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New York Times, Saturday, March 26, 1977

Author:
Bert Beaman
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { J Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Bert Beaman has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,087

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Across
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Hit : SOCK
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Show disdain : SCOFF
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Hamburg housewife : FRAU
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Wahine's dance : HULA
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Infamous Frenchman : LAVAL
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"Gigi" playwright : LOOS
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Over : ATOP
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Heights : ELEVATIONS
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Cut the ___ (refute) : GROUNDFROMUNDER
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Begin : SETTO
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Fissure : REFT
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Track figures : ODDS
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News bulletin : FLASH
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L.S.U. site : BATONROUGE
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Preminger : OTTO
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Eagerly expecting : ATIP
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Mail : ARMOR
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Muse : CLIO
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Ooze : SEEP
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Garb for 14 Across : GRASSSKIRT
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King of Judea : HEROD
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Huntley : CHET
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U.S. journalist : RIIS
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Japanese city : OSAKA
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Words symbolizing good sense : FEETONTHEGROUND
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Kind of revolution : INDUSTRIAL
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Kind of code : AREA
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Laurel : STAN
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Washer cycle : RINSE
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Nest noise : PEEP
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Kind of rule : HOME
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Of a cereal : OATEN
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Residue : SILT
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Chases flies : SHAGS
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Unconventional : OUTRE
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Cork-removal sound : CLOOT
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Done for : KAPUT
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Jack jumper : SLED
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Cowboy's concern : CALF
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Beyond : OVER
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Boon : FAVOR
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Sweetheart : FLAME
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Pioneer's piece : FLINTLOCK
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Cross : ROOD
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Tops : AONE
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Red letters : USSR
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Volcanic rock : TUFF
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"High ___" : NOON
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Go slow : DRAG
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R.I. rebel: 1842 : DORR
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Roadside plant : SUMAC
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King of the Huns : ATLI
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Budge : STIR
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Owl's sound : HOOT
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Party : BASH
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To ___ (exactly) : ATEE
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Layer : TIER
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Timely : OPPORTUNE
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Exclamation : GOSH
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Gaelic : ERSE
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Kind of battery: Abbr. : STOR
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Diablo's opposite : DIOS
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Musical vamp : INTRO
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Narrow streak : STRIA
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Afternoon TV fare : SOAPS
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Roman coins : AUREI
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Truckle : KNEEL
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Modify to suit : ADAPT
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Perch : FISH
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Within: Prefix : ENTO
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Cheese : EDAM
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Cue : HINT
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Comfort : EASE
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Hollow : GLEN

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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