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New York Times, Tuesday, July 26, 1977

Author:
Elaine D. Schorr
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 4, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Elaine D. Schorr has 49 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,209
Across
1
Joint : SEAM
5
Poisoned garb that killed Hercules : SHIRT
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Edison's middle name : ALVA
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Austen title : EMMA
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Place for a "steak-out" : PATIO
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Machine for weaving : LOOM
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Seating section : TIER
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Dialect of a region : IDIOM
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Marquand detective : MOTO
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Real name of 9 Down : STRATTON
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Steak choices : TBONES
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Harold of comics : TEEN
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Sloe-eyed tec : CHAN
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Lilly of chapeaux fame : DACHE
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Speak freely and frankly : SOUNDOFF
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Hawaiian thrush : OMAO
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Victorian's cape : TALMA
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"Open sesame" lad : ALI
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Reverse an opponent's advantage : TURNTHETABLESON
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N.Y. time : EST
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Pulls; tugs : HALES
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Device for ice or nuts : PICK
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Jonathan's kin : SEAGULLS
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Items for certain jockeys : DISKS
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Code word for "A" : ALFA
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Grappa's cousin : MARC
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Out ___ (unattuned to the times) : OFSTEP
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Nader is his advocate : CONSUMER
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___ Alto : PALO
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Fuming : IRATE
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Alter the setting : REDO
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Winged : ALAR
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Items to count : NOSES
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Alike, in Arles : EGAL
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Relay-race units : LAPS
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M.C.'s proposal : TOAST
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Anagram for 1 Across : SAME
Down
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Congeals : SETS
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Spew : EMIT
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Part of N.A. : AMER
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Frank Shorter's forte : MARATHON
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Petty ill will : SPITE
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Wore : HADON
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Have ___ for (hold a grudge) : ITIN
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"Flying Down to ___" : RIO
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Famed circus "General" : TOMTHUMB
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Macaroon flavoring : ALMOND
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Crackpot : LOON
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Citizen's franchise : VOTE
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Book between Joel and Obadiah : AMOS
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Golfer's cheapest purchase : TEE
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Hackneyed : BANAL
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Snack-bar drinks : COLAS
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Exudes affection : DOTES
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Beguile with wit : AMUSE
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Magna ___ : CARTA
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Gluttonizes : SATES
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Sahara "filling station" : OASIS
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Shepherd's concern : FLOCK
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Strikebreakers : FINKS
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"I cannot ___ lie" : TELLA
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Ultima ___ (the limit) : THULE
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What 9 Down was : HALFPINT
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Bon vivants : EPICURES
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U. of Florida team : GATORS
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A.M.A. members : DRS
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Flecks or specks : MOTES
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"___ of robins . . . " : ANEST
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Gemstone : OPAL
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Song refrain : FALA
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Masher's comeuppance : SLAP
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Niña's home : CASA
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Prefix with ton or cycle : MEGA
54
Netherlands cheese center : EDAM
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Lead or bit : ROLE
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Marsupial, for short : ROO

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 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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