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New York Times, Monday, May 22, 1978

Author:
Herb L. Risteen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,509
Across
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Acquires : GETS
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Three-dimensional : CUBIC
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Biblical brother : ABEL
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Pacific isle : OAHU
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Have origin : ARISE
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Like the Missouri : WIDE
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Class of vertebrates : AVES
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Like lager : MALTY
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Came to rest : ALIT
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National ___ : DEBT
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Building part : ELL
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Glasgow garb : KILTS
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Shakespearean villain : IAGO
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Young hooters : OWLETS
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Golding's "Lord of the ___" : FLIES
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Brawl : FRAY
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Mining product : ORE
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Christopher Robin's father : MILNE
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F.B.I. actions : RAIDS
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In favor of : FOR
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Biblical oldster : ENOS
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Non compos mentis : DOTTY
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San ___, Italian resort : REMO
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Ump's relative : REF
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Social group : CASTE
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Nettles : VEXES
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Blunder : ERR
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Literary pseudonym : ELIA
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Lake herring : CISCO
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Fighting ___ (college team) : ILLINI
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Solemn affirmation : OATH
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Cake or fish : ANGEL
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Conjunction : NOR
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Carpentry tool : RASP
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Sunken fence : HAHA
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"Le Penseur" sculptor : RODIN
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Prefix with room or date : ANTE
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Formicidae : ANTS
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Far from svelte : OBESE
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Operatic prince : IGOR
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First, for one : BASE
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More dreadful : DIRER
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Salamander : NEWT
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Urge on : GOAD
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Part of a roof : EAVE
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Bulwark of freedom : THEBILLOFRIGHTS
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Supplies with life's necessities : SUSTAINS
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Ring settings : CAMEOS
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Red range : URAL
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Legislative act forbidden by the Constitution : BILLOFATTAINDER
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Suffix with left or right : IST
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Ron of the Dodgers : CEY
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Expect : AWAIT
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Payment authorizations : BILLSOFEXCHANGE
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Blue-pencil : EDIT
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"___ Call It a Day," 1932 song : LETS
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Dixie winter haven : KEYS
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"___ whiz!" : GEE
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Pen : WRITE
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Word with bird or bug : LADY
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More elegant : FINER
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Swain of drama : ROMEO
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Olympian : EROS
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Nothing else than : MERE
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Violinist's purchase : ROSIN
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Surrealist painter : DALI
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Curb : RESTRAIN
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Germ ___ : CELL
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Travel term : VIA
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Awkward position : CORNER
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Tenant's concern : LEASE
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Gregory Peck role : AHAB
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Pet in "Peter Pan" : NANA
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Seine tributary : OISE
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___ away (hide on a ship) : STOW
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Sassy : PERT
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Hit man's heater : ROD
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Tokyo sash : OBI

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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