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New York Times, Monday, December 4, 1978

Author:
John R. Prosser
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { J Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
John R. Prosser has 10 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,618
Across
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Piano exercise : SCALE
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Pub specialties : ALES
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Detailed information : DATA
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Soda jerks' servings : COLAS
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Days of penitence : LENT
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Mohammedan prince : EMIR
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Oak fruit : ACORN
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Type style : PICA
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Dry : SERE
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Cosmeticians' offerings : ROUGES
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Rush-hour crowds, figuratively : SARDINES
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Cover a bet at dice : FADE
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Bunch up : CLUSTER
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Take back a former employee : REHIRE
29
Kind of circle or bear : POLAR
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Verb suffix : ING
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Eternal City : ROME
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Floodgate : SLUICE
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Particle in an atomic nucleus : NEUTRON
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Soft glove leather : DOESKIN
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Gruel source : CEREAL
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Knox or Wayne : FORT
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Degree held by a Montclair State prof. : EDD
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Mature : ADULT
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Good-natured give-and-take : BANTER
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Nimrod's need : LICENSE
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"Don't ___ Leave Me," 1929 song : EVER
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Gossip : CHITCHAT
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Gulch : RAVINE
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Italian coin : LIRA
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Mild oath : EGAD
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Black Watch garb : KILTS
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Shape of Malta : OVAL
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Muse for Thucydides : CLIO
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Key Biscayne is one : ISLET
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Unit of heredity : GENE
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Source of iodine : KELP
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Comes closer : NEARS
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Muffler : SCARF
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Hot chocolate drink : COCOA
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Audibly : ALOUD
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"The ___ heart, the kindlier hand": Tennyson : LARGER
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Laborer, in Ivanhoe's day : ESNE
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High mountain : ALP
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Unhurried ease : LEISURE
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Box : ENCASE
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Square one : START
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Eager to obtain : DESIROUS
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"So may it be!" : AMEN
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Lose zest : TIRE
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Battles buff on Olympus : ARES
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Andover is one : SCHOOL
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Diminish : DEPLETE
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Depict : LIMN
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Wandering : ERRATIC
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Take pleasure in : LIKE
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Tart : ACID
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Sunder : REND
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Peru was his milieu : INCA
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Want : NEED
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Hindu tutor : GURU
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P.O. clerk : SORTER
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Poe's "The ___ Heart" : TELLTALE
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Spanish lords : DONS
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Domestic pigeon : FANTAIL
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Sleuthhound : BEAGLE
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Change text : REVISE
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Fabric pattern : CHECK
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Country estate : VILLA
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Get in : ENTER
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Musical pauses : RESTS
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Encumber : CLOG
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Apian home : HIVE
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Persia, today : IRAN
57
Related : AKIN
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Diamond cutter's device : DOP

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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