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New York Times, Wednesday, June 8, 1977

Author:
Herb L. Risteen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 61, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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Arthur or Washington : PORT
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He's sorry now : RUER
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Inside stuff : PITH
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Affirm or confirm : AVER
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Tokyo two-wheeler : JINRIKISHA
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Tax : LEVY
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Ignorant : UNINFORMED
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Vermilion Range product : ORE
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Weapon in the ring : FIST
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Despicable : BASE
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Control gate : SLUICE
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Movie take : SHOT
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Emulate the Light Brigade : CHARGE
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"___ are blue" : VIOLETS
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Jots : IOTAS
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Electrical unit : FARAD
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Umbrella part : RIB
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" . . . ___ and trouble" : TOIL
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Rollick or frolic : CAPER
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"Cuckoo" : GAGA
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Ike's command : ETO
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Squelched : SATON
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Fencing move : FEINT
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Food fish : SNAPPER
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Home of the Cowboys : DALLAS
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Short swims : DIPS
43
English county : DORSET
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He runs "with might and mane" : LION
46
Appraise : RATE
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Polish : RUB
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City on the Wabash : TERREHAUTE
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Kind of sale : FIRE
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Not done purposely : UNINTENDED
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Team from Salt Lake City : UTES
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Bull fiddle : BASS
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Variegated : PIED
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Love ___ : NEST
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___ Alto : PALO
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Hits too high on the backboard : OVERSHOOTS
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Striking disclosure : REVELATION
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Give it a whirl : TRY
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Washer cycle : RINSE
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Body of troops : UNIT
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Fish-eating bird : ERN
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Range in Morocco : RIF
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Freebooter : PIRATE
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Doctrines : ISMS
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"Hail to ___, blithe spirit!" : THEE
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"It ___ to Be You" : HAD
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Breakfast quaff : JUICE
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Goblin of German folklore : KOBOLD
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Trifles : FIGS
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Russian river : URAL
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Alluring woman : SIREN
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White with age : HOAR
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Adduce : CITE
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Mist or steam : VAPOR
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His home is mobile : TRAILERITE
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John Hancocks : SIGNATURES
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Gruesome threesome : FATES
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Night fliers : BATS
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Creator of Lower Slobbovia : CAPP
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Thickens : GELS
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Small harpsichord : SPINET
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Get along : FARE
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Decks : ADORNS
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Was overly fond of : DOTED
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Outmoded : DATED
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Horne with a great sound : LENA
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It springs up in spring : IRIS
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Coarse : RUDE
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Defeat : BEST
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Transport for a trio : TUB
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"With it" : HEP
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Blackbird : ANI
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Horseplay : FUN

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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