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New York Times, Saturday, November 12, 1977

Author:
Kathryn Righter
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 301 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Kathryn Righter has 63 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,318
Across
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Carry lightly through the air : WAFT
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Nap : DOZE
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Warm-water fish : SCAD
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Cupid, in art : AMOR
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Finely ground quartz or flint : SILEX
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Garb for Lucullus : TOGA
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Part of a bureaucracy : DEPARTMENT
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Organic compound : ENOL
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Catches : ENSNARES
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Color for William : ORANGE
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Not big, to Burns : SMA
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Male mallard : DRAKE
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Kinship : PROPINQUITY
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Kind of int. : CPD
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"My ___," Straus song : HERO
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Sight at Provincetown : DUNE
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Peter in re pumpkins : EATER
36
North Caucasian language : AVAR
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Denominations : SECTS
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Golconda : MINE
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Paving stones : SETTS
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Guideway in a knitting machine : SLEY
43
Mouth: Sp. : BOCA
44
Ike's command in W.W. II : ETO
45
Pollution-control device : AFTERBURNER
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Raises : REARS
50
Mil. address : APO
51
Eldest Karamazov : DMITRI
53
Verse that spells words vertically : ACROSTIC
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Sumptuous : RICH
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Large flowerpot : JARDINIERE
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Dies ___ : IRAE
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Olfactology topics : ODORS
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Bitter drug : ALOE
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Buoy attachment : BELL
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Striplings : LADS
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Telescope part : LENS
Down
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___ in (attack) : WADE
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Church "corner" : AMEN
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Toffs : FOPS
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Enrapture : TRANSPORT
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Mint product : DIME
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Corrida cheers : OLES
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Mahayana movement : ZEN
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Wrest : EXTORT
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Kind of knife : STEAK
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"The French ___" : CONNECTION
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Highly excited : AGOG
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Hill's counterpart : DALE
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Tresses : STRANDS
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Branches : RAMI
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Martha from Butte : RAYE
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Calorie counter : DIETER
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Aspect : PHASE
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Face with masonry : REVET
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Adjective for Bryan : ORATORICAL
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Pursuits of knights-errant : QUESTS
28
Cry in conceding defeat : UNCLE
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Part of L.S.D. : PENCE
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Dismal, to Keats : DREAR
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Very delicious or fragrant : AMBROSIAL
38
Ancient city, noted for wealth and luxury : SYBARIS
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European coal basin : SAAR
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Kidney bean of the Southwest : FRIJOL
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Second word of a fairy tale : UPON
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Merman or Kennedy : ETHEL
51
Small amount : DRIB
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Bog : MIRE
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Grandson of Jacob : AROD
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Naval officers: Abbr. : CDRS
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Distant: Prefix : TELE
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Mangle : IRON
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So-so grades : CEES
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"Tobacco Road" character : ADA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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