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New York Times, Tuesday, February 21, 1978

37-Down : Having the hue of the Mediterranean

Author:
Eli Wesoff
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { F Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 314 (avg 1.66)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Eli Wesoff has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,419
Across
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Lawyers' org. : ABA
4
Word with green or wise : ACRES
9
Cuyler of baseball's Hall of Fame : KIKI
13
Invasion city in 1942 : ORAN
14
Artless : NAIVE
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"Whatever ___ right": Pope : ISIS
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Dime-novel sleuth : NICKCARTER
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Caliologist's topic : NEST
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Werner of films : OSKAR
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Historic period : DARKAGES
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Disavow : RETRACT
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Kind of worm or weed : SILK
25
Westerns : OATERS
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Entrapped a dogie : NOOSED
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Scarce item in 1932 : JOB
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Blue-pencils : EDITS
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Boredom : ENNUI
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"___, Time stays, we go": Dobson : ALAS
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Beige colors : ECRUS
40
___ du Nord, busy depot in Paris : GARE
41
Evil habits : VICES
43
European movie houses : KINOS
45
Author Kesey : KEN
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Kind of gun : ACKACK
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"___ Goes By," 1931 song : ASTIME
50
Horse's motion : GAIT
52
Becomes fond of : TAKESTO
55
Shake-up : TURNOVER
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Glacial ridge : ESKER
59
Dinero or moola : KALE
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Where Housman's lad lived : SHROPSHIRE
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Cattle, to Cowper : KINE
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Closely twisted : KINKY
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Extra item in an env. : ENCL
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Hooded hoods : KLAN
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Use the rudder : STEER
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Ocean-lane direction : SSE
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Originate : ARISE
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Dos-à-dos : BACKTOBACK
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Capital of Turkey : ANKARA
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Table-talk collection : ANA
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Sleight-of-hand feat : CARDTRICK
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Hayworth : RITA
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Between Tinker and Chance : EVERS
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Pianist Rudolf : SERKIN
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Wray's abductor : KINGKONG
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What "video" means : ISEE
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Post office get-together : KISS
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Adherent : IST
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___ about (date-setting phrase) : ONOR
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Old aircraft : CRATE
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Source of some medicines : ALOE
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Give up : CEDE
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Narrow channel : STRIA
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Reptilian leathers : SNAKESKINS
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Chartres's river : EURE
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"___ dien," motto of the Prince of Wales : DIEN
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Beanery beverage : JAVA
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Suffix used in names of acids : OLIC
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Beach danger : SUNSTROKE
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Having the hue of the Mediterranean : SEAGREEN
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Knave, at cards: Sp. : SOTA
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Use a radar beam : SCAN
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Dickens villain : SIKES
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Newsstands : KIOSKS
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Interlocks : MESHES
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"Emmy" winner : TVHIT
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Prayer hour : TERCE
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U.S.S.R. grain market : OREL
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Jet part, usually for smokers : TAIL
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Arm bone : ULNA
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Sea bird : ERNE
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"___-Katy," 1918 song : KKK
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Unit of light intensity : PYR

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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