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New York Times, Saturday, October 22, 1977

Author:
Adelyn Lewis
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 307 (avg 1.62)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Adelyn Lewis has 9 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,297

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Across
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Birds that ape human speech : DAWS
5
Cicero's pronoun for Catiline : ISTE
9
Benchley book : JAWS
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Nourishing : ALIMENTAL
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Like a weak old woman : ANILE
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Climbing shrubs with hooked tendrils : CATSCLAWS
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Natives of Gdynia : POLES
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Icelandic letter : EDH
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Mountain lake : TARN
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Straw mattress : PALLET
22
Hauling cart : DRAY
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Deluge : INUNDATE
26
Atoll makeup : CORAL
28
"I'd rather see than ___": G. Burgess : BEONE
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Saroyan hero : ARAM
30
Canaries' cousins : SERINS
31
"Scots Wha ___": Burns : HAE
34
Yellowish sweet fruits : PAWPAWS
36
Playground equipment : SEESAWS
38
What a ques. expects : ANS
39
Destroyed : DASHED
41
Start of Clement Moore's famous poem : TWAS
42
Moldings : OGEES
43
Where the Ginza is : TOKYO
44
Heat wave : HOTSPELL
48
Cartoonist Addams : CHAS
49
Court decisions : ARRETS
50
Dies ___ : IRAE
52
Tool in a Markham poem : HOE
55
"___ Jacques" : FRERE
56
Ticket ignorers : SCOFFLAWS
58
Island in the Malay Archipelago : TIMOR
59
Reunion sites, at times : HOMETOWNS
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Maxims : SAWS
61
Chemical suffixes : YNES
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African fox : ASSE
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Redfin : DACE
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"When I was ___ . . . ": Gilbert : ALAD
3
Retreats : WITHDRAWS
4
N.C.O.'s : SMS
5
Tooth filling : INLAY
6
Kind of sapphire : STAR
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More brownish-yellow : TAWNIER
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Some railroads : ELS
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"The ___ Sandman," 1920 song : JAPANESE
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"There was ___ woman . . . " : ANOLD
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Author Cather : WILLA
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Freezing rain : SLEET
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Outer : ECTAL
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Italian princely family : ESTE
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Played on words : PUNNED
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Sloping passage : RAMP
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Causes of ear pollution : NOISES
26
Toreador's cloak : CAPA
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Scene of a naval battle: July 1940 : ORAN
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Lunar crater named for an astronomer : BESSEL
30
Metal-working tools : SWAGES
31
Detectives : HAWKSHAWS
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Farthest from the pin : AWAY
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It, in Italy : ESSO
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Some parents : ADOPTERS
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___ of Eumenes, at foot of Acropolis : STOA
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Circular tuba : HELICON
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Second-story man's crime : THEFT
44
Sickle handle : HAFT
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Lace used for upholstery : ORRIS
46
Tropical tree genus : TREMA
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Himalayan goat-antelope : SEROW
48
Nightclubs : CAFES
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City in N.Y. or Ga. : ROME
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Acknowledges : OWNS
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Existence : ESSE
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Owing the pot : SHY
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Mauna ___ : LOA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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