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Bette Sue Cohen
Bette Sue Cohen

New York Times, Wednesday, November 29, 1978

41-Across : Access to the ocean

Author:
Bette Sue Cohen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Bette Sue Cohen has 41 known pre-Shortz puzzles, and 6 Shortz Era crosswords in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,613
Across
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On ___ with (equal to) : APAR
5
Vega and Antares : STARS
10
Cow, to a gaucho : VACA
14
Pompey's mufti : TOGA
15
House sign : TOLET
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Suffix with fabric and prognostic : ATOR
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She wrote "An Old-Fashioned Girl": 1870 : LOUISAMAYALCOTT
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Dartmouth is here : HANOVER
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Capital of Niger : NIAMEY
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"Beau Geste" author : WREN
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Sagan's "The Dragons of ___" : EDEN
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Assails : BESETS
27
Flashed : GLINTED
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Territory in SW Russia : ALTAI
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"Superman" gal : LOIS
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Brightened : LIT
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She wrote "The Women": 1937 : CLAREBOOTHELUCE
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Ulrica, in "Ivanhoe" : HAG
39
Meet one's Waterloo : LOSE
40
Ore deposits : LODES
41
Access to the ocean : SEAGATE
44
Underground group : MINERS
45
Low-toned : BASS
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Levy, in Lille : TAXE
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Play charades : ACTOUT
50
Molding edges : ARRISES
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She wrote "Shirley": 1849 : CHARLOTTEBRONTE
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Soften : MELT
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Like Nelson's wound at Trafalgar : FATAL
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Quern : MILL
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Merino dams : EWES
60
"The Magic ___" : FLUTE
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Biblical country : EDOM
Down
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Expanse east of N.A. : ATL
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Milne's Winnie : POOH
3
___ Caliente : AGUA
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Slicker, for example : RAINWEAR
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Strips for a barrel : STAVES
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"Peace on earth ___ ... " : TOMEN
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Opposite of apteral : ALAR
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Philip V was one : REY
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Longfellow hero : STANDISH
10
Empty : VACANT
11
Bit : ATOM
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Shelter for pigeons : COTE
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Pseudo-esthetic : ARTY
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Sally : SORTIE
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Creditor's protection : LIEN
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Typewriter type : ELITE
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Composer of "St. John Passion" : BACH
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Athenian's homeland : ELLAS
26
Vehicle in an oater : STAGE
27
Source of foie gras : GOOSE
28
Give the slip to : ELUDE
29
Kitchen gadget : DICER
31
Rifles : LOOTS
33
Hardy heroine : TESS
35
Start of a rocket's journey : BLASTOFF
36
Cure-all : ELIXIR
37
"___ George" Gobel : LONESOME
42
Cancels a space mission : ABORTS
43
Frenchman : GAUL
44
Sculpture material : MARBLE
46
Doctor : TREAT
47
Summit : ACME
48
Masticate : CHEW
49
" ... a ___ told by an idiot ... " : TALE
50
Island in the Near group : ATTU
51
Bagnold : ENID
52
City in NW France : STLO
54
Former chess champ : TAL
55
The Liberty Tree was one : ELM

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

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