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New York Times, Monday, December 11, 1978

Author:
Eli Wesoff
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Eli Wesoff has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,625
Across
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Waller or Domino : FATS
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Bark : YAWP
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His tales are tall : LIAR
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Provide gear : EQUIP
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Resound : ECHO
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Frequent follower of someone : ELSE
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___ cum laude : SUMMA
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Place that had a boom before its doom : GHOSTTOWN
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Enemy agent's act : SABOTAGE
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First word of "A Lost Chord" : SEATED
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Aquatic plant : LOTUS
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Brunch, e.g. : MEAL
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Equalizer : EVENER
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Evict : DISLODGE
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Gen. Wallace : LEW
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Pinched : RANIN
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McCarthy relative : SNERD
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Middleweight champion: 1923–26 : GREB
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___ Galilee : SEAOF
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Jacob's brother : ESAU
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Wharton's "The ___ Innocence" : AGEOF
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Sinuses : ANTRA
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Sentence ending, at times : ETC
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Confident bridge bidder's call : REDOUBLE
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___ as a bird : ASFREE
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Palm or pine : TREE
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Creek : INLET
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With "The," a system for actors : METHOD
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Shoot-out site : OKCORRAL
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Setting for a Duchamp nude : STAIRCASE
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Station for the Ragtime Kid : PIANO
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Dupe : GULL
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Lacking life and interest : ARID
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Join a race : ENTER
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Rivulet : RILL
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City on the Arno : PISA
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Famed Renaissance family : ESTE
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Parker of films : FESS
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Prefix for plane or marine : AQUA
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Roller on a prairie : TUMBLEWEED
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Sahara wind : SIMOON
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Safeblowers : YEGGS
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Yearn : ACHE
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Pop song of 1925 : WHO
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Western "good guys" : POSSES
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Not to mention : LETALONE
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Islet: Fr. : ILOT
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"___ Are Now": May Sarton : ASWE
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Separate violently : REND
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Jargon : PATTER
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Small ducks : TEALS
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Emanations : AURAS
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Nobelist for Medicine: 1934 : MINOT
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"King Olaf" composer : ELGAR
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Border : VERGE
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Woody's frequent co-star : DIANE
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Veteran prospectors : DESERTRATS
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Shred : GRATE
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Draw out : EDUCE
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Fraser of tennis : NEALE
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Where gunfighters rest in peace : BOOTHILL
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Currency in Brest : FRANC
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Angry fit : FUROR
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Slanting : ASLOPE
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Old-time sleepwear : BEDCAP
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Inhumanly savage : FERINE
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Prime Minister of Japan: 1960–64 : IKEDA
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Church title: Abbr. : MSGR
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Vanity case : ETUI
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"___ in the saddle" : TALL
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Psychiatric suffix : OSIS
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"They have spread ___ . . . ": Psalms : ANET
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Woodcraft, e.g. : LORE
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Onassis : ARI

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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