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New York Times, Thursday, September 18, 1975

Author:
Evelyn Benshoof
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { B J M Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 292 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Evelyn Benshoof has 71 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,532

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Across
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Sound of surprise : GASP
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Non-religious one : PAGAN
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Weight : HEFT
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King ___ : LEAR
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" . . . as cheaply ___" : ASONE
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Norwegian port : OSLO
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Kind of clandestine sale : UNDERTHECOUNTER
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Structures : EDIFICES
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Down and out : NEEDY
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Ohs, in Germany : ACHS
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Goddess of hope : SPES
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Easily remembered : CATCHY
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Knitters' output : SWEATERS
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Century plant : ALOE
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Excited states : SNITS
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New-math unit : SET
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Ignore deliberately : CLOSEONESEYESTO
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S.R.O. offering : HIT
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Penitent ones : RUERS
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Leap or lunar : YEAR
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Increased : ENHANCED
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Coat with flour : DREDGE
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Annealing oven : LEHR
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Lecturer's place : DAIS
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"Les Misérables" setting : PARIS
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Furnish with new apparel : RECLOTHE
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Ignore obliquely : LOOKTHEOTHERWAY
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Stake : ANTE
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Uncertain : ATSEA
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Home of the Dail : EIRE
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Certain votes : YEAS
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Attends : HEARS
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Pentagram : STAR
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Adhesive : GLUE
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Railway-car extremity : AEND
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Persian poet : SADI
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Literary preliminaries : PREFACES
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Uneven, as fog banks : PATCHY
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Timber trees : ASHES
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Departs : GOES
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Very old: Abbr. : ANC
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Recent: Prefix : NEO
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Word with injun : HONEST
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Italian town : ESTE
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Absconded : FLED
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Conservative : TORY
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Productive : RICH
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Nervous : UNEASY
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Kind of cheese : SWISS
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Sneaky ___ : PETE
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Hiding place : CACHE
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Spent : ALLIN
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Sweet or wisdom : TOOTH
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Edgar Bergen puppet : SNERD
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Ancient chariot : ESSED
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Put on a new label : RETAG
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Department or chain : STORE
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Haughty look : SNEER
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Novelist Poole : ERNEST
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Painful cry : OUCH
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Junky yards, etc. : EYESORES
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Look-___ (doubles) : ALIKES
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Russian villas : DACHAS
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Pique : RILE
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Hinder : DETER
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Lay a wager : PLAY
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Excellent : AONE
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List : ROTA
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Italian painter Salvator : ROSA
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Reproach : TWIT
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___-kiri : HARA
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One looking on : EYER
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Exclamation : HAH
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Season in Reims : ETE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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