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New York Times, Thursday, February 17, 1977

Author:
Virginia Butler
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { F J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,050

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Across
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Well-groomed : SLEEK
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Failures : DUDS
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___ en scène : MISE
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Opera-box wear : TIARA
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Govt. agency : USIA
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This, in Spain : ESTA
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Anchor position : ATRIP
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Eve or present : CHRISTMAS
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Implores : BESEECHES
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Hot under the collar : IRATE
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Large dormouse : LOIR
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Leon Uris book : EXODUS
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Henny Youngman's prop : VIOLIN
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Doer: Suffix : IST
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Op-ed page feature : COLUMN
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Fine wool : CASHMERE
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Kind of indigestion : ACUTE
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Family member : SON
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Fern cluster : SORUS
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Jam and bull : SESSIONS
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Overbearing one : TYRANT
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Lark or scraper : SKY
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Beasts of burden : CAMELS
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Taste : PALATE
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Counterpart of nuts : SOUP
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Type size : AGATE
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Crake or sora, e.g. : MARSHBIRD
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Stage prop : PAPERMOON
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"It's do ___" : ORDIE
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Tel ___ : AVIV
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Bulwer-Lytton girl : IONE
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Relative : NIECE
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___-majesty : LESE
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European river : ODER
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Certain votes : YESES
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Brief effort : STAB
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Rock: Suffix : LITE
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"I'm all ___" : EARS
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Penna. port : ERIE
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Choir director : KAPELLMEISTER
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Musician Peter : DUCHIN
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Wedding helper : USHER
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Board members: Abbr. : DIRS
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Monkey : SAI
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Paris transit : METRO
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"That he ___, 'tis true" : ISMAD
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In ___ quo : STATU
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Loosens : EASES
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Beethoven's Pastoral : SIXTHSYMPHONY
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___ a phrase : COIN
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Curve : ESS
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Sotto ___ : VOCE
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Son of Tros : ILUS
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Inning trio : OUTS
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Fleming : IAN
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Instance, in France : CAS
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Lettuce : COS
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Relative of "To be continued" : MORE
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Of a time period : ERAL
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Home and end : RUNS
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Superlative suffix : EST
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Ship-plank's curve : SNY
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Greek weight : OKE
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Greek letters : TAUS
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Place for a naughty pupil : CORNER
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___ States : PAPAL
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Century plant : AGAVE
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___ lazuli : LAPIS
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"The stag ___ . . . " : ATEVE
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River to the Rhone : SAONE
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Disposition : MOOD
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Soft cheese : BRIE
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Caesar's time : IDES
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Kind of pudding : RICE
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Ruby and Sandra : DEES
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My, in Naples : MIO

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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