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New York Times, Tuesday, September 9, 1975

Author:
Margery Bernstein
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 265 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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Across
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Jib or main : SAIL
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Winter-slope lift : TBAR
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Bark or aluminum craft : CANOE
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Hawaiian city : HILO
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British composer : ARNE
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Rocket booster : AGENA
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Kill time : IDLE
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Miss Naldi : NITA
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Foolish error : BONER
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Vanishing sea queens : PASSENGERLINERS
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Advantage : STEAD
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Parts of yds. : INS
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Caroline island : YAP
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Fish-eating bird : ERN
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Vestment : ALB
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Bar order : ALE
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Down with!, in Paris : ABAS
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Symbols of slowness : TORTOISES
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The ___ (everything) : WORKS
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Corporate initials : IBM
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Courageous or Intrepid : YACHT
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Ill-fated ship of W.W. I : LUSITANIA
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Biblical skipper : NOAH
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___ Jeanne : STE
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Prior to : ERE
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Mil. medal : DSC
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Board officials: Abbr. : TRS
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" . . . eyes but ___ not" : SEE
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Watched the late TV : SATUP
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Naval giant : AIRCRAFTCARRIER
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Barton : CLARA
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Innocent fun : LARK
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Other, in Spain : OTRA
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Put on a new label : RETAG
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Helm position : ALEE
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Sailing vessel : BARK
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River in Missouri : OSAGE
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Evergreens : YEWS
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In addition : ELSE
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Lollipop or Pinafore : SHIP
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Operatic slave : AIDA
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Misfortunes : ILLS
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Soil deposit : LOESS
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Leather worker : TANNER
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Two-masted vessel : BRIGANTINE
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Paid up : ANTED
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Kind of admiral : REAR
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Seagoing bellhop : CABINBOY
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Dramatic struggles : AGONS
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Goose of Hawaii : NENE
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Distinctive person : ONER
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" . . . ___ but hear not" : EARS
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Printemps' follower : ETE
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Spirited tune : LILT
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Relatives of ketches : YAWLS
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Come ___ (change tacks) : ABOUT
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Recite in grammar class : PARSE
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Spanish sailors in 1588 : ARMADACREW
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English race site : ASCOT
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Composer Franz : LEHAR
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Baltic people : ESTHS
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Sports piece : SKI
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Sash : OBI
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Belonging to: Suffix : IAN
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Immigrants' accommodation : STEERAGE
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Space : AREA
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Marks off, as a claim : STAKES
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Mongrel : CUR
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Scrawny animal : SCRAG
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Overused : STALE
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Investigate : PROBE
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Height: Prefix : ACRO
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Azores, e.g., to French : ILES
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Pro ___ : RATA
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Excoriate : FLAY
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Kind of type: Abbr. : ITAL
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Goes amiss : ERRS
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Slant, as of a mast : RAKE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle.

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