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New York Times, Friday, February 10, 1978

Author:
Kathryn Righter
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { F J Q Y Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 82, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Kathryn Righter has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,408
Across
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V.I.P. in Teheran : SHAH
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Soprano Calvé : EMMA
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French ecclesiastics : ABBES
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Welles role : KANE
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Word with runner or block : ROAD
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Enraged : IRATE
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Feminine nickname : ETTA
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Annul : UNDO
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Dull finish : MATTE
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Hypocrite : WHITEDSEPULCHER
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"___ Laughing," Irvin S. Cobb's autobiography : EXIT
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Arduous journey : TREK
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Clear instruction : MANDATE
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Intrinsic nature : ESSENCE
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Divers information : ANA
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Matelot's milieu : MER
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Base coward : DASTARD
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Ram down : TAMP
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For men only : STAG
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Did calisthenics : EXERTED
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Bad ___, German spa : EMS
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Relative of st. : AVE
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Earn : DESERVE
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Blotched in coloring : MOTTLED
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Earth : SOIL
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___-dieu (kneeling bench) : PRIE
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"Dangerous" school product : ALITTLELEARNING
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Restrain : LIMIT
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Convex moldings : TORI
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Short piece of wool : NOIL
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Figure of speech : IMAGE
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College subj. : ECON
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Ancient Peruvian : INCA
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Less wild : TAMER
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Miffed : SORE
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Kind of pearl : SEED
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Take an oblique course : SKEW
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"Music ___ charms . . . " : HATH
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Prefix with freeze or knock : ANTI
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Like some arguments : HEATED
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Scholarly : ERUDITE
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Centaur or Minotaur : MONSTER
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Fabricated : MADE
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Taken for one's own : ADOPTED
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Wanting in purpose : AIMLESS
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Categorizes : BRACKETS
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Hotel feature : BATH
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Diminutive suffix : ETTE
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Expert in divination : SEER
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Midterm event : EXAM
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Dipper milieu : URSA
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Paired : MATED
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"Lizzie Borden took ___ . . . " : ANAXE
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Contents of an onomasticon : NAMES
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South African province : NATAL
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Long for : CRAVE
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Bordered : EDGED
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Influence : PRESTIGE
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Hambletonian entrant : TROTTER
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Iniquitous : EVIL
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Takes out : DELETES
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Beethoven's "The ___ Concerto" : EMPEROR
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Mass of boulders, etc. left by a glacier : MORAINE
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Agitate : STIR
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Where "deuce" means "even" : TENNIS
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Came to earth : ALIT
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Kind of bean : LIMA
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Moslem V.I.P. : IMAM
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Gone bonkers : LOCO
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"Last Days of Pompeii" heroine : IONE
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Agreeable : NICE
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Happy : GLAD

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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