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New York Times, Thursday, March 9, 1978

Author:
Bert H. Kruse
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J K V W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 254 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Bert H. Kruse has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,435
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Stamps : POSTAGE
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Is concerned : CARES
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Veracious : TRUTHFUL
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Hogans, igloos, etc. : ABODES
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Sold on Main Street : RETAILED
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Apennines dweller, subjugated circa 290 B.C. : SABINE
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Bigwigs in Kabul : AMIRS
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Before, to Hamlet : ERE
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Caesar's way : ITER
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Retreat : DEN
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Nourishment : FARE
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Decree ___, in divorce cases : NISI
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Margin : EDGE
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Foot part : INSTEP
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Wood sorrel : OCA
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Kerr's "Please ___ Eat the Daisies" : DONT
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"The Greatest" : ALI
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Snood : NET
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Serial start, e.g. : PARTONE
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Blind alley : IMPASSE
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Latin-lesson verb : AMO
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Wall Street term : PAR
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Penury : NEED
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Lunar vehicle : LEM
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Hidden marksman : SNIPER
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Bank item: Abbr. : ACCT
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"To ___ and a bone . . . ": Kipling : ARAG
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Gig rig : OARS
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Ben-___ : HUR
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Sup : DINE
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Blunder : ERR
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Flood : SPATE
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Most frigid : ICIEST
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Coroners' probes : INQUESTS
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Sadat's predecessor : NASSER
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Emotional disorders : NEUROSES
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Ancient milestone : STELE
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"The Grass Is Always ___ . . . " : GREENER
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Course for a would-be G.P. : PREMED
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Picnic : OUTING
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Castor or Pollux : STAR
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"Now hear ___!" : THIS
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Labor org. : AFL
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Former Shetland viol : GUE
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Church officials : ELDERS
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Social worker's assignment : CASE
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Rhyme scheme : ABA
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Sign of spring : ROBIN
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Formats for presentations of literary works : EDITIONS
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Grows old : SENESCES
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Commerce : TRADE
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Arrange in sequence : SERIATE
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Lawyer's fee : RETAINER
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___ haddie (smoked haddock) : FINNAN
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Situated in the front : ANTERIOR
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"Spring ahead" time in N.Y.C. : EDT
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Rice and Gantry : ELMERS
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Meerschaum : PIPE
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Butterfingers' cry : OOPS
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Knight who will fight for what's right : PALADIN
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___ Cup, yacht-racing prize : AMERICAS
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Student of Spanish, Italian, etc. : ROMANIST
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Nabokov novel : ADA
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K.P. activity : PARING
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Dance step : CHASSE
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Sloop's sister ship : CUTTER
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Part of a chignon : TRESS
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Graylags : GEESE
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Raison d'___ : ETRE
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Positive : SURE
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He toils much for little : PEON
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Companion of poivre : SEL
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Grandfather of Saul : NER
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Province in eastern Can. : QUE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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