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PALM READING

New York Times, Sunday, March 19, 1978

79-Down : Zealous advocate

Author:
Tap Osborn
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 571 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 134, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 19
Tap Osborn has 111 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,445
Across
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Wherewithal : CASH
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Fifth wheel : SPARE
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Wonder drug : ACTH
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D-day craft : LCTS
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Italian harps : ARPE
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Debussy's "___" : LAMER
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Seaver's former bailiwick : SHEA
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State or city in Brazil : CEARA
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Palm : BEACHOROIL
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Palmate : HANDSHAPED
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Veranda in Oahu : LANAI
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"Rule Brittania" composer : ARNE
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Palm part : LINEOFFATE
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Upper crust : ELITE
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Wellington, to Napoleon : FOE
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"___ the ramparts ... " : OER
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Run-of-the-mill : SOSO
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But, to Brutus : SED
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Baum marten : FUR
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Indy "500" : RACE
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Sneak attack : RAID
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For shame! : TCH
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Family member : SIS
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Pavlov : IVAN
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Al of films : PACINO
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Battle site: 1862 : RAPIDAN
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Blacksmiths, at times : SHOERS
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Tooth: Comb. form : ODONTO
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Part of A.E.C. : ATOMIC
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Get ___ of oneself : AHOLD
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Member of a certain college : ELECTOR
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Peace or Marine : CORPS
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Statue garment : DRAPE
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Dwindle : SHRINK
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"___ Perpetua," Idaho motto : ESTO
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Palmer is one : ARCHIPELAGO
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"How like ___ ... ": Shak. : AGOD
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Kind of blind : SCREEN
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Balbo : ITALO
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Part of a mart : STORE
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Raised aloft : SPHERED
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Madras, e.g. : STATE
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Lark : FROLIC
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"Riders to ___," Synge play : THESEA
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Poorly done : BOTCHY
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Letterpress worker : PROOFER
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Feminist, colloquially : LIBBER
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Father-in-law of Esau : ANAH
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Truth, Chinese style : TAO
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Guileful : SLY
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Composer Speaks : OLEY
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Pure and simple : MERE
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Part of H.R.H. : HER
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Nabokov title : ADA
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Middle-age spread : FLAB
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Timetable abbr. : ARR
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Morsel for Seattle Slew : OAT
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N.C.O.'s : SERGS
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Palmistry : CHIROMANCY
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Indira's gown : SARI
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Ho Chi Minh's capital : HANOI
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Apparel made from palmlike plants : PANAMAHATS
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Palmy : PROSPEROUS
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Quibble : ARGUE
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___ Hopkins, Continental Navy leader : ESEK
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Shillong is its capital : ASSAM
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Pandora's escapees : ILLS
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Origin : SEED
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Sturdy boat : DORY
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Salad days : TEENS
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Vortex : EDDY
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Kind of stitch : CABLE
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Of space : AREAL
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Palma : SPANISHPORT
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Underworld goddess : HECATE
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Road sign : SLO
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Candle sealer : PARAFFIN
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In love : AMOROUS
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Conductor from Hungary : REINER
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Contemporary of Dashiell : ERLE
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___ maple, or box elder : ASHLEAVED
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Pullman : CHAIRCAR
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N.C. neighbor : TENN
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Place guarded by Cerberus : HADES
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Matador's cloak : CAPA
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Tare's partner : TRET
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Marquis de ___ : SADE
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Tribal heads: Abbr. : CHFS
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Scurried : HIED
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___ Canals : SOO
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Palmer : ORIOLEPITCHER
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Letters : ENS
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Solecism : AINT
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Divider's word : INTO
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Spot for a slot : DOOR
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Footprint : TRACE
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Two Roman statesmen : CATOS
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Micmac's cousin : SAC
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Salk's target : POLIO
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Gulf of ___ : ADEN
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Palms off : IMPOSESBYFRAUD
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Prefix with prove or solve : DIS
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Ben, the artist : SHAHN
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Shoshonean : HOPI
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U.N. leader in 1948 : ARCE
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Sic : ERGO
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Stowe novel : DRED
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Grayish : SLATY
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Boggs or Irwin : HALE
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Hindmost : AREAR
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Eskimo town near Thule : ETAH
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Palmer : GOLFSARNOLD
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Bay window : ORIEL
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Criticize severely : DECRY
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Algonquian : CREE
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Hit-show sign : SRO
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Town on the Vire : STLO
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Villapiano of the Raiders : PHIL
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Goddess of youth : HEBE
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Sight on a clear night : STARRYSKY
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To's partner : FRO
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Socko! : BAM
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Short play : ONEACTER
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Zealous advocate : PARTISAN
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Garden favorite : TEAROSE
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Throaty : HOARSE
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Wimbledon champ: 1975 : ASHE
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Sweetie pie : DEARIE
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Capital of Togo : LOME
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Physicians' org. : AMA
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Exclaimed one's disdain : BAHED
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Elliot or Jay : GOULD
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Timid one : SISSY
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Auditors: Abbr. : CPAS
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One of the leporids : HARE
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"Picnic" author : INGE
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Ovid : NASO
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Young oyster : SPAT
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Heath and Eden: Abbr. : PMS

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 14 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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