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New York Times, Saturday, May 20, 1978

Author:
Tap Osborn
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 264 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Tap Osborn has 111 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,507
Across
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Shrill bark : YAP
4
Composer Khachaturian : ARAM
8
Bushed : ALLIN
13
Former five-franc coin : ECU
14
That, in Tours : CELA
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Supple leather : SUEDE
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" . . . the river/Is a ___" (T. S. Eliot) : STRONGBROWNGOD
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Bailiwick : MILIEU
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Hari : MATA
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Heinous : EVIL
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Navigation system : LORAN
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News spill : LEAK
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Christened : NEE
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Nest-egg builder : SAVER
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Win by guile : SNARE
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Points out as relevant : CITES
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Hock swelling on a horse : SPAVIN
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Continuation of 16 Across : SULLENUNTAMED
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Announcer : HERALD
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Henry, the sculptor : MOORE
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Eared seal : OTARY
40
Milton of TV : BERLE
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Face-lift target : SAG
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Fibber's forte : TALE
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"The Velvet Fog" : TORME
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Like shad : BONY
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Catch red-handed : NAIL
49
Invader of 1066 : NORMAN
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End of quote : ANDINTRACTABLE
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Antler part : PRONG
56
Peacock of the sea : OPAH
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Elephant-toting bird : ROC
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Anne Sedgwick novel : TANTE
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Manolete's slayer : TORO
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Self-esteem : EGO
Down
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Sycophants : YESMEN
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On the move : ACTIVE
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Broadway hit in 1970 : PURLIE
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Complexion problem : ACNE
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Under strict controls : REGULATED
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Priest's garb : ALB
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Spoil : MAR
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African dam site : ASWAN
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Memorable stage star : LUNT
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Signature required for documents, etc. : LEGALNAME
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"___ not choose to run" : IDO
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Sparks or Buntline : NED
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Neat's-foot : OIL
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Bradley : OMAR
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Baker's need : OVEN
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One who takes up a task again : RESUMER
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Nesting area, at times : EAVE
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Jejune : ARID
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Kesey or Venturi : KEN
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Vacuous : SILLY
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Superfluous : SPARE
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Condensed form of printing type : CLARENDON
33
Entry on a police blotter : STOLENCAR
34
Bristle : SETA
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River into the Caspian : URAL
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Standard : NORM
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In a winning streak : HOT
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Flee : BOLT
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Melancholy, British style : SOMBRE
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Parallel : ANALOG
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Woman: Comb. form : GYNECO
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Trace : TINGE
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Half a swimsuit : BRA
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"It ___ a fit night . . . " : AINT
50
Roman emperor : OTHO
51
Quick-witted : APT
52
Pump primer of the 30's : NRA
53
Hogwash : ROT
54
Overseas address : APO

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 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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