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New York Times, Friday, December 29, 1978

Author:
Judson G. Trent
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 41, Avg Word Len: 4.84, Missing: { F J W X Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 60, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Judson G. Trent has 51 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,643
Across
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A one : TOPS
5
Funicular : TRAM
9
Kind of string or bone : HAM
12
Alda, as Pierce : MEDIC
13
Demisemiquaver predecessor : HEMI
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Hinny's kin : MULE
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Mohawk River city : UTICA
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A.L.'s "Famous Amos" : OTIS
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Neglect : OMIT
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Bruce Jenner's specialties : DECATHLONS
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French resort city : NICE
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Gardener, often : HOER
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Split-levels, e.g. : ABODES
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Creek craft : CANOES
28
Morse course: Abbr. : TELEG
30
"The Iliad," for one : EPIC
31
Companion of free : EASY
33
Tapestry city : ARRAS
37
Landlords' incomes : RENTALS
39
Disgrace, in law : ATTAINT
41
Dutch ___ : TREAT
42
Alaskan island : ATKA
44
Green monkey : MONA
45
Sigurd's horse : GRANI
47
Star of "Abe Lincoln in Illinois" : MASSEY
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Valiant : HEROIC
52
Cambodian coin : RIEL
54
Sign : OMEN
55
Dorm form : QUADRANGLE
61
Isinglass : MICA
62
Wavy, in heraldry : UNDE
63
Example of oligophrenia : MORON
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It follows Ab : ELUL
65
Virginia willow : ITEA
66
Miss Oyl : OLIVE
67
Still : YET
68
Lob : TOSS
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Realty investment : SITE
Down
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Place for a chapeau : TETE
2
Like Keatsian creations : ODIC
3
Type of type : PICA
4
Do harm to : SCATHE
5
Gunwale pin : THOLE
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Comebacks : RETORTS
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Idi : AMIN
8
Book of devotions : MISSAL
9
Dank : HUMID
10
Dodgson girl : ALICE
11
Allots : METES
12
___ dauber (wasp) : MUD
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F.D.R., D.D.E., etc. : MONOGRAMS
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Golf-club socket : HOSEL
23
Throb : BEAT
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___ pub. acct. : CERT
25
Holbrook, as Twain : APER
26
Cloudy number : NINE
27
Eight-sided : OCTAGONAL
29
Indian people of the North : EYAK
32
Straight ___ arrow : ASAN
34
Mayo and Yaqu : RIOS
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___ of Cleves : ANNE
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Request to a welcome guest : STAY
38
Literary relative of Adano : ATRI
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Circus performer : TAMER
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Screeds : TIRADES
46
Exculpate : ACQUIT
48
Los ___, of A-bomb fame : ALAMOS
49
Intimate : HOMEY
50
Zola : EMILE
51
Like some gems : RECUT
53
"I Get ___," 1951 song : IDEAS
56
"___ us a child is born" : UNTO
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___ me tangere : NOLI
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Wayne quality : GRIT
59
Zilch at Wimbledon : LOVE
60
Dir. from Bern to Basel : ENE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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