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New York Times, Thursday, February 16, 1978

Author:
Herb L. Risteen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { F Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 304 (avg 1.66)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,414
Across
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Balkan bigwig : TITO
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Equine's pride : MANE
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Pit or well : SUMP
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Man from Jidda : ARAB
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Frugal fellow : SAVER
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Diva's forte : ARIA
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Actress involved with Abigail's man : JILLSTJOHNADAMS
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Large eared seal : SEALION
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Gentleman's gentleman : VALET
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Part of Harvard Stadium : TIER
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Author Harte : BRET
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Canter and single-foot : GAITS
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Show scorn : JEER
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Old saying : SAW
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Choir singer : ALTO
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Civil War leader : DAVIS
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Collection : ANA
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Actor having connections with a singer : JOHNWAYNENEWTON
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Finnish port : ABO
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Cancel : ANNUL
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Mask : HIDE
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Thing, in law : RES
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Draws : TIES
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Macduff, e.g. : THANE
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Coagulates : GELS
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Form of fuel : PEAT
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Take the ___ (preside) : CHAIR
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Toothed : SERRATE
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Novelist tied up with a winner over Clay : HENRYJAMESKPOLK
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Huffy : IRED
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Plant part : OVULE
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Female friend, in France : AMIE
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What a tug does : TOWS
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London art gallery : TATE
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Incline : LEAN
Down
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___ Mahal : TAJ
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Garden bloom : IRIS
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Narrative : TALE
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Sacrifice : OBLATION
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Kind of suit : MAJOR
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Stratford's stream : AVON
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Biblical book: Abbr. : NEH
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Water bird : ERN
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Top Cairene : SADAT
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Red river : URAL
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Jester : MIME
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All our yesterdays : PAST
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Porker pads : STIES
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Cut : SLIT
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Unwilling : AVERSE
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Slanting edge : BEVEL
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Check : REIN
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Light bulb : GLOBE
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One of a Dumas trio : ATHOS
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Two-faced god : JANUS
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Fine fabric : SATIN
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Electrical terminal : ANODE
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Lose force : WANE
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Not in harmony : AJAR
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Force units : DYNES
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Wet or wishy-washy : WATERY
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Indigo source : ANIL
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"Oh ___ was Mary" : WHATAPAL
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Succinct : TERSE
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Listen! : HARK
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Encircles : GIRDS
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Contemporary of the Bard : PEELE
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I.O.U. : CHIT
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Villain's adversary : HERO
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Again : ANEW
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X-rated material : SMUT
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Heavy volume : TOME
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English essayist : ELIA
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Tiny bit : JOT
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Hollywood name : AVA
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Understanding : KEN

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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