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New York Times, Friday, September 5, 1975

Author:
Sophie Fierman
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Sophie Fierman has 24 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,519

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Across
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Culinary expert : CHEF
5
Inscribed pillar : STELA
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Relent : MELT
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Frost : HOAR
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One who quotes : CITER
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Sego-lily state : UTAH
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Church section : APSE
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Perfume : ATTAR
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Clio, for one : MUSE
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French monk of First Crusade : PETERTHEHERMIT
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Despise : HATE
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Author of "The Wandering Jew" : SUE
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Submits : STOOPS
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Angler : PETERMAN
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Shows effect : TELLS
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___ in (collapsed) : CAVED
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Camel's-hair fabric : ABA
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United : ONED
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Relative of O.K. : ROGER
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Antiaircraft fire : FLAK
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Fleet initials : USN
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Kind of chest : CEDAR
41
Fed up with life : BLASE
42
Foe of adulthood : PETERPAN
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Criticized severely : FLAYED
45
Recent: Prefix : NEO
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Demonstration : RIOT
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Law of big-business inefficiency : PETERPRINCIPLE
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Cab or dancer : TAXI
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Annoy : TEASE
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___ to Mandalay : ROAD
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Dismounted : ALIT
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Kefauver : ESTES
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Stare rudely : OGLE
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Compassion : PITY
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Dean Martin specialty : ROAST
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High ___ : NOON
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Fellow : CHAP
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Famous diamond : HOPE
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___ Lynne : EAST
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Jersey trotting track : FREEHOLD
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Taxes, in old days : SCATTS
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Tenth : TITHE
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Little: Suffix : ETTE
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Jacob's wife : LEAH
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Lightning device : ARRESTER
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Marcher in annual Phila. parade : MUMMER
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Small case : ETUI
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"___ Exit to Brooklyn" : LAST
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Article : THE
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Chews the fat : RAPS
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Wished one hadn't : RUED
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Tankard : STOUP
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On edge : TENSE
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Scented : OLENT
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Heathen : PAGAN
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By any chance : EVER
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Peninsula of Asia : MALAY
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Humble : ABASE
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"The ___ and the Dead" : NAKED
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Musical finale : CODA
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Member of the Fourth Estate : REPORTER
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Early New York skyscraper : FLATIRON
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Algonquian : CREE
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Coalition : BLOC
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Self-contained unit : ENTITY
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Word for New York's police : FINEST
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Rebels : RISES
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Hawaiian slope : PALI
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Sign over some doors : EXIT
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Mexican coin : PESO
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Pro ___ : RATA
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Kind of stick : POGO
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French composer : LALO
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Garden : EDEN
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Bug a phone : TAP

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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