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New York Times, Tuesday, May 24, 1977

60-Across : Water

Author:
Frank Geary
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { F J Q U V X Z }, Scrabble score: 262 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Frank Geary has 27 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,146
Across
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Billiards shot : STAB
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Form, as a storm : BREW
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Socrates' star pupil : PLATO
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Israeli dance : HORA
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Verdi heroine : AIDA
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Valhalla gods : AESIR
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Vocal : ORAL
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"Parlor" to which a fly was invited : SPIDERSWEB
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Pet that can talk : PARAKEET
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Stamping implements : DATERS
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Fissile rock : SHALE
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Yukon vehicle : SLED
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Waggish : ARCH
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Fauna : ANIMALS
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Jacques, of film fame : TATI
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"Bonanza" role : HOSS
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Water wheel : NORIA
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Creepy character : SNAKEINTHEGRASS
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Rose essence : ATTAR
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Ogling one : EYER
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Gallic cry : ABAS
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Causes : REASONS
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Denizen of Pribilof Islands : SEAL
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Slips for planting : SETS
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Clues for a tree's age : RINGS
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Object of Othello's jealousy : CASSIO
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Water : ADAMSALE
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Dreadful denizen of the deep : SEAMONSTER
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U.S. Ambassador in Moscow : TOON
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Conspicuous constellation : ORION
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Loblolly : PINE
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"___ corny as Kansas ... " : IMAS
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Lieder : SONGS
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Author Seton : ANYA
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Refer to : CITE
Down
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Mall units : SHOPS
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The Pentateuch : TORAH
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Macaw : ARARA
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Russian guitars : BALALAIKAS
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Ignoble : BASE
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Full-blown : RIPE
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Prepares copy : EDITS
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Small, soft mass : WAD
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July 4th activity : PARADING
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For fear that : LEST
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"___ forgive those ... " : ASWE
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Section of the Met : TIER
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Heavenly spheres : ORBS
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Garden spot : EDEN
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Prefix with plunk : KER
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Mascara recipients : LASHES
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O'Hare site, for short : CHI
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Upright : HONEST
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Upright, to a fault : MORALISTIC
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Desert steed : ARAB
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Mona follower : LISA
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Back talk : SASS
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Lenin's target : TSAR
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Poker starter : ANTE
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Parting words : TATA
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Pigpen : STY
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Depletions : EROSIONS
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Sonneteer's word : ERE
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Relative of krypton : NEON
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The law's is long : ARM
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Fabric for a bride : SATIN
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Ruth's mother-in-law : NAOMI
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Crow : GLOAT
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Sound judgment : SENSE
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Army V.I.P.'s : CSOS
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Of aircraft : AERO
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Pitcher who became a coach : SAIN
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Ecological problem : SMOG
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Naysay : DENY
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Region : AREA
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Type of resort : SPA

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

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