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NO MORE DIMINUTIVES

New York Times, Sunday, April 30, 1978

Author:
Bert H. Kruse
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 539 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 106, Cheaters: 18, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Bert H. Kruse has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,487
Across
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Diamond fragment : CHIP
5
Stop ___ : ONADIME
12
Millay's "Aria ___" : CAPO
16
Single-handedly : ALONE
17
Sound at a door : RATATAT
18
"___ to Hold Your Hand" : IWANT
20
Baked-apple dessert : BROWNELIZABETH
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Bribes : GETSAT
24
Mechanical repetition : ROTE
25
Juridic : LEGAL
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Pip-pip : TATA
28
Malayan archipelago : RHIO
29
Suffix with boy or girl : ISH
30
Call it a day : RETIRE
31
Mexican gentleman : SENOR
32
City in Kansas : IOLA
33
Simpletons : GEESE
35
Unit : ONE
36
More dreadful : DIRER
37
Young cod : SCROD
38
City southeast of Lima : ICA
40
Famed N.Y.C. hospital : STLUKES
42
Where to buy croissants : BAKERY
43
Predicament : SCRAPE
46
Very unpopular : HATED
47
Bird's crop : CRAW
48
Short tale: Abbr. : STO
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Attitudinize : POSE
51
Chem., geol., etc. : SCS
52
Tyrants : PHARAOHS
56
Boat covering, for short : TARP
58
Coarse linen cloth : CRASH
60
Victory: Ger. : SIEG
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Punkie : GNAT
62
Lake in Ireland : ERNE
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John Silver, for instance : MARGARETLEG
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Bismarck : OTTO
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Not jaggy : EVEN
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Little or Frye : APER
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Coquette : OGLER
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Girl in an old song : NITA
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Did some sleuthing : DETECTED
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Attys.' group : ABA
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___ mater : DURA
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Camb. campus : MIT
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Recent : LATE
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Ledge : SHELF
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Cheyenne's foe : PAWNEE
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"In Cold Blood" author : CAPOTE
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Honors : LAURELS
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West : MAE
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Saltated : LEAPT
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Doesn't own : HASNT
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Siouan : OTO
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Links area : ROUGH
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Anent : INRE
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Exploded : BURST
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Exchanged : TRADED
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Originally known as : NEE
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Butte's relative : MESA
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Spore sacs in fungi : ASCI
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Philosopher of the Absolute : HEGEL
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Pre-Lenin ruler : TSAR
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Lake of ___, Switzerland : BIENNE
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Medicine, osteopathy, etc. : HEALINGARTHURS
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Restrain : DETER
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Intrinsic nature : ESSENCE
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Calcars : OVENS
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Overcasts : SEWS
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Cocktail : STINGER
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Yin's companion : YANG
Down
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Endue : CLOTHE
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Foe of Washington : HOWE
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Caravansary : INN
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Elizabethan dramatist : PEELE
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Sources : ORIGINS
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Christ's childhood home : NAZARETH
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"And thereby hangs ___" : ATALE
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Flatfish : DAB
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Resident: Suffix : ITE
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Was important : MATTERED
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Natural gas components : ETHANES
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Castro's companion : CIGAR
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Disciple's emotion : AWE
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Police conveyance : PATRICKWAGON
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Kind of wind or current : ONSHORE
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Started : AROSE
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Savile Row businessman : TAILOR
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Two-master : BRIG
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Apollo's mother : LETO
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Truckler : TOADY
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Rocky peak : TOR
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Tire : RECAP
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Twist's persecutor : SIKES
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Chaplin's title : SIR
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Hair style : DUTCHROBERT
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European mining center : SAAR
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Army address : APO
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"And every ___ queen": Kingsley : LASSA
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C.S.A. general : BRAGG
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Go without food : STARVE
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Trumpet's relative : CORNET
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Gone con : ESCAPEE
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Solacer's advice : CHEERUP
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Mount : STEED
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Goofed : ERRED
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Nappy : PILED
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Punctual : ONTIME
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"Panama ___" : HATTIE
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Ermine in brown : STOAT
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Poker game : PENELOPEANTE
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Dept. in the Cabinet : AGR
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Cardinals' insignia : STL
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Dull finish : MATTE
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Equal, as a Parisienne : EGALE
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Noted suffragette : CATT
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On a safari : AHUNT
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Namath in 1977 : RAM
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Edgar or Emmy : AWARD
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Most impudent : SASSIEST
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Dental ___ : FLORENCE
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Modernist : NEO
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Conquer Everest : CLIMB
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Epic in 12 books : AENEID
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Fire worshipers : PARSEES
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Tamaracks : LARCHES
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Reel : STAGGER
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Czech martyr : HUS
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Old Greek theaters : ODEA
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Like many heroes : UNSUNG
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Car parts : GEARS
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Linen marking : HERS
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Boxing brothers : BAERS
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Object : THING
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"Crazy Legs" Hirsch : ELROY
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At that moment : THEN
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Just out : NEW
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"___ live and breathe!" : ASI
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Bernstein nickname : LEN
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Govt. power project : TVA

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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