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New York Times, Thursday, April 20, 1978

40-Down : Puts the whammy on

Author:
Kathryn Righter
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F J K Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Kathryn Righter has 63 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,477
Across
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Street sign : STOP
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"___ My Souvenirs," 1927 song : AMONG
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Beef fat : SUET
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Matador's target : TORO
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More mature : RIPER
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Base of a column : ORLO
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Two plus one, as always : ETERNALTRIANGLE
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Pen pals' ever increasing expense : POSTAGE
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Peculiarity : ODDNESS
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Off-white shade : IVORY
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Bambi's mother : DOE
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Reredos : SCREEN
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Apportioned : ALLOTTED
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Scorches : CHARS
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Word with hair or clothes : DRIER
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Late yachtsman : ARI
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Ribbed : RODE
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Feet, to Fabius : PEDES
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Where Anna Leonowens taught : SIAM
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Clock numeral : III
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Football's "Papa Bear" : HALAS
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Spread perfumes : CENSE
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Item of interest to a shopper : PRICETAG
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Count of Monte Cristo : DANTES
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Pioneer's purchase : AXE
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Differential in solar and lunar time : EPACT
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Tin is one : ELEMENT
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College in Ohio : ANTIOCH
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Home economics : DOMESTICSCIENCE
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Seed cover : ARIL
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Happify : ELATE
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Singer Diamond : NEIL
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New York team : METS
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Exclude : DEBAR
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Embellish : TRIM
Down
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Stair part : STEP
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In ___ (wholly) : TOTO
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Prospectors' quests : ORES
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Curtain in a doorway : PORTIERE
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Former kingdom of Spain : ARAGON
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Ryun or Liquori : MILER
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Choose : OPT
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Emperor after Claudius I : NERO
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Frying pans : GRIDDLES
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"Golden Treasury" entry : SONNET
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Prod : URGE
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Pipe elbows : ELLS
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"Bells on her ___" : TOES
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Hubs : NAVES
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"A Stone, A Leaf, ___": Wolfe : ADOOR
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What quarterbacks seek to gain : YARDAGE
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Company-store currency : SCRIP
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Singing group : CHOIR
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Wheel spokes : RADII
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Tales from Ananias : LIES
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Blemish : TAINT
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Clean the slate : ERASE
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Small change : DIMES
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Rue ___ Paix : DELA
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Protected by Government grant : PATENTED
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Conscious : SENTIENT
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Puts the whammy on : HEXES
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Chollas, saguaros, etc. : CACTI
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Kin of llamas : CAMELS
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Pavlova was one : DANCER
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Italian menu specialty : PASTA
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Dutch cheese : EDAM
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Learning : LORE
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Give off : EMIT
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Mah-jongg piece : TILE
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Topnotcher : ONER
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Third-century date : CCII
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Tiller : HELM
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Taxi : CAB

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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