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Tap Osborn
Tap Osborn

New York Times, Friday, April 29, 1977

Author:
Tap Osborn
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { G Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 300 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Tap Osborn has 111 known pre-Shortz puzzles, and 1 Modern Era crossword in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,121
Across
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In the chips : RICH
5
Quick kiss : BUSS
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Hokum : SHAM
13
Music halls : ODEA
14
Desert plants : CACTI
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"If I Only ___ Heart" (Oz song) : HADA
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Kiss follower, sometimes : TELL
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Lacking guidance : UNLED
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Joie de vivre : ELAN
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National shrine at N.Y.U. : HALLOFFAME
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Between Winnie and Pu : ILLE
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Cause to get riled up : MIFF
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Heavenly headgear : HALOES
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Allen and Frome : ETHANS
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Mariner's set of rules : SEALAW
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"Jaws" star : SHARK
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Soup scoop : LADLE
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Recede : EBB
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Conference : TALK
36
Assayer's vessel : CUPEL
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Get word : HEAR
38
Suffer : AIL
39
Type of protest : SITIN
40
Aligheri : DANTE
41
Waterproofed, as fabrics : COATED
43
Throbbed : PULSED
44
Muscular : BRAWNY
46
Russian sea : ARAL
47
Merit : EARN
48
"Praise ye the Lord!" : HALLELUJAH
54
Rodeo item : ROPE
55
Winged : ALATE
56
Fountain drink : COLA
57
Sorry one : RUER
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Pep up : LIVEN
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Jug : EWER
60
Heights: Abbr. : ALTS
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Perjurer : LIAR
62
Grand or small coup : SLAM
Down
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"Our Gang" author : ROTH
2
Concept : IDEA
3
Spot for a cot : CELL
4
Distinguishing feature : HALLMARK
5
National park in Alberta : BANFF
6
U.S.C. rival : UCLA
7
Ski maneuver : STEM
8
Areaway of some houses : SIDEHALL
9
Speed-skater Young : SHEILA
10
Times for handouts and horseplay : HALLOWEENS
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Allan-___, in Robin Hood tales : ADALE
12
Fillies' flowing features : MANES
14
Word with French or hand : CUFFS
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Porky's plaint : OINK
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Milwaukee product : ALE
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This: Sp. : ESTA
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Cambodian's neighbor : THAI
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Runner in the foyer : HALLCARPET
28
Flavorsome : SAPID
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Tree-of-life site : EDEN
31
Balalaika's relative : LUTE
33
Reduce : BATE
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Nurtured : BRED
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What you can't fight : CITYHALL
37
Big toes : HALLUCES
39
___ Mateo, California : SAN
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Kind of personality : DUAL
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V.I.P. group in baseball circles : OWNERS
43
Linger at the mirror : PREEN
44
Yogi : BERRA
45
Dufy : RAOUL
46
Modify : ALTER
49
Oahu chief : ALII
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Etna output : LAVA
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Cheek by ___ : JOWL
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The die cast by Caesar : ALEA
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Damage : HARM

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

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