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New York Times, Friday, January 14, 1977

Author:
Reginald L. Johnson
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 59, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Reginald L. Johnson has 36 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,016
Across
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Otherwise : ELSE
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Library ___ : PASTE
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Insect : GNAT
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___ d'Azur : COTE
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Take steps : ACTON
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Hindu ascetic : YATI
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Party choice : HOUSETHIRDORTEA
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Las Vegas, N.Y. version : OTB
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Biblical ancestor : ATER
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Eastern campus : YALE
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___ bien : TRES
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Pith : GIST
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Fair : BLOND
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Hunter's cap : MONTERO
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Less than fair : POOR
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Strong point : FORTE
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Smeltery grist : ORE
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House choice : TOWNWHITEORTOLL
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Ibsen character : ASE
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Home-run king : AARON
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Run ___ : AMOK
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Fisherman, at times : TROLLER
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Clutch : GRASP
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Luau music-makers : UKES
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Seasonal song : NOEL
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First of a trio : VENI
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Caterer's offering : FOOD
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Barnyard creature : HEN
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Ball choice : SOCCERGOLFOREYE
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Texas college : RICE
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Ball attraction : BELLE
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Farm animals : EWES
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Date for Caesar : IDES
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Signed : INKED
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Abbr. on an office door : ASST
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Sound feedback : ECHO
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Swag : LOOT
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Ticket part : STUB
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Letters : EES
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Showed affection : PATTED
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Partners of pains : ACHES
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Recipe word : STIR
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Rocky peak : TOR
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Bitter or dead : END
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Revolve : GYRATE
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Part of N.L.: Abbr. : NATL
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Suit to ___ : ATEE
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___ Juana : TIA
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Merit : EARN
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" . . . the world's mine ___" : OYSTER
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Rent : TORN
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Bridge name : GOREN
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Division word : INTO
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Promote : BOOST
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One of the Slobbovias : LOWER
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Go for a ride : MOTOR
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Bed and bath : ROOMS
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Ship's deck : ORLOP
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School org. : PTA
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Does a pink-slip job : FIRES
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Wapiti : ELK
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Half a radio device : WALKIE
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Hearty's partner : HALE
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South African language : TAAL
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Beverage measures : OUNCES
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Slipped : GOOFED
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Change the décor : REDO
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___ prosequi : NOLLE
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Bridge asset at times : VOID
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Behold, to Ovid : ECCE
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Kind of dance : FOLK
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Chops : HEWS
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Eagles' assets : EYES
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Comfortable place : NEST
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Indian title : SRI
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Diamond stat : RBI
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Star wearer: Abbr. : GEN
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U.S. caricaturist : REA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 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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