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SILLY SYLLABUS

New York Times, Sunday, June 11, 1978

Author:
Stanley Glass
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.21, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 562 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 115, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 11, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 19
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,529
Across
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Sacrificial area : ALTAR
6
Mince-pie ingredient : SUET
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Clumsy one : OAF
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Early shipbuilder : NOAH
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Author of "Games People Play" : BERNE
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Killer whale : ORCA
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Robin Hood's drink : ALE
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Does intensive research : DELVES
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Respond to a stimulus : REACT
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She wrote "Seductio ad Absurdum" : HAHN
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Relatives : KIN
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Type of tire : RADIAL
26
Study that Edith Bunker digs : ARCHIEOLOGY
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Concept : IDEA
31
Own : HAVE
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Rages : STORMS
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An 1898 discovery : NEON
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Like some guesses : EDUCATED
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Defendants, in law : REI
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Trunk : TORSO
39
Study of corrections : RIGHTING
40
Study of Caesar's shapes and forms : SALADGEOMETRY
45
Article much in use : THE
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Bullring cry : OLE
47
Jutting rock : CRAG
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Sequential notes : REMI
49
Impressionist master : MANET
51
"Have you ___ wool?" : ANY
52
Beloved, in Bordeaux : AIME
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Puts in office : ELECTS
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Emphatic refusal : NODICE
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Chanticleer's domain : ROOST
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Fodder storage : ENSILAGE
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Angels of mercy : NURSES
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Statampere, for instance: Abbr. : ESU
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Land mass south of Eur. : AFR
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Rain check : DAM
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Alt. : HGT
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Use a Mason jar : CAN
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Hungarian-born conductor : DORATI
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Glacial fissure : CREVASSE
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Malice : SPITE
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Russell of the N.B.A. : CAZZIE
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"I ___ arrow into the air" : SHOTAN
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Samoan port : APIA
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Exist : ARE
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Transvaal police : ZARPS
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Italian terrorists' victim : MORO
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Join : LINK
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Beast of Barbary : APE
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Greedy one : PIG
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Trotsky's private course in fossils : PAYLEONTOLOGY
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Study of snakes' evolution : HISSTORY
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Water nymph : NAIAD
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__ Nor, lake in Sinkiang : EBI
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Hawaiian volcano : MAUNALOA
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Ballet subject : SWAN
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Golf ball ingredient : BALATA
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___ Pater (almanac) : ERRA
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European capital : OSLO
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Study of trash : LITTERATURE
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Pool activity : DIVING
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Shoshonean : UTE
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Outer portion of the earth : SIAL
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Exhausts : TIRES
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Blossom of the silents : SEELEY
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Fem. group : NOW
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Eight: Comb. form : OCTO
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French spa : EVIAN
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Method: Abbr. : SYST
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Command to oxen : GEE
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Bridge positions: Abbr. : NSEW
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Feel : SENSE
Down
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Canyon mouth : ABRA
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Looks maliciously : LEERS
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Mather product : TRACT
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Moorings : ANCHORAGES
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Called it a day : RETIRED
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Areas in London and N.Y.C. : SOHOS
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Russian river : URAL
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Science studied by yodelers : ECHONOMICS
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Noli me ___ : TANGERE
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Charter ___ of Hartford fame : OAK
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Et ___ : ALII
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Wheel guard : FENDER
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Educational org. : NEA
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Passé : OLDHAT
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The Wrights' delight : AVIATION
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Celestial : HEAVENLY
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Course for artful bartenders : DRAUGHTING
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Type of hammer : SLEDGE
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Expatriate : EMIGRE
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Former U.S. ambassador to U.N. : YOST
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Did newsroom work : EDITED
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Average : NORM
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Guevara : CHE
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"Good-will ___": Longfellow : TOMEN
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Chicken : SCARED
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Melodious : ARIOSO
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Dorothy from New Orleans : LAMOUR
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Sniggler for wrigglers : EELER
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Cry of the wild goose : YANG
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Italian for 13 Across : NOE
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Atmosphere: Prefix : AER
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Canute's proof of his limitations : TIDE
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Eastern Europeans : SLAVS
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Reduces : CUTS
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Informal farewell : TATA
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Eastern nana : AMAH
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Hannibal's adversary : SCIPIO
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Gourmet's pleasure : EATING
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Furtive : SNEAKY
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Science of carbonation : FIZZIOLOGY
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Author Lafcadio : HEARN
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Star pitcher : ACE
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Round: Abbr. : CIR
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Corded fabric : REPP
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Study of certain high jinks : SOMEANTICS
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Put up with : STOOD
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Soothing : PALLIATIVE
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Iranian range : ZAGROS
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"O shed ___!": Keats : NOTEAR
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Honey factories : APIARIES
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Inspect again : RESURVEY
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___ souci : SANS
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Names of several Turkish sultans : AHMEDS
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Sch. affiliate : PTA
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Small boat : YAWL
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Affair of the heart : LIAISON
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Monastery residents : OBLATES
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Slow movers : SNAILS
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Yangtze feeder : YALUNG
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"Look out ___!" : BELOW
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Home of Fiat and Lancia : TURIN
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Sections or sectors : AREAS
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Nebraska City's county : OTOE
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London museum : TATE
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Medieval drudge : ESNE
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Gain : NET
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Ram's dam : EWE

Answer summary: 16 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 10 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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