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New York Times, Monday, February 28, 1977

Author:
Leonard Sussman
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,061

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Across
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Musical symbol : CLEF
5
Mass of glacial snow : SERAC
10
Black : EBON
14
Spanish coin : PESO
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Tilled land : ARADA
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Roman statesman : CATO
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Northern island : ATTU
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Spades and hearts : MAJORSUITS
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Deprive of : STARVE
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Irish cry : ARRA
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Sock part : TOE
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___ bene : NOTA
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German article : EINE
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Kind of felon : ARSONIST
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Day's march : ETAPE
35
Ancient Briton : PICT
36
Russian villages : MIRS
38
"Them ___ gits" : ASHAS
40
Operatic prince : IGOR
41
Something elicited : EDUCT
43
Forum garb : TOGA
44
Kind : GENUS
46
Australian fauna : EMUS
47
De novo : ANEW
48
Monkey's cousin : LEMUR
50
Urban renewal group : PLANNERS
52
Kind of school : PREP
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Egg on : PROD
55
Hardwood : OAK
58
Land conquered by Saul : EDOM
60
Spiritual : INWARD
64
Clubs and diamonds, e.g. : MINORSUITS
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Desert prince : EMIR
68
Scope : AREA
69
Rye fungus : ERGOT
70
Parlor piece : SOFA
71
Russian denial : NYET
72
Aides: Abbr. : ASSTS
73
Card : TREY
Down
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Audit makers : CPAS
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European : LETT
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This, in Toledo : ESTA
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Blackwood's bid : FOURNOTRUMP
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"___, Next Year" : SAMETIME
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Period : ERA
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Rani's mate : RAJA
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Lover's verb : ADORE
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Dreiser character : CARRIE
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Ancient shield : ECU
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Angler's need : BAIT
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Teutonic king : OTTO
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Big A margin : NOSE
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Nick-name : SANTA
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German name part : VON
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Actor's remark : ASIDE
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Bridge pair : EASTANDWEST
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___ in a poke : APIG
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Star in Orion : RIGEL
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Flat cake : SCONE
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Ruff : TRUMP
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Ring up : PHONE
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Keen : EAGER
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Seal's pelt : SCULP
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Adages : SAWS
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Followers of Nicholas : TSARISTS
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More reliable : SURER
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Miracle site : REDSEA
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Sine qua ___ : NON
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Decants : POURS
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Arabian Sea gulf : OMAN
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Flippant : AIRY
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Namath's weak spot : KNEE
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Russian planes : MIGS
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Don Juan's delight : AMOR
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Prevalent : RIFE
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Wagon : DRAY
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Feedbag item : OAT
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Little one : TOT

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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