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New York Times, Monday, July 25, 1977

Author:
Virginia Schneider
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 59, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Virginia W. Schneider has 5 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,208
Across
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Assuage : EASE
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"Snug as ___ in a rug" : ABUG
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___ force : TASK
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Shower season : APRIL
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Peter, the pianist : NERO
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Its mouthpiece has a double reed : OBOE
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Well-known trio : TOMDICKANDHARRY
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Abstract being : ESSE
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Einstein's birthplace : ULM
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Les ___-Unis (U.S.A.) : ETATS
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River duck : SMEE
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Awful : DIRE
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Singer Johnny ___ : MATHIS
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Conceals : SECRETES
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Chef's tear-jerker : ONION
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Utah state flower : SEGO
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Site in Tyrol : ALP
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Well-known trio : REDWHITEANDBLUE
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Nay neutralizer : AYE
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McAuliffe's famous reply : NUTS
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Wear away : ERODE
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Hedger's answer : YESANDNO
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Did the hedges : PRUNED
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Neighbor of Vietnam : LAOS
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Coop group : HENS
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Alcoholic heaters : ETNAS
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School vehicle : BUS
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Gleeful response : HAHA
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Well-known trio : THETHREESTOOGES
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Verboten : TABU
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Coalition in 1941 : AXIS
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Blazing : AFIRE
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God of love : EROS
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Liqueur glass : PONY
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Flying saucers : UFOS
Down
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Poetry of a people : EPOS
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Fortifies : ARMS
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Barker's locale : SIDESHOW
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Whitney : ELI
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Skater's weak spot : ANKLE
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Word with laser or radar : BEAM
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Copper server : URN
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"O ___, our help in ages past" : GOD
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Right on target : TOATEE
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Canyon mouth : ABRA
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Kind; type : SORT
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"Seven ___ to Baldpate" : KEYS
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Ingested : ATE
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Implements for Minnesota Fats : CUES
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Frau's spouse : HERR
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Ho Chi ___ : MINH
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Associate of Renoir : DEGAS
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Portrait, as of a saint : ICON
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Dangerous eel : MORAY
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Start of a Biblical maxim : ANEYE
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Flood, neap, etc. : TIDES
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Take care of : SEETO
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Claw : TALON
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Outfox, in a way : ELUDE
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M.p.h. or r.p.m. : SPEED
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Stupefies : STUNS
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___-Aryan : INDO
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Bruce of films : DERN
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The cold shoulder : BRUSHOFF
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Winged: Lat. : ALATUS
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Whimsical poet : NASH
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Nuisance : PEST
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Brazen woman : HUSSY
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Diminutive suffix : ETTE
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"___ she blows!" : THAR
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Mount whence Moses viewed the Promised Land : NEBO
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"Oh, to ___ England . . . " : BEIN
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Money-changing fee : AGIO
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Towel title : HERS
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Chemical suffix : ASE
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Chat, mod style : RAP
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Prefix with sphere or spore : EXO
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Org. for African solidarity : OAU

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 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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