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New York Times, Tuesday, May 16, 1978

Author:
Meisler
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { B J Q }, Scrabble score: 306 (avg 1.67)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Meisler has 5 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,503
Across
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Cry in a melodrama : AHA
4
Shipshape : TAUT
8
Dowel : NOG
11
Dollop : LUMP
13
Curios : VIRTU
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Cupola : DOME
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___ Minor : ASIA
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Matriculate : ENTER
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Forearm bone : ULNA
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Sheepdogs that look like little Lassies : SHELTIES
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Biographical sketch : MEMOIR
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Bird of the starling family : MYNA
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Courts : WOOS
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Tittups : CAPERS
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Bergman's "Cries and ___" : WHISPERS
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Shelley's "___ the West Wind" : ODETO
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Sound of thunder : PEAL
33
Plant related to an iris : IXIA
34
Chamberlain of court fame : WILT
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Stock exchange category : RAILS
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Catamaran : RAFT
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Mother of Apollo : LETO
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Where Limerick is : EIRE
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Role for Carol Channing : DOLLY
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David of TV : SUSSKIND
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Little Big Horn casualty : CUSTER
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Color : TINT
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Yankee Stadium feature : RAMP
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Electrical units : FARADS
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Meddled : TAMPERED
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Gobs : ALOT
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Color of ripe corn : MAIZE
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Nomadize : ROVE
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Elegance : LUXE
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Take action against a disruptive student : EXPEL
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Augury : OMEN
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Washington tree-house proprietor : AMY
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Headland : NESS
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Jimmy : PRY
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"___, poor Yorick . . . " : ALAS
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Shh! : HUSH
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Female friend, in Lyon : AMIE
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Skin ailment : TINEA
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Follower of fine or performing : ARTS
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Shoshonean : UTE
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Commotions : TURMOILS
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___ contendere : NOLO
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All: Comb. form : OMNI
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Skis, at Aspen : GEAR
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South Carolina : PALMETTOSTATE
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Streaks in marble : VEINS
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Motto of South Carolina : DUMSPIROSPERO
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Neophyte : TYRO
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Aurora, to an Athenian : EOS
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Ahab's quarry : WHALE
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Auto parts : COWLS
25
Pierre's parting word : ADIEU
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Hides : PELTS
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Uncanny : WEIRD
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Elevate : EXALT
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Plunder : RIFLE
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Butterfly : SATYR
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Emulate del Sarto : PAINT
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Jockeys : REINSMEN
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Unload : DUMP
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Jolly : KID
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Bactrian : CAMEL
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Brings down the house : RAZES
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Pooch of the 30's : FALA
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Kalinite's relative : ALUM
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Name of theatrical fame : ROXY
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Paddock info : TIPS
49
Easy win : ROMP
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Anon's partner : EVER
51
Gainsay : DENY
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Twibill : AXE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 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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