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New York Times, Wednesday, September 29, 1976

Author:
Virginia Butler
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { F Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Virginia Butler has 22 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,909
Across
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Embrace : CLASP
6
Jade : TIRE
10
Star in Lyra : VEGA
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Miss Rookh : LALLA
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Monitor lizard : URAN
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Followers: Suffix : ITES
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Moslem noble : AMEER
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Warm underwear : LONGJOHNS
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Like some sharks : MANEATING
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Warn : ALERT
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Lulus : PIPS
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Says boo to : SCARES
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Makes wet : BATHES
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Utensil for foo yong : WOK
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Scope : TETHER
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Small purse : RETICULE
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Center of worship : ALTAR
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Water or flower : BED
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Artist’s need : EASEL
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Ones who project : PLANNERS
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Subway needs : TOKENS
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Common Latin word : AMO
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Chair workers : CANERS
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Come-on artists : SHILLS
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Spanish duke : ALBA
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Veranda : LANAI
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Hope-chest come true : TROUSSEAU
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Fragrant plants : AROMATICS
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Milton or Beverly : SILLS
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Certain word : VERB
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Wings : ALAE
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Sacro-___ : ILIAC
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Tense : EDGY
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Fit together : NEST
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Arnold of movies : STANG
Down
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___ up : CLAM
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Tibetan monk : LAMA
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Danish measure : ALEN
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Old ship cradle : SLEE
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Personal belongings : PARAPHERNALIA
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Bright flowers : TULIPS
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Clubs for Snead : IRONS
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Phoned : RANG
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Eur. country : ENG
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___ d’amore : VIOLA
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Heavens : ETHER
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Style : GENRE
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Helpers: Abbr. : ASSTS
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Well-known widow : JACKIEONASSIS
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Layer : TIER
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Tosspot : SOT
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Carillon unit : BELL
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“___ boy!” : ATTA
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Conjunction : THAN
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Day: Abbr. : WED
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On ___ (available) : TAP
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Legal thing : RES
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Thing to take : CAKE
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Employer : USER
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Refracting device : LENS
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Letters : ELS
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Relative: Abbr. : BRO
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German spa : EMS
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Forbidden : TABU
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Fibber McGee’s catchall : CLOSET
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Bondman : SLAVE
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Ran swiftly : HARED
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Neither plant nor animal: Abbr. : INORG
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___ pie (sweetie) : LAMBY
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Son of Zeus : ARCAS
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Pipe material : TILE
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Sediment : SILT
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Essayist : ELIA
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Old hunting dog : ALAN
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Initials for a Spar : USCG
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Black and ___ : TAN

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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