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New York Times, Tuesday, September 21, 1976

Author:
Marie West
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,901

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Across
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Constellation : LIBRA
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Show approval : CLAP
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Spar : MAST
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Bermuda, for one : ONION
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Frost : HOAR
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Peruvian : INCA
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Lewis Mumford book : FROMTHEGROUNDUP
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Honduran port : TELA
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Gold, in Granada : ORO
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Originate : CREATE
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Abbr. on a label : NTWT
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Successor : HEIR
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Card from a vacationer : POSTAL
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Hint : CUE
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Pintail duck : SMEE
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Caper : ANTIC
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Pals, out West : PARDS
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Gershwin : IRA
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Mumford book : STICKSANDSTONES
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Container : CAN
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Apply DDT : SPRAY
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Spice, to Pierre : EPICE
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Chooses : OPTS
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Abner : LIL
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Welcomes : GREETS
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Musical work : OPUS
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City on the Rhine : BONN
51
Rude one : STARER
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Theater sign : SRO
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Move suddenly : DART
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Mumford book, with "The" : PENTAGONOFPOWER
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Part of a play : ACTI
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Composer Satie : ERIK
64
Sicilian wine : CORVO
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"Of ___ I Sing" : THEE
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Entry on a coin : DATE
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Meeting : TRYST
Down
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Golf stroke : LOFT
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Concerning : INRE
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School subj. : BIOL
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Fanciful : ROMANTIC
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Opposite of syn. : ANT
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Fine-grained rock : CHERT
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Trademark : LOGO
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River to the Rhine : AAR
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Amount cleared in a deal : PROCEEDS
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U.M.W. members : MINERS
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Time ___ half : ANDA
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Rabbit's tail : SCUT
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Ticker ___ : TAPE
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Loud laugh : HOWL
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Swiss canton : URI
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Brass and hard : TACKS
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___-gurdy : HURDY
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City near Walla Walla : PASCO
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Ready for action : ONTAP
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Limit : STINT
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Erie or Panama : CANAL
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Conical bullet : MINIE
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Set up : ERECT
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Lets up : EASES
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City with well-known banks : PARIS
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Relentless : STERN
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Spent lavishly : SPLURGED
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Unrestricted access : OPENDOOR
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Sally : SORTIE
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Make a boo-boo : GOOF
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Vegetable : PEA
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Sans funds : BROKE
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Quarrel : SPAT
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Kind of inst. : TECH
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Word with bellum : ANTE
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In a ___ (angry) : SNIT
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Twisted : AWRY
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Accelerates : REVS
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Jog : TROT
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A feast ___ famine : ORA
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Agt.'s cut : PCT

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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