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New York Times, Saturday, September 6, 1975

Author:
Samalin
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 48, Avg Word Len: 4.78, Missing: { J Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 262 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 57, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,520
Across
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___ dressing : SALAD
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N.T. book : ACTS
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Spanish painter : DALI
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Surgical instrument : PROBE
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Wild plum : SLOE
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Pearl Buck character : OLAN
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Holy places: Lat. : SACRI
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High lake : TARN
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Make bankrupt : RUIN
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Of a heat science : THERMODYNAMIC
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City in Okla. : ADA
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Prefix for demic : EPI
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Like Armstrong or Glenn : ASTRONAUTICAL
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Lace trimming : RUCHE
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Pliable leather : ELK
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Sans ___ (printing style) : SERIF
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Greek letter : ETA
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Blind ___ bat : ASA
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Chemical building block : DNA
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Relative of bingo : LOTTO
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Opposite of neg. : POS
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Vinegar holder : CRUET
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Type of scholar : SHAKESPEAREAN
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Author Deighton : LEN
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Inlet : RIA
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Big words : POLYSYLLABLES
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Old World fruit : SORB
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Debt chits : IOUS
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Doe, in France : BICHE
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Word with ran : ALSO
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Strong spirit : GRIT
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Group character : ETHOS
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One-up maneuver : PLOY
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Headland : NESS
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Indian peasants : RYOTS
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Navy police: Abbr. : SPS
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Smell ___ : ARAT
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Scottish sight : LOCH
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___ of fresh air : ABREATH
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Girl of the sorrows : DEIRDRE
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Regarding : ASTO
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Dressed : CLAD
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Conservative : TORY
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Stage trumpet call : SENNET
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Squirrel-like rodents : DORMICE
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His, in France : ALUI
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Secular : LAIC
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Stopover spot : INN
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Peking name : MAO
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Genus of bees : APIS
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Cars : AUTOS
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Damage: Var. : SCATH
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Certain tides : NEAPS
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U.S. columnist : ALSOP
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Decree : UKASE
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"Per ___ ad astra" : ARDUA
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Napery : LINEN
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Electrical unit : REL
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___ cat : FAT
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Long-stemmed glass : TALLBOY
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___-doke : OKEY
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One who cheats at exams : CRIBBER
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Actual state of affairs : REALITY
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Banner : ENSIGN
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Heavenly altar : ARA
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Harris or Gallup : POLL
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Approximately : ORSO
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Time past : YORE
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Pitcher Tiant : LUIS
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Attack vessels : LSTS
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Pining nymph : ECHO
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___ put (field event) : SHOT
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Dope : SAP
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Curve : ESS

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 5 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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