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New York Times, Thursday, April 7, 1977

Author:
Elaine D. Schorr
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 66, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 5.48, Missing: { J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 242 (avg 1.34)
Open Squares: 61, Cheaters: 20, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Elaine D. Schorr has 49 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,099
Across
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Make it big : GOFAR
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Groups of devotees : CULTS
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Shade of red : CERISE
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"___ Grecian Urn" : ODEONA
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Court-case testifier : MATERIALWITNESS
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___ poetica : ARS
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Peregrines : ALIENS
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Medieval shield : ECU
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Choke up : CLOG
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Dictator's phrase : INRE
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Hudson Bay Indian : CREE
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Trumpeter's blooper : SOURNOTE
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Provided for a spell : LENT
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Kind of wheel or gear : STEERING
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Waistline nip-ins : DARTS
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Missile fronts : NOSECONES
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Indian or Arctic : OCEAN
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Drooped the shoulders : SLOUCHED
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Tijuana Brass : BAND
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Little openings : OSTIOLES
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Gardner : ERLE
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Gaelic : ERSE
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Woman, to a lawyer : FEME
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One's self: Fr. : SOI
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Legal presentations : BRIEFS
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___ Veneto : VIA
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Forest ranger's tower : OBSERVATIONPOST
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Passage off Gibraltar : STRAIT
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Novelist Laurence ___ : STERNE
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City near Florence : SIENA
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Rail riders : HOBOS
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Issues, as a publication : GETSOUT
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Underground find : ORE
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Evergreen : FIR
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___ Minor : ASIA
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The naked truths : REALITIES
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Shrink in fear : COWER
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Trieste's neighbor : UDINE
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Inviting word : LETS
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Bon ___ : TON
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Derisive one : SNEERER
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"Don ___" Verdi opera : CARLOS
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Way up : ASCENT
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Some apples : MACS
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Napery locale : LINENCLOSET
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Tallow ingredients : SUETS
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Missile : GRENADE
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"Comedy is the ___ character": Yeats : CLASHOF
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Kind of sign : NEON
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Correlatives : ORS
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Large-mouthed marine denizen : GOOSEFISH
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Tenth part: Comb. form : DECI
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Filbert : NUT
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Fat, in Florence : OBESO
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Locust beans : CAROBS
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Signs on : ENLISTS
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Airplane control surfaces : ELEVONS
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The end of it all : DEMISE
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Put in office : SEAT
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Sam from N.C. : ERVIN
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It's kept on a pommel : RIATA
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Hill, in Aberdeen : BRAE
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"And ___ bed" : SOTO
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Silkworm : ERI
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Bird's beak : NEB
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N.F.L. player : PRO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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