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New York Times, Wednesday, May 31, 1978

Author:
Herb L. Risteen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { F H J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,518
Across
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Namath was one : RAM
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She wrote "A Certain Smile" : SAGAN
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Without change : ASIS
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Not written : ORAL
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Avian abode : AERIE
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Area ___ : CODE
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Concerning : INRE
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Occupation : TRADE
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Hold sway : RULE
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Site : LOCATION
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Tune-caller's payee : PIPER
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Begin : OPEN
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Outdoorsy in taste or habits : TWEEDY
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Very thin : PAPERY
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Flapper : WING
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U.S.S.R. lake : SEG
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Deck : ADORN
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Musical work : RONDO
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Latin I verb : AMO
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Guys' partners : GALS
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Crucifixes : ROODS
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Helping of whipped cream : GLOB
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Past : AGO
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Hot, spicy alcoholic drink : TODDY
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"___ nascitur, non fit" : POETA
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Little knot : NEP
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Of hearing : OTIC
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Puckered : PURSED
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Thin layer : LAMINA
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Suffix used in names of acids : OLIC
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Joseph in Egypt : SLAVE
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Disgusted : REPELLED
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Danny or Sammy : KAYE
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Object pettily : CAVIL
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Horne with a great sound : LENA
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Affirm : AVER
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Type of hat : OPERA
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Bohemian : ARTY
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Pastry item : TART
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Destructive insect : BORER
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Lands a haymaker : KOS
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Ruffle : ROIL
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Ligurian Sea feeder : ARNO
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Explorer-athlete : MARCOPOLOPLAYER
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Smooth and glossy : SATINY
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Of aircraft : AERO
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Artist-artisan : GRANTWOODCARVER
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Succor : AID
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Formerly : NEE
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Excessively caustic : ACRID
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Comedian-store worker : SOUPYSALESCLERK
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Worthless : IDLE
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Farsighted fellow : SEER
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Acrobats : LEAPERS
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Sea bird : TERN
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"___ My Heart," 1913 song : PEGO
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Weather forecast : WINDY
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At loose ___ : ENDS
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Not religious : PAGAN
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Old saying : ADAGE
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What hams do : EMOTE
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Turn rotten : GOBAD
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He carved "The Kiss" : RODIN
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French meat dish : ROTI
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Beast that may weigh 500 pounds : GORILLA
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Item on a library shelf : TOME
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Make a moaning sound : PULE
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Aspen, for one : POPLAR
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Prevent : AVERT
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Card game : SKAT
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Output of Kilauea : LAVA
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Where Cobh is : EIRE
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Within: Comb. form : ENTO
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Calends and ides : DAYS
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Male swan : COB
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Mailing address for a G.I. : APO

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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