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New York Times, Saturday, September 25, 1976

73-Across : Lincoln's War Secretary

Author:
Allan Blackman
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J K Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Allan Blackman has 17 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,905
Across
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Pitcher's curve : INSHOOT
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Census statistic : MEANAGE
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Indian coastal region : MALABAR
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Against the rules : ILLEGAL
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Old-womanish quality : ANILITY
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Nimble : LISSOME
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Celt : GAEL
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Uninterrupted : SOLID
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Calculus prerequisite : TRIG
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Eat: Ger. : ESSEN
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Celebrated : NOTED
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___ which way : ANY
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Hitherto : YET
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Oppressed : LADEN
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Gang weapon : GAT
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Body: Prefix : SOMAT
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Evangelist McPherson : AIMEE
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Emissary's activity : AGENTRY
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Bridge maneuver : ENDPLAY
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Didactic : MORAL
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Suffixes for killers : CIDES
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Resident: Suffix : ITE
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Basque article : BERET
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W.W. I force : AEF
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___ and flow : EBB
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Units of loudness : SONES
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___ pull : TAFFY
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Vegetables : PEAS
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Giants' owner and family : MARAS
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Civil rights org. : CORE
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Dunning words : PASTDUE
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Luzon native : TAGALOG
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Halo: Var. : AUREOLA
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Dodging : ELUDING
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Lincoln's War Secretary : STANTON
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Emulates Fellini : DIRECTS
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Graven ___ : IMAGE
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Zola character et al. : NANAS
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Moves stealthily : SLIES
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Comet man : HALLEY
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Sash : OBI
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Know one's ___ : OATS
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Have a dress fitting : TRYON
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Had effect : MILITATED
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Passed over : ELIDED
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Smith and Hirt : ALS
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___ egg : NEST
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Marketplace : AGORA
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Urchin : GAMIN
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Gray's ___ : ELEGY
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"Whatever ___ wants ... " : LOLA
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Cuddles : NESTLES
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Adamant : DEADSET
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Peak : TOR
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Piquancy : NIP
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Rita : GAM
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Past : AGO
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Thrice: Prefix : TER
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Of an ancient Greek city : MYCENAEAN
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Roman 1501 : MLI
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___ crow : EAT
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Private or eagle : EYE
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Apprehend : NAB
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Educ. group : NEA
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Anatomical passage : ITER
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P.I. diplomat : ROMULO
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Potemkin village, e.g. : FACADE
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Hall-of-Fame pitcher Rixey et al. : EPPAS
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Outstanding example, for short : BEAUT
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Port of Iraq : BASRA
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Glutted : SATED
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Kind of acid : FOLIC
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Newspaper page : FRONT
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Boxmen : YEGGS
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Actress Anna : STEN
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Seasoning: Prefix : SALI
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On the ___ (exactly) : DOT
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Indian sugar : GUR

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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