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New York Times, Monday, June 27, 1977

46-Across : Synthetic fiber

Author:
Young
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { H J Q Y Z }, Scrabble score: 262 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Young has 6 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,180
Across
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Hawkeye : IOWAN
6
Agitate : STIR
10
Uncovered wagon : CART
14
Skyline sight : SPIRE
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E flat is one : TONE
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Concert halls : ODEA
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Verdi opera : LATRAVIATA
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Rock follower : ROLL
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Otherwise : ELSE
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Golfer Lee ___ : ELDER
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Of an epoch : ERAL
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Use a letter opener : SLIT
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Response to a stimulus : REFLEX
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Spoiled : ROTTEN
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Punitive : PENAL
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Rub out : ERASE
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Treated with contempt : DISDAINED
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Annex of a sort : ELL
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Decorators' concerns : TINTS
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Fruity drink : ADE
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Lessens : DECREASES
42
Blend gradually : MERGE
44
Wine pitchers : OLPES
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He has cash, will loan : BANKER
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Synthetic fiber : OLEFIN
48
Inattentive : DEAF
49
Lump of clay or cream : GLOB
50
Moldings : OGEES
52
Norwegian saint : OLAF
56
Baseball's Mattie, Felipe or Jesus : ALOU
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Swallows' destination : CAPISTRANO
59
Platter : DISC
60
Ripens : AGES
61
Critical : ACUTE
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Search for : SEEK
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Appear : SEEM
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Ancient Asians : MEDES
Down
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"Emerald ___" : ISLE
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Gemstone : OPAL
3
Masters of banter : WITS
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Notations on a certain blotter : ARRESTS
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Teachers' org. : NEA
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Wading bird : STILT
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Hognose snake's prey : TOAD
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What a good book does : INTERESTS
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Sights seen ahead in a traffic jam : REARENDS
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Franco of the Met : CORELLI
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Dote on : ADORE
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Psychiatrist's advice : RELAX
13
Like a redwood : TALL
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Glasgow's "___ of Iron" : VEIN
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"The Gray Fox" : LEE
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Aviation agcy. : FAA
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Knicks' new coach : REED
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Wreath on a knight's helmet : ORLE
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Chalky powder : TALC
30
Murmurers in Longfellow's forest : PINES
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Release : DISENGAGE
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British stool pigeon : NARK
34
Brink : EDGE
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Sambar or Bambi : DEER
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Pudding thickeners : TAPIOCAS
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Kind of 35 Down : ROEBUCK
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Pixie : ELF
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Ovine plaint : MAA
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Implement : ENFORCE
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Catfish Row gal : BESS
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Kukla's friend : OLLIE
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At liberty : LOOSE
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Belief in an indifferent God : DEISM
49
Flits : GADS
51
Sword for Count of Monte Cristo : EPEE
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Praise : LAUD
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Status quo ___ : ANTE
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Darius III and Alexander : FOES
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Scottish hat : TAM

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

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