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New York Times, Friday, February 25, 1977

Author:
Sidney L. Robbins
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { B J }, Scrabble score: 299 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Sidney L. Robbins has 153 pre-Shortz puzzles and 50 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,058
Across
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"Where there's a ___ . . . " : WILL
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Swimmer's hazard : CRAMP
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Area of Istanbul : PERA
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Words of comprehension : ISEE
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Skater Sonja : HENIE
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Classroom event : EXAM
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Infirmity, forgetfulness, etc. : SIGNSOFSENILITY
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Curve : ESS
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Devout : PIOUS
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I.O.U.'s, etc. : NOTES
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Bitter: Prefix : PICR
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At the age of: Abbr. : AET
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Traditional send-off : RETIREMENTPARTY
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Overjoy : ELATE
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Give up : QUIT
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Prior to : ERE
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Atlantic or Sioux : CITY
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Woodland deities : FAUNS
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Mexican drink : AGUA
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Douay Bible name : AZA
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Hindu garb : SARI
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Nautical call : AVAST
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Gold watches for departing war-horses : PARTINGPRESENTS
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Printer's measures : ENS
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Fraternal ones : ELKS
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Wide open : AGAPE
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Political bone : ISSUE
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Greek letter : TAU
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Speech of a sort : FAREWELLADDRESS
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Egyptian singing girl : ALME
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U.S. painter : PEALE
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End in ___ (draw) : ATIE
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Beams : RAYS
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Elias and Julia Ward : HOWES
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Go one's way : WEND
Down
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___ up (catch on) : WISE
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Egyptian goddess : ISIS
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Gangster Diamond : LEGS
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Writer Deighton : LEN
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Option : CHOICE
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Politician's promise : REFORM
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Korean apricot : ANSU
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___ van der Rohe : MIES
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State or play : PEN
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Relative of jai alai : PELOTA
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Theater-door sign : EXIT
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Value : RATE
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Poet Lowell et al. : AMYS
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Skyline component : SPIRE
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Clumsy : INEPT
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Compassion : PITY
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Monkshood : ATIS
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Sum up : RECAP
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Miss Doolittle : ELIZA
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Soviet republic : TATAR
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Fit out : EQUIP
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Type of buoy : NUN
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Lear's daughter : REGAN
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Kind of fund : TRUST
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Irish poet : YEATS
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Devotees : FANS
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S.A. nation : ARG
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Relatives of sts. : AVES
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Tendon : SINEW
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Used the information desk : ASKED
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Tents : TEPEES
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Business deal : RESALE
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Avoids : ELUDES
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At a distance : AFAR
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Type of occasion : GALA
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Coxey's, for one : ARMY
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Intestine: Prefix : ILEO
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Side dish : SLAW
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French head : TETE
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"It's ___ to tell . . . " : ASIN
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Secondhand : USED
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N.T. book : EPH
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Kind of deal : RAW

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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