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New York Times, Monday, May 16, 1977

Author:
Martha J. DeWitt
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { B J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Martha J. DeWitt has 72 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,138
Across
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Kind of winger : LEFT
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Cold; chilly : ALGID
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Jeff's partner : MUTT
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Indian of Oklahoma : OTOE
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Go : LEAVE
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Operatic highlight : ARIA
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Inferior : POOR
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Small sponge cake : LADYFINGER
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Boards a Pullman : ENTRAINS
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Steps in : ENTERS
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Some shoe necessities : LACES
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Con : ANTI
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Called : PHONED
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Freak's milieu : SIDESHOW
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"Big A" events : RACES
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Hebrew celebration : SEDER
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Wonderment : AWE
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Gets under the skin : IRKS
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Do a tailor's job : ALTER
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A wife of Henry VIII : ANNE
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Automne preceder : ETE
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Does cable stitching : KNITS
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Tot : ADDUP
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Lovers' music : SERENADE
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Swimmers' problems : CRAMPS
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Romeo or Juliet : ROLE
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Delibes opera : LAKME
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Insurance document : POLICY
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Think over : CONSIDER
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Basic mode of travel : SHANKSMARE
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Pith helmet : TOPI
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Like the youngest Cratchit : TINY
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Tranquilizer : EASER
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Sheep : EWES
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Builds a lawn : SODS
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Reads meter : SCANS
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Cut, old style : SNEE
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Stride swingingly : LOPE
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Kind of collar : ETON
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G.I. trunk : FOOTLOCKER
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Geologic formations : TERRANES
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Confederated : ALLIED
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Inclines : LEANS
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Traipses : GADS
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Campus climber : IVY
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___ of the Faith : DEFENDER
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Helpful insect : MANTIS
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Prod : URGE
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Stadium part : TIER
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Sea dogs : TARS
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Between: Prefix : INTER
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One-spots : ACES
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Staff group : AIDES
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Snoops : PRIES
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"Poker Flat" creator : HARTE
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Seven, in Siena : SETTE
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Article for the youngest child : HANDMEDOWN
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Confess : OWNUP
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Emulates Niobe : WEEPS
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Go coasting : SLIDE
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Freudian methods : ANALYSES
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Nudists : ADAMITES
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Rap : KNOCK
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Bulky boats : ARKS
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One of the Furies : ERINYS
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Chair workers : CANERS
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Sophia of films : LOREN
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Sibilant signals : PSTS
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Where Canton is : OHIO
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Disembark : LAND
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Hacienda : CASA
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Blunted sword : EPEE
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Diva Stevens : RISE
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Singer Davis : MAC

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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