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New York Times, Friday, March 24, 1978

Author:
C. J. Angio
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J K Q U Y Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
C. J. Angio has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,450

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Across
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Scotch companion : SODA
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Spice for baked ham : CLOVE
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Chew at : GNAW
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Seed covering : ARIL
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Poe's "To ___" : HELEN
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Rhyme scheme : AABA
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Vendition of lares and penates : GARAGESALE
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Use a swizzle stick : STIR
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Main course in U.S. : ENTREE
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Hungry as a bear : FAMISHED
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She "ain't what she used to be" : MARE
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Light bulb, in comic strips : IDEA
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Beau or fan : ADMIRER
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Gets the news : LEARNS
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"___ a stranger, and ye took me in" : IWAS
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Congressman's home-going time : RECESS
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How some like it : HOT
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Cupid's missile : DART
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Mascagni opera, for short : CAV
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Like Suckling's "fond lover" : PALE
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Offering at the Uffizi : ART
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Petty prince : SATRAP
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Word in a Stein line : ALAS
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Goes after flounder : FISHES
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Users of 45 Down : NETTERS
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Word with beer or East : NEAR
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Rushed around : TORE
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Number the sheets in a book : PAGINATE
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Half a decade : PENTAD
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Abdul the Bulbul's rival : IVAN
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Schoolroom stoolie : TATTLETALE
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Porter : COLE
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"___ Ben Jonson!" : ORARE
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Prof's concoction : EXAM
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Inspires reverential fear : AWES
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Lead, heavy and bit : ROLES
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Nickname for a roast host : DINO
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Jefferson, ___ of Monticello : SAGE
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Landing area: Nov., 1942 : ORAN
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Gossip's interest : DIRT
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One who cries wolf : ALARMIST
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He screams for teams he esteems : CHEERER
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Hugo's "___ Misérables" : LES
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Oslo V.I.P. : OLAF
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"Spartacus" sculptor : VELA
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Napoleon and Wellington : ENEMIES
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Nobelist in Medicine: 1944 : GASSER
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Spy who was not afraid to die : NATHANHALE
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A Levy who loved a Murphy : ABIE
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Maternity ___ : WARD
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Clothing : GEAR
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Slayer of Castor : IDAS
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Puts up : ERECTS
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Rival of Amneris : AIDA
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Rumpelstiltskin : DWARF
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Double-up betting system : MARTINGALE
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Syria, Lebanon, Israel, etc. : LEVANT
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___ system : SOLAR
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DeSoto or Hudson : CAR
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Hardy's "Pure Woman" : TESS
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Like over 1,300 of Edison's inventions : PATENTED
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Indo-Chinese group : SHAN
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Device used on lawns : AERATOR
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Word with bank, choice or party : PEOPLES
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Traps for mackerel : SEINES
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Monkey puzzle, e.g. : TREE
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Size of type : PICA
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Confess or profess : AVOW
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South Sea islands food : TARO
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Abbr. after a list of names : ETAL
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Vehicle for hack work : TAXI
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Actor Bates : ALAN
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Item sent to a D.J. : DEMO
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Uno e due : TRE

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 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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