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New York Times, Saturday, June 24, 1978

Author:
Vincent L. Osborne
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 302 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Vincent L. Osborne has 20 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,542
Across
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Spellbound : RAPT
5
Trig., geom., etc. : MATH
9
Musical Count : BASIE
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Business-letter phrase : INRE
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"That's ___ learning I desire": Burns : ATHE
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Related on Mom's side : ENATE
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Kiln or oast : OVEN
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Sharp : KEEN
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Not illicit : LEGAL
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S O S and Mayday : DISTRESSSIGNALS
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Name meaning "the highest" : ELI
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Song lyricist Harbach : OTTO
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N.Y.C. court tournament : NIT
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Track event : DASH
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Pakistani language : URDU
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Join the Aspen set : SKI
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"Monkey see, monkey do" : APERY
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Inflated with air : PNEUMATIC
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Galvanizing agent : ZINC
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Secret stuff : CODES
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Strong wind : GALE
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Live, as cattle : ONTHEHOOF
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Trial's partner : ERROR
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Anatomical duct : VAS
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Hook for landing fish : GAFF
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Surgery reminder : SCAR
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Mariner : TAR
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Glacier in Alaska : MUIR
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Rover's complaint : YIP
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In the manner of a tortoise : SLOWLYBUTSURELY
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Shinto temple gateway : TORII
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___ were (so to speak) : ASIT
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Kind of criminal trial : OYER
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No longer together : APART
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1.6093 kilometers : MILE
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Ancient man of Iran : MEDE
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Scarlett, for one : BELLE
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Maple genus : ACER
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Sweetened beverages : ADES
Down
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___ Janeiro : RIODE
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Hammering block : ANVIL
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Faces on bills : PRESIDENTS
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Omar's product : TENT
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"He ___ me to lie down ... " : MAKETH
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Atoll explosion : ATEST
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Most popular film ever produced : THESOUNDOFMUSIC
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Rhode Island Reds : HENS
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Where Waterloo is : BELGIUM
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As to : ANENT
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Tale of heroism : SAGA
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Romance lang. : ITAL
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Elusive ones : EELS
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Blushing or flushing : ROSY
22
Southern constellation : INDUS
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Roguish : ARCH
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Ridge of coral : REEF
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Like one in love : STARRYEYED
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Code word for "k" : KILO
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Cake decorator : ICER
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Smallest Soviet sea : AZOV
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San Juan pineapple : PINA
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Magician's word : POOF
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Site of the Taj Mahal : AGRA
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Not trustful : CHARY
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"Liberté, ___, fraternité" : EGALITE
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Color of raw silk : ECRU
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Cassandra, to Hector : SISTER
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Pirouette : TWIRL
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Useful : UTILE
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___-France : ILEDE
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Combustible heaps : PYRES
52
Blind shot : STAB
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Long, easy stride : LOPE
54
Spoken : ORAL
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Bear Bryant's boys : BAMA
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Il Duce once ruled here : ROMA

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

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