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New York Times, Thursday, December 8, 1977

Author:
Dorothea E. Shipp
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { J Q U V X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 254 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Dorothea E. Shipp has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,344
Across
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Use Howe's machine : SEW
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Bind, as a sprain : STRAP
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Once, once : ERST
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Air: Comb. form : ATMO
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Action center : ARENA
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Tardy : LATE
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Café ___ (black coffee) : NOIR
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Katmandu's kingdom : NEPAL
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Jewish month : ADAR
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Strive to meet a deadline : WORKAGAINSTTIME
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Antarctic cape : ADARE
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Genes acid : DNA
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Cleans a pipe : REAMS
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Part of a turbine : ROTOR
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Estonia, to Estonians : EESTI
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Sri Lanka export : TEA
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Prefix with classic or Latin : NEO
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Fort ___, in California : ORD
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Surmise : INFER
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Periodical, for short : MAG
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Welcoming flowers : LEI
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Out of date : PASSE
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Bridle part : BIT
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Part of the P.O. network : RLO
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Socko! : BAM
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Coupe's cousin : SEDAN
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Calchas and Mopsus : SEERS
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Shaped unevenly : EROSE
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Emulate De Niro : ACT
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Like Ida or Sue : SWEET
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Toils or moils : WORKSLIKEAHORSE
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Inter ___ (among other things) : ALIA
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Better : AMEND
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Holy Communion, e.g. : RITE
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Musical pause : REST
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U.S. artist and telegraphy pioneer : MORSE
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Ship, synecdochically : KEEL
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Noble name of Ferrara : ESTE
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French handles : ANSES
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Graduating class: Abbr. : SRS
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___ ceremony (demanded formality) : STOODON
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Arabian commander's jurisdiction : EMIRATE
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Ateliers : WORKROOMS
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Warbled : SANG
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Person on a vintner's payroll : TREADER
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Complained : REPINED
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Pineapple : ANANAS
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Chums : PALS
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Gladden the heart : ELATE
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Diffuse : RADIATE
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Speech defect : STAMMER
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Singer Brewer : TERESA
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Sadat : ANWAR
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See 13 Across : AER
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Threefold : TRINE
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Joust : TILT
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Molding : OGEE
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Pyrotechnist's products : FIREWORKS
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Jennies : ASSES
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Releases conditionally : PAROLES
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Casanova : AMORIST
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Angels on Broadway : BACKERS
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Vehement : INTENSE
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Less trustful : LEERIER
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Tragedy by Euripides : ORESTES
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"Take care!" : BEWARE
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Indwelling power or spirit : DAIMON
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Quiet! : SSH
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Type of band or wool : STEEL
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Relative of a batfish : SKATE
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User of a prayer wheel : LAMA
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Hot-day quaffs : ADES

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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