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New York Times, Tuesday, May 23, 1978

Author:
Jean J. Davison
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Jean J. Davison has 62 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,510

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Junior's ammo : CAPS
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Herring : SPRAT
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Remainder : REST
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Run ___ (go wild) : AMOK
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Wipe out : ERASE
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Dies ___ (days of wrath) : IRAE
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Withered : SERE
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Something of unknown value : PIGINAPOKE
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Bobby socks : ANKLETS
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Rivals to who one always loses : NEMESES
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Make obscure : BEDIM
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"___ Old Cowhand" : IMAN
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Radio noise : STATIC
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Kayo clout : ONER
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Poison ___ : IVY
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Jewel weight : CARAT
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Use gray matter : THINK
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Wedding-report word : NEE
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Pitch : HURL
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___ Institute, in Brooklyn : PRATT
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Conflicts : WARS
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Dutch town : EPE
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Old ___ : GLORY
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Interruption : LAPSE
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Verdi's "La Forza ___ Destino" : DEL
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Rake : ROUE
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Tooth decay : CARIES
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Uses a shuttle : TATS
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Auctioneer's word : GOING
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What a lapel-grabber does : ACCOSTS
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Bigots : RACISTS
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Headgear : PORKPIEHAT
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Tidy : NEAT
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Hautboy : OBOE
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Ruth's mother-in-law : NAOMI
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Stabilizing device : GYRO
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Feathers : DOWN
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Estimate : GUESS
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Ooze : SEEP
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Señor's house : CASA
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Sobeit : AMEN
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Political patronage : PORKBARREL
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Emaciated : SKELETAL
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Putrefactive : SEPTIC
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Light-ray disperser : PRISM
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Kind of time or doll : RAG
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Silliness : ASININITY
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Slum dwelling : TENEMENT
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Mature : RIPEN
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Cupid : EROS
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Benefit : SAKE
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Golf equipment : TEES
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"And the Lord set ___ upon Cain" : AMARK
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Emend : EDIT
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Timetable: Abbr. : SCHED
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Hosiery shade : TAUPE
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Chicago airport : OHARE
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"Baloney!" : INAPIGSEYE
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Ogden Nash's forte : VERSE
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Sycophants' responses : YESES
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Bridal outfit : TROUSSEAU
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Conspirator's activity : PLOTTING
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Alarms or omens : WARNINGS
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Understand : GRASP
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Secular : LAIC
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Raccoons' cousins : COATIS
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Subway fare : TOKEN
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Metric weights : GRAMS
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" ... two peas in ___" : APOD
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Arena in Detroit : COBO
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Boast : CROW
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Weight deduction : TARE
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Arrest : STOP
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Farm tool : HOE

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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