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Jim Page
Jim Page

UNGLUE THE CLUES

New York Times, Sunday, December 18, 1977

Author:
Jim Page
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 160, Blocks: 102, Avg Word Len: 5.34, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 618 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 138, Cheaters: 20, FITB: 16, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 17
Jim Page has 84 pre-Shortz puzzles and 70 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,354
Across
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Nobelist in Physics: 1944 : RABI
5
World's busiest airport : OHARE
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Position: Comb. form : STASI
15
Comic : WAG
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Argentine press : PRENSA
21
Ora pro ___ : NOBIS
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Writes on a blackboard : CHALKS
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Bar order : RYE
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Moulin Rouge dance : CANCAN
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Burst or burgeon : ERUPT
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Where Leander floundered : HELLESPONT
28
STONEWALLED : BOULDERSTREETMCMAHON
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Lineage : STRAIN
32
___ as Methuselah : ASOLD
33
Part of A.E.C. : ENERGY
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Stage curtain : DROP
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Clay today : ALI
38
Pearl Buck book : SONS
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Joint : KNEE
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LEADENNESS : MEADOWLAIRELIOT
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Bumps into : MEETS
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___ ear (hearkened) : LENTAN
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Spore sacs in fungi : ASCI
51
Borne by the wind : EOLIC
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Upbeat : ARSIS
54
Parishioners : LAITY
55
Child of Zeus : ATHENA
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Cyrano's problem : NOSE
58
Cow catcher : LASSO
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Baseball statistics : ASSISTS
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Violin string : GUT
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Dross of metal : SLAG
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___ over (ponder) : MULL
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Lariat : RIATA
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___ Flow : SCAPA
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Witnesses : EYERS
77
Dimension : AREA
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BETROTHAL : ANTEBOSHMARCH
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Goldie : HAWN
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Treatise : ESSAY
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Stradivari's teacher : AMATI
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City in Tenn. : ALCOA
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Concert halls : ODEA
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Swear at : CUSS
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River near Gerona : TER
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Parties to a legal transaction : PRIVIES
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Fortuneteller's card : TAROT
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Fleur-de-lis : IRIS
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Boil with rage : SEETHE
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"___ of a Salesman" : DEATH
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"___ the West Wind" : ODETO
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Fundamental : BASIC
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Queenly nickname : CLEO
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Romans' small shields : PELTAE
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Clans : SEPTS
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SPARERIBS : VICHYASTOTEASES
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Urban eyesore : SLUM
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St., ave., etc. : RTES
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Marker : IOU
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Boat-bottom timber : KEEL
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Click beetle : ELATER
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Tubers' kin : BULBS
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Joseph and Stewart : ALSOPS
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RIGAMAROLE : SSRCAPITALKETTLEPART
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Locale out West : BOISEIDAHO
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Zoological class: Comb. form : OIDEI
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Chopper parts : ROTORS
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Gun a motor : REV
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Stone tablets : STELAE
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Dorm sound : SNORE
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Wonder : STEVIE
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Beatitudes verb : ARE
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Became withered : SERED
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Moth : EGGER
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Jackstay : ROPE
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Correspondence courtesy: Abbr. : RPC
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Saracens : ARABS
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"___ afraid of greatness": Shak. : BENOT
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Bring upon oneself : INCUR
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Humdinger : ONER
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Hengist's brother : HORSA
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Is up against : ABUTS
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Hilarious : RIPROARING
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Actress Winwood : ESTELLE
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Semites' ancestor : SHEM
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Bath powder : TALC
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"___ are liars": Psalm 116 : ALLMEN
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Daggers : SKEANS
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"Who is Silvia? what ___ . . . ": Shak. : ISSHE
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Lack of justice : WRONGNESS
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Writer Rand : AYN
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Obtain : GET
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Time of youthful inexperience : SALADDAYS
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Fireplace fixture : ANDIRON
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Lab occupant : CHT
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PIGEONHOLES : PORKERAGEHOVELS
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Sufficient, of old : ENOW
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Roman official : EDILE
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Abominable Snowmen : YETIS
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Land map : PLAT
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Like Lindy's flight : SOLO
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Actor Skinner : OTIS
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It, in Italy : ESSO
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Use a yardstick : MEASURE
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Quarantines : ENISLES
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HUNDREDWEIGHT : ATTILASCOTTMASS
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Rowan : ASH
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Hamill's milieu : ICE
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Charged particle : ION
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SE Asian peninsula : MALAY
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Andes ruminant : LLAMA
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These, in Tours : CES
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A ___ Able : ASIN
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Down-Under people : AUSSIES
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Salvers : TRAYS
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Exclamation of disgust : TCH
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"Gipsy Love" composer : LEHAR
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___ standstill : ATA
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Pro ___ : TEM
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Nets' ex-league : ABA
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M.D.'s group : AMA
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Sidekick : PAL
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Curve : ARC
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Glow : RADIATE
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"Ida! ___ Apple Cider" : SWEETAS
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Pittsburgh catcher : OTT
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Handle a problem : COPE
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Elizabethan playwright : NASHE
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Reo, Essex, etc. : AUTOS
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Kinsman : SIB
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Boatman's chore : RECAULKING
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Edenic place : IDEALSPOT
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Turn's partner : TOSS
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An Astaire : ADELE
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Disgusting : REPULSIVE
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Talk gibberish : RAVE
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Horn-wearing goddess : ISIS
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Thus, to Tacitus : SIC
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City railroads : ELS
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Asian festival : TET
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Golfer's problem : HOOK
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City on Tokyo Bay : CHIBA
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Ecdysiasts : PEELERS
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"Heads I win; tails ___" : YOULOSE
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Duck or color : TEAL
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Speak a piece : RECITE
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Market figure : TRADER
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Part of a switch : TRESS
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Hound : BEDOG
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Cubic meter : STERE
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Horse opera : OATER
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Utah resort : PROVO
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Gaza or Sunset : STRIP
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Stake : PALE
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"If ___ My Way" : IHAD
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Peen of a hammer : TOE
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Row : TIER
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Bikini part : BRA
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Poetic preposition : OER
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Episcopacy : SEE

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 13 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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