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New York Times, Wednesday, July 20, 1977

Author:
Dorothea E. Shipp
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.49, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Dorothea E. Shipp has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,203

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Sales aid : SAMPLE
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Place of worship : TEMPLE
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Sites : LOCALES
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"Queen of the Himalayas" : EVEREST
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Inflexible : ADAMANT
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Like the hues of early dawn : ROSEATE
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___-Powell, Boy Scouts founder : BADEN
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Pinza's birthplace : ROME
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Maple genus : ACER
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Uncloses, poetically : OPES
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Fiddles badly : SAWS
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Pains' companions : ACHES
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Gypsy : ROM
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Punish, as for speeding : FINE
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Plot : SCHEME
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Fleming's cabal : SPYRING
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Time off for Congress : RECESS
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French celestial being : ANGE
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State to be true : AVER
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Lines of rocks in the sea : LEDGES
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Pie or parfait : DESSERT
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Disavows : DENIES
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Letter opener : SIRS
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Formerly called : NEE
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"M*A*S*H" character : RADAR
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Blessing : BOON
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Ms. Kett : ETTA
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Ever and ___ : ANON
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Throe : PANG
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One of a Dumas trio : ATHOS
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British textile dealers : MERCERS
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Ecstasy : RAPTURE
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Arms depot : ARSENAL
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Items on a certain blotter : ARRESTS
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Street or seed : SESAME
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Jumbles : MESSES
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Carbonated drink : SODAPOP
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West Point : ACADEMY
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Roles for Ball, Lansbury and Russell : MAMES
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Blueprint : PLAN
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Novelist Deighton : LEN
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Antagonizes : ESTRANGES
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Conditions : TERMS
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Bacchanalian cry : EVOE
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My: Fr. : MES
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They serve up sermons : PREACHERS
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Cary Grant's folks : LEACHES
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Thinks well of : ESTEEMS
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Struggles : LABORS
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Succinct : TERSE
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The "o" in i.o.u. : OWE
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Scorches : SINGES
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Entrance : ACCESS
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Pinkie, e.g. : FINGER
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England's second-longest river : SEVERN
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Splendors : RADIANCES
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Message via air waves : RADIOGRAM
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Near-ringers, in horseshoes : LEANERS
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Sanction; approve : ENDORSE
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Become excitedly delighted : ENTHUSE
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Lab vessels : RETORTS
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Combs, in a way : TEASES
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Product of Coward or Howard : DRAMA
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Chip, to Jimmy : SON
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Swiss city : BASLE
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Major and usher followers : ETTES
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Nana's vehicle : PRAM
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Spring mos. : APRS
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Spanish queen : ENA
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Metrical measure : ARE

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

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