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New York Times, Thursday, December 28, 1978

Author:
Kathryn Righter
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { K Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 260 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Spans: 2
Kathryn Righter has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,642

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Across
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He saw angels on a ladder : JACOB
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"Two Mules for Sister ___," 1969 film : SARA
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Apparatus : GEAR
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Abscond : ELOPE
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Allowance for waste : TRET
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V.I.P. of India : RANI
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Jewish month : NISAN
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Culture medium : AGAR
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Outside: Prefix : ECTO
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Promptly : ATTHEDROPOFAHAT
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Variety of quartz, used as a gem : SARD
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Young oyster : SPAT
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Gypsy : ROM
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Greek letters : TAUS
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"Sesame Street" grouch : OSCAR
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February birthstone : AMETHYST
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"___ waters are sweet": Prov. 9:17 : STOLEN
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Garb for 16 Across : SARI
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The way, in Chinese philosophy : TAO
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Exchange premium : AGIO
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Original : PRIMAL
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Kind of chance : SPORTING
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Cordwood measure : STERE
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Present : HERE
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Sociologist's degree : DSS
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Only remaining : LAST
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Monster's loch : NESS
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Impulsively and irregularly : BYFITSANDSTARTS
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Paper quantity : REAM
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Wheeling's river : OHIO
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Standard of perfection : IDEAL
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King of the Huns : ATLI
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___ contendere : NOLO
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Part of TNT : NITRO
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Golden : GILT
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Prophet : SEER
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Simpletons : GEESE
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Napoleon won here in 1806 : JENA
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Came to earth : ALIT
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Price : COST
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Food fish : OPAHS
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Outranked by : BENEATH
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Carmichael-Parish hit song: 1929 : STARDUST
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Greek craft : ARGO
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Runs the harvester : REAPS
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One of the Fates : ATROPOS
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Heavy outer garment : GREATCOAT
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Apiece : EACH
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Pilaster : ANTA
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Disturbance : RIOT
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Cart : DRAY
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Securely fixed : FAST
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Grate : RASP
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Khayyám and Bradley : OMARS
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Worth : MERIT
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Stow : STASH
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Cold : ALGID
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Controlling power : REINS
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Duration restriction : TIMELIMIT
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Wooden pegs : NOGS
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Unrestricted opportunity : OPENDOOR
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Smell ___ (suspect) : ARAT
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School assignments : LESSONS
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Natural resources : ORES
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At ease : RESTING
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Lake in the Sierra Nevadas : TAHOE
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Al Capp's Hawkins : SADIE
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Boast : BRAG
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Asian apparition : YETI
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Season : FALL
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White or Blue river : NILE
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Network of nerves : RETE
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Gobs : TARS
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Kind of gin : SLOE

Answer summary: 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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