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New York Times, Sunday, June 25, 1978

Author:
Louis Baron
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 534 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 121, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 14, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Louis Baron has 39 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,543
Across
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Astronaut's find : ROCK
5
Global supporter : ATLAS
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Mugger on the boards : HAM
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Texas farmer's land : ARADO
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Word with wise : ACRE
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Third-rate stuff : TRIPE
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Soda jerk's tap : COLA
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Have a crush on : GOFOR
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Temple of Vesta : CHERCHEZLAFEMME
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Like truth, sometimes : AWFUL
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Gaslight ___ : ERA
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Bombay bigwig : RANA
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Hits the books : PORES
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Fifth word of "The Raven" : DREARY
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Leftover : REMNANT
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Pippin piercer : CORER
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Hair: Comb. form : CRINI
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It's east of Ill. : IND
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___ game (shutout) : NORUN
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On the wagon : ALACARTE
39
Base for a pedestal : SOCLE
42
Dead-letter office : POSTMORTEM
44
Osprey's cousin : ERN
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Tennis ace : ASHE
46
Good taste : GOUT
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Cries of surprise : YOWS
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Colliery entrance : ADIT
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___ rule : ASA
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Hackneyed commercial : ADNAUSEAM
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"Gypsy Love" composer : LEHAR
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Oriole's cheer : RARAAVIS
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Goodman : BENNY
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Word of honor : PAROLE
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Columbus's hometown : GENOA
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The woes of toes : CORNS
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Slew : DIDIN
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Kind of card : CREDIT
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Task for Figaro : SHAVE
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Sally Rand dance : FANDANGO
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Hot spot : HADES
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Doubleheader : TETEATETE
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Scot. neighbor : ENG
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"Play ___ It Lays": Didion : ITAS
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Adonis' killer : BOAR
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Great Asian river : AMUR
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Twin : DUAL
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Quaint clock : NEF
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Roman relative : ANTEBELLUM
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Specialty : FORTE
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Graffiti artist : ALFRESCO
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Medicine's Sir William : OSLER
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Juan or Marquis : DON
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Height for a kite : AERIE
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Thompson's "___ a Stranger" : NOTAS
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Nourish : SUSTAIN
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Arrays on one side : ALIGNS
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Gone up : RISEN
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Hopper medium : OILS
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Half of sex- : TRI
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Sweater size : LARGE
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"Send me $50," etc. : LETTRESDECACHET
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"The ___ cast!" : DIEIS
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Horatian creations : ODES
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Vimy or Oak : RIDGE
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"___ soit . . . " : HONI
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First phase : ONSET
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Rocky pinnacle : TOR
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Caucasian : OSSET
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Thrift-shop word : USED
Down
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Black snake : RACER
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Yellowish pigment : OCHRE
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Elite : CREAM
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Prefix for plop or choo : KER
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Within reach : ATHAND
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"Last Case" sleuth : TRENT
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Minnelli : LIZA
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Calendar abbr. : APL
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New Bedford is one : SEAPORT
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He painted "The Life Line" : HOMER
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Baksheesh : ALMS
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A West from the East : MAE
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Fungus : AGARIC
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Ivanhoe's bride : ROWENA
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Legit romance : AFFAIREDHONNEUR
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Unsmiling : DOUR
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Airport near Paris : ORLY
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Melville's "Benito ___" : CERENO
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Derrick : CRANE
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Tribunal : FORUM
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Mites : DRAMS
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Luxor's river : NILE
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Brava or Rica : COSTA
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Ball of yarn : CLEW
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Some are proper : NOUNS
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Pygmy : ATOMY
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Affliction : TRIAL
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___ nous : ENTRE
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___ Basin : SAAR
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Bones, to a zoologist : OSSA
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Gold digger's fee : CHARGEDAFFAIRES
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Lecterns : PODIA
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"___ Daughter," 1971 film : RYANS
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French dance tune : GAVOT
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Sector of Mars : AERIA
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Lusitania undoer : UBOAT
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Match opener : SERVE
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Nine: Comb. form : ENNEA
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Alan, Diane or Cheryl : LADD
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Yellow-fever vector : AEDES
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Cuckoos : ANIS
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Anemic sheep : PINER
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Frenchman's fare : CHERE
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Fact : DATUM
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Spode, e.g. : CHINA
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Honey badger : RATEL
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Balance: Comb. form : STATO
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Longest bone : FEMUR
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Punkie : GNAT
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Give the eye to : OGLE
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"___ of Hoffmann" : TALES
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Groundwork : BASIS
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Formerly : ONCE
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"___ tread on me" : DONT
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Promotes : BOOSTS
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Glyceride : ESTER
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Pampas cowboy : LLANERO
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Anat. cavity : FOSSA
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Jackson or Smith : REGGIE
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Conductor Ansermet : ERNEST
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Melodious : DULCET
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Chilean export : NITER
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Sitdown operation : SIEGE
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D'Artagnan ami : ATHOS
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Musical of 1919 : IRENE
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Glossy : NITID
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Ray of movies : ALDO
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Homophone for lane : LAIN
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Change the décor : REDO
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Handicap : ODDS
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Parking place : LOT
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Sonny's sibling : SIS
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China's ___ Teh : CHU

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 10 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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