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New York Times, Wednesday, November 29, 1978

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 pre-Shortz puzzles and 6 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,613

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Across
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On ___ with (equal to) : APAR
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Vega and Antares : STARS
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Cow, to a gaucho : VACA
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Pompey's mufti : TOGA
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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
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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
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Meet one's Waterloo : LOSE
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Ore deposits : LODES
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Access to the ocean : SEAGATE
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Underground group : MINERS
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Low-toned : BASS
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Levy, in Lille : TAXE
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Play charades : ACTOUT
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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
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"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
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___ 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
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Empty : VACANT
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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
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Vehicle in an oater : STAGE
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Source of foie gras : GOOSE
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Give the slip to : ELUDE
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Kitchen gadget : DICER
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Rifles : LOOTS
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Hardy heroine : TESS
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Start of a rocket's journey : BLASTOFF
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Cure-all : ELIXIR
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"___ George" Gobel : LONESOME
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Cancels a space mission : ABORTS
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Frenchman : GAUL
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Sculpture material : MARBLE
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Doctor : TREAT
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Summit : ACME
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Masticate : CHEW
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" . . . a ___ told by an idiot . . . " : TALE
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Island in the Near group : ATTU
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Bagnold : ENID
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City in NW France : STLO
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Former chess champ : TAL
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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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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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