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New York Times, Wednesday, December 27, 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: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 3
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,641
Across
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N.F.L. rest period : HALF
5
Mental midget : MORON
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African lake or republic : CHAD
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Mixture : OLIO
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Renowned racketer : EVERT
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Dressing gown : ROBE
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Famous fibber : BARONMUNCHAUSEN
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Easily disposed of : SALABLE
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Mean : PETTY
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Neckline style : VEE
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Go after flies : SWAT
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Coventry cig : GASPER
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Up-to-the-minute : CHIC
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Weary : FAG
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Atlas statistic : AREA
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Cut prices severely : SLASH
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Mailing address for a G.I. : APO
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Wicked and crafty : MEPHISTOPHELIAN
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Actress Hagen : UTA
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Snare for a steer : NOOSE
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Indefinite time : ONCE
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___ Aviv : TEL
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Kind of spot or head : SORE
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Rod Carew, for one : HITTER
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Court man: Abbr. : ATTY
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Do lawn work : SOD
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Arizona college town : TEMPE
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Variable; unreliable : STREAKY
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Hard to pin down : SLIPPERYASANEEL
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Amonasro's daughter : AIDA
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Fencing ploy : LUNGE
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Against : INTO
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Complain bitterly : RAIL
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Emancipated : FREED
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___ roast : LOIN
Down
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Fireplace section : HOB
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Sigh for Yorick : ALAS
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Leghorn lucre : LIRA
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"Any ___ can make a rule": Thoreau : FOOL
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Part of M.P. : MEMBER
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Plant part : OVULE
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Lyon lad : RENE
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Grampus : ORC
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Degree letters : NTH
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Condiment container : CRUET
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Innkeeper : HOST
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Countenance : ABET
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Disown : DENY
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Cathedral section : NAVE
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Navajo's relative : APACHE
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Something not to be out of : SHAPE
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Kind of bone : WISH
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Major scale : GAMUT
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Range crest : ARETE
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Calyx part : SEPAL
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"How ridiculous!" : PAH
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Come to terms : CLOSE
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Lacking courage : FAINT
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In speedy fashion : APACE
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Ruined one : GONER
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"Love ___" : STORY
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Foot part : INSTEP
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Sweep's concern : SOOT
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Abraham's nephew : LOT
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___ around (indulged in tomfoolery) : HORSED
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Concept : IDEA
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Dismay : APPAL
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Frontier vehicle : STAGE
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Slavonic sovereign : TSAR
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English essayist : ELIA
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The south of France : MIDI
52
Since, to Burns : SYNE
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Indigo source : ANIL
54
Gambling game : KENO
55
Abominable Snowman : YETI
57
Mythical magical midget : ELF
58
Capek classic : RUR
59
Actor Chaney : LON

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