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New York Times, Wednesday, January 12, 1977

Author:
Eli Wesoff
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 84, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.40, Missing: { F J Q X }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0
Eli Wesoff has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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Across
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Gesture of indifference : SHRUG
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Oat or square : MEAL
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Convulsive sound : GASP
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Headpiece : TIARA
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"What ___ is new?" : ELSE
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Molding : OGEE
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Kind of fool : APRIL
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Count oneself out : TAKEAWALK
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Part of Mao's name : TSE
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Stupid one : LOON
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Miltie : BERLE
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Ceiling ___ : ZERO
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Astronomer's concern : STAR
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Loud noise : REPORT
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Diamonds, e.g. : SUIT
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Starting letters : ABC
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Sardonic writing : IRONY
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Science-fiction pioneer : VERNE
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___ Alte : DER
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Tabletop item : VASE
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Reiner and Carmer : CARLS
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Forsyte story : SAGA
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Letter : ESS
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Kind of bank : PIGGY
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Producer Joshua : LOGAN
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___ off : TEE
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Recurrent chill : AGUE
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Cancel : DELETE
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Gaelic : ERSE
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Cracker spread : PATE
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Things often gone on : DIETS
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Encircle : GIRD
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Owl's question : WHO
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Only a bit in debt, perhaps : INTHEPINK
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Arctic, for one : OCEAN
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___ of execution : STAY
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Wings : ALAE
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Half a Wash. city : WALLA
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Part of a univ. : COLL
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___ up (cinches) : SEWS
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Synthetic : NYLON
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Suffix for photo or rheo : STAT
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Parts of cheers : HIPS
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Word for Jonson : RARE
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Swiss canton : URI
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Peanut or art : GALLERY
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Words of inclusion : METOO
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Panache : ELAN
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Inquire : ASK
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Grant or Remick : LEE
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Dance's Champion : GOWER
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Seaweed product : AGAR
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Convince : SELL
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Dog, for short : PEKE
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Lessen : ABATE
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Scrap : ORT
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Torrid, for one : ZONE
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Uncivil : SURLY
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Coats with solder : TINS
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Fastener : RIVET
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Rub out : ERASE
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Good guys in a Western : POSSE
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Suit material : SERGE
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Proverb : ADAGE
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Biblical verb : BEGAT
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Stephen or whooping : CRANE
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Vera of radio days : VAGUE
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Smokes, for short : CIGS
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Fish : SOLE
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Break down a sentence : PARSE
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Disappoint : LETDOWN
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Women's org. : DAR
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Gasoline additive : ETHYL
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Zebulon and family : PIKES
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Record : DISC
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Preposition : INTO
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Common Latin abbr. : ETAL
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Chew : GNAW
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Oil or wishing : WELL
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Nimbus : HALO
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Son of Judah : ONAN
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Dance step : PAS
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___ de France : ILE
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Small island : CAY

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