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Herb L. Risteen
Herb L. Risteen

New York Times, Tuesday, October 25, 1977

25-Down : Not genuine

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: 269 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,300
Across
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Dog reputed to have originated in China : CHOW
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Future officer : CADET
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Old Testament book : AMOS
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Radames's beloved : AIDA
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Where to find Rigel and Betelgeuse : ORION
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Latvia's capital : RIGA
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Eastern eleven : PRINCETONTIGERS
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Plants used for salads : ENDIVES
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___ down (softens) : TONES
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Catchall abbr. : ETAL
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Sudden burst : GUST
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Taxpayer's garb in cartoons : BARREL
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Silent-films name : BARA
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Priestly vestment : ALB
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Musette pipe : OBOE
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Tax-assessment amount : RATAL
34
Small mound : TEE
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Southern eleven : GEORGIABULLDOGS
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Einstein's birthplace : ULM
40
Krupp steelworks site : ESSEN
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Cause to be issued : EMIT
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Shakespeare's drunken tinker : SLY
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___ off (warns) : TIPS
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Sand-trap shots : BLASTS
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Optimistic : ROSY
47
Thin nail : BRAD
48
Bound bundle : SHEAF
51
Exhibit fear : TREMBLE
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Western eleven, with "Golden" : CALIFORNIABEARS
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Economist Greenspan : ALAN
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Poet Ezra : POUND
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Port in the Crusades : ACRE
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Disown : DENY
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Transports : TOTES
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Word with ban or case : TEST
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Haberdashery item : CAP
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Engage : HIRE
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Pagan deity : ODIN
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Aeneas was one : WANDERER
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Contemporary : COEVAL
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U.S.S.R. craft society : ARTEL
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God, in Granada : DIOS
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Very long time : EON
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Powerful stuff : TNT
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Specialized jargon : ARGOT
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Bearing : MIEN
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Fairy-tale villain : OGRE
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Silvia ___, Met soprano : SASS
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Summon : CITE
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"___ in the game!" : ITSALL
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Canal Zone lake : GATUN
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Russian river : URAL
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Not genuine : BOGUS
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Start of a Hersey title : ABELL
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Spacious : ROOMY
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Ruth and Herman : BABES
29
Energy sources : ATOMS
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Go on shanks' mare : LEGIT
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Worsts : BESTS
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Grating : RASPY
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Escape punishment : GETOFF
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Goddess wearing cow's horns : ISIS
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Poor credit risk : DEADBEAT
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Raisin and rye : BREADS
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Follower of Mary : LAMB
46
Like August in India : RAINY
47
Pickling material : BRINE
48
Spiny-finned fish : SCAD
49
Patriot of '76 : HALE
50
Liveliness of imagination : ELAN
51
Fastener : TNUT
52
Duchesse, for one : LACE
53
Makes a blunder : ERRS
55
Make a choice : OPT
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Aussie animal : ROO
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Clique : SET

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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