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New York Times, Wednesday, July 27, 1977

Author:
Martha J. DeWitt
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J K Q V X }, Scrabble score: 301 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Martha J. DeWitt has 72 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,210
Across
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Enthralled : RAPT
5
Become liable to : INCUR
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Clothes-closet culprit : MOTH
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S-shaped curve : OGEE
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Running knot : NOOSE
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Air : AURA
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Bizarre : OUTLANDISH
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Musial or Kenton : STAN
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Sailor's eating implements : MESSGEAR
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Prevents, in law : ESTOPS
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Chinese money of account : TAEL
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Fabric often worn by brides : SATIN
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On the boat : ABOARD
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Prophesy : FORECAST
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Dims : BLURS
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Not soggy, as a cookie : CRISP
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Small ape : LAR
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Boaters and beanies : HATS
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Games man : HOYLE
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Pelt : HIDE
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Nobelist for peace: 1949 : ORR
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Decreases : WANES
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Pickle flavoring : CUMIN
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Walters' partner : REASONER
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Made a systematic search : COMBED
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Relative of "yum-yum!" : GOODY
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Gaucho's cattle-catcher : BOLA
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Disburses : SPENDS
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Quality of eiderdown : SOFTNESS
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Kind of curtain : IRON
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Beyond reason : OUTOFSIGHT
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Rake : ROUE
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Didn't move a muscle : FROZE
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Elan; ardor : ZEAL
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Part of SEATO : EAST
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Not as many : FEWER
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Hence : ERGO
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Cat-swinger's need : ROOM
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The shakes : AGUE
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Fido and Spot, e.g. : PETS
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Communication satellites : TELSTARS
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"A friend ___ . . . " : INNEED
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Knobby : NODAL
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Coconut fiber : COIR
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Seagoing initials : USS
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Practice a role : REHEARSE
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Pasty form of cement : MASTIC
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In a vulnerable spot : OUTONALIMB
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Lobster pot : TRAP
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Fritz's brother : HANS
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Substitutes for gelatins : AGARS
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"___ lively!" : STEP
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Smirches : SOILS
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Detest : ABHOR
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Trumpet toot : BLARE
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Flagrant : OUTRAGEOUS
28
Barbecue candidate : FRYER
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"Rain" character : SADIE
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Drift : TREND
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N.Y. island : CONEY
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"No touching!" : HANDSOFF
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Refine; make gentle : HUMANIZE
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Brassie or driver : WOOD
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QB Jones's team : COLTS
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"Bright Star" by Keats is one : SONNET
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Treasure chest : COFFER
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Firewater : BOOZE
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Address at court : SIRE
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Malayan craft : PROA
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Lade : STOW
48
Bavarian river : EGER
49
Dance step of the 30's : SHAG
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Capital of Manche : STLO
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Noun suffix : URE

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

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