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PLAYMATES

New York Times, Sunday, May 21, 1978

Author:
Elaine D. Schorr
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 96, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 643 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 147, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 10, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Elaine D. Schorr has 49 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,508
Across
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Bam! : SOCKO
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Participant : SHARER
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Nape drape : SCARF
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Grover's Corners : TOWN
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Robin of ballad fame : ADAIR
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Nobelist poet: 1913 : TAGORE
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Plotters or plot : CABAL
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"The Great" of Muscovy : IVAN
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"A Farewell to Arms" : KISSTHEBOYSGOODBYE
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Bingo device : CAGE
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Readies the presses : INKS
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Of doves, hawks, etc. : AVINE
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___ den Linden : UNTER
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Balt. or N.Y.C. : SPT
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Good points : MERITS
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Pole's neighbor : LETT
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British statesman : HEATH
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Preconceives : IDEATES
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Siamese : THAI
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Bob or Tiny Tim : CRATCHIT
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Painful peregrinations : TREKS
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Equal shares for a trio : THIRDS
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Wolf or Ranger : LONE
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Suffix with Japan or Nippon : ESE
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Attack : SETAT
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"A Majority of One" : THREESACROWD
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Apportion : METE
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Highest of the Pyrenees : ANETO
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Calla lilies : ARUMS
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Inning sextet : OUTS
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Dovetail wedge : TENON
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More fastidious : NICER
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Dry, cold wind : BORA
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Kind of fund : SLUSH
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Larder : PANTRY
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One of five in "Hamlet" : ACT
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"Lady Be Good" : NONONANETTE
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"The Hoosier Poet" : RILEY
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Venus's venous fluid : ICHOR
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Vintage car : REO
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Reason for a D.S.C. : VALOR
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Serve the purpose : AVAIL
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"The Sound of Music" : TINPANALLEY
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Filer's aid : TAB
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Things to be done : AGENDA
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Not watertight : ALEAK
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Mauritanian : MOOR
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Floor, in France : ETAGE
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Thespian Janis : ELSIE
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Pointed arch : OGEE
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Turkey tot : POULT
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Bulwer-Lytton novel : LEILA
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Catalonian cat : GATO
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"The Cat and the Canary" : THEODDCOUPLE
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Christie and Ivanovna : ANNAS
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Princess who became a goddess : INO
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Deserve : EARN
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Part of H.S.H. : SERENE
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That is, to Tacitus : IDEST
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Discarded : SCRAPPED
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Suffragette Carry : CATT
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Near ringers : LEANERS
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High home : EYRIE
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Who or which : THAT
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Not so short : TALLER
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Elec. currents : ACS
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City in N.H. : KEENE
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Ade book: 1896 : ARTIE
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"Now hear ___!" : THIS
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Choose greedily : GRAB
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"Ah, Wilderness!" : THEPETRIFIEDFOREST
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Tilden of tennis : BILL
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Stormed : RAGED
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Pass, as time : ELAPSE
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Mucilage : PASTE
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Thenar : SOLE
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Sycophants' replies : YESES
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Russian river : DONETS
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Salts or Downs : EPSOM
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Munro's pen name : SAKI
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One-eyed god : ODIN
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Firkin : CASK
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"Command Performance" : KISSMEKATE
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Spot's scrap : ORT
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Wonder of songdom : STEVIE
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Items discarded by some nuns : HABITS
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Struggles : AGONS
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Town near Amiens : ROYE
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Forage plant : ERS
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Varsity : REGULARS
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"The Border Minstrel" : SCOTT
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Sandhurst student : CADET
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What 32 Across is : ABBR
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Bottom fish : RAY
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Mauriac's "___ Blood" : FLESHAND
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___-toe : TICTAC
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Female gametes : OVA
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Prankster : WAG
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Dir. from Pisa to Verona : NNE
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Cardinals' QB : HART
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Geographical hub of N.Y. : ONEIDA
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Jazzman Fountain : PETE
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" ... if ___ west/The Phoenix builds": Carew : EASTOR
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"The Song and Dance Man" : THEENTERTAINER
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Beard's field : HISTORY
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Conciliatory : IRENIC
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"Sleuth" : DETECTIVESTORY
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Musial, for short : THEMAN
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Shakes a leg : HIES
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Array : CLOTHE
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Altercations : ROWS
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Like Tom Thumb : TEENY
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Ethiopian lake : TSANA
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Neighbor of Provincetown : TRURO
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Beard boy : SCOUT
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Small drum : TABOR
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Danube feeder : HRON
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Corrosive coating : RUST
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Park for T.A.E. : MENLO
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Manx's missing part : TAIL
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Sly guy : SNEAK
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Author Uris : LEON
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Say grace : PRAY
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Where Augustus died : NOLA
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Milanese music maker : ARPA
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"Pagliacci" showman : CANIO
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Hair's companion : HIDE
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Green, in Grenoble : VERTE
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At ___ (immediately) : AGLANCE
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The rear : TAGEND
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Former Congolese prime minister : ILEO
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Essentials : NEEDS
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Sum : AMOUNT
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Jeweler's eyepiece : LOUPE
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Take life easy : LOLL
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" ... through ___, darkly": I Cor. 13:12 : AGLASS
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Aesop character : BEAST
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Protection : AEGIS
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Galahad's mother : ELAINE
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"Luv," with "The" : TENDERTRAP
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River in Bavaria : OHRE
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Meter man : POET
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Hang-up of a sort : TAPESTRY
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Get ready to serve wine : DECANT
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Like parts of the moon : CRATERED
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"Beowulf" is one : EPIC
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Fit for tilling : ARABLE
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Gossip's interest : LATEST
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Apocopates : ELIDES
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Hebrew letter: Var. : ALEF
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Plains abode : TEPEE
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Takes advice : HEEDS
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Rubbish : TRIPE
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Pub vessels : KEGS
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Rembrandt's "Lady with ___" : AFAN
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Dame Myra : HESS
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"It ___ laugh": Pinero : ISTO
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Arrest : STEM
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Fabian's monogram : GBS
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Branco or Bravo : RIO
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Hog's desire : ALL
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"Some ___ meat ... ": Burns : HAE
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U.N. labor body : ILO
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Unclose: Poetic : OPE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 13 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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