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New York Times, Wednesday, September 1, 1976

Author:
Hugh P. Holland
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { F J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Hugh P. Holland has 3 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,881
Across
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Busy creatures : ANTS
5
Sour : ACERB
10
Soviet agency : TASS
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Reiner or Carmer : CARL
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Mushroom : MOREL
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Can. province : ALTA
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Bewildered : ASEA
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Acid prefix : AMIDO
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Tide : NEAP
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Shunners of evil : THETHREEMONKEYS
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Kind of rule : MOB
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Candlenut tree : AMA
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Shoe molds : LASTS
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Grain beard : AWN
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Gay ___ : PAREE
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Movie dog : ASTA
37
German pronoun : ICH
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Precisionist : PEDANT
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Symbol of disruption : THEMONKEYWRENCH
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Publicize : HERALD
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Spanish town : ROA
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Paris parent : PERE
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McCarthy sidekick : SNERD
46
Peleg's son : REU
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Man the tiller : STEER
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Miss Lupino : IDA
50
Seamen's org. : NMU
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Trifling : MONKEYINGAROUND
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Thought: Prefix : IDEO
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Choose : ELECT
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Employ: Lat. : UTOR
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Fasten : SEAL
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Moroccan port : RABAT
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Irish kings' home : TARA
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Mrs. Roosevelt : SARA
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Bounces, in Scotland : STOTS
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Counterfeit : SHAM
Down
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Weak as ___ : ACAT
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Defunct auto : NASH
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Catalpa or elm : TREE
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Blind part : SLAT
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Italian peak : AMARO
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Smart retort : COMEBACK
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Fisk's railroad : ERIE
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American Indian : REDMAN
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Flourish : BLOOM
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Thinking place : TANK
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Sheltered : ALEE
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Restrain : STAY
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Military trenches : SAPS
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Initials on a limey's cap : HMS
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Nebraska town : NAPER
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Wood strips : LATHS
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Colorless : ASHEN
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Cubic measure : STERE
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Sister of Absalom : TAMAR
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Seeker's question : WHERE
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Adroit : ADEPT
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Hindu title : RANEE
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Ink, in France : ENCRE
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Empyrean : ETHER
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Neither Dem. nor Rep. : IND
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Depression org. : PWA
40
Stale joke : OLDIE
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Kitten : YOUNGCAT
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Scold : RAILAT
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Big ___ of Calif. : SUR
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Fabric workers : DYERS
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Dillon et al. : MATTS
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Muffet or America : MISS
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Old Greek theaters : ODEA
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Approach : NEAR
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Caffeine nut : KOLA
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Biblical mount : NEBO
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Election losers : OUTS
58
Where Bryce Canyon is : UTAH
59
Ibsen character : NORA
60
Small drink : DRAM

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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