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New York Times, Saturday, June 18, 1977

Author:
Herb L. Risteen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { F Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 1
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,171

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Across
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Haberdashery stock : CRAVATS
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Gauchos' milieu : PAMPAS
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Native environment : HABITAT
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Trattoria dish : RAVIOLI
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Copy : IMITATE
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Human being : ADAMITE
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Mazo ___ Roche ("Jalna" author) : DELA
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Pairs or bridges : SPANS
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Biblical oldster : ENOS
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Supplement (with 23 Across) : EKE
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See above : OUT
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Add up : TOT
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Bacon part : RIND
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Feudal bigwigs : DUKES
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Napoleon won here in 1806 : JENA
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Show scorn toward : SNEERAT
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Sharks' fellow travelers : REMORAS
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Chicle : GUM
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Conveyance for horses : VAN
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Clergymen : CURATES
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Island near Borneo : CELEBES
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Woeful word : ALAS
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She wrote "A Certain Smile" : SAGAN
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Ending with tire or irk : SOME
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Dentist's rotary tool : BUR
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Splash against : LAP
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Capek classic : RUR
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Came to rest : ALIT
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Kind of cigarette : CUBEB
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Ford's running mate in '76 : DOLE
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Tapping sound : RATATAT
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Virginia river : RAPIDAN
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Cotton fabric : ETAMINE
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Hard rubber : EBONITE
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Past, future et al. : TENSES
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Testified : DEPONED
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Faultfinders; nags : CHIDERS
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Baking dish : RAMEKIN
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Where young Ike lived : ABILENE
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"Ars longa, ___ brevis" : VITA
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___ loss for words : ATA
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Makes lace : TATS
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Do the town : STEPOUT
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Hippie apartments : PADS
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Hollywood name : AVA
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M. Marceau, for one : MIME
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Hunting dog : POINTER
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City in Pennsylvania : ALTOONA
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Shut-eye sessions : SIESTAS
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One of the "harangue gang" : RANTER
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Sea bird : AUK
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Manet's portraitist : DEGAS
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Titled women : DAMES
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Most common dice throw : SEVEN
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Naval hero: 1747–92 : JONES
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Motoring hazard : RUT
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___ de mer : MAL
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Broadway musical : CABARET
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Howl : ULULATE
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River, town or bay in N.J. : RARITAN
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Greet : SALUTE
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Frolicked : CAPERED
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Russian composer of "Prince Igor" : BORODIN
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Rival : EMULATE
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Tranquilized : SERENED
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Chatter : GAB
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Headwear : TAMS
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Containers : CANS
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Ruth or Zaharias : BABE
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Nickname for singer Martin : DINO
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Stalemate : TIE
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Beverage : POP

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