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New York Times, Monday, January 9, 1978

Author:
Hallie & Gerald Parsons
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { G H J K Q V }, Scrabble score: 258 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,376
Across
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Informal farewell : TATA
5
Kind of button : PANIC
10
Acronymic title once held by MacArthur : SCAP
14
Land of the Peacock Throne : IRAN
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Gaucho's lariat : REATA
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Hepburn role : COCO
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Dilatory tactic : FILIBUSTER
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Two prepositions in one : ONTO
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Blazed : FLAMED
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Filipino, e.g. : ORIENTAL
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Polynesians' progenitor of man : ATEO
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___ Rabbit : BRER
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Assuages : SOFTENS
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Apprehended through touch, sight, etc. : SENSATE
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Entangle : MIRE
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Uganda pest : TSETSE
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Signal to a broker : BUY
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"More's the pity!" : ALAS
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Compass reading : ESE
38
Deserve : RATE
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Rent : LET
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Kind of bug : LITTER
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Topnotcher : ONER
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Tools for boring : TREPANS
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Displays ostentatiously : PARADES
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Foray : RAID
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Glottal stop : STOD
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Humbly penitent : CONTRITE
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Samples : TASTES
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Potpourri : OLIO
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Accordion's next of kin : CONCERTINA
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Hitlerite : NAZI
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English dynasty : TUDOR
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The shamrock is its symbol : ERIN
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Former spouses, for short : EXES
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Packs : STOWS
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Ribbed : RODE
Down
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Petty quarrel : TIFF
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Seed covering : ARIL
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Argentine timber tree : TALA
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Imparts zest : ANIMATES
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Frugal : PRUDENT
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Loser to D.D.E. : AES
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Western alliance : NATO
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Ancient way : ITER
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Piranhas : CARIBES
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Tea-party treats : SCONES
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Smuggled goods : CONTRABAND
12
Minutes of a meeting : ACTA
13
Place for a form of polo : POOL
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French animal : BETE
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White-tailed bird : ERNE
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Tall Aryans of the central Caucasus : OSSETS
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Blue glass : SMALT
27
Sight on the Red Sea : OILER
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Buddy up with : FRATERNIZE
29
Soaks : STEEPS
30
Student of a sort : TUTEE
31
Oglers : EYERS
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Time zone : EST
38
Flapper-age vehicle : ROADSTER
40
Den : LAIR
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Finds a true bill : INDICTS
42
Cats and dogs Hamelin could have used : RATTERS
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Dialect : PATOIS
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Touchdown accompaniment : ROAR
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Traffic marker : CONE
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Evergreen genus : OLAX
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Solicit patronage : TOUT
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Within: Comb. form : ENDO
55
Cicero's scribe, famous for shorthand : TIRO
56
Geraint's beloved : ENID
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"All there" : SANE
60
Lunar leaper : COW

Answer summary: 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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