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New York Times, Tuesday, April 11, 1978

Author:
Kathryn Righter
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { Z }, Scrabble score: 303 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Kathryn Righter has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,468

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Across
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Snorri Sturluson work : EDDA
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Part of Indira's wardrobe : SARIS
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Spouts : JETS
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Homophone for lane : LAIN
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Make very proud : ELATE
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Bluish green : AQUA
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Cut short, as rhythm : SYNCOPATED
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Gathered collar : RUFF
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Declare : ASSERT
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Leave the Old Sod for new sod : EMIGRATE
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Blighted urban area : SLUM
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She wrote "The Sun Is My Undoing" : STEEN
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Abstracts : EPITOMES
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Shade of blue : INDIGO
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Relative of neon : XENON
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"Robinson Crusoe" author : DEFOE
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Gangster group : MOB
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Winglike : ALAR
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Memorize : LEARN
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Plant cultivated for grain : MILO
40
Conducted : LED
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Calabrian staple : PASTA
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Vicki Baum's was "Grand" : HOTEL
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Abounded : TEEMED
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Roget compilation : SYNONYMS
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Berths for liners : QUAYS
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Vaccines : SERA
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Coal buckets : SCUTTLES
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Examinee's statement : ANSWER
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Chesterfield : COAT
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Like some highways : INTERSTATE
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Prefix with cede or date : ANTE
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Scoundrel : KNAVE
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Russian form of John : IVAN
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Roebuck : DEER
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Avid : EAGER
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Breton or Briton : CELT
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Lanchester or Maxwell : ELSA
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"The Last ___ of Pompeii" : DAYS
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Clamors : DINS
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Progenitor : ANCESTOR
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Dividing membrane : SEPTUM
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Chicken ___ king : ALA
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Pace : RATE
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List components : ITEMS
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Any act promoting rebellion : SEDITION
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Shaken : JARRED
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Evenness of temper : EQUANIMITY
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Small clump : TUFT
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Peteman's target : SAFE
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Synthetic fabric : ORLON
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Heredity factor : GENE
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Natives of Ecbatana : MEDES
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Glorify : EXALT
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Martinique volcano : PELEE
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Unable to make the grade : INADEQUATE
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Old Vic equipment : SEATS
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Automaton : GOLEM
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Ferry fares for Charon : OBOLS
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Wears away by usage, as cloth : FRAYS
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Befitting a woman of refinement : LADYLIKE
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Benedictine or Franciscan : MONASTIC
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Marsh product : PEAT
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Cuckold's headgear : HORNS
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Grumble : MUTTER
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"___, My God, to Thee" : NEARER
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Medicinal herb : SENNA
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Tropical fish : SCAD
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Geometric solid : CONE
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For men only : STAG
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Fluctuate : WAVE
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Useful tag-on from Latin : ETAL
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Tear : RENT
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Poetic time of day : EVE

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

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