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New York Times, Friday, December 22, 1978

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.62, Missing: { F J Q W X }, Scrabble score: 292 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 0, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,636

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Across
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Maiden appearances : DEBUTS
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Best in counsel : SAGEST
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Orthodox : CANONIC
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Cut through : PIERCE
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Largest of existing birds : OSTRICH
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Lord of the sea : ADMIRAL
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Hippo's relative : RHINO
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Word element for bone : OSTE
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Legal work : CASE
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Finicky : NICE
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Indian sculpture : TOTEMS
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A match for the sword : PEN
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Stretch (out) meagerly : EKE
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Lady of Spain : DONA
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Operation aids : ETHERS
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One entangled in a wrangle : DISPUTER
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Household help : MAIDS
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Lively, especially in Scotland : HEARTSOME
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Rehearse : DRILL
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Far from meticulous : SLIPSHOD
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Eccentric guy : GEEZER
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Wooden blades : OARS
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Misfigure : ERR
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Daily treadmill : RUT
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Delegate authority : DEPUTE
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Successful : MADE
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Biting : ACID
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Pioneer suffragist : CATT
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Timid : PAVID
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Least : MINIMAL
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Toughening : INURING
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Bellow's books : NOVELS
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Hopeful campaigner : NOMINEE
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With good cheer : GLADLY
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Farm group : GRANGE
Down
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African robe at the U.N. : DASHIKI
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Leads into temptation : ENTICES
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Carried : BORNE
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Freshwater mussel : UNIO
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Twitch : TIC
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Tall ship : SCHOONER
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Flood : SPATE
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Mnemonic device : AIDEMEMOIRE
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Fine stone : GEM
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Norse name : ERIC
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Fiddled faultily : SCRAPED
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Tempting glimpses : TEASERS
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Salted in brine : CORNED
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Camera eye : LENS
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Sets forth : STARTSOUT
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Remarkable remembrance of things past : TOTALRECALL
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Collector's items : STAMPS
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Fought one-on-one : DUELED
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Tears : HIES
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The face, familiarly : PHIZ
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Sound of flapping sails : SLATTING
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Evening in tennis : DEUCING
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Vitamin A : RETINOL
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Restless, as the sea : HEAVING
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One for the priesthood : ORDINEE
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Dig under water : DREDGE
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Metric weight : GRAM
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Walsy's partner : PALSY
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S.F. Bay county : MARIN
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Sutherland is one : DIVA
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Cougar : PUMA
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Extension of the Atl. : MED
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And not : NOR

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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