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SHAKESPEARE ON SPORTS

New York Times, Sunday, April 23, 1978

Author:
Bert Rosenfield
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 98, Avg Word Len: 5.07, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 638 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 132, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 15, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 17
Bert Rosenfield has 60 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,480
Across
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Deep sleep : SOPOR
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Awful, in Apulia : ATROCE
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Remarkable variable star : MIRA
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Seer of a sort : SWAMI
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Sandblaster's target : GRIME
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Eloquent speaker : RHETOR
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Military miscreant : AWOL
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Trimmed, as upholstery : PIPED
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Mortise's companion : TENON
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Drag through mud : BEMIRE
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Caesura : REST
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Highest of the Pyrenees : ANETO
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W.S. on hockey ("A Midsummer Night's Dream" II, 1) : GENTLEPUCKCOMEHITHER
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Belfry denizens : BATS
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Alack's partner : ALAS
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Gaza or Sunset : STRIP
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U.S.N.A. graduate : ENS
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Musical key : ANATURAL
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Northern constellation : LEO
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Armstrong's "Perfect!" : AOK
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Dog star : ASTA
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Cockchafers: Var. : DORRS
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W.S. on bowling ("The Tempest" I, 1) : MERCYONUSWESPLIT
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Poetic word : OER
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Mae West role : LIL
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Physicist Bohr : NIELS
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Latin I verb : AMO
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Rains of film fame : CLAUDE
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Cairn ___ (Scottish peak) : EIGE
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Haggard : DRAWN
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Singer John : ELTON
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Seoul soldiers : ROKS
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W.S. on football ("Othello" V, 2) : LETHIMNOTPASS
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Brontë heroine : EYRE
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"___ for the Czar" (Glinka opera) : ALIFE
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Flying spray : SCUD
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"Awake and Sing" playwright : ODETS
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"Hamlet" segment : ACT
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Marine mammal : MANATEE
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Numero ___ : UNO
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Some ex-Princetonians : ALUMNAE
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Former Mideast initials : UAR
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Lean as ___ : ARAKE
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Hind's mate : STAG
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___ and end-all : BEALL
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Leave port : SAIL
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W.S. on golf ("King John" IV, 1) : GIVEMETHEIRON
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One-tenth of MLXX : CVII
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Seed covering : TESTA
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Yellow-fever mosquito : AEDES
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Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
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Keys : ISLETS
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Dunderhead : ASS
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Sleep: Prefix : SOMNI
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Cabinet dept. : AGR
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Character in "Turandot" : LIU
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W.S. on baseball ("Othello" III, 3) : YOUDIDBIDMESTEAL
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Thong : STRAP
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Graf ___ : SPEE
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Clangor : DIN
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Enzyme: Suffix : ASE
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Renounce : ABDICATE
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Golf-club part : TOE
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Poet's concern : METER
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N.T. book : APOC
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Part of Excalibur : HILT
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W.S. on basketball ("Henry V" III, Prologue) : HEARTHESHRILLWHISTLE
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Dungeon sound : CLANK
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Litter Lilliputian : RUNT
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Fourth of a famous five : EMILIE
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In the van : AHEAD
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Ex ___ : PARTE
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Arab chieftain : EMIR
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Salt marsh : SALINA
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Intrinsically : PERSE
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Hewers : AXMEN
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Game in a Reno casino : KENO
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Hamlet's "___ and arrows" : SLINGS
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Long legs, in Leghorn : SESTE
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Rank above cpl. : SGT
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Seasoning for pizza : OREGANO
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Cold-remedy component : PINETAR
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W.S. on tennis ("3 Henry VI" III, 2) : OMONSTROUSFAULT
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Budget item : RENT
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Old Assyrian city : ARBELA
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"Hard as ___ of ploughman": W.S. : THEPALM
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Fictional uncle : REMUS
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Auricular : OTIC
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Stops up : CORKS
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In an upright manner : ERECTLY
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Scott hero : MARMION
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"___ for Adonais": Shelley : IWEEP
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___ ha-Shanah : ROSH
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Choir voices : ALTI
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Hall of Fame pitcher : SPAHN
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Popular apple : WINESAP
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Little or Frye : APER
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Where Sills' trills give thrills : MET
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Courtroom vow : IDO
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Domestic deity : LAR
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Mountain: Comb. form : OREO
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"Mene, mene, ___, upharsin" : TEKEL
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Troublesome : BAD
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No longer new : USED
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"___ going to St. Ives . . . " : ASIWAS
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Buck or Jesse : OWENS
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Having a grayish cast : SLATY
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Part of the Malay Archipelago : TIMOR
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In accord : ATONE
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Root or Yale : ELIHU
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Unyielding : RIGID
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Skelton role : CLEM
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Slow; dull : UNAPT
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Compass point : SSE
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C.S.A. general's monogram : REL
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Stuff : CRAM
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Mascagni's temptress : LOLA
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Sib : AKIN
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Useful catchall : ETC
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Fuddy-duddy : DODO
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Hwy. : RTE
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W.S. on auto racing ("Macbeth" II, 1) : LETMECLUTCHTHEE
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Suffix with Taiwan : ESE
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Composition for nine : NONET
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___ volatile : SAL
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Seventh Greek letter : ETA
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Wrigley Field player : CUB
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Energy unit : ERG
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Kin of "gee-tars" : UKES
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Past : AGO
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Hub : NAVE
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Dismounted : ALIT
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Cantabs' rivals : ELIS
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Oat protein : AVENIN
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Decorated afresh : REDID
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Soul, in Sedan : AME
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Where lint may glint : SERGE
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Papal crown : TIARA
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Dramaturgy is one : ART
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Nautical ropes : STAYS
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Fabulous fabulist : AESOP
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Progeny : ISSUE
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Opposites of trochees : IAMBI
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Race segment : HEAT
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Zilch : NIL
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Thus, in Toledo : ASI
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Alfonso's affirmative : SISI
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More unusual : ODDER
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Diplomatic word : DETENTE
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Mehta or Ozawa : MAESTRO
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Tallinn native : ESTH
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Second-sighted woman : SEERESS
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Crested plover : LAPWING
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Scolds : RAILERS
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In any event : ATLEAST
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Ill humor : PET
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Black teas : BOHEAS
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601, Roman style : DCI
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Like some buckets : OAKEN
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Kingsley's "___ White" : MENIN
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Pertaining to fissures : RIMAL
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Spent : ALLIN
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Mischief : HARM
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Arduous journey : TREK
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Actor Cronyn : HUME
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Chookasian of the Met : LILI
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Dummkopfs : SAPS
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Bus. consultant : CPA
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Easygoing : LAX
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Sandra or Ruby : DEE

Answer summary: 14 unique to this puzzle, 3 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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