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Will Shortz
Will Shortz

New York Times, Friday, September 26, 1975

Author:
Will Shortz
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Will Shortz has 2 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,540
Across
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Femur, tibia, etc. : OSSA
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Author of "La Peste" : CAMUS
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Site in Sicily : ETNA
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Fuel : PEAT
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Take effect : INURE
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Charlie ___ : CHAN
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Not slack : TAUT
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Word to a sneezer : GESUNDHEIT
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Star-shaped : STELLATE
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Food, shelter, etc. : NEEDS
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Bring up : REAR
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Circus animal : SEAL
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Crooked : ASKEW
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___ and so : THUS
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Captains, majors, etc.: Abbr. : OFFS
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Child's card game : WAR
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Do the 100-yard dash : SPRINT
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Hindu legendary hero : NALA
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"Woe is me" : ALAS
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Cotton thread : LISLE
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Hypocrisy : SHAM
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Disorderly flight : ROUT
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Clothes : ATTIRE
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Part of a glass : RIM
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Being, in Spain : ENTE
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Piquancy : ZEST
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Maudlin : BEERY
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Way off : AFAR
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Beethoven's birthplace : BONN
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Passageway : AISLE
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Kidnap : SHANGHAI
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All-out attack : BLITZKRIEG
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Fish : EELS
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Vietnam's ___ Dinh : BINH
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Score for Nicklaus : EAGLE
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M.G.M. symbol : LION
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"___ does it" : EASY
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Corrupt : VENAL
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Editor's mark : STET
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Chooses : OPTS
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Do ushering : SEAT
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Friend of pigs' knuckles : SAUERKRAUT
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Former British P.M. : ATTLEE
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Havana : CIGAR
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Dill herb : ANET
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Clio, Erato or Urania : MUSE
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S.A. country : URU
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Japanese coin : SEN
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Plane formations : ECHELONS
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"Of ___ I sing" : THEE
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Freshwater worm : NAID
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Aardvark's fare : ANTS
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Nucleic-acid initials : DNA
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Capitol products : LAWS
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Like a solarium : SUNLIT
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Lab compound : ESTER
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Cognizant : AWARE
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Beauty ___ : SALON
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More hackneyed : TRITER
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Calls for quiet : HISTS
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Counterpart of Celsius : FAHRENHEIT
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Knack : FLAIR
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Mr. Davis : SAMMY
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Public square : PLAZA
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Furtive : STEALTHY
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Black : EBON
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Famous German socialist : ENGELS
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Cap : FEZ
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Bread roll : BAGEL
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French cleric : ABBE
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Pelvic bones : ILIA
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Does wrong : SINS
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"Stop," for one : SIGN
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Loki's daughter : HELA
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Bitter drug : ALOE
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Common contraction : ISNT
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Electrical abbr. : KEV
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Arctic explorer : RAE

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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