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New York Times, Monday, February 20, 1978

Author:
Johnson
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { B J K P Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 254 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Johnson has 29 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,418

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Across
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Plasterer's need : LATH
5
Cause to be one : UNIFY
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This, to a señora : ESTA
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Words of understanding : ISEE
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Bristlelike parts : SETAE
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Like ___ of bricks : ATON
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Volcano that erupted in 1169 : ETNA
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Willful : HEADSTRONG
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Kind of seat : SADDLE
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Apollo's mother : LETO
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Half a nautical reply : AYE
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Ares' Roman counterpart : MARS
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Dispatched : SENT
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Searching for food : FORAGING
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Got married again : REWED
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Bauxite and stibnite : ORES
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Not messy : NEAT
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Friend of the cause : DONOR
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Christian calendar period : LENT
41
Jokester's question : GETIT
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In good shape : HALE
44
Appointments : DATES
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Change the décor : REDO
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Behold, to Pilate : ECCE
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Layer of skin : DERMA
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Like a saw : SERRATED
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On stage by herself : SOLA
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First name of a memorable slave : DRED
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Candlenut tree : AMA
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Strews for drying : TEDS
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Published : ISSUED
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Numbskull : DUNDERHEAD
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MacDonald's "The Egg ___" : ANDI
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Cousin of in re : ASTO
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Wreck completely, as a car : TOTAL
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Actress Diana : RIGG
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Run into : MEET
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Alarming : SCARY
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Opposite of hivers : ETES
Down
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Golfers' concerns : LIES
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Nick Charles's dog : ASTA
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Take care of : TEND
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V.I.P.'s at prep schools : HEADMASTERS
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Groomsmen's job : USHERING
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Mary Lincoln, ___ Todd : NEE
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Boot peninsula: Abbr. : ITAL
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Covers a dice bet : FADES
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Word with year or day : YESTER
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Head part : EAR
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Covered walk : STOA
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Martin or Orlando : TONY
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Supernatural being: Fr. : ANGE
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___ down (quieted) : TONED
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Barrel stave : LAG
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Scornful expression : SNEER
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"___ better than one" : TWOHEADSARE
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Shepherd's concern : FOLD
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Nymph of the hills : OREAD
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French income : RENTE
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Access points : GATES
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Pass a bill : ENACT
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"___ far niente" : DOLCE
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___ over (aided in distress) : TIDED
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Bamboolike grass : REED
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With intense heat : TORRIDLY
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Dealt a heavy blow : SMOTE
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Puts on the qui vive : ALERTS
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___ adjudicata : RES
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Kind of committee : ADHOC
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Early fruit fancier : ADAM
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Be in a brown study : MUSE
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Stake : ANTE
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___ trap (lure) : SETA
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Kind of rule : UNIT
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Advantage : EDGE
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Site of an archeological search : DIGS
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Decimal point : DOT
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Rhine feeder : AAR

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 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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