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New York Times, Tuesday, November 7, 1978

41-Across : Puts the whammy on

Author:
C. J. Angio
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
C. J. Angio has 93 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,591
Across
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What Lot's wife became : SALT
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Where to find pump rooms : SPAS
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Waikiki wiggles : HULAS
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Die that Caesar cast : ALEA
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Boat cover, for short : TARP
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Fuse : UNITE
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Strigine sound : HOOT
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Sailors' patron saint : ELMO
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Satisfy : SLAKE
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Sign in a hurry : INITIAL
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Cathedral church of Rome : LATERAN
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Singing star : BEVERLYSILLS
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"Bel ___," Burnford novel: 1978 : RIA
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People summoned to a jury : TALESMEN
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Supplementary : ADDED
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Harrow lad's dad : PATER
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Greek's nickname : ARI
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Receipt stamp : PAID
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Roman tutelary gods : LARES
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Manger : CRIB
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Annapolis grad : ENS
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Gnats, rats and bats : PESTS
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Puts the whammy on : HEXES
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Embellish : DECORATE
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Former chess champ : TAL
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Where you might see stars : BEVERLYHILLS
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Ad infinitum : FOREVER
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Kind of horse or camel : ARABIAN
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Antonym for abhor : ADORE
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Girl in an old song : NITA
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Hindu god of fire : AGNI
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Wise legislator : SOLON
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Sib : AKIN
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Started on the links : TEED
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Historic steamship: 1861 : TRENT
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Superman : KENT
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Old tongue : ERSE
Down
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Sir, in colonial India : SAHIB
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On one's own : ALONE
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Pope in 928 : LEOIV
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In shreds : TATTERED
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___ march on (beat to the punch) : STEALA
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Informally intimate : PALLY
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Ulna's location : ARM
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Ravages : SPOLIATES
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Pickpocket's aide : HUSTLER
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Except : UNLESS
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Baron Munchausen, e.g. : LIAR
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Type of mackerel : ATKA
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Observed : SEEN
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Herbaceous plant : IRID
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"Deutschland über ___" : ALLES
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Track official : STARTER
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Engels's associate : MARX
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Clinton's canal : ERIE
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His ___, the V.I.P. : NIBS
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Mimicked : APED
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Borge or Melchior : DANE
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Platter : DISC
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Zhivago's creator : PASTERNAK
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Exit : LEAVE
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Priest or bachelor : CELIBATE
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Stop : PREVENT
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What a good joke evokes : HAHA
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Von Weber opera : OBERON
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Despot : TYRANT
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Livy's language : LATIN
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Lion-tiger hybrid : LIGER
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Rustic roads : LANES
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Slyly sarcastic : SNIDE
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What an Easter feaster breaks : FAST
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Redolence : ODOR
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Histrion's delight : ROLE
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D.D.E. : IKE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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