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New York Times, Saturday, December 9, 1978

9-Down : Prof's boss

Author:
Pollard
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { F K Q U W Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 11, XRef: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,623
Across
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S. A. rodent : PACA
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Rascal : SCAMP
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Home of government : SEAT
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"One small step for ___" : AMAN
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Slip : ERROR
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Cartoonist who wrote "Man in the Shower" : ARNO
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Tweed's nemesis : NAST
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Basket weave : NATTE
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Word with Kansas or Oklahoma : CITY
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Relay system: 1860-61 : THEPONYEXPRESS
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Son of Gad : ERI
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Affirmative vote : YEA
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Indiscretion : LAPSE
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Beame or Vigoda : ABE
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Collect : AMASS
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"___ santé!" (French toast) : AVOTRE
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Trading center : ENTREPOT
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Signature shortcut for Franklin : BENJ
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Load : CARGO
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Archibald of the N.B.A. : NATE
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Study of being : ONTOLOGY
46
Ostrich or emu : RATITE
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Poker ploy : RAISE
49
"___ Cape Cod," Patti Page hit : OLD
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A terminus of 56 Across : COLON
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Transportation abbr. : ETA
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Nark : RAT
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Goethals's achievement : THEPANAMACANAL
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Imprecation : OATH
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Adult insect : IMAGO
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Where the ginkgo grows : ASIA
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Jack ___ of films : ELAM
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Runner like Ryun : MILER
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Conceal in the hand : PALM
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London district : SOHO
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"Stormy Weather" composer : ARLEN
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B'way group : ANTA
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Criticize : PAN
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She loves: Lat. : AMAT
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Wherewithal : CASH
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Prefix with date : ANTE
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___ Wences, puppeteer : SENOR
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Phrenologists' interests : CRANIA
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Ostentatious : ARTY
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Speck : MOTE
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Prof's boss : PREXY
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A terminus of 20 Across : SACRAMENTO
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Lake city : ERIE
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Aardvark's diet : ANTS
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Hellman's "___ in the Attic" : TOYS
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Earl or duke : PEER
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Bosc or Bartlett : PEAR
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Cabinet post : LABOR
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Oats, in Oaxaca : AVENA
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Loren's husband : PONTI
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A terminus of 20 Across : STJOSEPHMO
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One of October's birthstones : BERYL
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Character in Wallace's "The Two" : ENG
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"To fetch ___ ... " : APAIL
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___ voce : SOTTO
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Dutch genre painter : STEEN
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Bionomics: Comb. form : ECO
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Maxwell Anderson's "High ___" : TOR
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Past : AGO
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"___ Smile Be Your Umbrella" : LETA
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Official minutes : ACTA
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Medicated candy : DRAGEE
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Soul : ANIMA
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Squirrel's morsel : ACORN
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Digits : TOES
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Angel's gear : HALO
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Greenland settlement : ETAH
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Eastern bigwig : AMIR
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Shopper's paradise : MALL
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Wine valley : NAPA
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Wise ___ owl : ASAN
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Speak rhythmically : LILT
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G.P.'s group : AMA

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

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