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Stephanie Spadaccini
Stephanie Spadaccini

New York Times, Wednesday, December 21, 1977

Author:
Stephanie Spadaccini
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 10, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Stephanie Spadaccini has 8 pre-Shortz puzzles and 36 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,357
Across
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Villapiano of the Raiders : PHIL
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Breaks, as a horse : TAMES
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___ Aviv : TEL
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Lucid : SANE
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Raise : HOIST
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Storm : RAVE
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Spat : TIFF
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Where Saul saw a seeress : ENDOR
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Footnote abbr. : IBID
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Retire : GOTOBED
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Hoof, claw or nail : UNGULA
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Sales item abbr. : IRR
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Device on a door : LATCH
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Ex-Olympic chief and family : BRUNDAGES
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Sistrunk of the Raiders : OTIS
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Companion of 15 Across : RANT
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Las Vegas machine : SLOT
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Device on a destroyer : SONAR
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Height of a kangaroo at birth : INCH
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"___, so good" : SOFAR
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Chimney part : FLUE
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Musical symbol : GCLEF
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Sweetsop : ATTA
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Cheese from milk of sheep or goats : FETA
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Norse goddess of the dead : HELA
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Graham Greene's "The Heart of ___" : THEMATTER
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Russian order : UKASE
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Ebenezer's "___! Humbug!" : BAH
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Frameworks : CADRES
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Beauty-shop equipment : ROLLERS
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Acronym for a fuel cartel : OPEC
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Feed the flames : STOKE
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Iris, for one : BULB
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___ ha-Shanah : ROSH
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To ___ (perfectly) : AHAIR
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Mr. Levy of a Broadway play : ABIE
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Amin : IDI
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Styles : MODES
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Exemplar : TYPE
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Attention-getter : PST
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British field marshal, W.W. I. : HAIG
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Dope : INFO
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Jilted : LEFTINTHELURCH
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Wearers of stars : THEBRASS
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Super! : AONE
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Political position : MIDDLEOFTHEROAD
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That: Sp. : ESO
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Sashay : STRUT
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Verboten : TABU
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Sinister : EVIL
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Mother of Castor and Pollux : LEDA
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Immediately : RIGHTOFFTHEBAT
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Fort ___, Calif. : ORD
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Sgts. : NCOS
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In ___ of nature (nude) : ASTATE
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Square-rigged ship : BRIG
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Spread in the West : RANCH
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Word of surrender : UNCLE
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Exults maliciously : GLOATS
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Fjord : INLET
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Cooking term : SAUTE
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Nurture : REAR
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Popular roses : RAMBLERS
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QB's feint : FAKE
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E. Indian shrub : AAL
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Valley where the Brahmaputra flows : ASSAM
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Nobelist in Medicine: 1947 : CORI
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. . . two peas in ___ : APOD
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Arnaz : DESI
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Dust Bowl fugitive : OKIE
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Gift for 45th anniversary : RUBY
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Word with cover or knot : SLIP
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"Sweet is true love ___ given in vain": Tennyson : THO
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Bonnet dweller : BEE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 7 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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