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New York Times, Saturday, December 2, 1978

Author:
Jean J. Davison
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 294 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Jean J. Davison has 62 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,616
Across
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Group of seals : POD
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Serves the purpose : AVAILS
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Jet follower : LAG
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Arp art : DADA
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Sow's newborn : PIGLET
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Actor Vigoda : ABE
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Suffix with invalid or liquid : ATOR
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Group of larks : EXALTATION
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N.Y. town named for a hero of '76 : HERKIMER
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Earliest computer : ABACUS
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Mideast seaport : ADEN
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Geraldine, at times : FLIP
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Vessel for wine : FLAGON
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Problem re some TV programs : VIOLENCE
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Tag : LABEL
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He said, "No man is an island" : DONNE
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Abbr. before "truly" : YRS
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Elevator man : OTIS
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Group of lions : PRIDE
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Cry like a calf : BLAT
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Scotland Yard group: Abbr. : CID
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Gators' kin : CROCS
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Treasure ___ : TROVE
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Type of desk : KNEEHOLE
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Point in horseshoe pitching : LEANER
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League including Cin., St. L., etc. : NATL
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Cavett : DICK
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Settle ___ (retaliate) : ASCORE
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Soaped : LATHERED
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Fan-tan : PARLIAMENT
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Additional : MORE
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" ... like Wind ___": Rubáiyát : IGO
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Diffuse through porous partitions : OSMOSE
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___-ran (loser) : ALSO
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Feminist org. : NOW
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One 'twixt 12 and 20 : TEENER
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Group of pheasants, in England : NYE
Down
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Crown of the head : PATE
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Scent : ODOR
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Period during which Charlemagne lived : DARKAGES
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Primates : APEMEN
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Female fox : VIXEN
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Gelatin : AGAR
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Ailing : ILL
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Not to mention : LETALONE
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Sculpture having immobile units : STABILE
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Secular : LAIC
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___ Ben Adhem : ABOU
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Roman clan : GENS
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Morse code signal : DAH
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Record : TAPE
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Baal, e.g. : IDOL
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Archeological triumphs : FINDS
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Group of sheep : FLOCK
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Cicero's tongue : LATIN
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Stay : ABIDE
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Sinatra, "The ___" : VOICE
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Synthetic material : NYLON
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Desire : CRAVE
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Perfume ingredient : ESTER
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Amusing : DROLL
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Enzyme : PROTEASE
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R.R. worker : BRAKEMAN
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Vehicle in a spiritual : CHARIOT
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" ... rambling wreck from Georgia ___" : TECH
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Organic compound : ENOL
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Group of puppies : LITTER
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"___ Macabre" : DANSE
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"See ___ and pick it up" : APIN
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Palm starch : SAGO
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Raven's cousin : CROW
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Spinks : LEON
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___-poly : ROLY
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Gaelic : ERSE
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___ volente : DEO
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Mrs., French style : MME

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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