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New York Times, Monday, February 14, 1977

Author:
Tap Osborn
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Tap Osborn has 111 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,047
Across
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Fish-landing hook : GAFF
5
West Pointer : PLEBE
10
Shankar : RAVI
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Bring together: Fr. : UNIR
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Ella or Josh : LOGAN
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Blore of films : ERIC
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Start of a Valentine message : ROSEHASAREDFACE
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Furnaceless : UNHEATED
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Houston athlete : OILER
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Brightened : LIT
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Food or music : SOUL
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More of message : VIOLETSISBLUE
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Talking bird: Var. : MINA
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Oriental rug : HERAT
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Collar : NAB
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Stepped on : TROD
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Hatchet man : FIRER
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Point out : CITE
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Kind of worshiper : SUN
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Gussie of tennis : MORAN
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U.S. Indian : OTOE
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More of message : SUSANSISASHEN
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Lesson-cheater's aid : TROT
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Wheat, in Paris : BLE
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Syria's leader : ASSAD
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" . . . ___ a day in June" : SORAREAS
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End of message : HOWNICEIHAVEYOU
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Aleutian island : ADAK
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Honor : AWARD
60
Hawaiian goose : NENE
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Snooks or blue : BABY
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Civil War signature : RELEE
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Weight allowance : TRET
Down
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Wise man : GURU
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Shortly : ANON
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Kind of wife or fry : FISH
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Horn in on a party : FREELOAD
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Nebraska river : PLATTE
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Forfeit : LOSE
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Oath of yore : EGAD
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Jumper's obstacle : BAR
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Direction: Abbr. : ENE
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Pharmacy order : REFILL
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Russian sea : ARAL
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Iniquity : VICE
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Bakery worker : ICER
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Greet : HAIL
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Question : DOUBT
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Warning devices : SIRENS
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Sandy ridges : OSAR
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Disease germ : VIRUS
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Turkish president : INONU
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___ for knowledge : THIRST
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Caravansary : SERAI
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Wed : UNITE
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Industrialist Cyrus : EATON
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Rockies or Alps: Abbr. : MTS
34
Insect : BEE
36
Samoan council : FONO
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Logical : COHERENT
39
___ gras : MARDI
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Ex-infielder Eddie : STANKY
43
Irritate : ABRADE
44
European : SLAV
47
Captain of fiction : AHAB
48
Scotch's friend : SODA
49
Deck cleaner : SWAB
50
Earth's crust : SIAL
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Czech river : OHRE
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Spotter : EYER
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Superb : AONE
54
Fat : SUET
56
Vehicle : CAR
57
Farm animal : EWE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 7 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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