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New York Times, Thursday, May 19, 1977

Author:
Bert H. Kruse
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { F J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Bert H. Kruse has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,141

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Across
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Chowder-song "Mrs." : MURPHY
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Before A.D.'s : BCS
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Norms: Abbr. : AVS
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Worships : ADORES
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Like some excuses : WEAK
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"O Sole ___" : MIO
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Mend shoes : RESOLE
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Reference : ALLUSION
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About : APPROXIMATELY
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Saint-___ (French port) : MALO
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Wager : BET
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Draft status : ONEA
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Moslem prince : AMIR
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Leases : RENTS
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Trio after OPQ : RST
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Not so rough : GENTLER
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Wash : LAVE
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Hoosier State : INDIANA
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Rubber : ELASTIC
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Town in Utah : OREM
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Site of a Minnesota college : MANKATO
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Relative of sweetie : HON
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Set solidly : EMBED
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Scraped by, with "out" : EKED
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Kin of vaccines : SERA
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German article : EIN
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Uncanny : EERY
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Stops up window and door cracks : WEATHERSTRIPS
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Perfect deputy : ALTEREGO
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Hill nymphs : OREADS
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"Meeting at Potsdam" author : MEE
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Pearl Busk heroine : OLAN
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Cereal grass : BARLEY
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D.C. tax outfit : IRS
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N.Y.C. institution : NYU
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Units in physics : TESLAS
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Spoil : MAR
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Ulan ___, U.S.S.R. city : UDE
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"As You Like It" heroine : ROSALIND
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Commensurate : PROPORTIONATE
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Succor : HELP
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North Sea feeder : YSER
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Put-down : BELITTLEMENT
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Unruffled : CALM
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Feathered Arctic pirate : SKUA
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City on the Somme : AMIENS
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Purple ___, state flower of N.J. : VIOLET
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Russian girl's name : SONYA
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Like Tussaud creations : WAXEN
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Navy stock clerks : STORESKEEPERS
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Passion-play site near Munich : OBERAMMERGAU
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Christmas trio : MAGI
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Verily : AMEN
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Adoree of silent films : RENEE
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Caesar, e.g. : SALAD
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Small ape : LAR
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Circus truck : VAN
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What a winner does, proverbially : TAKESALL
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Roman road : ITER
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Buffalo Bill : CODY
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Word after ward : HEELER
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Elocutes : ORATES
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Great Plains beast : BISON
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Punjab pundit : SWAMI
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Danube tributary : HRON
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Wriggling : EELY
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Burns or Lee: Abbr. : ROBT
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Dies ___ : IRAE
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Diana or Ceres : DEA
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Arrangement: Abbr. : SYS

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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