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DAD'S DUE

New York Times, Sunday, June 18, 1978

Author:
Tap Osborn
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.50, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 718 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 177, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Tap Osborn has 111 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,536
Across
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Sizable : LARGE
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___ oil : SHALE
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Strident : RASPY
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Photograph : SHOOT
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" . . . sadly ___": S. Foster : IROAM
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Vichyssoise, for one : PUREE
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Flirty one : OGLER
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Dismiss : LETGO
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Start of a four-line verse : NEWPIPENEWROBEORSWEATER
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Performed with subtlety : UNDERACTED
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Slow-witted : DENSE
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Cash in : REDEEM
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Word with Simon : SAYS
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Pale blue : CIEL
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Spiny-finned fish : PERCH
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Multifaceted : DIVERSE
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Row : TIER
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Obscure : MISTY
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Nicene ___ : CREED
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Torn ligament : SPRAIN
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Optician's product : LENS
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Four-time homer king : MAYS
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Oopak or hyson : TEA
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Second line of verse : WOULDGIVEDEARDADATHRILL
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Calm : ALLAY
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"___ on Sunday" : NEVER
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Miscalculated : ERRED
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Gain an edge : OUTDO
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Carriage : MIEN
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Sitting rooms : ATRIA
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Fountain order : FLOAT
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Downstairs person : BUTLER
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Legume : POD
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Mother Hubbard, e.g. : DRESS
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Like some I.R.S. returns : JOINT
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Snakebirds : DARTERS
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Fish, in a way : SEINE
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Dipsy doodle : CURVE
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Auto race : RALLY
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Did some tailoring : RESEWED
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Victor from Denmark : BORGE
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Goren, at times : DUMMY
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Expert : PRO
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Horrify : APPALL
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Like a séance : EERIE
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Now : TODAY
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Off pitch : FLAT
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Pierre's "That does it!" : VOILA
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One of a famed trio : ATHOS
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"Jean" and "Marie" : SONGS
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Square : PLAZA
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Third line of the verse : EXCEPTTHATTWOWEEKSLATER
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Alkaline solution : LYE
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Buck heroine : OLAN
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White-tailed eagle : ERNE
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Rising high : TOWERY
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Shaw's "Superman" : WOMAN
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Ready to hit the hay : WEARY
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Dominion : SWAY
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Salt-covered plains : SALADAS
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Flip : SASSY
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Anjou or Kieffer : PEAR
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James or Chanel : COCO
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Protein-rich dish : OMELET
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Soupçon : TASTE
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Thistlelike plants : ARTICHOKES
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End of verse : DADKNOWSWHOLLGETTHEBILL
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Sign before Taurus : ARIES
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Devour : EATUP
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Walkway : AISLE
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Rugged ridge : ARETE
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Famous jockey of yore : SANDE
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Earrings : DROPS
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Plied with potions : DOSED
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Light amplification of a kind : LASER
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"Peanuts" character : LINUS
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Battleground : ARENA
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Street tough : ROWDY
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Says "Aaah" : GAPES
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Moslem V.I.P. : EMIR
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Coined money : SPECIE
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Stag bagger : HUNTER
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Whirling : AREEL
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Prurient : LEWD
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Poet's "forever" : EER
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Moses or Morse : ROBERT
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Realtor's bailiwick : AGENCY
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Flounder : SLOSH
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Maman's man : PERE
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Kin of mos. and wks. : YRS
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Raglan feature : SLEEVE
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Ran the show : HEADED
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Minklike swimmer : OTTER
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S-curves : OGEES
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"The Velvet Fog" : TORME
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Expectant father's activity : PACING
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Texas city : ODESSA
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Most perverse : WRIEST
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Undernourished sheep : PINER
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Eurydice was one : DRYAD
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Antimacassar : TIDY
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Tragedy by Euripides : MEDEA
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Future officer : CADET
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Engulf : SWAMP
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Salk's target : POLIO
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Like legal pads : RULED
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Arkin or Bates : ALAN
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Dungarees' kin : LEVIS
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Bathtub-murder victim : MARAT
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Item on a marquee : TITLE
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Granddad : ELDER
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Then, in Vienne : ALORS
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Contemplate : INTEND
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Chapter's partner : VERSE
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Go over one's yesterdays : RELIVE
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Pilotless plane : DRONE
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Every 3,600 seconds : HOURLY
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Like many dirt roads : RUTTY
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Maurois's biography of Shelley : ARIEL
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Smith's place : FORGE
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"Bananas" : BALMY
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Rooster's wattle : DEWLAP
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Law expert : JURIST
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Firm, lustrous fabric : DAMASK
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Author of "A Lonely Rage" : SEALE
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Barbizon painter : COROT
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Dickens's "Barnaby ___" : RUDGE
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Tangle or disentangle : RAVEL
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Modern adhesive : EPOXY
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Anise or mace : SPICE
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The "Borstal Boy" : BEHAN
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One on the receiving end : DONEE
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Where Fisk crouches : PLATE
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He brings down the house : RAZER
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Eared seal : OTARY
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Allen or Frome : ETHAN
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Local yokel : TOWNY
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Defect : FLAW
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Globe-trotter's aid : ATLAS
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Rueful : SORRY
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Stratagem : PLOY
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Salad item : TOMATO
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Equivocate : WEASEL
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Dieter's concern : STARCH
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Took four balls : WALKED
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Danish seaport : ODENSE
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Cleansing process : WASHUP
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Bars legally : ESTOPS
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Decide : SETTLE
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Stayed for : WAITED
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Refreshments : SODAS
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Lucine of the Met : AMARA
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Did an usher's job : LEDIN
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Took care of : SAWTO
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Basketball tactic : PRESS
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Menace in India : COBRA
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Steinbeck subjects : OKIES
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Gael, to Giscard : CELTE
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Famed Canadian physician : OSLER
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Peter I or Paul I : TSAR
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Money-changing discount : AGIO
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Cure : HEAL
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Unite : WED
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Dad, once : LAD

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 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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