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New York Times, Monday, May 30, 1977

Author:
Johnson
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.76, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Johnson has 29 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,152
Across
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Sale sign : ASIS
5
Garden item : HOSE
9
Common code : MORSE
14
Where Zeno taught : STOA
15
Nigerian group : IBOS
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Site of Hell's Canyon : IDAHO
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Planted : SOWN
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"___ horse!" : GETA
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Finch : SERIN
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Good advice : WATCHYOURSTEP
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Tropical plant : ALOE
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Facilitates : EASES
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Opposite of forward : AFT
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Solve : UNRAVEL
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Kind of cut : CLEAN
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Baby sea otter : KID
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Item in a box : SEAT
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Good advice : MINDYOURPSANDQS
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Heating vessel : ETNA
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___-Magnon : CRO
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"The mouse ___ . . . " : RANUP
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Tall-tale souce : THINAIR
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Bond ratings : AAS
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Dahlia's relative : ASTER
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Compound suffix : ICAL
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"___ the ball" (good advice) : KEEPYOUREYEON
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Bishop's hat : MITRE
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Soprano Gluck : ALMA
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Jot : ATOM
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Flavorsome herb : ANISE
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Obstacle : SNAG
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Break a habit : STOP
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Choreographer de Mille : AGNES
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Cassette : TAPE
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Loads : TONS
Down
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Dolt : ASS
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Put away : STOW
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Tall-corn state : IOWA
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"Ho, ho, ho" man : SANTA
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Much in favor of : HIGHON
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Tractable child : OBEYER
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"And ___ bed" : SOTO
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Jacob's brother : ESAU
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Book of devotions : MISSAL
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"Waiting for Lefty" playwright : ODETS
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Peep show : RAREE
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Caravels : SHIPS
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Ages and ages : EON
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Place to buy lace : CLUNY
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Cattails : REEDS
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Top : ACME
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Dart : FLIT
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Waltz state: Abbr. : TENN
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Rubber city : AKRON
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Big shot : VIP
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Miss Rehan : ADA
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Snow, in Perth : SNA
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Millay : EDNA
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___ vitae : AQUA
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Recipe abbrs. : TSPS
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Yellowish, as a pigment : OCHRY
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Psychic Geller : URI
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Rich apparel : ARRAY
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Plains sights of yore : TEPEES
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Pilot's guide : AIRMAP
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Glacial epoch : ICEAGE
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"Every inch ___" : AKING
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Become prevalent : SETIN
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Succinct : TERSE
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Not in the ___ : LEAST
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Kiln : OAST
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Arm bone : ULNA
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Preminger : OTTO
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"High ___" : NOON
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Ewe said it : MAA
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U.K. lawmakers : MPS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 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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