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New York Times, Friday, January 7, 1977

Author:
Sidney L. Robbins
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.76, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Sidney L. Robbins has 153 pre-Shortz puzzles and 50 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,009

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Across
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Hairdo : AFRO
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Rock's partner : ROLL
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Sad ___ : SACK
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Housewife : FRAU
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Miss Adams : EDIE
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Indian of Midwest : OMAHA
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Zippers, e.g. : FASTENERS
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Raid : FORAY
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Start of a cynicism about people : THERESASUCKER
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Manipulates : RIGS
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Denial : NAY
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Postal abbr. : RFD
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Educ. group : NEA
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___ the climax : CAP
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Old French coin : SOU
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Auk genus : URIA
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Downpours : TORRENTS
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Rest of cynicism : BORNEVERYMINUTE
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Educated guess : ESTIMATE
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Descendant of Shem : EBER
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Eye trouble : STY
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College degree : BLA
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Vehicle : BUS
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Grownup jrs. : SRS
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Dance step : PAS
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Irritates : IRES
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Source of the cynicism : PHINEASBARNUM
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Move seductively : SLINK
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Indians' nemeses : PALEFACES
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Wrapping weights : TARES
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Flightless bird : EMEU
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Fraulein's name : ILSE
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Ogled : EYED
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Meeting: Abbr. : SESS
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Shoemaker's need : LAST
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Debating side: Abbr. : AFF
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Campus group : FRAT
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Impetuous : RASH
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Kind of space : OUTER
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Go back on : RENEGE
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Soviet city : ODESSA
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Genoa money : LIRA
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Partner of more : LESS
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Like some fireplaces : SMOKY
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Swiss river : AARE
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Burn : CHAR
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Francis or Kendall : KAY
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"On the Isle ___" : OFCAPRI
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Cobh's land : ERIN
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Deprive of weapons : UNARM
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Yokels : RUBES
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David or Robert : FROST
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Like some tricks : DIRTY
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Bashful : COY
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Affronts : SNUBS
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Aquatic animal : OTTER
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Consumers : USERS
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Cuckoo : ANI
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Three, in Italy : TRE
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Chemical suffix : ENE
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Dams up : EMBANKS
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Concert piece : VALSE
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Greek letter : ETA
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Gideon offerings : BIBLES
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Sacred asp : URAEUS
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One in servitude : SERF
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Yearned : PINED
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Slowpoke : SNAIL
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___ possum : PLAY
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Rent : HIRE
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Zoo animals : APES
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Duplicate : SAME
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Calif. campus : UCLA
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Disorder : MESS
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___ Marie : STE
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Fixed : SET

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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