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New York Times, Wednesday, December 28, 1977

Author:
Raymond F. Eisner
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { F K Q X Y }, Scrabble score: 259 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Raymond F. Eisner has 36 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,364
Across
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Hit sign : SRO
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Parisian recreation areas : PARCS
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Took in a show : SAW
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City vehicle : CAB
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Visigoth king who sacked Rome : ALARIC
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"And ___ bed" : SOTO
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Swiss canton : URI
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Belvedere : GAZEBO
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Roman statesman : CATO
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Seesawed : TEETERED
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"A ___ Line" : CHORUS
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L.A. athlete : RAM
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Group of eight singers : OCTET
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Ormandy and O'Neill : EUGENES
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Correspondence : LETTERS
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Driving hazard : SLEET
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Brainstorm : IDEA
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Rugged vehicle : JEEP
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Two years in the House : TERM
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Chilean concert pianist : ARRAU
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Caen's river : ORNE
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Within: Comb. form : ENDO
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Balance : REST
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Circus barker's pitch : SPIEL
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Understudy : STANDIN
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Most uninteresting : STALEST
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That is: Lat. : IDEST
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Finial : EPI
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"___ Boulevard," Swanson film : SUNSET
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"___ Family" : ALLINTHE
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Jacob's wife : LEAH
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Hot item : TAMALE
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Play's potential : RUN
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Late Queen of Jordan : ALIA
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Famed fashion photographer : AVEDON
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Pulitzer winner, "The ___ Maid": 1935 : OLD
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Film producer Brooks : MEL
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Sir Anthony's family : EDENS
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"___ Kapital" : DAS
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Rabbit's tail : SCUT
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Exceptional : RARE
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Theater award : OBIE
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Theatrical spectacle : PAGEANT
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Sudden fear: Fr. : ALARME
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Demolish : RAZE
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Set of beliefs : CREDO
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Kinsman : SIB
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Fly high : SOAR
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Aleutian island : ATTU
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Emulates Romeo : WOOS
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"The Typewriter" playwright : COCTEAU
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Ragtime composer : SCOTTJOPLIN
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Work by 15 Down : TREEMONISHA
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All ___ up (excited) : HET
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Ground grippers : CLEATS
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Creator of the Moffats : ESTES
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Suffix for fraud : ULENT
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Frey's consort : GERDA
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Vamps : SIRENS
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Weird : EERIE
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Clair and Descartes : RENES
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Species of wheat : SPELT
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Faustus and Kildare : DRS
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Short solo : ARIETTA
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Homo ___ : SAPIENS
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H.S.T. follower : DDE
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Play the informer : TELLON
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Used Petruchio's methods : TAMED
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Grand or little coup : SLAM
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African river : UELE
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Word with polish or file : NAIL
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Fill the hull : LADE
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___ the boards (acted) : TROD
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Luau dance : HULA
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Concludes : ENDS
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Hail! : AVE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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