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New York Times, Tuesday, June 6, 1978

Author:
Herb L. Risteen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 297 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, 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. 10,524

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Across
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Asian desert : GOBI
5
Fabric with a tartan pattern : PLAID
10
Transport : SHIP
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Inky : EBON
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Weight unit : OUNCE
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Berlin product : TUNE
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Home of the Cornhuskers : LINCOLNNEBRASKA
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Soapstone : STEATITE
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Tooth toters : ELKS
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Pronoun : ITS
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Routine writer : HACK
25
Savonarola's alleged offense : HERESY
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Truman's favorite animal : MULE
30
Novak or Hunter : KIM
33
Tract : AREA
34
Stupors : COMAS
35
Purse item : ONE
36
City surrounded by a great natural-gas field : MONROELOUISIANA
40
Hoosier fabulist : ADE
41
Moderately pungent plant : CRESS
42
Vehicle parked at an igloo : SLED
43
___ Delhi : NEW
44
Hyde was its first president : EIRE
45
Blotches : SMEARS
47
A.E.F. man : YANK
48
Arch : SLY
49
Hawthorne subject : FAUN
51
Luggage item : SUITCASE
56
G.O.P. birthplace: 1854 : JACKSONMICHIGAN
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Roman emperor : OTHO
60
What Trollope did : WROTE
61
Barcelona bull : TORO
62
Homophone for bin : BEEN
63
Tavern order : LAGER
64
Hecklers' missiles : EGGS
Down
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Coagulates : GELS
2
Newspaper notice : OBIT
3
Costa or maxilla : BONE
4
Pizarro's victim : INCA
5
Form of government : POLITY
6
Famed thespian duo : LUNTS
7
Last Stuart ruler : ANNE
8
Kind of age or bag : ICE
9
Society-page girl : DEB
10
What some hunters do : STALK
11
Outer covering : HUSK
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Printery supplies : INKS
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___ soup : PEA
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Patriot of '76 : OTIS
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Sinus : RECESS
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Gardeners need "a sense of ___" : HUMUS
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Jai ___ : ALAI
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Plotter exposed by Esther : HAMAN
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Break down bit by bit : ERODE
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Give fresh vigor to : RENEW
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Attention : EAR
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Fraternal order : MOOSE
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Australian marsupial : KOALA
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Secret : INNER
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Alcoholic drinks : MEADS
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Supermarket worker : CLERK
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Vast amounts : OCEANS
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"___ go bragh" : ERIN
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Verb suffix, British style : ISE
45
Deli device : SLICER
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Invented story : MYTH
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Region in Robert W. Service's poems : YUKON
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Set of furniture : SUITE
49
Kismet : FATE
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Yearn : ACHE
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Urban problem : SMOG
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Quote : CITE
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Excited : AGOG
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Marionette man : SARG
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Son of Seth : ENOS
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Something needed by millions of Americans : JOB
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Boobook of Australia : OWL
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F.D.R. agency : NRA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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