Most severe : STARKEST
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Crop aid : SOILCONDITIONER
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Being : ESSE
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Norman Vincent : PEALE
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Honor : FETE
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Dillon : MATT
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Word with over or under : TAKER
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Battle : FRAY
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Sleeve part : CUFF
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Roberts : ORAL
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Farm expert : AGRICULTURALIST
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Id ___ (at that time): Lat. : TEMPORIS
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Whip : THRASH
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Drive out, in England : ROINT
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Relative : AUNT
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Speedy plane : SST
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Small laugh : HEH
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Proper : SEDATE
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Emergent food producer of the 70's : THEHOMEGARDENER
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Gardner : ERLE
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Water source : WELL
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Lunar-solar differential : EPACT
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Chemical compound : ESTER
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Gas ___ : METER
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River to the Baltic : ODER
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Blatant : CRASS
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Spartan serf : HELOT
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Name for a dog : ROVER
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Poetry Muse : ERATO
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French port : ROUEN
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Recipient : DONEE
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Young horse : COLT
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Leave in a huff : STALKOFF
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Mont ___ : BLANC
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Miss Lewis : SHARI
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Cheese or ham : OMELET
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Flying-camel expert : SKATER
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Set of steps : STILE
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Egyptian alloy : ASEM
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Bonheur : ROSA
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State: Abbr. : SDAK
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Bristle : SETA
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Card : TREY
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Choose : OPT
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Teachers' org. : NEA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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