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New York Times, Thursday, October 13, 1977

Author:
Martha J. DeWitt
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J K Q W }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Martha J. DeWitt has 72 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,288
Across
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Republic or lake in Africa : CHAD
5
Vilify : ABUSE
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Pundit : SAGE
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Swiss river : AARE
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Element important in nucleonics : BORON
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Boris Godunov, for one : TSAR
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Kind of movie : TRAVELOGUE
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Make the first bet : OPEN
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Apart : SEPARATE
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Rail at : REVILE
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Shiftless : LAZY
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Stander on the corner : OGLER
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Baucis, to Philemon : SPOUSE
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Legate : EMISSARY
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"Gay ___" : PAREE
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Pale yellow : MAIZE
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Kind of cup or bag : TEA
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Fruit throwaway, at times : RIND
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Hereditary social class : CASTE
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Edict : FIAT
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Santa ___ : ANA
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Nostrils : NARES
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Gauntlet : GLOVE
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Transitory or terrestrial : TEMPORAL
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Pat and Daniel : BOONES
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Break out : ERUPT
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Kind of time, score or song : PART
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Fido or Spot : CANINE
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Down-to-earth : SENSIBLE
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"Vissi d'___," Puccini aria : ARTE
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Gossip : TALETELLER
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Shell-game items : PEAS
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Philip Nolan, for one : EXILE
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Selene, to the Romans : LUNA
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One form of quinine : SALT
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Cause to have second thoughts : DETER
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Trivium and quadrivium : ARTS
Down
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Vonnegut's "___ Cradle" : CATS
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Loser of a fabled race : HARE
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Not give ___: Slang : ARAP
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Lowered in esteem : DEVALUED
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Burning : ABLAZE
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Spoils : BOOTY
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Encourage : URGE
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Ala., Ga., Fla. et al. : SOU
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Frequent "Star Trek" command : ENERGIZE
10
Heat generators : STOVES
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Ambition : ASPIRATION
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Celt : GAEL
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Bald eagle's relative : ERNE
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Wipe the slate : ERASE
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Differently : ELSE
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Leaves off : OMITS
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Fat eschewer : SPRAT
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Author of "The Age of Reason" : PAINE
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Plant cultivated for its beauty : ORNAMENTAL
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Studio furnishing : EASEL
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Rend; break; tear : REAVE
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Contemporary of Dickens : YATES
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Danton's colleague : MARAT
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Reprimanded, British style : CARPETED
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Small fleet : FLOTILLA
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It may be common or proper : NOUN
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Furze; juniper : GORSE
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Former U.S. Treasurer: 1952 : PRIEST
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Persiflage : BANTER
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Author of "The Old Wives' Tale" : PEELE
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Upper case, in printers' jargon : CAPS
46
Territory : AREA
47
Fissure : SLIT
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Mackle : BLUR
49
It follows Shrovetide : LENT
50
Time divisions : ERAS
53
Tool for a shantyman : AXE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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