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New York Times, Thursday, March 31, 1977

Author:
Sidney Frank
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 82, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.56, Missing: { F J P Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 260 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Sidney Frank has 2 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,092

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Across
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First of 13 palindromes herein : TENET
6
When both hands are up : NOON
10
Pork product : LARD
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Out of shape : OBESE
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Lamb : ELIA
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Off-B'way acting award : OBIE
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Pleasant places : OASES
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Indolently : IDLY
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Granular snow : NEVE
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Explosive : TNT
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Labels : TAGS
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Polished with abrasive paper : SANDED
25
Mess : HASH
26
Spanish gypsies' language : CALO
27
Envoy : LEGATE
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Cavalier : ROYALIST
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Old-time gallery : ALURE
35
Dos and don'ts : RULES
36
Mongrel : CUR
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Fiber from a cocoon : SILK
38
Estate house : MANOR
39
Hurdy-gurdy : LIRA
40
Actress Rehan : ADA
41
Rattan weaver : CANER
42
Squalid : MANGY
43
Chaps : LEGGINGS
45
Sacred river : GANGES
46
Pot money : ANTE
47
Concocted : MADE
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Cosimo or Lorenzo of Florence : MEDICI
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Aqueduct : BIGA
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Original woman : EVE
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Work on galleys : EDIT
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Homonym for 39 Down : LAIN
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Handel's "Le ___" : MATIN
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No more than : MERE
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Mezzo-soprano Chookasian : LILI
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Silly : INANE
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Lulu : ONER
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See 42 Down : ADAM
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Trumpeter Davis : MILES
Down
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Tug's salute : TOOT
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Israeli V.I.P. : EBAN
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"A ___ of robins ... " : NEST
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Palindromic suffix : ESE
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Having left a will : TESTATE
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Paddock sound : NEIGH
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Auto pioneer : OLDS
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Tulsa product : OIL
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Denier : NAYSAYER
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Famed Cambodian : LONNOL
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Still snoozing : ABED
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Cleave : RIVE
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Legal paper : DEED
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Peer's mother : ASE
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Sigh for Yorick : ALAS
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Fox hunter's shout : HARK
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Peach or apricot : COLOR
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Mountain group in Utah : LASAL
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Skip over : ELIDE
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Solzhenitsyn's archipelago : GULAG
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Mystical poetry : RUNES
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Cupcake topper : ICING
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Swell : SURGE
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Automat gear : TRAYS
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Extent : RANGE
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Señora's headdress : MANTILLA
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Narrow country road : LANE
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One of Carter's titles: Abbr. : CINC
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With 64 Across, early greeting : MADAMIM
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Ankle covering : GAITER
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Joke : GAG
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Jot : MINIM
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Office circular : MEMO
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Garden spot : EDEN
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Catastrophic : DIRE
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___ Hora, Czech battle site in 1620 : BILA
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Useful bit of Lat. : ETAL
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Climbing plant : VINE
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Chemical endings : ENES
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First ___ : AID
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Cuckoo : ANI

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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