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New York Times, Saturday, December 16, 1978

Author:
Jean J. Davison
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Jean J. Davison has 62 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,630

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Across
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Grades that don't make the grade : EFS
4
Confront : FACE
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___ Picchu (Incan stronghold) : MACHU
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Women's service org. : ORT
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Moslem title : AGHA
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World supporter : ATLAS
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Stunt-plane maneuver : LOOP
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Iago's forte : LIES
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Thruway, e.g. : ROUTE
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Like a persona non grata : UNWELCOME
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Firmly implant : IMBED
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Sound reproduction, for short : STEREO
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Native of Teheran : IRANI
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Type of column : IONIC
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Arcane : SECRET
32
Satan's cohort : DEMON
35
Chore : TASK
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___ a happy smile (beamed) : WORE
38
Eager : AVID
39
Stakes : PALES
40
Lamb's pseudonym : ELIA
41
Prefix for meter or liter : DECI
42
Holly : ILEX
43
Member of a R.R. crew : OILER
44
Delphic priestess : ORACLE
46
___ in wait (ready to ambush) : LYING
48
Pithy : TERSE
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Same old stuff, in new form : REHASH
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Promenades for Pericles : STOAS
57
Dun : IMPORTUNE
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Hair ornaments : COMBS
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" . . . a ___ and hungry look" : LEAN
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Pack : STOW
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Useful : UTILE
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"The ___ and Future King": White : ONCE
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Miner's quest : ORE
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Inhibit : DETER
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Suffix for prank or song : STER
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To-be-cont. story : SER
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Mt. ___, Colo. peak : EOLUS
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Facade : FRONT
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Little Eva's creator : STOWE
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Peregrine : FALCON
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Exchange discount : AGIO
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Fe or Au, for example : CHEMICALELEMENT
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Nurse, at times : EASER
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Leatherneck : MARINE
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For oxygen, 16; for carbon, 12, etc. : ATOMICWEIGHTS
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Social group : CLUB
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Abhor : HATE
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Previously owned : USED
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Arrangement based on Mendeleev's law : PERIODICTABLE
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Trotsky : LEON
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Questions : ASKS
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Type of type: Abbr. : ITAL
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Parker House ___ : ROLL
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"Clinton's canal" : ERIE
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Rend : TEAR
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Groove : DADO
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At any time : EVER
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Biotite, e.g. : MICA
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Erotic : SEXY
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Harbor structure : PIER
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Rare individual : ONER
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Inferior : LESSER
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He has pressing problems : IRONER
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Midwest cylinders : SILOS
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Durant, Erskine, etc. : AUTOS
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Rhoncus : SNORE
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He hacks : HEWER
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Run before a gale : SCUD
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Transport : TOTE
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Neglect : OMIT
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Gait : PACE

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

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