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GOING A-COURTING

New York Times, Sunday, May 15, 1977

Author:
Maria G. Rice
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 513 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 95, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 11, XRef: 2, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Maria G. Rice has 2 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,137
Across
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Court term : LET
4
Saroyan hero : ARAM
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Swedish seaport : MALMO
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Type of pump : RAM
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Quick ___ wink : ASA
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Russian Riviera : CRIMEA
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Concert hall : ODEON
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V.I.P. at Entebbe : AMIN
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With 111 Across, netman's comment on his sport : ITPROFFERSYOUASERVICE
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Epoxy : RESIN
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Maturity : RIPENESS
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Chartered : HIRED
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Boston jetsam : TEA
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Notions : IDEAS
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Actress Cicely ___ : TYSON
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Protection for pelf : SAFE
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What Galileo did: 1633 : RECANTED
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Mme. Swann, in Proust's books : ODETTE
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Jimmy or Chris : PRO
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Mauna ___ : LOA
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B.&O. stop : STA
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Intruded on a party : CRASHED
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Timetable abbr. : ARR
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Court sport : TENNIS
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Circus props : WIRES
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___ line (court boundary) : END
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Fasteners for ascots : TIEPINS
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Raphael's specialty : MADONNAS
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Appends : ADDS
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Dead Sea monastic : ESSENE
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Debussy piece : LAMER
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Gypsy women: Sp. : GITANAS
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Filling for shells: Abbr. : TNT
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June spectacular : WIMBLEDON
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Court player, for short : CAV
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Discipline : CHASTEN
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Mete : ALLOT
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Molokai priest : DAMIEN
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Drudge : MOIL
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Enzyme : ESTERASE
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Start of a toast : HERESTO
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Court word : ALL
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Butterfly : SATYR
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Squire's domain : ESTATE
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Swindle : CON
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Malady : ILLNESS
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Gram. term : ADV
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Hurry : HIE
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River in Yorkshire : URE
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City in India : MYSORE
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They go out for fur : TRAPPERS
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Notice : SPOT
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Dissolves : MELTS
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Prufrock's creator : ELIOT
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___ the line : TOE
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Reaction to a bad pun : GROAN
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Colleague of Walters : REASONER
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Architect's design : DRAFT
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See 22 Across : BUTDEMANDSRETURNOFYOU
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Egyptian king : SETI
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Fisher or Cantor : EDDIE
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Relief for Mom and Dad : SITTER
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Capek classic : RUR
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Severinsen : DOC
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Dry runs : TESTS
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Huntley : CHET
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Wapiti : ELK
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Refuge : LAIR
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Italian family : ESTE
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Bugle call : TAPS
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Sandy's bark : ARF
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African region : RIF
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___ twist (type of serve) : AMERICAN
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City in Yucatán : MERIDA
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Luna's disappearance : MOONSET
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Together: Mus. dir. : ADUE
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Part of L.C.D. : LEAST
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"A violet by a ___ stone" : MOSSY
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United : ONE
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Gullies : RAVINES
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Afghan noble : AMIR
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First space travelers : MICE
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Shape of a funnel : CONE
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Ski resort : ASPEN
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Buntline : NED
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Baptism, e.g. : RITE
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Irish poet : YEATS
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TV heroine et al. : RHODAS
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Hollywood Dahl : ARLENE
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Most miffed : SOREST
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Freshet : SPATE
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Salient angle : ARRIS
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September court site : FORESTHILLS
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Millennia : EONS
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Duo with Orlando : DAWN
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Much-traveled mug : THEDAVISCUP
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Leans : TENDS
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Kin of Ph.D.'s : EDDS
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Jeanne of films : CRAIN
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Colors slightly : TINTS
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Moslem prayer leader : IMAM
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Asiatic deer : SAMBAR
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Fort Knox item : INGOT
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Kind of code : PENAL
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___ Robbia : DELLA
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Threatening words : ORELSE
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"What's in ___?" : ANAME
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Fleecy : LINTY
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Without ___ in the world : ACARE
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Rebecca and Mae : WESTS
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Female rabbits : DOES
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Sooty; black: Brit. : COLLY
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Raise a nap : TEASEL
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Abhor : DETEST
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Largest of the Kurile Islands : ETORO
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Composition for nine : NONET
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Disable : MAIM
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Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
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Long-run musical : HAIR
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Placid : SERENE
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TV's "To Tell ___" : THETRUTH
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Wandering : NOMADIC
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Sheath and shift : DRESSES
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Bravery : VALOR
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Loblollies : PINES
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Like Frost's works : POETIC
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Toiler of 1066 : SERF
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Swap : TRADE
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Transmits : SENDS
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Lavender or lilac : ODOR
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Famed literary monogram : GBS
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Was contrite : RUED
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Preminger : OTTO
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Mine entrance : ADIT
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Northern point of Isle of Man : AYRE
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Court error : FOUL
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Cypriot's neighbor : TURK
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Convened : MET
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Hwy. : RTE
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Court divider : NET

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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