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New York Times, Friday, June 23, 1978

64-Across : Kind of timekeeper

Author:
Hallie & Gerald Parsons
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { F J Q Y Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 56, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,541
Across
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Wanders at will : ROVES
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Neck of land : SPIT
10
Flow's partner : EBB
13
Dispatch boat : AVISO
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"They ___ serve ... ": Milton : ALSO
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Twofold : DUAL
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Annoyed : VEXED
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Re-election losers, finishing their terms : LAMEDUCKS
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Middle of a well-known palindrome : ERE
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Italian wine center : ASTI
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Perfumed powder : SACHET
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British child's nursemaid : NANA
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Highway sound : HONK
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___ culpa : MEA
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Fortune : CHANCE
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The ___ Scott case : DRED
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In the phone book : LISTED
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Apollo's mother : LETO
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Inner: Prefix : ESO
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Margaret Mead's colleagues : ANTHROPOLOGISTS
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NBC owner : RCA
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Long baseball hit : SWAT
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Put garments on : CLOTHE
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Computer food : DATA
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"Many are called but few are ___" : CHOSEN
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Worldwide workers' gp. : ILO
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Air: Comb. form : AERI
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Of grandparents : AVAL
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Valuable possessions : ASSETS
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___ die : SINE
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Winner in Mailer's "The Fight" : ALI
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Kind of timekeeper : METRONOME
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Quiverleaf : ASPEN
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Skip : OMIT
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Arabian port : ADEN
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Roi's spouse : REINE
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Suffix for sciences : ICS
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Lady's escort, for short : GENT
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Burdened : LADEN
Down
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Black bird : RAVEN
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Turn ___ new leaf : OVERA
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Female fox : VIXEN
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Suffix with Japan or Nippon : ESE
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Kitchen staple : SODA
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___ Sea, lake in southern Calif. : SALTON
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Detectives : PLAINCLOTHESMEN
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School of thought : ISM
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Ten that may be socked : TOES
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Elicited : EDUCED
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Rumanian capital : BUCHAREST
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Make bread : BAKE
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Naval vessel : LST
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Project of the Corps of Engineers : DAM
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Follow secretly : SHADOW
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Kind of hormone : ACTH
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Ship part : KEEL
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Pronoun : HERS
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Native of Tallinn : ESTH
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Give medicine to : DOSE
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Hog fat : LARD
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Member of a former Peruvian empire : INCA
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R.B.I., for one : STATISTIC
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Alarm bell : TOCSIN
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Eye amorously : OGLE
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Declaration signer from Md. : PACA
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College in New Rochelle, N.Y. : IONA
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Warns : ALERTS
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Express now used as a Japanese hotel : ORIENT
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Siouan : OTO
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Inane : VAPID
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Coeur d'___, Idaho : ALENE
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Word after bed or table : LINEN
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I love: Lat. : AMO
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Freight trailer, for short : SEMI
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Jagged protuberance : SNAG
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Eden's title : EARL
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Verse form : ODE
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Daedalus flew over it : SEA

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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