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Alex F. Black
Alex F. Black

WEATHER REPORTS

New York Times, Sunday, January 15, 1978

Author:
Alex F. Black
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 102, Avg Word Len: 5.21, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 654 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 118, Cheaters: 16, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
Alex F. Black has 12 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,382
Across
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Abrade : RASP
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Gentle soul : LAMB
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Filleted : BONED
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Fortify : ARM
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Opposed : ANTI
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Chime in : PIPEUP
20
Showy butterfly : VICEROY
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Shell-game object : PEA
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Report from Hades : WEREHAVINGAHEATWAVE
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Séance sound : RAP
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Anatolian inn : IMARET
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Wise old men : NESTORS
29
Canning factory group : STEMMERS
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Watch the baby : SIT
32
State treasury : FISC
34
Mil. officer : CPT
35
Homophone for seize : CEES
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Report from the White House : HAILTOTHECHIEF
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Units of speech : PHONEMES
45
Artificial satellite : ESSA
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Giant of yesteryear : MAYS
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Blockhead : IDIOT
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Stable morsel : OAT
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Belfry group : BATS
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"Gil ___" : BLAS
55
Vow : PLEDGE
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Prank : DIDO
57
"Green Mansions" hero : ABEL
58
Report from Cambridge : FAIRHARVARD
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Gallimaufry : OLIO
62
Trucking rig : SEMI
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Seine season : ETE
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Keep a tryst : MEET
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Grandfather of Priam : ILUS
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Knicks' coach : REED
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Abrogate : REPEAL
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Suffix with dull : ARD
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Writing accessory : DESKPAD
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Supped : ATE
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Report from Kelly : SINGININTHERAIN
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Cold cubes in Köln : EIS
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Accra or Lagos : SEAPORT
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Agreement in Amiens : OUI
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Flagstad role : ISOLDE
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Kett of comics : ETTA
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Norse redhead : ERIC
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Mil. backup group : USNR
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Coal storage : BIN
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Golden or slide : RULE
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Journalist Jacob : RIIS
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Traveler's report after visit to Pa.? : PHILEASFOGG
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"By the time ___ to Phoenix" : IGET
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Carry on : RANT
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Most subdued : TAMEST
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___ Ude, Russian city : ULAN
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Saarinen : EERO
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"___ pro nobis" : ORA
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Japanese Prime Minister: 1934–36 : OKADA
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Island group off Timor : LETI
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Middle East land : OMAN
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"Separate Tables" playwright : RATTIGAN
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Report from Berlin : WHITECHRISTMAS
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Ideas, to Plato : EIDE
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List ender: Abbr. : ETC
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Counting-out word : EENY
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Inquired in Dogpatch : AST
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Coarse-ground sherbets : GRANITAS
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Gibson and others : ALTHEAS
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Blue mineral : IOLITE
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Fold over : LAP
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Report from Oklahoma : OHWHATABEAUTIFULDAY
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Pizarro's pelf : ORO
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Glass collars : MERESES
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Dotty : SCREWY
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Swiss capital : BERN
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Thai temple : WAT
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Cup prized by golfers : RYDER
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___-kiri : HARA
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Koko's weapon : SNEE
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Somewhat bleak : RAWISH
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Lack of vigor : ANEMIA
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Cloud forms : STRATI
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Mole : PIER
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Ullmann : LIV
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With ___ of salt : APINCH
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Word on a wall : MENE
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Bunny or Baer : BUGS
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Slant : BIAS
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Fall mo. : OCT
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Man bites dog : NEWS
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He was, to Cicero : ERAT
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Settled, harmonious group : DOVECOTE
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Report from Louis XV : APRESMOILEDELUGE
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Construct : REAR
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Atlas material : MAPS
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Places for "steak-outs" : PATIOS
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Uneven : PATCHY
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Green in Grenoble : VERTE
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Saudi Arabia neighbor : YEMEN
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Weighs : HEFTS
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Pueblo Indians : HOPIS
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Author of "Meeting at Potsdam" : MEE
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"___ Mater" : STABAT
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Entertainer Uggams : LESLIE
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"Cielo ___!" (Ponchielli aria) : EMAR
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Wayne of N.H.L. : CASHMAN
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Threadlike structures : FILA
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Puttering person : PIDDLER
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Monopolize : HOG
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"Lady" of songdom : EADIE
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Endured : STOOD
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Mock : DERIDE
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Iraqi port : BASRA
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Red as ___ : ABEET
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Report from Lilliput : TEMPESTINATEAPOT
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Taradiddle : LIE
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G.I. under an N.C.O. : PVT
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Tennyson poem : DORA
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One of the Alou brothers : FELIPE
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Air: Comb. form : AERI
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Rudolph's asset : REDNOSE
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Can. neighbor : USA
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Fun at Jay Peak : SKIING
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Biblical king : ASA
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I.O.U.'s of a kind : PNS
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Conjunction : NOR
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Cable-car operator : GRIPMAN
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Had a restless yen : ITCHED
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Albacore : TUNA
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Hairy : HIRSUTE
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Lounge lizard : IDLER
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Take care of : SEETO
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Shrine Bowl team : EAST
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Lustrous pearl : ORIENT
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Bobble : ERROR
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Dressy headdress : TIARA
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Final: Abbr. : ULT
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Stole : BOA
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Neglect : IGNORE
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Between "ere" and "Elba" : ISAW
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Cannes cop : FLIC
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As one : TOGETHER
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Alias, for short : AKA
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Well-read grad. : LITTB
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Does aquatints : ETCHES
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Lessen : MINIFY
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"___ Like It" : ASYOU
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Stannum : TIN
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Dialect : IDIOM
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Alas, in Alsace : HELAS
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Hawthorne's Prynne : HESTER
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Race horse that has never won : MAIDEN
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Gazing steadily : ASTARE
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Thackeray's Marquis of ___ : STEYNE
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Shine : GLOW
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___ avis : RARA
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Out of kilter : AWRY
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Molt : SHED
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Biblical character : ATER
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Apiece : EACH
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Nimbus : AURA
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Law school alumni : LLBS
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Enzyme: Suffix : ASE
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Sight for Waikiki bird watchers : IWA

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 18 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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