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New York Times, Tuesday, January 3, 1978

Author:
H. Hastings Reddall
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q U X Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
H. Hastings Reddall has 27 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,370
Across
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Bach work : MASS
5
Drugstore fixture : SCALE
10
Rocketeers' agency : NASA
14
Andean sun worshiper : INCA
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What glaziers take with their work : PANES
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Their bite means "Good night" : ASPS
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Old Glory : STARSANDSTRIPES
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Number of Saturn's satellites : TEN
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Hope's partner : PRAY
22
Red-letter day : EVENT
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Chinese money of account : TAEL
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Takes the high road : ASCENDS
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Canaries' kin : SERINS
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Hate : ABHOR
30
Dismounted : ALIT
31
Half note : MINIM
32
Hawaiian timber tree : KOA
35
Tricolor and Old Glory : NATIONALEMBLEMS
39
Dir. from Bern to Basel : ENE
40
Not so nasty : NICER
41
Dueling sword : EPEE
42
___ Alaska : BAKED
43
Country gallants : SWAINS
45
Periods of immaturity : NONAGES
48
Word with barber or window : SHOP
49
Make amends : ATONE
50
General Bradley : OMAR
51
Audit maker : CPA
54
Old Glory : THEGRANDOLDFLAG
58
Kiss and ___ : TELL
59
Inscribed : WROTE
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Measure of speed : RATE
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Gaelic : ERSE
62
___ and penates : LARES
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Lyric poems : ODES
Down
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Drizzle : MIST
2
Poker term : ANTE
3
Look over casually : SCAN
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Patriotic group: Abbr. : SAR
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Shows mercy : SPARES
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Panama or Welland : CANAL
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Devine person : ANDY
8
French article : LES
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Follower of sum and es : EST
10
More unsophisticated : NAIVER
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Tremulous : ASPEN
12
Disburse : SPEND
13
Helpers: Abbr. : ASSTS
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Nine inches : SPAN
19
Disentangle again : RECOMB
23
South American monkey : TITI
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Doubleday : ABNER
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Thin slip of wood : SHIM
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Mentally normal : SANE
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Ardor : ELAN
28
Religious ceremony : RITE
29
Became indisposed : AILED
31
Heavy spiked staffs : MACES
32
Hat DeGaulle wore : KEPI
33
Soothsayer's need : OMEN
34
"___ Death," in a Grieg opus : ASES
36
Wild ass : ONAGER
37
Statue in the Louvre : NIKE
38
Saltate : LEAP
42
Ornamental bracelet : BANGLE
43
Fissile rocks : SHALES
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___-of-mouth : WORD
45
Basket weave : NATTE
46
Not the same : OTHER
47
Carols : NOELS
48
What David did to Goliath : SMOTE
50
Perfume : ODOR
51
Dressed : CLAD
52
Crown of the head : PATE
53
"Now he belongs to the ___" : AGES
55
Shoemaker's tool : AWL
56
Extinct "Blue Eagle" : NRA
57
Back : FRO

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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