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New York Times, Thursday, November 24, 1977

Author:
Tap Osborn
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Tap Osborn has 111 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,330
Across
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Babushka : SCARF
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___ package : CARE
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Attend Exeter : PREP
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Hawaiian tree : AALII
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Vicinity : AREA
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Inveigle : LURE
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Start of a four-line verse : FROMBANGORMAINE
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Cannes season : ETE
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"Do ___ others . . . " : UNTO
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Bill collector : DUNNER
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___ Fail, Irish Coronation Stone : LIA
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Gardner : ERLE
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Second line of verse : PASTALBUQUERQUE
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Jug : EWER
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Puerto Rican exports : RUMS
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City near Munich : ULM
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Libelous account : TALE
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Massenet opera : THAIS
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Novelist Viaud's pen name : LOTI
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Belief : ISM
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Scorch : SEAR
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Viscount's superior : EARL
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Third line of verse : THANKSGIVINGDAY
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River isles : AITS
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Part of N.A. : USA
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"The Scourge of God" : ATTILA
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Dismounted : ALIT
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Resort : SPA
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Last line of verse : WEALLTALKTURKEY
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Sommer : ELKE
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Jane Austen heroine : EMMA
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Hike the bet : RAISE
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Exploit : DEED
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Bridge : SPAN
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Witch of ___ : ENDOR
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Ump's call : SAFE
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Don't put this before Dobbin : CART
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Lily plant : ALOE
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Part of a basket : RIM
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Bone between knee and ankle : FIBULA
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Yalie's rival : CANTAB
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Jason's ship : ARGO
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One of Olds's cars : REO
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Tympana : EARDRUMS
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Smoothing tool : PLANER
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Rack's partner : RUIN
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Gull's cousin : ERNE
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Take a hard look : PEER
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Blue dye : ANIL
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Clogs or beasts : MULES
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Word form with distant or poise : EQUI
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Kind of jury : PETIT
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Up to the gunnels : AWASH
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Alabama city : SELMA
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After due : TRE
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Arrow poison: Var. : URARI
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Cicero's "How far?" : QUOAD
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Ne plus ___ (acme) : ULTRA
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Dickinson or Post : EMILY
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Those with wills : TESTATES
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Crones : HAGS
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___ of lamb : LEG
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Dexterity : SKILL
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Caught red-handed : NAILED
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Volcano: Ger. : VULKAN
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"Where ___ now, the glory and the dream?": Wordsworth : ISIT
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Mother ___ : NATURE
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Speechless with reverence : AWED
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Far: Comb. form : TELE
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Antithesis of give : TAKE
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___ mater : ALMA
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Icy-street mishap : SKID
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Pedro's pittance : PESO
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Town west of Boston : AYER
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Elec. unit : AMP
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Conducted : RAN

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

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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