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New York Times, Thursday, September 23, 1976

Author:
Paul R. Barnes
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.72, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Paul R. Barnes has 9 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,903

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Across
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Sea-story writer : DANA
5
Send payment : REMIT
10
Ammo for a child's pistol : CAPS
14
Sashes : OBIS
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Unique : ALONE
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Nautical position : ALEE
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Partner of ruin : RACK
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Agatha Christie's nosy lady : JANEMARPLE
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Crooked : ASKEW
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Kind of boiled : PAR
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Grandma of art : MOSES
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Bird crops : CRAWS
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Adjust, as sails : TRIM
28
Asian gazelle : GOA
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Word with whiz : GEE
31
Hawks of Hawaii : IOS
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Certain G.I. : PFC
35
Wind off : UNREEL
37
Creator of Nick of "Thin Man" : DASHIELL
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"___, Brute!" : ETTU
40
Embers : COALS
42
Music group : TRIO
43
Sleuth in the deerstalker hat : SHERLOCK
45
Turkish inn : IMARET
47
Indian weight : SER
48
French soul : AME
49
Cuckoo : ANI
50
Time periods: Abbr. : YRS
51
Russian city : OREL
52
Least quantity : MINIM
54
Ferber bestseller : SOBIG
57
Hula wear : LEI
59
Get into condition : TRAIN
62
S.S. Van Dine sleuth : PHILOVANCE
65
Anglo-Saxon domestic : ESNE
66
Land of the Dail : EIRE
67
Fur animal : OTTER
68
Roulette color : NOIR
69
Solemn promise : WORD
70
Della : REESE
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Within: Prefix : ENTO
Down
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Dumb girl : DORA
2
Arab cloaks : ABAS
3
Famous dime-novel sleuth : NICKCARTER
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Inquiring one : ASKER
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Reign, in India : RAJ
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Slip by : ELAPSE
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___ Lisa : MONA
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Of an immobile state : INERTIAL
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Egyptian god : TEM
10
Billiard shot : CAROM
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Zermatt locale : ALPS
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Soccer great : PELE
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Bishoprics : SEES
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Mennonite sect : AMISH
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Carry on : WAGE
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Kind of wagon : WELCOME
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Opera composer : ROSSINI
28
Join in a parlor game : GUESS
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"___ Road to Mandalay" : ONTHE
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Gardner's legal eagle : PERRYMASON
33
Ad leaflet : FLIER
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Lumps : CLOTS
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Continent: Abbr. : EUR
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Mail, in India : DAK
38
Greenland Eskimo : ITA
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Having minute eyes : OCELLATE
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Slow, in music : LARGO
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In ___ condition (good as new) : MINT
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Vestments : AMICES
51
Did a lube job : OILED
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Miss Bordoni : IRENE
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Pour forth : SPEW
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Sister Eileen's state : OHIO
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Whirring sound : BIRR
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Being, in Spain : ENTE
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"What's ___ for me?" : INIT
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Orchid-loving private eye : NERO
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Norse goddess : VOR
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Prior to : ERE

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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