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New York Times, Monday, October 17, 1977

Author:
Herb L. Risteen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,292

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Across
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Blue Book girl : DEB
4
Start of a book : PARTI
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Porgy's woman : BESS
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Clean a pipe : REAM
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Attraction at Uxmal : RUINS
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Relative of a cat's-eye : OPAL
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Everywhere : ALLALONGTHELINE
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Nadia and Olga, e.g. : GYMNASTS
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Fastened : LACED
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Currier's partner : IVES
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Tiny drinks : SIPS
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More expeditious : FASTER
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Heroic tale : SAGA
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Turkish title : AGA
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Folk singer Guthrie : ARLO
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Goes into a skid : SLUES
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Word with annum or capita : PER
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Caused to conform : BROUGHTINTOLINE
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Splash against : LAP
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Body passage : AORTA
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Global area : ASIA
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Storm center : EYE
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Grazing lands : LEAS
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Hiding places : CACHES
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Prying : NOSY
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Pro ___ publico : BONO
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Arabian bigwig : EMEER
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Relative of a Creek : SEMINOLE
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Where to read for implications : BETWEENTHELINES
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Interdicts : BANS
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Word after potato or macaroni : SALAD
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Horn of the crescent moon : CUSP
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Check : STAY
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Wood for 36 piano keys : EBONY
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Porker's pad : STY
Down
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Hindrance : DRAG
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Slithery : EELY
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___ of Gilead : BALM
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Bore on the dais : PROSER
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Baby sitters, at times : AUNTS
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Manipulates, as prices : RIGS
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Nobel product : TNT
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Suffix with boy or girl : ISH
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Gaucho gear : BOLAS
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"Paradise Lost" is one : EPIC
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Sensible : SANE
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Vehicle on runners : SLED
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Great Spirit : MANITOU
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Bathe : LAVE
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City opposite Juarez : ELPASO
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Finnish steam bath : SAUNA
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"___ a Kick Out of You" : IGET
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Aesop specialty : FABLE
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Impressive grouping : ARRAY
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Snow bunny's milieu : SLOPE
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Cracks : SLITS
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Silly : APISH
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Lamp dweller : GENIE
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Regions : AREAS
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Ranch roamer : STRAY
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In profusion : GALORE
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Does farm work : HOES
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Terse : LACONIC
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Shakespeare's "___ of Errors" : COMEDY
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Indigo source : ANIL
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Full of fresh tidings : NEWSY
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"Borstal Boy" playwright : BEHAN
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Flows out, as the tide : EBBS
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Vegetarian's taboo : MEAT
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Explosive peak : ETNA
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Normandy town : STLO
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Burden : ONUS
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For fear that : LEST
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Perceive : ESPY
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Compass point : ESE
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Seize : NAB

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

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