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COUNTERPOINT

New York Times, Sunday, July 24, 1977

Author:
Jay Spry
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 85, Avg Word Len: 5.09, Missing: { Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 503 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 128, Cheaters: 18, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Jay Spry has 16 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,207
Across
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Conservatives : RIGHT
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Liberals : LEFT
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___ de Calais : PAS
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Tin Pan Alley acronym : ASCAP
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Originated : AROSE
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Groundless : IDLE
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Nimbus : AURA
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Magna ___ : CARTA
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Discord : CONTENTION
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Concord : FRATERNITY
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Chemical suffix : ENE
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Feminine endings : ETTES
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She : FEMALE
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He : MAN
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Vassal : SERF
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Cheers : OLES
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Roman's victim: 290 B.C. : SABINE
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Simple : MERE
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Like some paper : LINED
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Moves : STIRS
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W.W. II theater : ETO
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Exploits : FEATS
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Raced : TORE
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Jong : ERICA
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Color : TINGE
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Inveighed : RAILED
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Plumbers' cables : SNAKES
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Unyielding : INDOMITABLE
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Yielding readily : SPINELESS
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Legal claim : LIEN
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Exercises : DRILLS
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Furthers : ABETS
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Drug : LSD
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Nets : SEINES
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Maledictions : CURSES
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Group under a col. : RGT
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Rare violin : AMATI
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Sex : GENDER
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Function : ROLE
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Very active : TURBULENT
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Very inactive : UNCONSCIOUS
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Warns : ALERTS
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T.A.E. : EDISON
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Is bested or worsted : LOSES
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Determine : GETAT
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Rock: Comb. form : LITE
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Vulgar; cheap : TATTY
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Faulty: Prefix : DYS
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"King Olaf" composer : ELGAR
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Penitent's emotion : SHAME
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Gay deceiver : RAKE
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Wheel on a tea wagon : CASTER
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High spot : PEAK
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Low spot : DALE
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Bambi's cousin : AVA
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Gaucho's milieu : PAMPAS
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Thick : DENSE
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Wire measure : MIL
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Flimsy : JERRYBUILT
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Far from flimsy : UNSHAKABLE
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Galahad's gear : ARMOR
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Notices : SEES
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Pulitzer Prize novelst : AGEE
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Great quantity : OCEAN
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Target in horseshoes : STAKE
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McMahon and Muskie : EDS
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Not so much : LESS
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Spanish playwright : LORCA
Down
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Events at Belmont : RACES
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Perfume ingredient : IRONE
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Dead duck : GONER
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Winner over T.E.D. : HST
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Pipe joint : TEE
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Chicken ___ : LITTLE
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Revised : EDITED
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Ice masses : FLOES
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Bills : TENS
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Certain cattle or canines : PUREBREDS
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Musketeer : ARAMIS
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"Paradise Lost" character : SATAN
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Israeli port : ACRE
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___ Mateo, Calif. : SAN
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Arson is one : CRIME
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Rose essence : ATTAR
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"Home, Sweet Home" author : PAYNE
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Balzac's "Une Ténébreuse ___" : AFFAIRE
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Night sights : NEONS
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Robert ___ : ELEE
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Bottle for wine : FLAGON
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Wraps : STOLES
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Ethics : MORALS
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Detail : ITEM
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Photographs of a sort : STILLS
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Beliefs : TENETS
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Last word : FINIS
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Over : ENDED
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D.D.E. : IKE
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These, in Tours : CES
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Dunderhead : ASS
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Cultivate : TILL
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"The ___ Spain . . . " : RAININ
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Competent : ABLE
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Shows scorn : SNEERS
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High aims : IDEALS
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Banal : TRITE
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Forgive : PARDON
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Hedda Gabler's creator : IBSEN
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Off-color : SMUTTY
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Thurible : CENSER
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Remarkable: Scot. : UNCO
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Chanticleer's realm : ROOST
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Like stickum : GLUEY
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Bride of Angel Clare : TESS
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Sandpaper : ABRADE
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Segovia's instrument : GUITAR
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Created a rowdydow : RIOTED
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Baseball putout : TAG
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Diminutive suffix : ULE
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Soak : RET
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Informers : TELLTALES
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Noninformer : CLAM
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Summarizes : DIGESTS
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___ powder (decamp) : TAKEA
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Strikebreaker : SCAB
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Caught sight of : ESPIED
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Perceives : SENSES
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Chops to pieces : HASHES
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Indian princes : RAJAS
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Ward off : AVERT
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Fate : KARMA
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Divert : AMUSE
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Part of Greater London : PENGE
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Spotlight color : AMBER
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Popular scent : LILAC
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Gluck's "Paride ed ___" : ELENA
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Combustible heap : PYRE
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Twofold : DUAL
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Seoul soldier : ROK
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___ Nidre, Hebrew prayer : KOL
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French explorer : ACO

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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