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CAPSULE COMMENTS

New York Times, Sunday, March 20, 1977

Author:
Ruth N. Schultz
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 88, Avg Word Len: 5.04, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 525 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 112, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
Ruth N. Schultz has 21 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,081
Across
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Marner or Lapham : SILAS
6
Spiny-finned fish : SCAD
10
Red Baron, e.g. : ACE
13
Side dish : SLAW
17
Voiced : SONANT
18
Iroquois : ERIE
19
General's word : NUTS
21
___ colada, rum drink : PINA
22
Emulate Delilah : ENTICE
23
Two years in the House : TERM
24
Tidy : NEAT
25
Fail to mention : OMIT
26
Queen's words : WEARENOTAMUSED
29
Prima ballerina : ETOILE
31
Egyptian cotton : SAK
32
Comment : REMARK
33
Caxton or Zenger : PRINTER
34
Dweller : RESIDER
38
Mideast natives : IRANIANS
41
Lulu Bett's sister : INA
42
King's words : LETATCESTMOI
47
Bellamann book: 1940 : KINGSROW
52
Society girls : DEBS
53
Hives : UREDO
54
Detective's word : ELEMENTARY
57
Reaped after reapers : GLEANED
59
Achieve much : GOFAR
60
Errata : TYPOS
62
Year in reign of Louis VII : MCLI
64
Ruminate : MUSE
65
King's words : THEWOMANILOVE
69
Rio Rita: Abbr. : SRTA
73
Greek god : ARES
74
Loosely woven fabrics : LENOS
75
Fifth wheel : SPARE
80
Generosity : LARGESS
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Diarist's words : ANDSOTOBED
84
Squirrel fare : ACORN
85
Fans' words : GOGO
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Trestle : SAWHORSE
90
Conqueror's words : VENIVIDIVICI
94
Conger : EEL
95
Atomic group : ISOTONES
96
Ecuadorean province : LOSRIOS
100
Retinue : CORTEGE
104
More clownish : ZANIER
106
Buttons : RED
108
Bob or shingle : HAIRDO
109
Flower seller's words : IWANTTOBEALADY
114
Give the nod to : OKAY
115
Gumbo : OKRA
117
"Bei Mir ___ du Schon" : BIST
118
Lennon or Starr : BEATLE
119
Sumps : PITS
120
John's predecessor : DEMI
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D-Day beach : UTAH
122
Failed a G. I. rifle-range test : BOLOED
123
Lap, at times : SEAT
124
Pale : WAN
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The take : GATE
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Entangling : SNARY
Down
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"___ and yet so far" : SONEAR
2
Output's opposite : INTAKE
3
Hideout : LAIR
4
Noun suffix : ANCE
5
British gun : STEN
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Irish, for one : SETTER
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Quintessence : CREAM
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Kind of postage : AIRMAIL
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Objected : DEMURRED
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Princess : ANNE
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Signaled : CUED
12
After zeta : ETA
13
Flatware item : SPOON
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Last straw : LIMIT
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Old-womanish : ANILE
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Kind of bed : WATER
17
Backstitches : SEWS
20
English novelist : STERNE
27
Pay dirt : ORE
28
Ray : SKATE
30
Web : TISSUE
33
Felt shoe : PAC
35
Millisecond : SIGMA
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Place an ad : INSERT
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Mend socks : DARN
39
Collar : NAB
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Pronoun : ITS
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Streetcar : TRAM
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Carte : MENU
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Pindar's output : ODES
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Antiseptic: Fr. : IODE
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Pub vessel : KEG
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Worldwide labor org. : ILO
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Ship-shaped clock : NEF
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Beavers' neighbors : OTTERS
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"The ___ Were" : WAYWE
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Certain mail cars: Abbr. : RPOS
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___ Kippur : YOM
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Moth's tongue : GLOSSA
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Ullmann : LIV
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Girl in a song : SAL
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Neighbor of Wis. : MINN
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Lumps of clay : CLODS
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Owns : HAS
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Teachers' org. : NEA
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Biblical queen : ESTHER
69
Muscovite, e.g. : SLAV
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Sprint : RACE
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Cyclo follower : TRON
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Kind of culture : AGRI
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African tree : POOLI
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Shorten, for short : ABR
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Legal matter : RES
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Town near Arnhem : EDE
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Was jealous of : ENVIED
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Has debts : OWES
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Scram! : GIT
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Ab ___ (from the start) : OVO
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Tokyo's "Fifth Ave." : GINZA
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Insect on the deep : OCEANBUG
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"No news ___ news" : ISGOOD
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Female rabbit : DOE
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"___ Lovely Day?" : ISNTITA
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___ Lip (Durocher) : LEOTHE
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Any planet : ORB
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Bryan was one : ORATOR
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Becky Sharp's victim : SEDLEY
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Karate blows : CHOPS
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Jack, of old films : OAKIE
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Lariat : RIATA
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Romantic meeting : TRYST
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"Where ___!" : ITSAT
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Recolored : DYED
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Mlle. La Douce : IRMA
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Farm wagon : WAIN
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Sags or flags : EBBS
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Time unlimited : AEON
113
Gershwin's "___, Lucille" : LALA
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"Go down to ___ . . . " : KEW

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 10 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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