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New York Times, Wednesday, May 11, 1977

Author:
Herb L. Risteen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,133
Across
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Nobelist Bellow : SAUL
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Biblical book : AMOS
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"Vaya Con ___" : DIOS
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Self-interest : EXPEDIENCE
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Deadly sin : ENVY
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Highway intersection : CLOVERLEAF
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Sheppard-Turpin gun : STEN
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Belief : TENET
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___ out (exclude) : RULE
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Sooner than : ERE
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Word with show or map : ROAD
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Dads, in Devonshire : PATERS
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Expends by use : CONSUMES
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Breakfast fare : TOAST
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Former Federal agcy. : OPA
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Nonconformist : REBEL
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Game animal : STAG
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Favored ones : PETS
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Kind of engagement : NAVAL
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European leader : TITO
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"___ Grit" : TRUE
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Brother of Romulus : REMUS
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Bee follower : CEE
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In the back : AREAR
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Plants hated by hay-fever sufferers : RAGWEEDS
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___ over (discusses) : HASHES
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Plea to Columbia's lion : ROAR
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Callao coin : SOL
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City in Maine : SACO
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Secretary of Defense: 1969–72 : LAIRD
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Hilo Hattie's specialty : HULA
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Impeller on a jet engine : COMPRESSOR
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Straight ___ arrow : ASAN
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Practical judgment : HORSESENSE
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Moist : DEWY
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Compassion : PITY
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Worry : STEW
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Denomination : SECT
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Spindle on a cart : AXLE
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Second word of a fairy tale : UPON
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Crowbars : LEVERS
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Melody : AIR
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Ferrer or Torme : MEL
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Unique thing : ONER
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Duck that dives : SCAUP
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___ Moines : DES
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Chink : INTERSTICE
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Exaggerated : OVERSTATED
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Word in a New Year's song : SYNE
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Road sign we could do without : DETOUR
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Musical keynote : EFLAT
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D.D.E. post : ETO
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Preacher's sign-off : AMEN
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Exclude : DEBAR
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"___ of Eden" : EAST
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Egyptian Christian : COPT
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La Scala is one : OPERAHOUSE
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Set of principles we must all live by : NATURALLAW
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Disjoin : SEVER
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Truman's birthplace : LAMAR
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"Who ___ there?" : GOES
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Bishoprics : SEES
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City in NW Spain : LUGO
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Kin of swamps : SWALES
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Exclamations : AHS
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Command in a horse opera : REACH
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Wipes out : ERASES
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Reporter's coup : SCOOP
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Hudson River fish : SHAD
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Father of Ahab : OMRI
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"Money ___ everything" : ISNT
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Dorothy Perkins, e.g. : ROSE
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Depicted : DREW
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"___ number can play" : ANY
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Sibilant signal : PST
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Bandleader Alvino : REY

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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