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New York Times, Monday, March 6, 1978

Author:
Evelyn Benshoof
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 41, Avg Word Len: 4.84, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Evelyn Benshoof has 71 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,432
Across
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Acted in a domineering way : BOSSED
7
Oscar winner in 1951 : BOGART
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Provoke; incite : PUTUPTO
14
Accomplish : PUTOVER
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Being tested : ONTRIAL
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Toss about : AGITATE
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Area in an atlas : OCEAN
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Comrade : PAL
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Malinger : SHIRK
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McHenry or Sumter : FORT
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Santiago is its capital : CHILE
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Them: Sp. : LOS
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Grating : GRID
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Obliterated : XED
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News story heading : DATELINE
33
Merchant : TRADER
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Site of Noah's landing : ARARAT
38
Turn around : ROTATE
39
Meal : REPAST
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Gave a warning : PRESAGED
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Compass point : SSE
43
Site of St. Peter's : ROME
44
Eng. course : LIT
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Peewee : REESE
49
Extra : PLUS
53
Ryan or Tatum : ONEAL
56
Stain : DYE
57
Confederate in the audience : PLANT
58
In an instant : ATAWORD
60
Funambulist's sine qua non : BALANCE
62
Posy : NOSEGAY
63
On the ___ (honest) : UPANDUP
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Strindberg's land : SWEDEN
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Abhor : DETEST
Down
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Con game : BUNCO
2
Dark brown fur : OTTER
3
Seaport where the British first settled in India : SURAT
4
Gyrate : SPIN
5
Letter from Greece : ETA
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Spiny-finned fish : DOLPHIN
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Earwig, e.g. : BUG
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Amos of the K.C. Royals : OTIS
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Barbarian : GOTH
10
Be of profit or use : AVAIL
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Prefix with cede or flex : RETRO
12
Migrates : TREKS
13
Cry of contempt : POOF
14
Jade : PALL
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Military man : AIDE
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Bossy or hoss : CRITTER
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Uncompromising : EXTREME
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Barometer or tumbler : GLASS
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Irregular : EROSE
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Facts : DATA
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Patriotic org. : DAR
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Exist : ARE
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Broach a cask : TAP
32
Important dates : ERAS
34
Hammarskjöld : DAG
35
Summer, in Dijon : ETE
36
Cranberry or tomato : RED
40
Quarry : PREY
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Sled in "Citizen Kane" : ROSEBUD
44
Grants : LOANS
45
Under protection : INTOW
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Goad or vex : TEASE
48
Whirlpool : EDDY
49
Kill Devil Hill machine: Dec., 1903 : PLANE
50
Disembarks : LANDS
51
Not abridged : UNCUT
52
Word with father or son : STEP
54
Inspired with fear : AWED
55
Booth : LOGE
57
Quadrat : PLAT
59
Competed in a heat : RAN
61
Simian : APE

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

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