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New York Times, Tuesday, April 18, 1978

4-Down : Meathead

Author:
Eli Wesoff
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 57, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Eli Wesoff has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,475
Across
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Rook's cry : CAW
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Paper for transferring pictures : DECAL
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1861 initials : CSA
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Turnstile deposit : FARE
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Incensed : IRATE
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Hawaiian decorations : LEIS
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Seed envelope : ARIL
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Tycoon : MANOFMEANS
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Hide : LIELOW
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Competitors in a derby : ENTRANTS
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Forbear : ABSTAIN
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Israeli V.I.P. : EBAN
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Several Holy Roman emperors : OTTOS
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Fit, as a description : ANSWER
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Large number : SCADS
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Like some diets : BLAND
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Pitchblende : ORE
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Symbol of virtue : HALO
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Lewis's partner : CLARK
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Cheshire cat specialty : GRIN
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Before, to Byron : ERE
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What ungodly people lack : PIETY
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___ to the teeth : ARMED
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Number in "Lucia" : SEXTET
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Aerie dweller : EAGLE
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Rogers and Emerson : ROYS
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Kingdom conquered by Charlemagne: A.D. 778 : NAVARRE
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Baltimore chop, e.g. : GROUNDER
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Triangular sail : LATEEN
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Batten down the hatches : MAKESECURE
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Baylor University city : WACO
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Round Table assemblage : SIRS
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"Bei Mir Bist Du ___" : SCHON
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Nine divisions of "Strange Interlude" : ACTS
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Cole : NAT
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Divided Asian country : KOREA
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Pi follower : RHO
Down
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Lesser Antilles Indian : CARIB
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Sign of the zodiac : ARIES
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Describing 17 Across : WELLTODO
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Meathead : DIMWIT
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Age : ERA
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What they raise in Cuba : CANE
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In agreement : ATONE
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Where Parisian artists and students meet : LEFTBANK
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Scours : CLEANS
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John, in Ireland : SEAN
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"It ___ Necessarily So" : AINT
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Famed dog of the 30's : FALA
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Dept. once headed by Gen. Hershey : SSS
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"___ Mrs." (comic strip) : MRAND
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Nose-bag contents : OATS
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"___ experiment" (Prohibition) : NOBLE
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Blackboard : SLATE
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Word with book or silk : WORM
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City that sounds mysterious : ERIE
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Tear apart : REND
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Females : SHES
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Kind of package : CARE
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Author Haley : ALEX
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Indo-European : ARYAN
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Newsroom department : CITYDESK
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Epithet for a 1914-1918 event : GREATWAR
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"Wage slaves" : PEONS
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Part of T.A.E. : ALVA
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Most faithful : TRUEST
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Lead sulfide : GALENA
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Dry, as Italian wine : SECCO
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Get to : REACH
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Right-hand page : RECTO
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He lived 905 years : ENOS
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Metric units of wgt. : GMS
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Kind of bow or fall : RAIN
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Gumbo : OKRA
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German steel center : RUHR
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Ex-pitcher "Preacher" ___ : ROE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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