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New York Times, Friday, September 17, 1976

Author:
Dennis Listort
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Dennis Listort has 8 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,897
Across
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NASA missile : ATLAS
6
Attention-getting sounds : PSTS
10
Part of speech: Abbr. : ADV
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Give a leg up : BOOST
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Farm unit : ACRE
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Venezuela copper center : AROA
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Coach's problem : LOCKERROOMBRAWL
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Wapiti : ELK
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Snide : NASTY
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Incas' milieu : ANDES
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Struck : SMOTE
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Bright bird : ORIOLE
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Parting words : TATAS
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Trade centers : MARTS
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Son of Seth : ENOS
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"We ___ please" : AIMTO
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Resident: Suffix : ITE
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Elusive creature : LOCHNESSMONSTER
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India ___ : INK
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Muse : ERATO
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___ de Pinos : ISLA
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Area of Paris : PASSY
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Horn and May : CAPES
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Soup-can genre : POPART
46
Lizard : AGAMA
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Italian love : AMORE
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Kept going : RANON
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Transistor: Abbr. : RDO
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Secure : UNDERLOCKANDKEY
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Fibs : LIES
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German donkey : ESEL
59
Well-padded : OBESE
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Swiss river : AAR
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Ancient Medit. port : TYRE
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Rock-bottom : NADIR
Down
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Up to : ABLE
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Implement : TOOL
3
Words with "and barrel" : LOCKSTOCK
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Call for : ASK
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Office help : STENOS
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Break down, grammatically : PARSE
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Orkney dweller : SCOT
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Weight system : TROY
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Religious inst. : SEM
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Plowed land : ARADO
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Wooden pin : DOWEL
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French dance : VALSE
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Indian buffaloes : ARNIS
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Betrayer : RAT
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Nurse Clara : BARTON
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Cattle food : MASH
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"___ take arms against . . . " : ORTO
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Low-caste Hindu : TELI
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In a while : ANON
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Obscure : MISTY
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Gun fodder : AMMO
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King of Judah et al. : ASAS
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Garage attendant's words : ITSPARKED
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Prefix for graph : TELE
33
Time periods : ERAS
35
More handy : NEARER
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Formerly, of old : ERST
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Thailand, once : SIAM
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Reduces : PARES
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Big Bertha : CANNON
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Miss Prentiss : PAULA
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___ vincit amor : OMNIA
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Strength, in Spain : PODER
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Skater's weak spot : ANKLE
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Tibetan gazelle : GOA
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Cheerful : ROSY
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Maple genus : ACER
52
Arnaz : DESI
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___ and terminer : OYER
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Rent out : LET
56
Graduate degree : DBA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 5 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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