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New York Times, Friday, December 15, 1978

Author:
Sidney L. Robbins
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J Q Y }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Sidney L. Robbins has 153 pre-Shortz puzzles and 50 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,629
Across
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43,560 sq. ft. : ACRE
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Papal seal : BULLA
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Portend : BODE
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Type of camp : BOOT
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Type of skin : ONION
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Summit : APEX
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Pipeline, at times : UNDERGROUNDTUBE
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Golf mound : TEE
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Author's employee : AGENT
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"The defense ___" : RESTS
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J.F.K. was one : PRES
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Tippet's cousin : BOA
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Quarries in tales of pirates : BURIEDTREASURES
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Mountain climber's challenge : ARETE
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Towl word : HERS
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Napoleon, for short : EMP
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Dog followers : TAGS
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Gleamed : SHONE
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Spotted rodent : PACA
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George Gershwin's brother : IRA
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Skidded : SLID
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Broadcast : STREW
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Howard Carter's discovery: 1922 : KINGTUTANKHAMEN
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Yellow journal : RAG
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Responsibility : ONUS
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Olivier or Gielgud : ACTOR
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Burdened : LADEN
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Unworthy coin : SOU
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Predicaments in ghost stories : GRAVESITUATIONS
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Roué : RAKE
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" . . . no fool like ___ fool" : ANOLD
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Wedding pellets : RICE
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Cain-slain shepherd : ABEL
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Labyrinths : MAZES
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Logger's travois : SLED
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Adjoin : ABUT
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Ice-cream holder : CONE
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Took the bus : RODE
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Paris season : ETE
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___ down (in a rut) : BOGGED
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Disquiet : UNREST
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Cowardly creature in Oz : LION
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Bumpkin or lumpkin : LOUT
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___ Arbor : ANN
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Canadian's flat-bottomed boat : BATEAU
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Major work : OPUS
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I.o.u. : DEBT
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Wyes' predecessors : EXES
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Peep show : RAREE
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Metal waste : DROSS
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Sumps : PITS
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In one's "birthday suit" : BARE
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Hand-dyed fabric : BATIK
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Arrow poison : URARI
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Lear's second daughter : REGAN
28
TV show : RHODA
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Irish diminutive suffix : EEN
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Resume war preparations : REARM
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Johnny Carson role : EMCEE
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Deposit eggs, as salmon : SPAWN
37
Garden pest : SLUG
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Line-drive double, e.g. : HIT
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School orgs. : PTAS
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Ogle, with "at" : STARE
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Sidetrack : SHUNT
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Display servility : GROVEL
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Plant bud : NODULE
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Massages, in a way : KNEADS
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Site of the Pearl Mosque : AGRA
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Type of apple or grass : CRAB
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Capture : TAKE
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Director Wertmüller : LINA
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From ___ (completely) : ATOZ
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Loam or loess : SOIL
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Twice halved : ONCE
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Secondhand : USED
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Hill or Browne : SAM
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Division of Dept. of the Treasury : IRS

Answer summary: 4 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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