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New York Times, Friday, March 25, 1977

Author:
Evelyn Benshoof
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 299 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Evelyn Benshoof has 71 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,086
Across
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English saint : HILDA
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Author Stoker ("Dracula") : BRAM
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Pennant : FLAG
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Embellish : ADORN
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Bolognese artist : RENI
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French composer : LALO
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Utah city : LOGAN
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Sherbets : ICES
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December date : YULE
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Boxers under 113 lbs. : FLYWEIGHTS
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Rabbit of "Uncle Remus" : BRER
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As well : ALSO
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Indo-Iranians : ARYANS
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Bargain : HAGGLE
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Drawing room : SALON
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Column base : ORLO
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Think : DEEM
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Thousand, in 25 Down : MILLE
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Marred, as shoes : SCUFFED
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Tormented : PLAGUED
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Racing boat : SHELL
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___ facto : IPSO
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Suspend : HANG
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Type of rifle : YAGER
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Shrewd : ASTUTE
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Asian peninsula : MALAYA
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Italian city : ESTE
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Berserk in Burma : AMOK
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Flee : FLYTHECOOP
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Jacob's third son : LEVI
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Blend : FUSE
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Noncom : SARGE
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Support : ABET
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Visored cap : ETON
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Into pieces : APART
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Hard to find : RARE
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Western city : RENO
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Burton's homeland : WALES
Down
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Game division : HALF
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Adored one : IDOL
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Lethargic : LOGY
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Sketch : DRAW
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Toughen : ANNEAL
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Guardhouses : BRIGS
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Selected again : RECHOSE
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"He hath spread ___ . . . " : ANET
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Mass book : MISSAL
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Transitory : FLYBYNIGHT
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Beloved of Petrarch : LAURA
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Poet Ginsberg : ALLEN
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Hotshots : GOERS
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___ France : ILEDE
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City on the Tevere : ROMA
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Cayuse : HOSS
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Curve : ARCH
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Stickum : GLUE
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"Beat it!" : GOFLYAKITE
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Elec. units : AMPS
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Entertainer Adams : EDIE
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Hawaiian feast : LUAU
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Christian season : LENT
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Lip : EDGE
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Excoriate : FLAY
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Disinclined : LOATH
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Victimizes : PREYSON
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Old fellow : GAFFER
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Alternate : SEESAW
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Cheekbone : MALAR
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Protozoan : AMEBA
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Romeo : LOVER
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Girl in a pool : STENO
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Theorbo : LUTE
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Matador's cloak : CAPA
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Verbal : ORAL
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Monster : OGRE
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Darlings : PETS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 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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