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Stephanie Spadaccini
Stephanie Spadaccini

New York Times, Friday, February 24, 1978

Author:
Stephanie Spadaccini
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 41, Avg Word Len: 4.84, Missing: { F Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Stephanie Spadaccini has 8 pre-Shortz puzzles and 36 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,422
Across
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Door part : JAMB
5
Underground creature : MOLE
9
Plastering strip : LATH
13
Great Barrier Island : OTEA
14
1961 Oscar winner : LOREN
15
"La donna è mobile," e.g. : ARIA
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Alda : ALAN
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Site of a discovery in "The Lost Chord" : ORGAN
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Word with room or wear : MENS
19
Straight man's question : DIDYOUTAKEABATH
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Poet who wrote "For the Time Being" : AUDEN
23
Composer born in Lille : LALO
24
River in Canada : TRENT
27
Wet blankets : DRIPS
30
Done, to Shakespeare : OER
31
As ___ A B C : EASYAS
34
Southeast Asian people : THAI
38
Beachhead place: Sept. 9, 1943 : SALERNO
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Not solid or liquid : GASEOUS
42
Raced : SPED
43
Forcible : COGENT
45
From ___ Z : ATO
46
"Goodnight" girl : IRENE
48
Paved part of an airfield : APRON
50
Toodle-oo : TATA
52
Explosive, for short : NITRO
55
Comic's answer : WHYISONEMISSING
61
Blood: Prefix : HEMO
62
Ingredient of an Aesop tale : MORAL
63
Always : EVER
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Sign : OMEN
65
The world, to Jaques : STAGE
66
King of Thailand : RAMA
67
Recent NASA target : MARS
68
Kind of cabbage : KALE
69
Snooty one : SNOB
Down
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Steinbeck character : JOAD
2
Norse form of Attila : ATLI
3
Western lake : MEAD
4
East Indian fig tree : BANYAN
5
"Le ___ d'Arthur," by Malory : MORTE
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Prom-dress material : ORGANDY
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Seepage : LEAK
8
Nine: Prefix : ENNE
9
Excoriate : LAMBASTE
10
Pertaining to space : AREAL
11
Rio ___, city in Brazil : TINTO
12
Diner offering : HASH
14
Booming : LOUD
20
External : OUTER
21
Monte Rosa : ALP
24
Companion of turn : TOSS
25
Garner : REAP
26
Contemporary of Dashiell : ERLE
28
Storm : RAGE
29
"No man ___ island" : ISAN
32
Suffix with allow and appear : ANCE
33
Anon : SOON
35
White with age : HOAR
36
Essex or Hudson : AUTO
37
"When the Frost ___ the Punkin" : ISON
39
First and bulldog : EDITIONS
41
Newman and Redford, e.g. : STARS
44
Not particular : GENERAL
47
Abyssinian prince : RAS
49
Tough puzzles : POSERS
50
Dissertation topic : THEMA
51
Prior in "Ivanhoe" : AYMER
53
Effigy : IMAGE
54
Ceramic plate : TILE
55
"To ___ it may . . . " : WHOM
56
Siberian city : OMSK
57
Part of N.B. : NOTA
58
"Terrible" one : IVAN
59
Verne character : NEMO
60
Collar : GRAB

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 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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