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New York Times, Tuesday, April 12, 1977

Author:
Bert Beaman
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Bert Beaman has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,104
Across
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Common Latin abbr. : ETAL
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French martyr : DENIS
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Expedited : SPED
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Baches it : LIVESALONE
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Shield border : ORLE
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Is obvious : SPEAKSFORITSELF
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River to the Oise : AISNE
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Gambling game : KENO
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Threshold item : MAT
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Tailor's problem : SEAM
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Austen heroine : EMMA
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Brussels buddy : AMI
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Type of tripe : TRASH
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Summoned : CITED
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SST problems : DINS
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B'way show role : IRMA
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As ___ (generally) : ARULE
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Acquainted with : ONSPEAKINGTERMS
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Feel sure about : BETON
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Bone : ULNA
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Endeavor : SEEK
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Boot on a diamond : ERROR
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Noted clergyman : PEALE
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Coll. men : SRS
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___-Ude, city in Russia : ULAN
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Some are felt : HATS
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End : AIM
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British stool pigeon : NARK
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Syrian's Supreme Being : ALLAH
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Takes verbal action : SPEAKSONESPIECE
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Common contraction : ISNT
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Druggist for Romeo : APOTHECARY
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___ precedent : SETA
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Oblivion : LETHE
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___ out (makes do) : EKES
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Lioness of literature : ELSA
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Home of the brave: Var. : TIPI
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Rarae ___ : AVES
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Gravitates : LEANS
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"___ Kapital" : DAS
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Helper for Kringle : ELF
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Recess : NOOK
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Regarding : INRE
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Sight from the Pont Neuf : SEINE
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May Day! : SOS
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Shells that explode too soon : PREMATURES
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Fitzgerald : ELLA
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Like a prestidigitator : DEFT
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Trapshooting : SKEET
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Mouse's stalker : TOMCAT
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Price rendition : ARIA
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Buyer's concern : MARKUP
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Bogs : MIRES
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House of clay : ADOBE
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Clementine's dad : MINER
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Flute or lute : INSTRUMENT
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Mona Lisa look? : SMILE
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"Hardhearted" one : HANNAH
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Gantry : ELMER
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Classroom furniture : DESKS
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Wind or reel : SPOOL
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Place in order : ENRANK
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Festive : GALA
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Public warehouse : ETAPE
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Twangy : NASAL
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Cut : SLICE
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Store sign : ASIS
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___ dixit : IPSE
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Jackstay : ROPE
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Granny : KNOT
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Problem in D.C. or at sea : LEAK
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Israeli city : ACRE
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Homonym for haze : HEYS
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___ glance (quickly) : ATA
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Afr. country : ETH
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Haggard heroine : SHE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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