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New York Times, Thursday, February 3, 1977

Author:
Elaine D. Schorr
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { F J K V X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 85, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Elaine D. Schorr has 49 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,036

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Across
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Like a razor blade : SHARPEDGED
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Prelate's title: Abbr. : MSGR
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Followed a similar course : PARALLELED
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Bluish color : AQUA
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To some degree : INAMEASURE
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Kind of roast or Parliament : RUMP
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Hill of S.F. : NOB
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Tiny particle, old style : ATOMY
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Thunder sounds : CLAPS
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Donkey, in Augsburg : ESEL
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Heather locale : MOOR
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Wilkes-___ : BARRE
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Western ski place : ASPEN
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Spire projection : EPI
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Then, in St. Lo : ALORS
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"___ Trap" : THETENDER
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Skid sidewise : SLUE
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Process: Suffix : ION
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First name in architecture : EERO
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Desert occurrence : SANDSTORM
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Farm output : GRAIN
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Kind of product : END
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Utah range : UINTA
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Mr. Royce's partner : ROLLS
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___ avis : RARA
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Star in Argo : NAOS
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Search thoroughly : PROBE
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Records : DISCS
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Hindu title : SRI
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Knight of the road : HOBO
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Turns to profit : CASHESINON
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Mideast chieftain : EMIR
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Ignorant : ILLITERATE
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Kind of ad : WANT
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Like some bottles : DISPOSABLE
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What the lilies don't do : SPIN
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Pueblo Indian : HANO
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Native of Yemen : ARAB
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___ down one's throat : RAM
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Suits nicely : PLEASES
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Give a lift to : ELATE
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Dreariness : DESOLATION
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In the dumps : GLUM
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Like a haunted house : EERY
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D-Day V.I.P. : DDE
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One of the Thomases : MARLO
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Politico's promise : SQUAREDEAL
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Andy of comics : GUMP
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Pans, critic style : RAPS
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Ice-cream container : CONE
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Didn't do it right : ERRED
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Came upon : MET
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French choir voice : BASSE
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Part of Poe's name : ALLAN
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Type of tournament : ROUNDROBIN
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Partner of sweet : SHORT
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Spencerian art : PENMANSHIP
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What Pauline faced : PERIL
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They're often in the fire : IRONS
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Fiddler and pianist : NEROS
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Without a doubt : SURE
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Spanish family member : TIA
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Some totals : GROSSES
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Cut short : ABORT
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Vinegar: Prefix : ACETO
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Dog-days word : PHEW
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Carlo Ponti's city : ROMA
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Painter Salvador : DALI
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Small land masses: Abbr. : ISLS
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Hill brow, in Scotland : SNAB
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Mideast weight : ROTL
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Arrow poison : INEE
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El ___, Spanish hero : CID
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Author Levin : IRA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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