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New York Times, Thursday, April 13, 1978

Author:
Herb L. Risteen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,470
Across
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Part of an ounce : DRAM
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Do cleaning work : SWEEP
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Direct insult : SLAP
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Prefix with chute or troop : PARA
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Utah range : UINTA
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Forbidden : TABU
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Dixie waterway : SHENANDOAHRIVER
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Boots' partners : SADDLES
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Delight : ELATE
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Check : REIN
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Unit of force : DYNE
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Braque was one : CUBIST
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Intensity of feeling : HEAT
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Seamen's chat : GAM
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___ hygiene : ORAL
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Singer Fitzgerald : ELLA
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Conceit : EGO
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Dixie writer : WILLIAMFAULKNER
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"A Shropshire ___": Housman : LAD
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Undiluted : NEAT
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Water bird : ERNE
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Bashful : SHY
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Strong cart : DRAY
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Like wintry storms : SLEETY
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Trial scene in France: 1942 : RIOM
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Eagerly expectant : ATIP
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Piece serving as a prop or brake : SPRAG
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Inactivates : ARRESTS
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Dixie battle site: 1863 : LOOKOUTMOUNTAIN
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Church section : APSE
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Rule the ___ (be master) : ROOST
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Pisa's river : ARNO
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Golden or teddy : BEAR
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Sniffs : NOSES
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Sugar source : BEET
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Homeless ones: Abbr. : DPS
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Stadium sounds : RAHS
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Region : AREA
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Big baboon : MANDRILL
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"The ___ heights . . . ": Wilde : SUNLIT
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Expand : WIDEN
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Space monkey : ENOS
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Greek letter : ETA
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Exclamation of disgust : PAH
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Set of steps between farms : STILE
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Mauna Loa's output : LAVA
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Instigate : ABET
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Unsullied : PURE
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Thirst quenchers : ADES
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Landlord's income : RENTAL
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Mazo ___ Roche : DELA
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River into Korea Bay : YALU
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Auto sections : COWLS
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The unscrupulous Mr. Heep : URIAH
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Mount ___, in Utah : BALDY
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Big and strong : HEFTY
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Vermeer's forte : GENRE
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James Bond, for one : AGENT
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Comedian Amsterdam : MOREY
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"Mood ___" : INDIGO
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Of aircraft: Prefix : AERO
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Contraction often used by servants : MAAM
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___ on (watches) : KEEPSTAB
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Acts pompously : STRUTS
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Burden for some debtors : LIEN
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He's on call in the fall : RAKER
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Showed respect for the National Anthem : AROSE
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A piece of the rock : SLAB
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Poet who warned about "a little learning" : POPE
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Ponselle or Raisa : ROSA
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Biblical book : AMOS
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Weight rate : TARE
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Mathematical ratio : SINE
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Plant container : URN
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Exceedingly : TOO
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Stewart's "Touch ___ the Cat" : NOT

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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