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Michael W. Miller
Michael W. Miller

New York Times, Thursday, March 3, 1977

Author:
Michael W. Miller
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Spans: 5 (2 double stacks), Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Michael W. Miller has 2 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
Jim Horne notes:

This puzzle was originally published under the name Mike Miller. To avoid confusion with another Mike Miller, we have changed the byline to read Michael W. Miller.

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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,064
Across
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Composed jingles : RHYMED
7
Can. network : CBC
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Foofaraw : ADO
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With 16 Across, book by Twain : THEADVENTURESOF
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See above : HUCKLEBERRYFINN
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Monograms for Sen. Kennedy : EMKS
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Cashew : NUT
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Sweet or hot item : POTATO
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D-Day craft : LST
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Rootless plants : ALGAE
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Cummerbund : SASH
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Moby Dick's pursuer : AHAB
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Tar : SAILOR
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Old card game : LOO
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Like some excuses : LAME
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Twain character : PUDDNHEADWILSON
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Wagnerian role : ERDA
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Shade tree : ELM
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He lit up the world : EDISON
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Skates : RAYS
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Baseball family name : ALOU
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Sierra ___ : LEONE
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Refusal : NAY
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Lariats : RIATAS
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Beautician's specialty : SET
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Cutting tool : ADZE
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Book by Twain : INNOCENTSABROAD
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Twain, formally : MRSAMUELCLEMENS
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Episcopacy : SEE
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Kringle aide : ELF
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Famed Chicago cow-owner : OLEARY
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Baba au ___ : RHUM
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Cry of disgust : HECK
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"Mirthquakes" : YAKS
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Middle of 16th century : MDL
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2, 4, 6, etc. : EVENS
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Social events : DEBUTS
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Position Ford played: Abbr. : CTR
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Baby-feeding finale : BURP
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Cold: Prefix : CRYO
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Where Laos is : ASIA
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Taboo word : DONT
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___ consequence : OFNO
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Tea, in Tours : THE
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Sardine snare : NET
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Triton : EFT
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Author Uris : LEON
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Turkish coin : ASPER
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Pop-song heroine : LAURA
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Harebrained : GIDDY
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Actors Alan and Robert : ALDAS
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Place to remember : ALAMO
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Turf : SOD
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G.W. adversary : HOWE
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Pitcher Reynolds : ALLIE
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Signe from Stockholm : HASSO
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Start of an O'Neill title : AMOON
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Sesame : BENNE
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Ostrich's cousin : RHEA
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Building wing : ELL
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To no avail : IDLY
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U.N. arm : UNESCO
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In any way : ATALL
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Flanges : RIMS
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As to : INRE
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Faulkner character : ANSE
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Fit ___ tee : TOA
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Summit : ACME
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Ballerina's pas ___ : SEUL
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Cardinals' insignia : STL
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"Aeneid" starter : ARMA
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Activist : DOER
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Idiotic : ZANY
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Ames, Wynn, etc. : EDS
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Ship's clock : NEF
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Nectar collector : BEE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 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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