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New York Times, Thursday, January 20, 1977

Author:
Tap Osborn
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 85, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 2, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Tap Osborn has 111 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,022
Across
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Flower and water : BEDS
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Play a banjo : STRUM
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Come-on : BAIT
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Settled down : ALIT
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Mineral from lake beds : TRONA
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"___ extra cost" : ATNO
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Man of the hour : JAMESEARLCARTER
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Shaky : UNSTEADY
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Places of worship : ALTARS
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Corresponding : SAME
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Before : PRIORTO
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Pessimistic : GLOOMY
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Put up with : BROOK
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Depict : LIMN
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U.S. ___ : GRANT
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Bird : ERN
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Significant time for 17 Across : INAUGURATIONDAY
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Refuse : BAR
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Concerning : ANENT
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Miss Adams : EDIE
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Fortified : ARMED
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Hooky player : TRUANT
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Kind of bread or sonnet : ITALIAN
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Hyderabad town : BHIR
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" . . . a worth that brings ___" : NORISK
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Key to modern warfare : AIRPOWER
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Key figure of 33 Across : THECHIEFJUSTICE
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Baptism, e.g. : RITE
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Emperor and Peter : NEROS
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Age or horse : IRON
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Monosaccharides : OSES
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Mortar for joints : GROUT
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Money unit : CENT
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Malay jacket : BAJU
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Verve : ELAN
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Grows faint : DIMS
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DeLand, Fla., campus : STETSONU
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Like laundry air : STEAMY
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Clientele : TRADE
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Calhoun : RORY
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Infinite: Abbr. : UNL
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" . . . and called it ___" : MACARONI
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Composer Béla : BARTOK
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Perfume : ATTAR
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Lifeless : INERT
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Trunk : TORSO
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Sew together : SEAM
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West Coast mayor : ALIOTO
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Brooklyn institute : PRATT
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Verbose : GLIB
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Director Wertmuller : LINA
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Bradley : OMAR
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Kind of new : BRAND
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Back or horn : GREEN
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Norse saga : EDDA
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Weather word : RAIN
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U.N. veto : NYET
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Ostentatious : GARISH
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Ruination : UNMAKING
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Full of anxieties : NEUROTIC
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Marble and Faye : ALICES
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Pushing force : THRUST
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Turgid waters : RIPS
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Emcee's chore : INTRO
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African reedbucks : TOHIS
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Mountain ridge : ARETE
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Jewel : BIJOU
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Hair style : AFRO
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Chicken or live : WIRE
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Financial: Abbr. : ECON
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Sublease : RENT
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Always, in poems : EER

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 5 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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