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New York Times, Saturday, April 16, 1977

Author:
Samuel H. Barkan
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.64, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 263 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Samuel H. Barkan has 8 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,108

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Across
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"Forty buses in ___" : AROW
5
Land's end : SHORE
10
D'Artagnan specialty : DUEL
14
___ Alto : PALO
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Draw or stud : POKER
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___ facto : IPSO
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Scotch landscape sight : BRAE
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Kind of flu : ASIAN
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Helper: Abbr. : ASST
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Brought about : EFFECTED
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Confidantes, in Calais : AMIES
23
Cousin of a "gee-tar" : UKE
24
___ in the wood : AGED
25
Out of work : IDLE
27
Passé : OUTDATED
31
Fuss : ADO
32
Caused to cool down : DAMPED
34
Churchill's successor : EDEN
36
Uses a needle : SEWS
38
Sioux shelter : TEPEE
39
Funambulist's surface : ROPE
40
Block of stamps : PANE
41
Program : AGENDA
43
Make a pitch for : WOO
44
Rent collector : LANDLADY
46
Omar's product : TENT
48
Predicament : NODE
49
Suffix with super : IOR
50
Core group : CADRE
52
Get the better of : OUTSMART
57
Parisian's "Help!" : AMOI
58
Merman role : ANNIE
59
Miffed : SORE
61
Chawbacon : LOUT
62
Telephone-relay device : CODER
63
Not jaggy : EVEN
64
Nick and Nora's pet : ASTA
65
Decay by degrees : ERODE
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Oboist's purchase : REED
Down
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Police call: Abbr. : APB
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Cooked slightly : RARE
3
Norwegian king : OLAF
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Deplorable : WOEFUL
5
Modern frontier : SPACE
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Talk-show person : HOST
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Migrant farm worker : OKIE
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Use a book : READ
9
Bald eagle's relative : ERN
10
Circle divider : DIAMETER
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Topsy-turvy : UPSIDEDOWN
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Being, Roman style : ESSE
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Quite a bit : LOTS
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Made do (with "out") : EKED
22
___ Khan : AGA
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Tacked on : ADDED
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Perfect : IDEAL
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On skid row : DOWNANDOUT
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Alpha's antithesis : OMEGA
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Raised, as an ante : UPPED
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Very small : TEENY
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Bus terminal : DEPOT
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Cleo's way out : ASP
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"Thereby hangs ___" : ATALE
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Prefix for lithic or plastic : NEO
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Lass from León : SENORITA
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Molecular part : ATOM
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H.S.T. follower : DDE
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Utensil on a pencil : ERASER
49
Rhone feeder : ISERE
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Picnic ham : CALA
51
Andy's partner : AMOS
52
___ about (a certain date) : ONOR
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Disassemble : UNDO
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Deadlocked : TIED
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Spatiate : ROVE
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Bay or bring to bay : TREE
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Casino point : ACE
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Tackle's neighbor : END

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

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