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Richard Silvestri
Richard Silvestri

New York Times, Thursday, January 12, 1978

Author:
Richard Silvestri
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.76, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 298 (avg 1.65)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Richard Silvestri has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles and 84 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,379

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Across
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Comes to the plate : BATS
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Vamp of the Twenties : BARA
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Watering spot : OASIS
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Leif's father : ERIC
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Inland sea : ARAL
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Campus clubs : FRATS
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Part of N.B. : NOTA
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Brad : NAIL
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Weather satellite : TIROS
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Groucho in "The Big Store" : WOLFJFLYWHEEL
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Malayan vessel : PROA
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Went after congers : EELED
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Possess, in Glasgow : HAE
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With one leg on each side : ASTRIDE
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Go-between for Standish : ALDEN
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Gerundial suffix : ING
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In the present condition : ASIS
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Groucho in "A Day at the Races" : HUGOZHACKENBUSH
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Last word : AMEN
43
Horatian work : ODE
44
Weird : EERIE
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"Looking for Mr. ___" : GOODBAR
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Terminus : END
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Room's partner : BOARD
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___ Ridge (race horse) : RIVA
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Groucho in "Duck Soup" : RUFUSTFIREFLY
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Language of the masses no longer : LATIN
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Automotive pioneer : OLDS
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Rain hard : TEEM
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Turn aside : AVERT
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Baltic port : RIGA
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Cheese : EDAM
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Spanish wine city : XERES
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Worldwide oil powers : OPEC
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Like a June day, to Lowell : RARE
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Jonson of literary fame : BEN
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" . . . maids all in ___" : AROW
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Broz : TITO
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Sell tickets illegally : SCALP
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Things to pick : BANJOS
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P.L.O. leader : ARAFAT
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Track position : RAIL
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Associate : ALLY
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"___ I Sing" : OFTHEE
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Blithe spirit : ARIEL
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Ranee's garb : SAREE
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"Have ___ You Lately?" (pop song) : ITOLD
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Draft org. : SSS
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Liszt : FRANZ
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Piece of cheese : WEDGE
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Laugh : HAHA
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Astringent : ALUM
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Nose out : EDGE
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Prepared vegetables : RICED
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Sign : INK
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Long time : EON
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Man of Gotham : ABE
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Positive : SURE
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"The proof ___ the pudding" : ISIN
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Take off : SHED
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K.K.K. garments : HOODS
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Trouble : ADO
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Brashness : NERVE
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Sounds of effort : GRUNTS
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Draw or contract follower : BRIDGE
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Part of the lung : AIRSAC
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Courageous : BRAVE
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Type of space : OUTER
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Blazing : AFIRE
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In pursuit of : AFTER
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Corrida combatant : TORO
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Toss a coin : FLIP
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Book by Aldous Huxley : LEDA
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Solar or sidereal time : YEAR
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Slack : LAX
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French Mrs. : MME

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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