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New York Times, Monday, December 26, 1977

Author:
Tap Osborn
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 28, Avg Word Len: 5.63, Missing: { J K Q V W Z }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 89, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Tap Osborn has 111 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,362
Across
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Pierre's apéritif stop : CAFE
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One of the Gabors : MAGDA
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Picket line troublemaker : SCAB
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Have ___ to grind : ANAX
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Stoppage, in Lyon : ARRET
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Decorated metalware : TOLE
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Apple-cheeked person : PICTUREOFHEALTH
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Raining icy particles : SLEETING
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Shallow sound : LAGOON
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Yugoslav river : DRINA
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Inhibit : DETER
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Hopeless : FUTILE
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Wendy's friend : PETERPAN
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" . . . who lived in ___ . . . " : ASHOE
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Airplane section : CABIN
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Cry's partner : HUE
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Sorry one : RUER
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Baby's ailment : COLIC
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Aborigine of southern India : TODA
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Coat, apple or fellow : MAC
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"Cape Martin" painter : MONET
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___ Mongolia : OUTER
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Collide with : SLAMINTO
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Copy blocks set without a break : RUNONS
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Having a dull finish, as paper : MATTE
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"In ___ we learn": Herbert : DOING
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First game : OPENER
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Fused : SOLDERED
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James classic, with "The" : PORTRAITOFALADY
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Russian sea : ARAL
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Biscuit : SCONE
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Grandiose : EPIC
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___-majesté : LESE
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Performs in the office pool : TYPES
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Syngman of Korea : RHEE
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Jockey's wardrobe items : CAPS
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Blue dye : ANIL
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Made a TV appearance : FACEDTHECAMERAS
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Kind of paint : EXTERIOR
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Part of U.S.M.C. : MARINE
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Battleground : ARENA
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Rum and water : GROG
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ABC followers : DEF
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Like Bruce Jenner : ATHLETIC
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Veteran : STAGER
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Snapshot of a sort : COLORPHOTOGRAPH
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Choir member : ALTO
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Writer Aphra ___ : BEHN
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Serviceable : UTILE
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Consumed : EATEN
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Charge against an account : DEBIT
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"Animal" and "Sunnybrook" : FARMS
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Normal : USUAL
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Primitive: Comb. form : PALEO
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He wrote "The Orators": 1932 : AUDEN
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Approaches : NEARS
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Italian nobleman : CONTE
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Compare : CONTRAST
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Sandhog : TUNNELER
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Kind of box or joint : MITER
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Ramée's pen name : OUIDA
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Cloak : MANTLE
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Pocahontas's in-laws : ROLFES
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Fictional outlaw : DOONE
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Jewel of a girl : OPAL
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Study intently : PORE
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Wire word : STOP
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Singer Adams : EDIE
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Scottish portrait painter : DYCE
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Glazed : ICY

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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