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COMPLETION TEST

New York Times, Sunday, May 1, 1977

Author:
Elaine D. Schorr
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 70, Avg Word Len: 5.38, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 528 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 124, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 21, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Elaine D. Schorr has 49 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,123
Across
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Ah Sin's creator : HARTE
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Dive aftermath : SPLASH
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Serb or Sorb : SLAY
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Laments : BEMOANS
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Theologian of the 16th century : ERASTUS
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Greek city-state : POLIS
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O. Henry made ___ : ALONGSTORYSHORT
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Singer Bryant : ANITA
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Cutters : SLEDS
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French heavenly beings : ANGES
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"Awake and Sing" playwright : ODETS
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Martini base : GIN
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Africa's highest point : KIBO
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Goose genus : ANSER
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___ the good : ALLTO
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Roe source : SHAD
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That: Sp. : ESA
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"Der ___" (Adenauer) : ALTE
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Rose's swain : ABIE
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Resolute : GRITTY
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Edison saw ___ : THELIGHT
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Noted art gallery : FREER
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Petrels' kin : ERNES
43
Nantes notion : IDEE
44
Singer Howard : KEEL
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Playbill listing : SCENEI
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Composer Gustav : MAHLER
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Have a powwow : CONFER
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Ministers to : ATTENDS
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Ph.D. ordeal : ORALS
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She stabs Scarpia : TOSCA
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A.k.a. : ALIAS
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See the point : GET
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Ferris wheel, e.g. : RIDE
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Dr. Faustus ___ : WASHELLBENT
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Ski lift : TBAR
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___ rule : ASA
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Home on high : AERIE
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Frankie from Chicago : LAINE
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___ Loa : MAUNA
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English Channel city : LEHAVRE
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Out at the elbows : RAGGED
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Burned lightly : SINGED
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Most gelid : ICIEST
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Twosomes : DUOS
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Have the grumps : SULK
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Morning prayer : MATIN
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Persuades : SWAYS
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Babies are sometimes ___ : UPINARMS
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Corresponds : AGREES
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D.J.'s put on ___ : AIRS
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Renown : NOTE
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Grain kernel : OAT
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___-do-well : NEER
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Marilyn of the Met : HORNE
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Izaak Walton dropped ___ : ALINE
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Republic in Africa : MALI
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Business abbr. : INC
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"M*A*S*H" man : MEDIC
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Scotto's forte : ARIAS
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Code of law : CANON
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Honor as divine : ADORE
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Scheherazade made ___ : ASHORTSTORYLONG
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Chili con ___ : CARNE
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See life : STEPOUT
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Transforms : REMAKES
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Mt. Rushmore's state: Abbr. : SDAK
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Some astral types : SSTARS
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Bells the cat : DARES
Down
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Infernal : HELLISH
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Protozoans : AMOEBAE
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Sonata movement : RONDO
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Aglets : TAGS
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Annapolis grad. : ENS
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Suit suiting : SERGE
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Snoop : PRYER
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Lad's love : LASS
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Durable wood : ASH
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"Rat" : STOOLIE
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Olympics group : HURDLERS
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Health clubs : SPAS
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Chaney : LON
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Benjamin Franklin was ___ : ALIGHTNINGBUG
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Spoil; mar : YITIATE
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Court target : BASKET
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"___ Man" : STANTHE
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Typesetter's cue : STET
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Dennis and Duncan : SANDYS
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Assault : ONSET
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Dress (up) : TOG
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"Luck and Pluck" author : ALGER
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White poplar : ABELE
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"Yes, ___!" : SIREE
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"Brass" entourage : AIDES
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Stunt men ___ : AREFALLGUYS
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Schisms : RENTS
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City in N France : LILLE
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Thrust and parry : FENCE
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Legit : KOSHER
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Wouk ship : CAINE
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Budget, in Berlin : ETAT
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Fable dividend : MORAL
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Originate : ARISE
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Ty Cobb ___ : HADAHITRECORD
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"___ fan tutte" : COSI
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Hydrophobia : RABIES
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Revolutionary patriot : DEANE
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Musical heirloom : STRAD
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Weedy plants : TARES
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Advance : LEND
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"The Way We ___" : WERE
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Nigerian capital : LAGOS
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Tibetan religious painting : TANKA
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Birdlike : AVINE
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Christopher Robin's father : MILNE
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Quaker gray : ACIER
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Antarctic cape : ADARE
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Musical form : SUITE
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Bolsheviks' foes : TSARISTS
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Patron of the arts : SPONSOR
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Lunatic : MANIAC
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Plans; programs : AGENDAS
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Cranking devices : WINCHES
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Eastern Christian : UNIAT
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City once called Big Lick : ROANOKE
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"Molly" of song et al. : MALONES
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Overcharges : STINGS
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"___ walks in beauty . . . " : SHE
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Sequestered rooms : ODAS
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Rubinstein : ARTUR
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Site of knight-fights : LISTS
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Of the cheek : MALAR
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Like Milquetoast : MEEK
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Venezuelan mining town : AROA
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Cornice molding : CYMA
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Acid initials : RNA
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Take one's pick : OPT
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Rubicund : RED

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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