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New York Times, Thursday, May 25, 1978

Author:
Hallie & Gerald Parsons
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { F J K Q X Y }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,512

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Across
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Strip of fame : GAZA
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W.W. II appeaser : LAVAL
10
Keyhole or keyway : SLOT
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Kind of corner : AMEN
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Display grief or joy : EMOTE
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Propel a gondola : POLE
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Wading bird : SORA
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Island south of Sicily : MALTA
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Bakery employee : ICER
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Forecast : PROGNOSTICATION
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Spanish rum : RON
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Split: Comb. form : SCHIZ
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Train of pack animals : CARAVAN
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Alain ___, French actor : DELON
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Forty Niners' all-pro defensive tackle : ELAM
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Irish lower house : DAIL
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Uneven, as if gnawed away : EROSE
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Profit : NET
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What Miss Otis does : REGRETS
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Soft food for invalids : PAP
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Instant : TRICE
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Coal region of Germany : SAAR
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Huge: Comb. form : MEGA
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Robe for Agrippina : STOLA
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Rossetti's "The Blessed ___" : DAMOZEL
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Homesteader's purchase in 19th century : ACRES
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Counter at Churchill Downs : WIN
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Specialist in eye diseases : OPHTHALMOLOGIST
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Foolish old codger : COOT
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Gullible : NAIVE
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Kind of ladder : ROPE
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"The best is yet ___": Browning : TOBE
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Complete : UTTER
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Oft-used Latin abbr. : ETAL
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Smell, in Sevilla : OLOR
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Titled people : PEERS
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Highway feature : LANE
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Catch the breath convulsively : GASP
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Cupid, in art : AMOR
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The mark of sorrow : ZERO
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What "voices rant on" is for "conversation" : ANAGRAM
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Drink sold by Amy : LEMONADE
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One of a Latin I trio : AMAS
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Units of electromotive force : VOLTS
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Garret : ATTIC
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Archibald ___ (Cary Grant) : LEACH
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Metal-jacketed pointed bullet : SPITZER
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Places : LOCI
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Airplane's strut : OLEO
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Aquatic bird : TERN
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Mo. of many a Scorpio : NOV
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"Brass" entourage : AIDES
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Homophone for sense : CENTS
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On the qui vive : ALERT
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Three to two, for example : RATIO
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Harasses : NAGS
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Bandleader Vincent : LOPEZ
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Siouan or orange : OSAGE
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Neighbor of India : NEPAL
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One of the Gershwins : IRA
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Show the way : LEAD
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Tall boxer's advantage : REACH
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Shrimp boats : TRAWLERS
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Rattle's cousin : CLATTER
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No-show at a dog show : MONGREL
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"O sole ___" : MIO
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Stitched quickly : RANUP
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Exhilarate : ELATE
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Swat : SMITE
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Eight: Comb. form : OCTO
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Natatorium : POOL
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"Knight of the road" : HOBO
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Beyond : OVER
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Minim : IOTA
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Mule team : SPAN
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Psychic affinity : TELE

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 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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