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New York Times, Friday, July 14, 1978

Author:
Bert Beaman
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { B J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 300 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Bert Beaman has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,562
Across
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Pre-Nadia sensation : OLGA
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Birds from Down Under : EMUS
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Silent one : CLAM
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Idlers : LOONS
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Insurance adjuster's concern : DENT
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Whet : HONE
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Investigated : LOOKEDINTO
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Years without end : EONS
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Specter : APPARITION
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___ out (makes do) : EKES
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Handle, in Haiti : ANSE
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Executed paramour of Elizabeth I : ESSEX
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Evil intent : MALICE
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Took a break : RESTED
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Balanchine ballet : AGON
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Ostrich's cousin : RHEA
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Parisian school : ECOLE
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Stipulation : PROVISO
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Fills in the potholes : REPAVES
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"___ alive!" : SAKES
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"Pen" part : CELL
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Containers for beer : KEGS
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___ Pete (cheap liquor) : SNEAKY
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Loath : AVERSE
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Weird Sisters : FATES
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Ferrara family : ESTE
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A sound of music : HIFI
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Resembled : LOOKEDLIKE
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"Hep" : ONTO
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Pictured : ENVISIONED
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Hammer part : PEEN
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British statesman : EDEN
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Pent up : CAGED
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Boots one : ERRS
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___ up (freshen) : PERK
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Gainsay : DENY
Down
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___ podrida (stew) : OLLA
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Plane maneuver : LOOP
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Rude person : GOOP
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Songwriter Paul : ANKA
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Revises : EDITS
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Physician connected with an aural ailment : MENIERE
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Biblical preposition : UNTO
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Sticks' partner : STONES
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Rich dessert : CHEESECAKE
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Examined : LOOKEDOVER
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Subjoin : ANNEX
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Kind of kit : MESS
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Glacial ice form : SERAC
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Oblong eateries : DINERS
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___ up (intensify) : STEP
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Atlas contents : MAPS
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Taj Mahal site : AGRA
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Cares for : LOOKSAFTER
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Wheels, reels, etc. : INVENTIONS
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Title held by 23 Across : EARL
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Pawn : HOCK
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Shanks' mare : LEGS
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Being : ESSE
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Words of understanding : ISEE
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Cheers : ELATES
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Run the ___ (scan) : EYEOVER
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Dozing : ASLEEP
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___ Sanskrit : VEDIC
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More elegant : FINER
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Lizard : SKINK
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Motto of Rhode Island : HOPE
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Wave, on the Riviera : ONDE
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Burden : LOAD
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He wrote "A Loss of Roses" : INGE
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Sharp : KEEN
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MacDonald's co-star : EDDY

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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