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New York Times, Tuesday, April 4, 1978

12-Across : Ports

Author:
Kathryn Righter
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Kathryn Righter has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,461
Across
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Fad : CRAZE
6
Examines minutely : SCANS
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Destined to a sad fate : DOOMED
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Ports : HAVENS
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Port : REDWINE
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Copies published simultaneously : EDITION
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Famous Pilgrim : ALDEN
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Essentials : NEEDS
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Work at : PLY
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Convent room : CELL
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Tall or short item : STORY
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Dulles biographer : BEAL
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French season : ETE
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Sounds of anguish : MOANS
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Polo : MARCO
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Esteems : RESPECTS
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Reduce : LESSEN
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George or Victoria : LAKE
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Piedmont town, southeast of Milan : LODI
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Dupes : CHEATS
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Seasoned liquid used in cooking : MARINADE
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Talks wildly : RANTS
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Pertaining to atmospheric weight : BARIC
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These, in Tours : CES
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Five geological periods : ERAS
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Buds of onions, lilies, etc. : BULBS
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Port : LEFT
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Recede : EBB
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Hearty enjoyment : GUSTO
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___ Antoinette : MARIE
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Tracts reclaimed by dams or dikes : POLDERS
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Fauna : ANIMALS
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Change, as a title : RENAME
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Interact realistically : RELATE
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Teasdale et al. : SARAS
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Manufacturer of the first steel plow : DEERE
Down
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Pampers : CODDLES
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Spur part : ROWEL
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Idi : AMIN
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Mahayana movement : ZEN
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Toothless : EDENTATE
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Moves obliquely, with "off" : SHEERS
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Small can for tea : CADDY
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Rara ___ : AVIS
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Kind of profit : NET
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Those who shoot from ambush : SNIPERS
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Cancel out : DELETE
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Comfort : SOLACE
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Athlete in a crash helmet : RACER
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Synthetic material : NYLON
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Many millenniums : EONS
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Argyles : SOCKS
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Washbowl : BASIN
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Supermarket section : MEATS
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"M*A*S*H" man : MEDIC
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Maps : PLATS
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Nocturnal lemur : LORIS
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Port : LARBOARD
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Inch along : CREEP
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Port : HARBOR
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Makes possible : ENABLES
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Germinated grain : MALT
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Needle-shaped : ACERATE
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Taint : DEFILE
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___ Park, Colo. : ESTES
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Kisses : BUSSES
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Asian country : BURMA
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Missouri town, birthplace of H.S.T. : LAMAR
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Machine part : GEAR
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"And he walked a crooked ___" : MILE
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Class of nucleic acids : DNA
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Born : NEE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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