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New York Times, Tuesday, May 30, 1978

40-Across : Santa ___, California resort

Author:
Adelyn Lewis
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 27, Avg Word Len: 5.50, Missing: { J K Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 96, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,517
Across
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Prom flower : ORCHID
7
Gives life to : ANIMATES
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Read : PERUSE
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Odorous : REDOLENT
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Gum resins : ELEMIS
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Bachelor or priest : CELIBATE
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Cross or Crescent : RED
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Harangues : TIRADES
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Knight's title : SIR
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Bird class : AVES
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Showed partisanship : SIDED
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House plant : FERN
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New Mexico Indians : TANOS
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Conducted : LED
30
Sojourns : BIDES
31
Surrounds : ENCLOSES
33
Forbid : BAN
34
Hardened : STEELED
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City on the Ganges : BENARES
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Cee follower : DEE
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Santa ___, California resort : CATALINA
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Malaysian sailing vessels : PROAS
44
Ring king before Spinks : ALI
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Means to an end : LEVER
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Cattle cluster : HERD
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One's pledged word : TROTH
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Irrational number : SURD
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Greek letter : ETA
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Did some ironing : PRESSED
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Twice XXVIII : LVI
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Educated : LITERATE
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One of Greece's seas : AEGEAN
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Supplies : PROVIDES
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Nebraska river : PLATTE
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Least disturbed : SERENEST
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Talks impudently : SASSES
Down
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Manages; runs : OPERATES
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Applicable : RELEVANT
3
Belief : CREDENCE
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Word with drum or bug : HUM
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"___ true what they say ... ?" : ISIT
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Two Arnazes : DESIS
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Roofed streets : ARCADES
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Essential : NEEDED
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Loafed : IDLED
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Mars ou avril : MOIS
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Eucharistic vestment : ALB
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Back-combed : TEASED
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Whole : ENTIRE
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Areas on liners : STERNS
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Irritated : RILED
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California town or pine : SOLEDAD
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Last parts : FINALES
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Boot bottoms : SOLES
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Insipid : BANAL
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Bishop's office : SEE
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Stake : BET
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Torments : BAITS
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Brooks : RIVULETS
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Weaken : ENERVATE
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Pilchards : SARDINES
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Like one's best friends : CLOSEST
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Memorable Yale teacher-critic : PHELPS
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Call it a day : RETIRE
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H.H.H. was one : ORATOR
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Mountain ridges : ARETES
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Kind of wind or mark : TRADE
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Very much : HEAPS
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Sch. leader : PRIN
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Baron ___ Warr : DELA
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Second of billions : EVE
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Highway sign : GAS

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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