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FIRST THE GOOD NEWS . . .

New York Times, Sunday, January 8, 1978

Author:
Tap Osborn
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.35, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 531 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 125, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 7, Spans: 6, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Tap Osborn has 111 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,375
Across
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David Low's Colonel : BLIMP
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Moslem judge : CADI
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Guru : SAGE
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Daybeds : SOFAS
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Of the ear or air : AURAL
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Well-informed : UPON
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Jabbar's target : HOOP
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Elèves' milieu : ECOLE
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FORECAST, with 33 Across : GLOBALTENSIONWILLEASE
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Sylvan blight : SUNSCALD
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Sort of port : HAVEN
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Singer Frankie : AVALON
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Emulated the Sprats : ATE
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Infuriation : RAGE
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"___ for All Seasons" : AMAN
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See 23 Across : ATBOTHTHEPOLARREGIONS
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Awaken : ROUSE
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Practices : USES
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Raison ___ : DETRE
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Placebo : SOP
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Calvary letters : INRI
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Suffix with blithe and frolic : SOME
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United : ONE
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Playbill heading : ACTI
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FORECAST, with 75 Across : AIRPOLLUTIONWILLABATE
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Actor Jack : SOO
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Short snorts : NIPS
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Full of regret : RUING
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Habituated : INURED
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Comprehensive : WIDE
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Conglomerate initials : ITT
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Ringside ringer : GONG
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Ill will : MALICE
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Refuse : WASTE
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Fountain item : CONE
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Game scores: Abbr. : PTS
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See 52 Across : ASENERGYSHORTAGESGROW
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Arena receipts : GATE
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Neighbor of Que. : ONT
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Kind of gun or squad : RIOT
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Libertine : RAKE
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Courtroom vow : IDO
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Genetic group : CLONE
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Just : FAIR
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Scrambled, in a way : CODED
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FORECAST, with 107 Across : CONGRESSWILLTOILASONE
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Communion is one : RITE
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Retail event : SALE
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King Cole : NAT
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Frictionless : SMOOTH
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Dr. Sabin's target : POLIO
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Malnourished : UNDERFED
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See 89 Across : TOVOTEITSELFAPAYRAISE
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Oil source : OLIVE
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Shaker contents : SALT
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Kind of course : MEAT
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Contralto Nikolaidi : ELENA
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Shore bird : WADER
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Units of conductance : MHOS
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Gaelic : ERSE
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Direct attention : REFER
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Luggage : BAGS
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Humdinger : LULU
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Shipment to Bethlehem : IRON
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Fairy queen and namesakes : MABS
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Appease : PLACATE
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Veal ___ : CUTLET
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Followed exactly : APED
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Teacher at Oxford : DON
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Fit as a fiddle : INSHAPE
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Post-blizzard tool : SHOVEL
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Top-rated : AONE
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Halston creation : GOWN
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Spire ornament : EPI
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Border : SELVAGE
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Bodies of water: Lat. : OCEANI
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Stable newcomer : FOAL
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Too : ALSO
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Noticed : SEEN
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Plaster backing : LATH
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Shakespearean roles : IAGOS
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Debussy opus : LAMER
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Bowling-alley button : RESET
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Russian craft society : ARTEL
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Operatic songs : ARIAS
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"Pagliacci" clown : TONIO
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Donkey : BURRO
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Poet Mandelstam : OSIP
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Organic part of soil : HUMUS
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"___ the long years": G.B.S. : ADOWN
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Back down: Var. : RENIG
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Levant : OSCAR
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Night, in Roma : NOTTE
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Descried : SPIED
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One of Seaver's deceivers : SLIDER
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Greek flask : OLPE
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"Snug as ___ . . . " : ABUG
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Reserved : ONICE
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Galway citizens : IRISH
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"___ lunch" : OUTTO
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Saltpeter : NITER
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Jungle cub : LIONET
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Two of Henry VIII's wives : ANNES
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Sommelier's concern : WINE
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Kind of dancer : GOGO
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Thaumaturgy : MAGIC
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Barbecue : ASADO
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Admit : LETON
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Ed and Keenan : WYNNS
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In ___ (agitated) : ASTEW
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City of over five million : CAIRO
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Madrid museum : PRADO
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Symbol : TOKEN
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Nobel was one : SWEDE
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Brant or quink : GOOSE
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Overused : TRITE
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Ribbed silk : GROS
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Hoss, e.g. : CRITTER
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Oblivion : LETHE
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Thrash or thresh : FLAIL
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Hit song of 1931 : ALLOFME
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Party purveyor : CATERER
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Channel : GROOVE
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Keys : ISLETS
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Congenital : INNATE
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Chatterley : LADY
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Pack away : STOW
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Ocean sunfish : MOLA
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Roman poet : OVID
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Egyptian god of creation : PTAH
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Site of Akershus Castle : OSLO
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Poisonous plant : UPAS
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Breathing noise : RALE
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Feudal estate : FIEF
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Toiler in 104 Down : ESNE
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Expensive : DEAR
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Doctrine : ISM
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Gas: Prefix : AER

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 7 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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