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New York Times, Wednesday, March 9, 1977

Author:
DeWitt Anderson
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { Q W X }, Scrabble score: 307 (avg 1.66)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
DeWitt Anderson has 17 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,070
Across
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Burma's neighbor : LAOS
5
Seraglio : HAREM
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Kind of tire or foot : FLAT
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Singer Paul : ANKA
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Certain Arabian : OMANI
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Exude : OOZE
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Comic sketch : SKIT
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Amphibians : TOADS
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Pahlavi's land : IRAN
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Andersen opus : THEUGLYDUCKLING
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Heyerdahl boat : RAI
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Is sorrowful : RUES
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Horizontal molding : CORNICE
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Poetic time : EEN
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Held court : SAT
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Thine: Fr. : ATOI
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Krazy ___ : KAT
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Savalas : TELLY
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Coffee seed : BEAN
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Zeno follower : STOIC
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Stir : JAIL
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City on the Rhone : ARLES
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Alphabetic trio : MNO
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___ homo : ECCE
47
Tel Aviv airport : LOD
48
Exclamations : AHS
51
Sly laugh : SNICKER
53
Kind of school : PREP
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Examine expertly : VET
55
Burdick-Lederer opus : THEUGLYAMERICAN
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Cornucopia : HORN
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Sam of N.C. : ERVIN
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Bacchanalia : ORGY
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Literary event : EPIC
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Clamor : NOISE
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Zero : NONE
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Great Lake State: Abbr. : MICH
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Dunces : ASSES
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Neck of land : SPIT
Down
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Wear well : LAST
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Egyptian cross : ANKH
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Thirties' migrant : OKIE
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Gloomy or sullen : SATURNINE
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Benny Goodman improvisations : HOTLICKS
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Port in S.E. China : AMOY
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Electric catfish : RAAD
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Tolerate : ENDURE
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Slip : MISCUE
10
Outwits : FOILS
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Nocturnal mammal : LORI
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Moslem call to prayer : AZAN
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Burmese measure : TENG
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Merry, in Metz : GAI
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Ohio college town : KENT
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Conspiracy : CABAL
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Alamogordo's county : OTERO
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Amundsen : ROALD
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Dine : EAT
30
Loose : SLACK
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"Tiny ___" : ALICE
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Wat or John : TYLER
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Fun-loving Rover Boy : TOM
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Ousters : EJECTIONS
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Kind of policy: Abbr. : INS
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Assembles : CONVENES
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U.S. illustrator : SARG
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Western capital : HELENA
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Film-executive Skouras : SPYROS
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Comparative suffix : IER
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Vigor : PUNCH
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Oates book : THEM
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Snake-dance specialist : HOPI
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Hoffer : ERIC
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Rara ___ : AVIS
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___ en scène : MISE
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Harvest : CROP
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Lambs, to Lucullus : AGNI
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U.N. veto : NYET

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

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