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New York Times, Wednesday, June 28, 1978

Author:
Herb L. Risteen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,546

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Across
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Periods of prosperity : UPS
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Chick's comment to a frugal farmer : CHEEP
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Dramatis personae : CAST
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Green guard : TRAP
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Legal paper : LEASE
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Singer Guthrie : ARLO
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Perfectly matched : ASLIKEASTWOPEAS
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Relieve without curing : PALLIATE
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Averse : LOATH
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Microscope part : LENS
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Front edge of the tibia : SHIN
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Conspiracies : CABALS
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Ullmann : LIV
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Dijon dance : BAL
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Monitor lizard : URAN
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Maid of paradise : HOURI
34
Del ___, Texas : RIO
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Size up a person : TAKEONESMEASURE
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Oahu instrument, for short : UKE
40
Appropriate anagram for notes : TONES
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Makes tracks : HIES
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Word with diem or annum : PER
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Part of pewter : TIN
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Depletes one's cash : SPENDS
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Festive : GALA
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Pleasing to see : FAIR
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Tropical bird : MACAW
51
Vague discomforts : MALAISES
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In actuality : ASAMATTEROFFACT
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"The ___ Love" : MANI
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Male seal's surrounders : HAREM
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Noisy quarrel : FRAY
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Prolific author : ANON
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Overweight : OBESE
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Grieving : SAD
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___ Minor : URSA
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Grow wearisome : PALL
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Writer of hard-boiled fiction : SPILLANE
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Sandblasts : CLEANS
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Preliminary races : HEATS
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Soothe : EASE
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Superlative ending : EST
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Fixed bench : PEW
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Plump roasting fowl : CAPON
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Field : AREA
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Louver board : SLAT
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Sheer nonsense : TOSH
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Bar item : TAP
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German seaport : KIEL
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"Twelfth Night" countess : OLIVIA
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The shame of cities : SLUMS
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Employ : HIRE
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Lampshade wearer at a party : CUTUP
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As lean as ___ : ARAKE
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Muffin man : BAKER
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Bear : BRUIN
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Made public : AIRED
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Yellowish loam : LOESS
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Kind of rinse : HENNA
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Chemical suffix : OSE
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Pontiac was one : OTTAWA
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Fiber spun into yarn : NOIL
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County officers : SHERIFFS
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Herod's dancer : SALOME
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Singer Edith: 1914–63 : PIAF
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Homeless lad : GAMIN
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Gets along : FARES
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Sound from a doll : MAMA
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As wise ___ owl : ASAN
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Third word of "The Aeneid" : CANO
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Having no admixture : MERE
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A Roosevelt : SARA
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Plant form : ECAD
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Unkempt abode : STY
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Conjunction, for short : THO
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Filer's aid : TAB

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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