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New York Times, Friday, May 19, 1978

Author:
Hallie & Gerald Parsons
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 303 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,506
Across
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Drive down with light blows : TAMP
5
Ornamental tag : AGLET
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Spindle on a cart : AXLE
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Vase-shaped jug : EWER
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Garry or Archie : MOORE
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Bridle strap : REIN
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Fear of strangers : XENOPHOBIA
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Walked : TROD
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Exam taker : TESTEE
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Mile-square land units : SECTIONS
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Raison d'___ : ETRE
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Hinged fastener : HASP
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Most cunning : FOXIEST
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"___ eat cake" : LETTHEM
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Tara's locale : ERIN
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Boars' kin : TAPIRS
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"___ Maria" : AVE
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Atlas material : MAPS
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Intend : AIM
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Like a patriarch : AGED
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Expression of distaste : UGH
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Flexor muscle : BICEPS
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Twining stem : BINE
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Prepares for business after a holiday : REOPENS
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Repeat : ITERATE
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Star in the Big Dipper: Var. : PHAD
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Caper : DIDO
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Young actresses : STARLETS
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Cause to be invalid : NEGATE
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Covering for Caligula : TOGA
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Wood-engraving art : XYLOGRAPHY
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Burden : ONUS
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Expunge : ERASE
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Flag : TIRE
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Get set to be photographed : POSE
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Staid; subdued : SOBER
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Father of Cainan : ENOS
Down
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Kind of book : TEXT
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Bide-___ : AWEE
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"___ sana in corpore sano" : MENS
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Part of a balanced diet : PROTEINS
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Where Emily Dickinson lived : AMHERST
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Sticky stuff : GOO
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Tosses underhand : LOBS
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Buffalo's county : ERIE
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Socrates, to Plato : TEACHER
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Mary Cassatt was one : ARTIST
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Strictest Christian fast : XEROPHAGIA
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His share is the largest : LION
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Dead and loose followers : ENDS
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Folk singer Seeger : PETE
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Makes lace : TATS
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Gazelles' late kin : ETAACS
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Man's largest and longest bone : FEMUR
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Storm, in Sedan : ORAGE
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Abnormality, as in the case of Siamese twins : XIPHOPAGUS
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Clear : LIMPID
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Reporter's assignment : EVENT
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"First modern opera" (by Cherubini) : MEDEE
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Pandowdy : PIE
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Annul; repeal : ABROGATE
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Dulles biographer : BEAL
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Important parts of reference books : INDEXES
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Brandy-based cocktail : STINGER
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"In the soup" is one : PHRASE
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N.Y. drama critic : EDER
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Highway junction sign : STOP
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___ avail : TONO
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Novice : TYRO
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Where a pitcher's toe goes : SLAB
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Neat as ___ : APIN
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"Gave proof ___ the night . . . " : THRO
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"Dancing with Tears in My ___" : EYES
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Sugar: Suffix : OSE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 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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