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New York Times, Wednesday, September 15, 1976

4-Down : Harsh

Author:
Jack L. Steinhardt
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Jack L. Steinhardt has 39 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,895
Across
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Sand and shopping : BAGS
5
Buffaloes' relatives : ANOAS
10
Court champ : ASHE
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Smell ___ : ARAT
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Bantu lion : SIMBA
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Accoutered : CLAD
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Opposite of blanc : NOIR
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Belle or Bart : STARR
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Boxing program : CARD
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Western state flower : CALIFORNIAPOPPY
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Illustrator Gustave : DORE
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French gravy : JUS
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Quiescent : LATENT
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Loud-voiced persons : STENTORS
33
Alter a bill : AMEND
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Croat or Serb : SLAV
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Criminal, in Spain : REO
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Armchair officer : KENTUCKYCOLONEL
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Abstract being : ENS
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Consummate : RIPE
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Dispatch boat : AVISO
43
Second mother, of old : STEPDAME
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This: Ger. : DIESES
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Geological division : EON
48
Young salmon : PARR
49
Revolutionary chickens : RHODEISLANDREDS
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Greek goddess : HERA
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Defeat in competition : UPEND
59
Styptic : ALUM
60
Gain : EARN
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Nickel and copper alloy : MONEL
62
Adjust an instrument : TUNE
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French political unit : ETAT
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Commonplace : STALE
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Robert ___ : ELEE
Down
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Judge's seat : BANC
2
Venezuelan copper town : AROA
3
Milk-processor Borden : GAIL
4
Harsh : STRIDENT
5
Furnish with variety : ASSORT
6
Saltpeter : NITRE
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Arabian Sea gulf : OMAN
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Dugout : ABRI
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Where W.W. I was set off : SARAJEVO
10
Greet : ACCOST
11
Happy or dash : SLAP
12
Dwell on : HARP
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Miss MacDonald's co-star : EDDY
21
Ballet bend : FONDU
22
Certain bit of wit : PUN
25
Placid and Mohawk : LAKES
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Catkin : AMENT
27
Past or present : TENSE
28
Cathedral passage : SLYPE
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Armor skirt: Var. : TACE
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Regional bird life : ORNIS
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Della : REESE
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Certain performances : SOLOS
34
Treat cursorily : SKIM
37
Brain covers : CRANIUMS
38
Scottish landowner : LAIRD
39
Estimate too highly : OVERRATE
44
Grandiloquent one : PEDANT
45
Female antelope : DOE
46
Bounce on the lap : DANDLE
48
Advisory board : PANEL
49
Former Korean leader : RHEE
50
Inflame : HEAT
51
Irregular, in Inverness : ORRA
52
Sight : SPOT
53
Miss Horne : LENA
54
Jewish month : ELUL
55
Beach feature : DUNE
56
Pintail duck : SMEE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 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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