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New York Times, Monday, January 31, 1977

Author:
Martha J. DeWitt
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Martha J. DeWitt has 72 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,033
Across
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Ice-cream measures : DIPS
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Tussle : SCRAP
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Bed part : SLAT
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One of the Andreanofs : ADAK
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Partner of ho : HEAVE
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Swanky : POSH
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Embassy member : MILITARYATTACHE
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Stances : POSTURES
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Origin of the Euphrates : TURKEY
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Three, in Málaga : TRES
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Letter beginning : SIRS
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Go up : ASCEND
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Disagreed : DIFFERED
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Surprisers of Goldilocks : BEARS
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Cyclades island : MELOS
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Lend an ___ : EAR
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Coffee brewers : URNS
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Gog's associate : MAGOG
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Allot : METE
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Phoebus : SUN
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Pops : COLAS
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What an evangelist does : SAVES
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Gives out : EMANATES
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Discourages : DETERS
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Freeman Gosden : AMOS
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Italian finger game : MORA
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Not so hard : EASIER
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Milton locale : PARADISE
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Tactful group : DIPLOMATICCORPS
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Dies ___ : IRAE
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Guam capital : AGANA
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Sterlet and shad eggs : ROES
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Care for : TEND
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Count ___ : NOSES
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Snicker's : SNEE
Down
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Like some cellars : DAMP
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Personal: Prefix : IDIO
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Buddies : PALS
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Glides lightly : SKITTERS
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Participated in : SHARED
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Small planet : CERES
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Sting and X : RAYS
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Girl's name : AVA
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Quibble over trifles : PETTIFOG
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Rare : SPARSE
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Soo feature : LOCK
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Arthur of tennis : ASHE
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"___ also serve . . . " : THEY
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___ on the heat : TURNS
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Sods : TURFS
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Places for ICBM's : SILOS
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Treat badly : ABUSE
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Injection material : SERUM
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Large-leafed plant : CANNA
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Contemporary of Manet : DEGAS
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Town officer : REEVE
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Gourmand or gourmet : EATER
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Kind of parade or circle : DRESS
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Certain people : MALES
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Subway-crew member : MOTORMAN
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Certain swordsmen : MATADORS
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Brief acting role : CAMEO
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Ice pinnacle : SERAC
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___ down (made final) : NAILED
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Biblical sewer : DORCAS
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Havana memory : MAINE
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Do copy-desk work : EDIT
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Atmosphere, in Aragon : AIRE
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Hand measure : SPAN
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School groups: Abbr. : PTAS
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Curtain or ore : IRON
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Graf von ___ : SPEE
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Common Latin word : ESSE
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Past : AGO

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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