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New York Times, Thursday, June 23, 1977

Author:
Evelyn Benshoof
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 300 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, 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. 10,176
Across
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Pitch indicator : CLEF
5
Not barefoot : SHOD
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Duffers' golf strokes : BAFFS
14
Bullish bellow : ROAR
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Bare : MERE
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Kukla's friend : OLLIE
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Ancient strongbox : ARCA
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Russian range : URAL
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Kind of alley : BLIND
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Secretly : BEHINDONESBACK
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Lincoln Center seat : LOGE
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Slight : THIN
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Word with band or box : HAT
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Mercenary of '76 : HESSIAN
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Audit maker : CPA
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Whodunit feature : ALIBI
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Droop : LOP
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Roderick Dhu's group : CLAN
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Gratify by favors : SCRATCHONESBACK
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Spenser or Spender : POET
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School dance : HOP
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Familiar : USUAL
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Dismal : SAD
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Modern eavesdropper's method : WIRETAP
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Compass point : SSE
49
Chumps : SAPS
50
Angers : IRES
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Faultfinding passenger : BACKSEATDRIVER
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Kayak : CANOE
59
Eight furlongs : MILE
60
Valley : DALE
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Embellish : ADORN
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Seaport or gulf : ADEN
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In ___ (actually existing) : ESSE
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Famed colonial family : PENNS
65
Scottish lake in the news : NESS
66
Look for : SEEK
Down
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King or hermit : CRAB
2
Wisdom of the ages : LORE
3
Every's partner : EACH
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Delicate : FRAIL
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Smear : SMUDGE
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Protagonists : HEROES
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Algerian seaport : ORAN
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Erasure : DELETION
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Spool for winding thread : BOBBIN
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Edgar ___ Poe : ALLAN
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Parisian cop : FLIC
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Slang word after rat : FINK
13
But, to Brutus : SED
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Like some of Koufax's games : NOHIT
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Mold : SHAPE
25
Trunk fasteners : HASPS
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Tennessee city : ALCOA
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Weary : TIRED
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Incline : SLOPE
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Rudolph's driver : CLAUS
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S.A. rodents : PACAS
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Tarsus : ANKLE
34
Slugger's weapon : BAT
36
Network monogram : CBS
38
Fish and ___ : CHIPS
39
Irving's "headless" one : HORSEMAN
40
First-rate : SUPER
45
Rouses : WAKENS
46
Decisions for authors : TITLES
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Elizabeth and Eve : ARDENS
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Disdain : SCORN
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What partisans take : SIDES
52
Commanded : BADE
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By and by : ANON
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Military officer : AIDE
55
Urn : VASE
56
Besides : ELSE
57
Emit fumes : REEK
58
Biggin : CAP

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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