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New York Times, Tuesday, July 11, 1978

Author:
Herb L. Risteen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.76, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 303 (avg 1.67)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Spans: 3
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,559
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Varnish ingredient : LAC
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Bustle : STIR
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"Ma—He's Making Eyes ___" : ATME
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Woeful word : ALAS
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Simon's "___ Suite" : PLAZA
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"Of ___ I Sing" : THEE
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Torn place : RENT
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He wrote "Roots" : HALEY
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Get well : HEAL
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Explode : DETONATE
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Temperamental : MOODY
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Son of Seth : ENOS
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"Animal Farm" author : ORWELL
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Grease one's palm : BRIBE
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Fruit-and-cream dessert : FOOL
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Oxbow, in Idaho : DAM
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Agrees : JIBES
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Tug's salute : TOOT
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Opposite of massive : WEE
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Côte d'___ : AZUR
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Atlanta court team : HAWKS
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Latvian capital : RIGA
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Neighbor of Aus. : GER
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Nomad of a sort : HOBO
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Old Scratch : DEVIL
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Hog's home : STY
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Contemporary cartel : OPEC
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Blends : FUSES
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Largest of the Society Islands : TAHITI
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Imitates : APES
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Earl "Fatha" Hines plays it : PIANO
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Gifted : TALENTED
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Mimi or Norma : ROLE
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Salutes : HAILS
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Food staple in 44 Across : TARO
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___ Glendower, Welsh rebel : OWEN
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Ecole attendee : ELEVE
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Lapse : SLIP
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Days of yore : PAST
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Zane Grey locale : MESA
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Compass point : ENE
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Soft, white fat : LARD
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To the downwind side : ALEE
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Chaucerian gem, with "The" : CANTERBURYTALES
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Skinny stick : SLAT
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Great novel of 1859, with "A" : TALEOFTWOCITIES
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Ending with lion and union : IZE
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Writer Bradbury : RAY
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City in Mass. : ATHOL
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Novel by Arnold Bennett: 1908 : THEOLDWIVESTALE
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Honey drink : MEAD
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Slithery : EELY
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More hard-hearted : STONIER
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Aspect : PHASE
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Soho swells : NOBS
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Soften : MELT
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Chess piece : ROOK
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Courts : WOOS
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"Carmen" composer : BIZET
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Protection : AEGIS
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Chow or mess : MEAL
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Barbs; teeth : JAGS
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Indian of Arizona : HOPI
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Encourage : ABET
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Takes offense : RESENTS
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Sounds from Santa : HOHO
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Bamboozle : DUPE
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Like a sophist's argument : FALSE
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With regard to : ANENT
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Stage phone : PROP
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Where the tall corn grows : IOWA
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Thomas ___ Edison : ALVA
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Land of the banshees : ERIN
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Inside info : DOPE
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Kind of stitch : HEM
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"Cakes and ___" : ALE

Answer summary: 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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