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Kenneth Haxton
Kenneth Haxton

New York Times, Saturday, July 15, 1978

5-Down : Expunges

Author:
Kenneth Haxton
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Kenneth Haxton has 19 known pre-Shortz puzzles, and 1 Shortz Era crossword in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,563
Across
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Old chest for valuables : ARCA
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Price or Sutherland : DIVA
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Reporter's quarry : FACTS
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Peau de ___ : SOIE
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Land of O'Casey : ERIN
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"Wozzeck" or "Vanessa" : OPERA
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Humperdinck duo : HANSELANDGRETEL
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Salad ingredient : ENDIVE
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Lake fed by the Maumee River : ERIE
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Squeak by : EKE
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One of Mnemosyne's daughters : ERATO
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Dele or rewrite : EDIT
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Anderson's "High ___" : TOR
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Croat's relative : SERB
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Affected by wind or water : ERODED
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Malachite and bauxite : ORES
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Spore : SEED
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Speak one's mind : OPINE
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"Bubbles" of the Met : SILLS
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Swiss river : AAR
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Requirements : NEEDS
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Mulligrubs : COLIC
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Vestige : DREG
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Letters on a billet-doux's envelope : SWAK
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Pineapples : ANANAS
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Costume for Lakme : SARI
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Bottom acquired its head : ASS
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Feds : GMEN
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Fable addendum : MORAL
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Words with king or carte : ALA
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Homophone for pale : PAIL
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"The ___ Zorro" : MARKOF
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Wagner's "twilight of the gods" : GOTTERDAMMERUNG
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Liquor component : ESTER
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Medicinal lily : ALOE
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Smell ___ (be suspicious) : ARAT
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Lonigan of literature : STUDS
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Gelt; moola : LOOT
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Hankerings : YENS
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Court celebrity : ASHE
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Relative of a sorrel : ROAN
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Subject of many operas : CINDERELLA
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Group led by Odin : AESIR
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Expunges : DELETES
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"Porgy and Bess" lyricist : IRA
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Transportation for Tarzan : VINE
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First name of 19 Down : ANDRE
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Cutting tool on a plow : FOREIRON
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Gibbon or orang : APE
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Whale : CETE
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Arduous journey : TREK
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Retail consummation : SALE
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Pogner's daughter et al. : EVAS
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Librettist for Stravinsky's "Persephone" : GIDE
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Mountain nymph : OREAD
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Hits the bottle : TOPES
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Mario's Floria : TOSCA
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Conspicuous constellation : ORION
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Chicago eleven : BEARS
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Second of a musical tetralogy : DIEWALKURE
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Willingham's "___ a Man" : ENDAS
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Classroom equipment : DESKS
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First-aid contrivance : SLING
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Elsa has one in "Lohengrin" : DREAM
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Flees : SCAMPERS
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Metal eyelet : GROMMET
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Desiccate : SEAR
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Dies ___ : IRAE
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Nestlike : NIDAL
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Deck out : ARRAY
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Subject of Jaques' speech : AGES
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"___ Horizon" : LOST
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Farthest of the Near Islands : ATTU
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"Fiesque" was his first opera : LALO
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___ even keel : ONAN
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Trains with cabooses: Abbr. : FGTS
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Sorensen or Kennedy : TED
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Bovine sound : MOO

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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