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New York Times, Saturday, January 8, 1977

Author:
James Barrick
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.40, Missing: { F J Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 256 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
James Barrick has 13 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,010

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Across
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Impair : DAMAGE
7
Click or stag : BEETLE
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Small portion : MODICUM
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Shoulder to shoulder : ABREAST
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One ___ (singly) : ATATIME
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High-wire artist's forte : BALANCE
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Ran amok : RAGED
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Roi's mate : REINE
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Girl's name : NAN
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Rainbow : IRIS
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De Mille : AGNES
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Congress people: Abbr. : REPS
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Hubble-bubble : ADO
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Ohio players : REDS
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Vegetable paste : PUREE
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Moon goddess : SELENE
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Makes the grade : PASSES
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Ruffled drawers : PANTALETS
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Desert : SAHARA
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Superficial show : VENEER
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Sorrowful cry : ALACK
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Pear variety : BOSC
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Poetic word : EER
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Julep ingredient : MINT
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Certain racer : HORSE
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Monster : OGRE
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Nigerian town : ABO
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Brief : TERSE
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Koran chapters : SURAS
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Starchy food : RAVIOLI
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Best-kept : NEATEST
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Encouraged : ABETTED
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Card games for two : ECARTES
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Poisonous gas : ARSINE
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Constraint : DURESS
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Old fool : DOTARD
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Dance duets : ADAGIOS
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Tiny bugs : MITES
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Biting : ACID
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Moscow's big store : GUM
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Like many third-world nations : EMERGENT
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Mollycoddles : BABIES
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Israel's Abba et al. : EBANS
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Writer Gardner : ERLE
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Hyson or kat : TEA
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Falcons : LANNERS
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One on the lam : ESCAPEE
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Santa ___ : MARIA
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Becomes rigid : TENSES
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Takes a crack at : ENDEAVORS
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Place of contest : ARENA
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Ballet ___ : RUSSE
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Cracker spread : PATE
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Solar-lunar year gap : EPACT
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Frolic : LARK
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Money in the U.K. : PENCE
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Waned : LESSENED
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Elm fruit : SAMARA
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"Arabian Nights" woodcutter : ALIBABA
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Dartmouth's home : HANOVER
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Send ___ (refuse politely) : REGRETS
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Chemical compound : BORIDE
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Obliterates : ERASES
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Pauses : RESTS
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Paris's prize : HELEN
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Unconventional : OUTRE
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Whole: Prefix : TOTI
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River to the Moselle : SAAR
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"___ a deal!" : ITS
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Old French coin : ECU

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

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