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New York Times, Wednesday, February 1, 1978

Author:
Kathryn Righter
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J K Q Y Z }, Scrabble score: 261 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Kathryn Righter has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,399

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Across
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Cover firmly and solidly : PAVE
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Fragment : SCRAP
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Kind of light, kick or shot : DROP
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Summit : APEX
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Kind of fly, leek or work : HOUSE
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Latvian seaport : RIGA
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Cant rightward : LISTTOSTARBOARD
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New England pro eleven : PATRIOTS
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Becomes aware : SENSES
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Formicary denizens : ANTS
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Theater box : LOGE
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Peyton and Sutton : PLACES
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Container for tea or crackers : CANISTER
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Slews or slues : RAFTS
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Sir Arthur ___ Doyle : CONAN
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Cutting tool : AXE
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Group of 130,000 U.S. women fostering voc. ed. : ORT
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Boutonniere locale : LAPEL
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Zero, in law : NUL
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Paine's "The ___ of Reason" : AGE
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Faces boldly : DARES
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Zola : EMILE
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Apophis, basilisk and cockatrice : SERPENTS
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Invent : CREATE
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Alan or Richard : ALDA
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Bring home the bacon : EARN
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"In ___ seek happiness": Dostoyevsky : SORROW
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Provide explanatory material : ANNOTATE
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G.I. publication : STARSANDSTRIPES
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Dog that traveled from Kansas to Oz : TOTO
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Musical show : REVUE
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Suffixes denoting sugars : OSES
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N.Y.S.E. membership : SEAT
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Prevent or discourage : DETER
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River in England : NENE
Down
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Insect's organ of sense : PALP
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Samoan seaport : APIA
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Sleeveless garment : VEST
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Pull out : EXTRACT
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Trips a shutter : SHOOTS
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Expenses : COSTS
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Furrows : RUTS
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Botanist Gray : ASA
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Agony-column item : PERSONAL
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Bagpipes : DRONES
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River inlets : RIAS
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Monstrous menace : OGRE
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Cushions : PADS
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Parts of pitchforks : TINES
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Rabin's successor : BEGIN
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Country byways : LANES
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Malay boats : PROAS
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Spacious : LARGE
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"___ the Fall," Miller play : AFTER
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Ecclesiastic mantles : COPES
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___ Australis, star in Ursa Major : TANIA
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Rejoice : EXULT
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Book by D. S. Freeman : RELEE
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Magna ___ : CARTA
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In the direction of a port : LANDWARD
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Site of an oracle of Apollo : DELOS
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Typo : ERROR
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Allude to : MENTION
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Bird that may live to be 100 : PARROT
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Three-beat gait : CANTER
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Follow : ENSUE
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Controversial planes : SSTS
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Siouan Indian : OTOE
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Pro ___ (proportionally) : RATA
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Public notice: Abbr. : ADVT
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Church recess : APSE
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Kind of age : TEEN
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"___ Quam Videri," N.C. motto : ESSE
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Born : NEE

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