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New York Times, Monday, December 19, 1977

Author:
Virginia Butler
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 14, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,355
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"And the Lord shall ___ Egypt": Isa. 19:22 : SMITE
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It has a Minor but no Major : ASIA
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Testing area : LAB
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Miss Pinkham : LYDIA
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Tear : RENT
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Starring or cameo : ROLE
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Contraction in common use : ARENT
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Items in a military decoration : OAKLEAVES
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Ear benders in the band : BASSDRUMS
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Brother's child : NIECE
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Blooming : ROSY
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Finally : ATLAST
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Modern Berber : HAMITE
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"___ shall have music ... " : SHE
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City near Rock Island, Ill. : MOLINE
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Protector : GUARDIAN
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Novelist-critic Swinnerton : FRANK
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___ session : JAM
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Poe's "___ in Paradise" : TOONE
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A.D. 476-1000 : DARKAGES
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Platinum-blonde star of yore : HARLOW
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Styron's "Confessions of ___ Turner" : NAT
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One of the Marianas : SAIPAN
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"Tristram ___" : SHANDY
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Place for a dance : BARN
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Millionaire : NABOB
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An order of rank : TOTEMPOLE
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Formerly : ATONETIME
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Little Lord Fauntleroy : ERROL
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Bulls or Bullets : FIVE
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Cupbearer before Ganymede : HEBE
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Spanish boys : NINOS
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Balzac's "___ Fille d'Eve" : UNE
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Sir Anthony : EDEN
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Pester : TEASE
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Thick slice : SLAB
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Breckinridge : MYRA
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October 15, e.g. : IDES
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Items in London supermarkets : TINS
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"___ merry": Luke 12:19 : EATDRINKANDBE
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Stir : AROUSE
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Unpleasant : SEAMY
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India and indelible : INKS
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Expanse east of S.C. : ATL
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"I ___ Parade" : LOVEA
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Templeton and Guinness : ALECS
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Plague : BESET
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Hobo's transit system : RAIL
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"That's ___" (recent film) : ENTERTAINMENT
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Surf sound : ROTE
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Triumphant cry : AHA
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Rumanian folk dance : HORA
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Winglike : ALAR
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Sign of affluence : MINK
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"Cogito, ergo ___": Descartes : SUM
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Man-made: Abbr. : MFD
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Range fuel : GAS
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Village, African style : DORP
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City in Kansas : IOLA
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Shortly : ANON
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Novel : NEW
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Black : JET
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Author Talese : GAY
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Basset's quarry : HARE
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Lustrous fabric : SATEEN
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Awry, to a G.I. : SNAFU
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___ hand (humbly) : HATIN
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Upstairs : ABOVE
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Ninth hour, to a cleric : NONE
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Frozen dessert : BOMBE
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Fit to be ___ : TIED
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___-dieu : PRIE
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Wine measure, in Trieste : ORNA
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Lorelei Lee's creator : LOOS
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Other : ELSE
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Much-used article : THE

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

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