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New York Times, Tuesday, May 31, 1977

Author:
Herb L. Risteen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { F J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,153

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Across
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Balls of cotton : WADS
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Rodeo performer : ROPER
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Letters : MAIL
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Emanation of a sort : AURA
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Peace goddess : IRENE
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City in Spain : ADRA
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Shirt button : STUD
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Cut away : PARED
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Asian poet : OMAR
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Farm animal : HOG
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Play the paraclete : HELP
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Edge or verge : BRINK
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Begin : OPEN
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Pastry piece : ECLAIR
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Proprietors : OWNERS
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Work hard : TOIL
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Cairo cobra : ASP
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Quote : CITE
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Receptacles : URNS
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Beachhead boat : LCI
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Two Buckeye burgs : ASHLANDANDAKRON
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Strasberg of theater : LEE
43
Hockey score : GOAL
44
Tip-off : HINT
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Inlet : ARM
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Jack-in-the-pulpit : ARUM
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Suspenders : BRACES
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With elbows bent : AKIMBO
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Grade : RANK
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"Debutantalizer" : SIREN
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Coal-mine car : TRAM
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Make a choice : OPT
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Thrust : POKE
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Descendant or shoot : SCION
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Maintain : AVER
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Author Wister : OWEN
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With head held high : PROUD
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"Le ___ Goriot," by Balzac : PERE
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London art gallery : TATE
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Lone Ranger's pal : TONTO
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Factual : TRUE
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Cleanse : WASH
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"Indy 500" entry : AUTO
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Overly abundant article : DRUGONTHEMARKET
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Disconsolate : SAD
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Comes to maturity : RIPENS
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Viva-voce : ORAL
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Asset of an ideal machine : PERPETUALMOTION
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Compass point : ENE
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Rubescent : RED
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N.Z. native : MAORI
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Hyman from Poland : ADMIRALRICKOVER
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Land of the Peacock Throne : IRAN
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Frolic : LARK
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"Rings on ___ fingers" : HER
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Raft wood : BALSA
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Do a K.P. job : PEEL
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Farm crop : CORN
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Swedish singer : LIND
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Florida city : OCALA
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More judicious : WISER
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Teacake : SCONE
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Eight make a gallon : PINTS
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One more time : AGAIN
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Standard : NORM
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Paint poorly : DAUB
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Asian title of respect : KHAN
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Oscar winner: 1954 : BRANDO
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Fordham mascot : RAM
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N.H. city : KEENE
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Kind of check : SPOT
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Where Gov. Ray holds sway : IOWA
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Put to flight : ROUT
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Pizarro's conquest : PERU
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Dryad's home : TREE
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What 16 Across is: Abbr. : SPT
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___-Magnon race : CRO
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Quick-witted : APT

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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