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New York Times, Saturday, June 17, 1978

Author:
Tap Osborn
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { F J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 90, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Tap Osborn has 111 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,535
Across
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Leathernecks : MARINES
8
Four-in-hand : CRAVAT
14
"Hawkeye" on TV : ALANALDA
16
More sprightly : AIRIER
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Musician meets senator : RAYCHARLESPERCY
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Regions : AREAS
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Appointment : DATE
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Baxter and Williams : TEDS
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Brace or prop : SHORE
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Squabble : SPAT
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Gray or White : PEARL
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Tediously familiar : STALE
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Baldness : ALOPECIA
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Lacedaemon : SPARTA
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Actor meets actor : ROBERTRYANONEAL
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Memorable journalist and family : KROCKS
38
They pay for rent and meals : BOARDERS
39
Filling by a D.D.S. : INLAY
40
Connors's milieu : COURT
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Fräulein's turndown : NEIN
42
City on the Saale : HALLE
43
Chafing balm : TALC
47
Swedish netman : BORG
48
Kind of energy : SOLAR
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Ballplayer meets doyenne : PETEROSEKENNEDY
55
Parka : ANORAK
56
Derision : RIDICULE
57
Mercy : LENITY
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Lincoln or Douglas : DEBATER
Down
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Corday did him in : MARAT
2
Point on the nose : ALARE
3
Shone : RAYED
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Quechuans : INCAS
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Slangy answers : NAHS
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Musical note from Guido : ELA
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Transmitter: Abbr. : SDR
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Varna or Vaisya : CASTE
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Suitable for plucking : RIPE
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100 square meters : ARE
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Man, to Pliny : VIR
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Fed. nuclear body : AEC
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Essay : TRY
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Actor meets dancer : ALDORAYBOLGER
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Part of J.E.C. : EARL
22
Shakers and Dukhobors : SECTS
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Word with do or cut : HAIR
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Kiosk : STAND
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Gay city : PAREE
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Kind of rail : ALTAR
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Ducks : TEALS
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In high spirits : PERKY
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Show off : SPORT
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An Alan from N.Y.C. : ARKIN
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Greene of TV : LORNE
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Old Greek coins : OBOLI
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___ pie : PECAN
34
Catch : SNARE
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Gazelle : AOUL
40
Some are sleepers : CARS
42
Truancy : HOOKY
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___ bean, used in perfumes : TONCA
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Citizen of Unalaska : ALEUT
45
Dipper : LADLE
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One having a bawl: Var. : CRYER
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Obnoxious child : BRAT
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Scottie's rebuff : SNIB
49
O'Hara's Joey : PAL
50
Dir. : ENE
51
Great weight : TON
52
Tussah's cousin : ERI
53
Pull someone's leg : KID
54
Town northwest of Arnhem : EDE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 7 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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