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New York Times, Saturday, February 12, 1977

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.50, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,045
Across
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Footless creatures : APODES
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Explorer Vasco : DAGAMA
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Capital of Malta : VALETTA
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Movie-serial installment : EPISODE
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Place often revisited : OLDNEIGHBORHOOD
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Mickey's creator : WALT
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Labor org. : CIO
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Creator of Tristram Shandy : STERNE
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War area for Ike : ETO
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Japanese zither : KOTO
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Line of joining : SEAM
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Resound, for short : REVERB
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Medico : DOC
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Creek : RIA
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Girl's name : DELIA
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Absent with leave : ONAPASS
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Offerings at Shea : BALLGAMES
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Gulp down : SWALLOW
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Glacial ridge : ESKER
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Home brew : TEA
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Health mecca : SPA
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Aided with money : LOANED
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Farm measure : ACRE
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Missiles for ham actors : EGGS
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___ Nippon (Japan) : DAI
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Like the cross in a hymn : RUGGED
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Cry of delight : OOH
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Balmy : MILD
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Enjoys a wild street game : PLAYSRINGALEVIO
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U.S. admiral of 1898 : SAMPSON
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Kind of cat or twin : SIAMESE
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Record again : RETAPE
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Perches on : ROOSTS
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Solemn promiser : AVOWER
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Tested by taste : PALATED
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Childhood flame : OLDLOVE
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Car mar : DENT
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Hot time in Paris : ETE
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Street batting games : STICKBALLS
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Coming-out girl : DEB
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Military addresses : APOS
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Encircled : GIRT
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Residue : ASHES
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Ones tying up boats : MOORERS
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Shelley's name for Keats : ADONAIS
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Money-exchange premium : AGIO
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Watery plant swelling : EDEMA
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A-la-cart lunch place : HOTDOGWAGON
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O'Neill's daughter : OONA
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Island in palindrome : ELBA
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100 dinars in Iran : RIAL
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Fine coat cloth : CAMELSHAIR
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Mexican money : PESO
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"___ silly question . . . " : ASKA
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Trot loosely : LOPE
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Nonclerical : SECULAR
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Sham battle : WARGAME
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Salad plants : ENDIVES
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Objective one : REALIST
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Boat covers : TARPS
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Monkeyshines : DIDOES
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Fellaheen country : EGYPT
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Biblical ruler and namesakes : GOGS
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She, in Rome : ESSA
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Mail or gum : DROP
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Office note : MEMO
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Chemical suffix : INE
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Asian native : LAO

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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