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New York Times, Tuesday, September 16, 1975

Author:
Allan Blackman
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J K Q V W Z }, Scrabble score: 259 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Allan Blackman has 17 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,530
Across
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Compasses' describings : ARCS
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Tannery worker : BATER
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Boom's partner : BUST
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Sword handle : HILT
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"___ told by an idiot" : ATALE
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Expanse : AREA
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Distant : AFAR
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Shinbone : TIBIA
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Alpine goat : IBEX
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Leader of a march on Rome : BENITOMUSSOLINI
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"___ but the brave ... " : NONE
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German pronoun : SIE
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Counterparts : IMAGES
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Spy's address : MAILDROP
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Dotted : SEME
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Word on a garment tag : LARGE
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Spring mo. : APR
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Leader who freed the serfs to no avail : TSARALEXANDERII
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"___ no use!" : ITS
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S. A. monkeys : TITIS
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Japanese native : AINO
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Tape magazine : CASSETTE
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Dunce's place : CORNER
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Work on lace : TAT
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Declaim : RANT
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Leader who renounced his divinity : EMPERORHIROHITO
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Wall St. figure : BEAR
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Makeshift lodging : ROOST
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"September ___" : MORN
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Distinctive : RARE
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Up ___ : ATREE
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Indigo : ANIL
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Aware of : ONTO
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Bankers' deals : LOANS
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Hungarian premier : NAGY
Down
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Gregory Peck role : AHAB
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Prevalent : RIFE
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Social unit : CLAN
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Reporter on space rates : STRINGER
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Relay-race gadgets : BATONS
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"___ to be born ... " : ATIME
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Forbidden : TABU
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Ivy Leaguers : ELIS
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Shuffle the staff : REASSIGN
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___ out (parachuted) : BAILED
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"___ et orbi" : URBI
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Visible : SEEN
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Kind of dancer : TAXI
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Kind of hold : TOE
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Stopped a squeak : OILED
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Relating to: Suffix : ISTIC
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Perle : MESTA
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Assemble : AMASS
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Boxer Rosenbloom : MAXIE
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Macaws : ARAS
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___ to go : RARIN
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Allow as how : OPINE
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Earlier : PRIOR
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Baltic native : LETT
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On ___ (frolicking) : ATEAR
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Shore region : LITTORAL
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Native of a certain planet : EARTHMAN
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Sound system : STEREO
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Menus : CARTES
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Yoko ___ : ONO
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In the air : RISEN
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Tortosa's river : EBRO
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Golden ___ (happy medium) : MEAN
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Sunder : PART
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Newspaper section : ROTO
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Folk dance : HORA
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Westchester college : IONA
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Math branch : TRIG
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However : ONLY

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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