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New York Times, Friday, July 22, 1977

Author:
Herb L. Risteen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,205

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Across
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Ablution : BATH
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One of fifty : IDAHO
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Energy source : ATOM
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Ailment from malaria : AGUE
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Eating place : DINER
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Piano novelty : NOLA
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Western wonderland : CANADIANROCKIES
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Army fare : KRATIONS
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Distribute : ALLOT
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"Harper Valley ___" : PTA
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Item found in a pine forest : CONE
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Compulsion; coercion : DURESS
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More emaciated : GAUNTER
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"Thanks ___!" : ALOT
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German state : HESSE
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Johnny ___ of the C.S.A. : REB
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Historic waterway : STLAWRENCERIVER
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Old domain: Abbr. : HRE
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Ancient Asia Minor region : IONIA
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Swan or swallow : DIVE
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Silly : ASININE
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Depended (with "on") : LEANED
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Beverage : COLA
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Bridge term : BID
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Pallid : ASHEN
52
Blood feud : VENDETTA
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Joplin composition : THEMAPLELEAFRAG
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Went swiftly : TORE
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Of a cereal : OATEN
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In ___ (completely) : TOTO
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Set ___ (attack) : UPON
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Condemns : DOOMS
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Game animal : STAG
Down
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Player like O.J. : BACK
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Seaweed substance : AGAR
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Sandwich staple : TUNA
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Topic in the tropics : HEAT
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Stupes : IDIOTS
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Dors or Ross : DIANA
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Harding et al. : ANNS
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Beagle of L.B.J.'s day : HER
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Spanish gold : ORO
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Sock : ANKLET
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Labor : TOIL
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Bread spread : OLEO
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Location of a crow's-nest : MAST
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Cheesy snacks : DIPS
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Preserver : CANNER
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Foe of Caesar : CASCA
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Yorkshire river : OUSE
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Punctuation mark : DASH
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Excessive : ULTRA
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Dromio, Romeo and Gremio : ROLES
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Epsilon's cousin : ETA
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Spirit in a bottle : GENIE
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Noted North Carolinian : ERVIN
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Bailiff in Ivanhoe's era : REEVE
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Hue or rinse : HENNA
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Brought up : BRED
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Minnesota city : WINONA
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Vex : ROIL
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Crete's historic peak : IDA
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Purveyors of yesteryear : ICEMEN
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Fabrics from Dundee : LINENS
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Norse collection of poems : EDDA
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Brazilian port : BELEM
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Alaskan island : ATTU
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Factory : SHOP
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Edible submarine : HERO
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Presidential power : VETO
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Salamanders : EFTS
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Turkey ___ : TROT
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Goodbye : TATA
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Excited : AGOG
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Seed holder : POD
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Thai language : LAO

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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