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CIRCLES IN THE SQUARE

New York Times, Sunday, April 16, 1978

Author:
Jeanette K. Brill
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 66, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 529 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 125, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Jeanette K. Brill has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
Notepad: The circled squares from left to right, starting at the top, contain a quotation.
David Steinberg notes:

The quote is, "A jackass can kick a barn down but it takes a carpenter to build one." Clue for 36-Across should be "Topgallant" (one word); left as in the original.

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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,473
Across
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Indian princes : RAJAS
6
Deficiency : LACK
10
Cockles : OASTS
15
Cordon bleu : CHEF
19
Father of Shamgar : ANATH
20
Dust bowl fugitive : OKIE
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Raven's cry : CROAK
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Gounod contemporary : LALO
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Person to whom quotation is attributed : SAMRAYBURN
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Metric measure : CENTIMETER
27
Ancient ascetics : ESSENES
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California city east of L.A. : COVINA
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Like some currents : DIRECT
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Will subject : ESTATE
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Hebrew months : ADARS
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Sites of knights' fights : LISTS
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Top gallant : MAST
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___ soul (contract with Satan) : SELLONES
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Soft mineral : TALC
43
Commercials : ADS
44
Confine : STRAITEN
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Carnival lure : SIDESHOW
49
Cacophony : NOISE
51
Detect : SPOT
52
Former German coin : THALER
54
Wine: Comb. form : ENO
55
Teem : ABOUND
57
Brahmin : SNOB
59
Candid : OPEN
60
Layer : TIER
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Long-shot odds : TENTOONE
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" . . . swift ___ radiant ends": Watson : MEANSTO
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Baghdad's country: Var. : IRAK
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Aspen or alder : TREE
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Famed ex-jockey : SANDE
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Yorkshireman: Var. : TIKE
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Valenciennes, e.g. : LACE
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Pitched woo : SPOONED
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Fountain drinks : SODAPOPS
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African cypress pine : ARAR
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Notch made by a saw : KERF
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Allowance for waste : TRET
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Easter shrub : SPIREA
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Sow's home : PEN
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Hanging jar at Navidad : PINATA
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Greek letters : ETAS
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Falling short of : UNDER
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Clinic clientele : PATIENTS
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Quotation source : FISHBAIT
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Violinist ___ Bull : OLE
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Strike hard : BASH
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Arm armor : BRASSARD
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Dirk of yore : SNEE
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"Lonesome George" : GOBEL
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Resort, for short : EVIAN
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Formosa : TAIWAN
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Accrues : INURES
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Keats and Sappho : ODISTS
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Cargo carrier's charge : BOATAGE
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Passed bills : LEGISLATED
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Of kinship : RELATIONAL
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Gershwin's "___, Lucille" : LALA
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Moving force : AGENT
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Osmund, for one : IRON
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Clare and Henry : LUCES
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British machine gun : STEN
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___ Alegre, Brazil : PORTO
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Hang fire : PEND
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Carved stone pillar : STELA
Down
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Form by carving : RASE
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Table-talk items : ANAS
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Impromptu jazz performance : JAMSESSION
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Relaxing : ATREST
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Negative contraction : SHANT
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Seafood delicacies : LOBSTERS
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Hawaiian fish : AKU
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Diam. × 3.1416 : CIRC
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Game akin to lotto : KENO
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The West : OCCIDENT
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Spheres of action : ARENAS
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Sub detector : SONAR
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Use a shuttle : TAT
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Mishap on ice : SKID
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Synod attendees : CLERICS
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Execrates : HATES
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Choose : ELECT
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Dix and Knox : FORTS
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Beer ingredient : YEAST
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Author of 92 Across : MILLER
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Spire attachment : VANE
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Pass : ELAPSE
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Slender dagger : STILETTO
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___-arms (soldier) : MANAT
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Sun-dried brick : ADOBE
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Matinee idol : LION
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Upholstered footstool : OTTOMAN
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Pharyngeal tissues : ADENOIDS
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Madrileño : SENOR
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Enervates : SAPS
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Beneficiary : HEIR
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Draft status : ONEA
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Employment : WORK
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Gold Rush name : SUTTER
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Fine oilstone : HONE
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Soft leather gloves : DOESKINS
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Author of "John Brown's Body" : BENET
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Haberdashery item : TIEPIN
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Potion to dull sorrow : NEPENTHE
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Formal speech : ADDRESS
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Kindhearted : SOFT
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Utterly defeated : KAPUT
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Finn's neighbor : LAPP
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Field : AREA
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Jargon : CANT
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Domesday Book money : ORAS
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"___ Mater" : STABAT
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Decree : ORDONNANCE
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Elizabethan dramatist : PEELE
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Hindu garment : SAREE
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Numerical suffixes : ETHS
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Norman Vincent and Rembrandt : PEALES
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"___ Dream," 1937 song : AFRAIDTO
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Stately court dance : SARABAND
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Basque's possible ancestor : IBERIAN
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Smith and Fleming : IANS
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Dostoyevsky novel, with "The" : IDIOT
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Two-pronged weapon : BIDENT
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Stayed to the end : SATOUT
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Fish organs : GILLS
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___ a time (singly) : ONEAT
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G.I.'s "alarm clock" : BUGLE
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Campaign target : VOTER
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Ululates : WAILS
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Affront : SLAP
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Jaunt : TRIP
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Arid : SERE
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Author Greene : GAEL
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"Born Free" heroine : ELSA
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Short follower of long : AGO
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Chaney or Nol : LON

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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