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New York Times, Sunday, September 5, 1976

Author:
Cornelia Warriner
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.24, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 551 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 129, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
Cornelia Warriner has 8 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,885
Across
1
Weight : CARAT
6
Zip, for one : CODE
10
Teasdale : SARA
14
Vestiges : SIGNS
19
Lizard : ANOLE
20
Damage : HARM
21
Boxer's target : CHIN
22
Lobster roe : CORAL
23
Get away from it all : LEAVECAREBEHIND
26
Sun-dried brick : ADOBE
27
Mexican tomorrows : MANANAS
28
Performer Jane et al. : GREERS
29
Drudged : SLAVED
30
Grads-to-be : SRS
31
Hebrew letter : ALEF
33
___ matres : ALMAE
34
Reds' Rose et al. : PETES
35
Copter's relative : GIRO
36
Bee follower : CEE
37
Drying frame : AIRER
38
Residence : ABODE
42
Shows a thin skin : OVERREACTS
46
Black-ink items: Abbr. : CRS
49
One of 24 : HOUR
50
Schick of medicine : BELA
52
Aniline, etc. : DYES
53
Fastener of a sort : GLUE
54
Pilaster : ANTA
55
Item for a clambake : AKEGOFBEER
59
Visitor : GUEST
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Pestered : BADGERED
62
Tourist-stop sign : ROOMS
63
N.L. players : BRAVES
64
Western : OATER
65
Callas : MARIA
66
The rockets' was red : GLARE
67
Put away : STOWED
69
Blanc et al. : MONTS
70
Dealer in provisions : CHANDLER
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Wall tapestry : ARRAS
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Start a holiday trip : HITTHEROAD
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Goddess of healing : IASO
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Miss Dee : RUBY
78
___ for (washed up) : DONE
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Pony up : ANTE
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Part of A.D. : ANNO
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Goddess: Lat. : DEA
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September outing, usually : FINALFLING
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Condors' home : ANDES
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Street show : RAREE
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Nessen : RON
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Large bird : EMEU
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Full to the top : ABRIM
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Small bits : DRIBS
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Indian weights : SERS
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Britons' network : BBC
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Welcomes : GREETS
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Put in the clink again : REJAIL
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Niagara's outlet : ONTARIO
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Scarf : ASCOT
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Season's last gasp : LABORDAYWEEKEND
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Casino game : BOULE
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Combine: Abbr. : AMAL
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Wild shout : EVOE
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Roundish : RINGY
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Show contempt : SNEER
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Ruth or Herman : BABE
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Divide : REND
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Lightens : EASES
Down
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Windless conditions : CALMS
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Close to, to poets : ANEAR
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Certain horses : ROANS
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Part of Edison's name : ALVA
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In the prime of life : TEENAGE
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Part of a boilermaker : CHASER
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Put one's ___ in : OAR
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Bit of sediment : DREG
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Welcome : EMBRACE
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Plotting one : SCHEMER
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Moses's census aide : AHIRA
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Henna job : RINSE
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Slow, in music: Abbr. : AND
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Fish cleaners, at times : SCALERS
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Acid salt : IODATE
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Signer of a holiday bill : GROVERCLEVELAND
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Local movies, for short : NABES
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Coast : SLED
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Colombian city : CALI
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Fisherman : EELER
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Skewers : SPITS
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Misled : FOOLED
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Maple genus : ACER
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Famous captain : AHAB
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___ fide : BONA
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Holiday event : OUTDOORBARBECUE
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Haul off : DRAGAWAY
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Hobo, for short : VAG
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Swelling disease : EDEMA
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Certain votes : AYES
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Subterfuge : RUSE
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Puts into type : SETS
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Exposed : BARED
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Watercress, in England : EKER
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Kind of angel : GUARDIAN
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Praying figure : ORANT
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Famous firth : FORTH
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Idaho city : BOISE
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Gramp's wife : GRAN
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Paris seasons : ETES
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Razor or gay : BLADE
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Roadside place : MOTEL
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Ganges landing : GHAT
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Native of Cagliari : SARD
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Certain test answer : TRUE
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Talking bird: Var. : MINA
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Dismissals : CONGES
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Old laborer : ESNE
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Wallabies, for short : ROOS
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Sharpen : HONE
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Took off : RAN
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Per ___ (allowances) : DIEMS
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Fried cake : FRITTER
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Kidney bean : FRIJOLE
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Pneumonia type : LOBAR
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One of the gang : INSIDER
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Forbidding : AUSTERE
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Small cavity : AREOLE
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Catcalled : MEOWED
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Marine flier : ERNE
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Certain crime : ARSON
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Real-life ___ : DRAMA
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Arabian fiddle : REBAB
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British guns : BRENS
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Bash : BINGE
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Buffalo Bill et al. : CODYS
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Chatters : GABS
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Wash : LAVE
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Hawaiian shrub : AKIA
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Science place : LAB
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Over there : YON

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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