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RIGGED!

New York Times, Sunday, December 17, 1978

Author:
Hume R. Craft
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.32, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 648 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 152, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
Hume R. Craft has 35 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,631
Across
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Wheeler's partner : DEALER
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Sling mud : SMEAR
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Nobelist for Chemistry: 1918 : HABER
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Where a mudder may get fodder : CRIB
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"Sirenize" : ALLURE
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Dame's associate : NOTRE
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Bouquet without color : AROMA
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Animal's coat : HIDE
25
Iowa farmer's get-up? : PLAINCLOTHES
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Like a confirmed nudist? : UNSUITABLE
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Carlos or Juan : SAN
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Gathering : SOIREE
31
Venetian family : POLOS
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"___ from an Old Manse" : MOSSES
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French article : UNE
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Singer Frankie : LAINE
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On the qui vive : ALERT
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Scotland's longest river : TAY
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Action at the wire : SPURT
44
Roman ways : ITERS
46
Feeding the kitty : ANTEING
50
Greek matricide : ORESTES
52
Garb that can't be mentioned? : UNDERSKIRTS
55
Avant-gardist : NEO
56
Stoned, but not squiffed : PELTED
57
They were all about Eve : TREES
58
Chemical suffixes : INES
59
Georgian group : SVAN
60
Pivotal : POLAR
61
First Oscar-winning film : WINGS
62
He wrote "Night Music" : ODETS
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"___ are the snows . . . ?" : WHERE
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N.C. college : ELON
66
Dravidian language : TAMIL
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Panza's Dapple : BURRO
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Less partisan : FAIRER
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In one's birthday suit : RAW
70
Wear for an atoll? : BIKINI
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Throw at Vegas : ACES
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Date for Calpurnia : CALENDS
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In the slammer : JAILED
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Barbarians : GOTHS
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Ebb : RECEDE
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Douse the lights : BLACKEN
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Whale : CETE
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Under the elms : SHADED
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Draft initials : SSS
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What Croesus had : RICHES
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Castilian channels : CANOS
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"Golden-wedding day" destination : DOVER
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"Cómo ___ Vd.?" : ESTA
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Questioned : ASKED
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Beatrice's adorer : DANTE
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Used a strop : HONED
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Tree yielding edible pulp : PACAY
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Residents: Suffix : ITES
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Middling : SOSO
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Made corvine noises : CAWED
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Medicinal ointment : CERATE
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TV stage : SET
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Conventional robes? : GENEVAGOWNS
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Her hems were high : FLAPPER
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Trap : ENSNARE
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Trees of Morocco : ARARS
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Spot worn on a Hindu's brow : TILAK
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U.S.N.A. grad : ENS
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Gimlet's relative : AUGER
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Quotes : CITES
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May heroine : MOM
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July 25 heroine : STANNE
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Incensed : IRATE
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Get news about : HEAROF
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Baden-Baden, e.g. : SPA
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Dressed like a dependent politician? : COATTAILED
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Headgear for Campbell or Moore? : GLENGARRYCAP
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Windigo : OGRE
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___ prosequi : NOLLE
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Hitchcockian : EERIE
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Dog-show measurement : EARAGE
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Where she wore bells : TOES
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Canasta pair : TREYS
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Pippins : SEEDS
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Garb for a crop sprayer? : DUSTER
Down
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Dips bait lightly : DAPS
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Grasso : ELLA
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Actor Alda : ALAN
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French pronoun : LUI
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Sea fowl : ERNS
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Survived at Monte Carlo : RECOUPED
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Rhonchus creator : SNORER
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Speck : MOTE
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A Barrymore : ETHEL
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"Blessed ___ the meek . . . " : ARE
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Breaks : RESPITES
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Canalboats : HAULERS
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Cartoonist Peter : ARNO
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___ nova : BOSSA
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Australian bird : EMU
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Garb worn in broken-down minarets? : RAIMENTS
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"Be thou as ___ as ice . . . " : CHASTE
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Ridges formed in knitting : RIBS
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Out of work : IDLE
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Karbis : BEES
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He wants his blanket : LINUS
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Certain civil wrongs : TORTS
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Lalapalooza : ONER
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General's staff : AIDES
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Roman tutelary gods : LARES
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Hat for Cosmo? : TOPPER
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Botanical space : AREOLA
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Cowards' garb? : YELLOWJACKETS
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Suffix with song or mob : STER
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Retire : TURNIN
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Kanonen : SKIERS
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Cloak worn at a Scottish port? : INVERNESSCAPE
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Approximated : NEARED
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Their day is done : GONERS
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Laurel : STAN
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Carelessly and diaphanously clothed? : NEGLIGENT
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Division word : INTO
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Milquetoasty : TIMID
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Recoiled : SHIED
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Arouse : WAKEN
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"That hurts!" : OUCH
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Give feathers a glossy finish? : DRESSDOWN
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Like corduroy : WALED
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Mah-jongg pieces : TILES
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Writer of "America the Beautiful" : BATES
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One of the garment workers : FACER
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Wheeled, in a way : BIKED
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Gave up, as lands : CEDED
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Flu symptoms : ACHES
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County in Nebraska : OTOE
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Jabbered : RAVED
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Cook slowly in fat : BRAISE
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Start of a Longfellow poem : LISTEN
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Judy from Jacksonville : CANOVA
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Free from fraud : HONEST
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Richmond's island : STATEN
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She wrote "The Nine Tailors" : SAYERS
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Suit follower : CASE
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Frontier lawman : EARP
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Recipient : DONEE
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Part of a ship's bow : HAWSE
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Pikes ___ : PEAK
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Top kick : SERGEANT
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Processions : CORTEGES
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Roared : CLAMORED
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John of ___ : GAUNT
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Shopping areas : ARCADES
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Canter or trot : GAIT
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Plant life : FLORA
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First city of Brittany : NANTES
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Madison Ave. creations : IMAGES
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Lunar valley : RILLE
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Kipling's ___ Khan : SHERE
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Kiltie : SCOT
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Lunch-counter phrase : TOGO
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Alpine stream : AARE
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Bank (on) : RELY
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Miss Markey : ENID
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Wife, in Weimar : FRAU
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Vamoose! : SCAT
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British buttons : PAGE
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Rich Little, e.g. : APER
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Super ending : IOR
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Traveller's rider : LEE
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Jan.–Dec. periods : YRS

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 11 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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