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New York Times, Friday, May 20, 1977

Author:
Jean Reed
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: 298 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 15, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Jean Reed has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,142
Across
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Japanese statesman : SATO
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Like some cheese : SHARP
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G.I.'s ration in W.W. II : SPAM
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Tel ___ : AVIV
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Girl in "As You Like It" : CELIA
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Part of a highway : LANE
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Room visited by a sommelier : WINECELLAR
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Saga, Norse style : EDDA
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Star student: Abbr. : ASTRON
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Fixed one's gaze on : STAREDAT
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Scenery changer : TRIP
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Century plant : AGAVE
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Courted : ROMANCED
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Familiar with : USEDTO
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Left the land of Nod : AWOKE
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Biblical pause : SELAH
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Peruse : CON
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___-to-five job : NINE
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Word with bee or bear : HONEY
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"For ___ jolly good fellow" : HESA
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Suffix with depend or absorb : ENT
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Mucilage : PASTE
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Ancient doctor : GALEN
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Menlo Park's claim to fame : EDISON
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Perpetrated graffiti : SCRAWLED
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Seabees' motto : CANDO
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Shell of a wrecked ship : HULK
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He wrote "Tom Jones" : FIELDING
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European capital : MOSCOW
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European capital : OSLO
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Transparent wrapping : CELLOPHANE
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Other: Prefix : ALLO
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Lend ___ (listen) : ANEAR
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Inland sea in Russia : ARAL
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Ponce de ___ : LEON
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Lyrics : POEMS
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Proceed on one's way : WEND
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"I never ___ purple cow" : SAWA
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Rara ___ : AVIS
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Color slightly : TINT
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Catch up with : OVERTAKE
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Like some railways : SCENIC
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Loki's daughter : HEL
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Start of a Shakespearean title : ALLS
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Lariat on a llano : RIATA
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Landlocked S.A. country : PARAGUAY
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Something to laugh up : SLEEVE
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Room in " . . . Cuckoo's Nest" : PADDEDCELL
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"___ Happy New Year" : ANDA
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Headcheese, e.g. : MEAT
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French horn : CORNE
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Madcap : RASH
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Pieces of eight : PESOS
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New Delhi notable : RANEE
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"___,/If winter comes . . . " : OWIND
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Jefferson's home : MONTICELLO
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Car's scars : DENTS
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"We're off ___ the wizard . . . " : TOSEE
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___ on (incessantly) : ONAND
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Parasite : LEECH
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Kind of race : HANDICAP
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Shamus : HAWKSHAW
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Place for Thoreau : POND
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Lively dance : GALOP
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Carry Nation's target : SALOON
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Growths on the grapevine : RUMORS
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___ trump (bridge bid) : ONENO
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Paddock newcomer : FOAL
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"This sceptred ___" : ISLE
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Merriment : GLEE
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Kind of package : CARE
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___ even keel : ONAN
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Tuesday : WELD
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On the ___ (fleeing) : LAM

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 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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