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New York Times, Wednesday, December 20, 1978

Author:
Herb L. Risteen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 3
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,634

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Across
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Emulate the flight of the kite : SOAR
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Canal or Canyon : GRAND
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SEATO, for one : PACT
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Earthen jar : OLLA
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Logrolling contest : ROLEO
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Port of importance in the Crusades : ACRE
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Easy to lift : LIGHTASAFEATHER
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Discharge in disgrace : CASHIER
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Diplomatic-corps dean : DOYEN
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Hill dweller : ANT
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Breakfast food : BRAN
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Appetizing : SAVORY
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Talk boastfully : BRAG
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Vinegar : VIM
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Urge on : ABET
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Snow or soap follower : FLAKE
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Suffix with alp or river : INE
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Build a Swiss bank account : FEATHERONESNEST
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Building section : ELL
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Eschew : AVOID
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Pitcher : EWER
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Madrid monarch : REY
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"Good Queen ___" : BESS
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Magician's "___ chango!" : PRESTO
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Solecistic word : AINT
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Vietnamese city : HUE
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Catkin : AMENT
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"Babes in Toyland" composer : HERBERT
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Compatible persons : BIRDSOFAFEATHER
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Muse of history : CLIO
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Ex ___ (one-sided) : PARTE
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Apt rhyme for casino : RENO
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Kind of mouse or hound : DEER
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Four of 52 : TREYS
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Marryat's "Mr. Midshipman ___" : EASY
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Costa del ___ : SOL
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Suffix used in acid names : OLIC
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Water growth : ALGA
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Stadium sounds : RAHS
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Mottled, as a photograph : GRAINY
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Brazil red : ROSET
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Winged : ALAR
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Ship-shaped clock : NEF
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Hutch occupant : DOE
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"Cry the Beloved Country" author : PATON
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Rheumatic : ACHY
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Hudson Bay Indian : CREE
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Gull's cousin : TERN
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"___ she blows!" : THAR
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Well-known sayings : ADAGES
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Stigma : BRAND
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Dissolute man : RAKE
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Less risky : SAFER
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White poplar : ABELE
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Immature : VEALY
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Diamond star Mel : OTT
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City on the Loire : BLOIS
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Surveys : VIEWS
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Separate leaf in a book : INSET
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Subway on the Continent : METRO
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New England poet: 1874–1963 : FROST
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Special garbs : HABITS
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Uniform : EVEN
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Born : NEE
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Thick soups : PUREES
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One-fourth of a shekel : REBA
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Words in a contract : ANDOR
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Built like a fullback : HEFTY
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First four rows at the Met : ABCD
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Track-meet event : MILE
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Battle of Lake ___: 1813 : ERIE
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The constellation Lepus : HARE
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Raison d'___ : ETRE
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Flightless bird : RHEA
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"Sawbucks" : TENS
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Choose : OPT
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Word with East or West : FAR
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Campanella : ROY

Answer summary: 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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