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New York Times, Monday, May 9, 1977

44-Down : Flourishes

Author:
Evelyn Benshoof
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 41, Avg Word Len: 4.84, Missing: { J K Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Evelyn Benshoof has 71 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,131
Across
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Clusters of plants : CLUMPS
7
Like Galahad : CHASTE
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High-school non-finisher : DROPOUT
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Mention briefly : TOUCHON
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Ornament resembling a flower : ROSETTE
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Second : INSTANT
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Concerning : ANENT
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"Sticks float; they wood" is one : PUN
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Device on a door : HINGE
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Senator from Va. or W.Va. : BYRD
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Sharpened : HONED
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Something to lend : EAR
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"Sock exchange" : BOUT
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Soldier in gray : REB
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Approach gradually : LEADUPTO
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Appetite rousers : AROMAS
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Warrant : INSURE
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"Delightful" in hippie jargon : GROOVY
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Interest : BEHALF
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Took offense : RESENTED
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Baton Rouge sch. : LSU
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"Amores" poet : OVID
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Begin to flower : BUD
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Inexpensive fur : LAPIN
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Convert the chips : CASH
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___ on (continuously) : ONAND
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Big ___ : BEN
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Quebec peninsula : GASPE
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Ineffectual : OFNOUSE
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Visits : CALLSON
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Bridge boo-boo : MISDEAL
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Ousters of a sort : EXILERS
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Hard as nails : STEELY
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Carter vs. Ford on TV: 1976 : DEBATE
Down
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Sidekick : CRONY
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Burgoyne at Saratoga : LOSER
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Beat; defeat : UPEND
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Grove on a prairie : MOTT
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"Polly, ___ the kettle on" : PUT
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Socialize : STEPOUT
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Swindle : CON
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Muffle : HUSH
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Playbill heading : ACTI
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Met soprano : SHANE
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Polynesian kingdom : TONGA
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Pierce : ENTER
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Part of o.d. : DRAB
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Prong : TINE
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"Render therefore ___ Caesar ... " : UNTO
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Sanguine : HOPEFUL
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Voices irrelevant arguments : DRAGSIN
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Tree-trunk growths : BURLS
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Misjudged : ERRED
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Blessing : BOON
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Women's ___ : LIB
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Compass point : ENE
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Blonde shade : ASH
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Binary : DUAL
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Bright saying : MOT
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Hail! : AVE
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One of the Chaplins : SYD
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Lasso : ROPE
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Showed clearly : EVINCED
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Flourishes : BOOMS
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Incapable : UNFIT
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"___ Macabre" : DANSE
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Labor leader : ABEL
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Lily : CALLA
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Charisma, e.g. : ASSET
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Seed : SPORE
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Coop group : HENS
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Predicament or knot : NODE
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Burr vs. Hamilton : DUEL
57
Smooth-talking : GLIB
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Declare : SAY
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Tool for Bunyan : AXE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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