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WORDS, INC.

New York Times, Sunday, May 29, 1977

Author:
Joseph J. La Fauci
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 66, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 530 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 123, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
Joseph LaFauci has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Error in 83-Down clue — champleve isn't a kind of enamel, it's a method of working with enamel; left as in original.

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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,151
Across
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Must : HASTO
6
Next Sunday's heroes : DADS
10
Urban eyesore : SLUM
14
Wing length : SPAN
18
Player under a dome : ASTRO
19
Proclaim : ENUNCIATE
21
Reproductive body : SPORE
22
Secret business associate : SLEEPINGPARTNER
24
Tanqueray's second wife : PAULA
25
Small shark : TOPE
26
Bears : TOLERATES
27
Rabbit's incentive : CARROT
28
Spire ornament : EPI
29
Neural network : RETE
30
Caustic agents : LYES
31
Out of ___ : SORTS
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Cheer for Scotto : ENCORE
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Famed couturier : DIOR
35
!, to a printer : SCREAMER
38
Tra followers : LAS
39
Loser to Louis: 1946 : CONN
40
Uncovered : BARED
41
Domesday Book money : ORA
42
Pointed a weapon : AIMED
45
Reverberated : RANG
46
Miscubobble : BONER
47
Use shears : SNIP
48
Bird in a Gallico title : SNOWGOOSE
50
Inelegant : CRUDE
51
Salad days : TEENS
52
One: Ger. : EIN
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One of Esau's wives : ADAH
54
Like some investments : SOUND
55
Grand or petty group : JURY
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At all : EVER
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Jefferson was one : DEIST
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Mortgage : LIEN
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Avant-gardist : NEO
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"Fistivity" finales : KAYOS
68
Any large corporation : GIANT
69
"Fidelio" hero : FLORESTAN
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Dresden's river : ELBE
72
Parson's home : MANSE
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Device on a document : SEAL
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Literary Lorna : DOONE
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Symbol on Sydney's coins : EMU
76
Push-button man : ROBOT
77
Dollar-a-___ man : YEAR
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Former French coin : SOU
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Adjudicated : PASSEDON
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Cogwheel : GEAR
82
Went on the road : TOURED
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More chilling : ICIER
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Vulgarian : SLOB
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Padlock : SHUT
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Holiday quaff : NOG
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Dovetail wedges : TENONS
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Less than molecular : ATOMISTIC
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"All there" : SANE
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Coeur d'___, Idaho : ALENE
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"Fiddler ... " song : IFIWEREARICHMAN
98
Stairway member : RISER
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Court lists : CALENDARS
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Rugged ridge : ARETE
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Soviet wire service : TASS
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Not worth ___ cent : ARED
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No dele : STET
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TV tryout : PILOT
Down
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Expedition : HASTE
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Slanting : ASLOPE
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Become involved : STEPIN
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Place where money doesn't grow : TREE
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Alley, of comics : OOP
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Signify : DENOTE
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Viewpoint : ANGLE
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Con man's mark : DUPE
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Like an angry dog : SNARLING
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Role for Grandma : SITTER
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Scenes of many strikes : LANES
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Salt Lake City team : UTES
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Matelot's milieu : MER
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Laconian capital : SPARTA
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Invests heavily : POURSMONEYINTO
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Guthrie : ARLO
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Uncluttered : NEAT
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Irving's pen name : CRAYON
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Was frugal : SPARED
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Arteries for Antony : ITERS
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K.P. utensil : CORER
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Half of the Mets' schedule : ROADGAMES
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Pebble; stone : SCREE
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Ball of thread : CLEW
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"Finito!" : DONE
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Sea urchin : SANDDOLLAR
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Innisfail : ERIN
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Chats, mod style : RAPS
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Profited : CASHEDINON
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Obliged : BOUND
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Ancient gold alloy : ASEM
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Dolphin genus : INIA
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Marx Brothers film classic : MONKEYBUSINESS
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Horse color : ROAN
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Shock : BRUNT
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Medieval toiler : SERF
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Incense : ODOR
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Gold or Barbary : COAST
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Expelled : TURNEDOUT
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Gleam : SHINE
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Pooh-pooh : JEER
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Cry at Greek orgies : EVOE
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Beer ingredient : YEAST
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One of the strings : VIOL
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Connery : SEAN
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Resiliency : TONE
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Stronghold : KEEP
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Mme. Gluck : ALMA
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Magda, e.g. : GABOR
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Apprehension : FEAR
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Off-key : SOUR
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Manners : MODES
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Petrels, shearwaters, etc. : SEABIRDS
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Carl or Rob : REINER
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Retainers : YEOMEN
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Sans ___ (carefree) : SOUCI
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Quick breads : SCONES
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Incandesced : GLOWED
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Dryness or desire : THIRST
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Champlevé : ENAMEL
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Di ___, noted author : DONATO
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Rural crossing : STILE
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Rubberneck : STARE
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Sartre subject : GENET
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Pielet : TART
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Kazan : ELIA
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Off : AFAR
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Headquarters : SEAT
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Eastern title : SHRI
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City in Peru : ICA
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Kepi : CAP

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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