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New York Times, Monday, September 1, 1975

Author:
Ruth Smith
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J W X Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,515
Across
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Daffy : LOCO
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Place for snapshots : ALBUM
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Like: Prefix : EQUI
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Native of Mecca : ARAB
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Fresh-water fish, in Italy : CARPA
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Wait in ambush : LURK
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Film producer and playwright : DORESCHARY
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Great ___ : DANE
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Warehousing: Abbr. : STOR
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Football-scoreboard reading : OOOO
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As in ___ (unreally) : ADREAM
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Certain glasses : HORNRIMS
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Radziwill : LEE
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Unit of light : PHOT
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Miss Hawkins : SADIE
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Place for a crease : PANTSLEG
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Czech town of W.W. II atrocity : LIDICE
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Beginning of sorts : FOOTINTHEDOOR
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Paris subway lines : METROS
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One seeking a profit : INVESTOR
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" . . . like ___ a hole in the head" : INEED
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Foot: Prefix : PEDI
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Big Board initials : IBM
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African spears : ASSAGAIS
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Brief times : TRICES
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Valley : DELL
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German highway : BAHN
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"___ My Heart" : PEGO
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Kind of salesman : DOORTODOOR
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Surplus : OVER
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Girl's nickname : ESSIE
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Two-toed sloth : UNAU
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Hungry Horse and Hoover : DAMS
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Evaluated : RATED
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Common French word : ETRE
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Young one : LAD
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Spanish gold : ORO
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Dining or touring : CAR
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Endowed with flab : OBESE
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Faits ___ (things done) : ACCOMPLIS
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Comedian Bert : LAHR
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Swimsuit top : BRA
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Eradicate : UPROOT
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Dispenser of city keys : MAYOR
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Places of fabulous wealth : ELDORADOS
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Sine ___ non : QUA
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Vessel : URN
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White House name : IKE
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Depot: Abbr. : STA
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Kind of football kick : ONSIDE
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Mountain : ALP
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Assaults the ears : DEAFENS
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Takes a new look : RENOTES
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Thwarts : HOGTIES
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Foolish : IDIOTIC
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Tiny organism : MICROBE
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Receive : SEE
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" . . . a big fat ___" : HEN
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"Carmen" figures : TOREADORS
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Plodding person : STODGE
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Did a séance feat : LEVITATED
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Arm part: Abbr. : HND
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Farrow : MIA
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Abbr. in home ads : RMS
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Division of mammals : PILOSA
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Northern tree : ALDER
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Greek letter : RHO
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___ time (eventually) : INDUE
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Cheese : BRIE
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Jet-plane part : POD
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___ Marie Saint : EVA
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Word for a good domestic : GEM
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Kiln: Var. : OST
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Can. province : ONT
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Boathouse item : OAR
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Feel sorry about : RUE

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 9 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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