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New York Times, Friday, July 28, 1978

Author:
Joy L. Wouk
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { F J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 82, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Joy L. Wouk has 124 pre-Shortz puzzles and 9 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,576
Across
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Fitzgerald hero : GATSBY
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Land of Saroyan's roots : ARMENIA
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First : INITIAL
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Water sport : BOATING
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Italian spa : RAPALLO
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Between xi and pi : OMICRON
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Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy : LITTLEWOMEN
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Agcy. headed by Elmer Davis: 1942–45 : OWI
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Parisian law : LOI
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Raise in relief : EMBOSS
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Core groups of potential leaders : CADRES
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Macduff, e.g. : THANE
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Conquer aphagia : EAT
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Sorry one : RUER
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Drive onward : PROPEL
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Dimmed; indistinct : BLEARED
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Treatise by Aristotle : POETICS
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Pack animals : BURROS
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Canter's cousin : LOPE
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Squeeze, with "out" : EKE
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Tendon : SINEW
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Spurts : BURSTS
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Obliquely : ASLANT
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Attendance bk. entry : ABS
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Nabokov heroine : ADA
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Molière's "Le ___" : MISANTHROPE
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Middle-class conformist : BABBITT
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Webster and Bryan : ORATORS
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Respire : BREATHE
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Tag player's call : YOUREIT
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Boiled : SEETHED
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Would-be frat member : PLEDGE
Down
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"A ___ of the Limberlost" : GIRL
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"For want of ___ . . . " : ANAIL
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From ___ toe (in every detail) : TIPTO
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Atmospheric disturbance : STATIC
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Word with fold or board : BILL
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Institution founded in 1701 : YALE
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Nevada Flats test items : ABOMBS
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Mercutio's friend : ROMEO
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Mecca in Gopher Prairie : MAINSTREET
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List-ending abbr. : ETC
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Actor Robert De ___ : NIRO
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"___ pronounce you . . . " : INOW
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Hindu god of fire : AGNI
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Reduced : LOWERED
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Hebrew grain measure : OMER
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Word with ear or eye : SHOT
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Dr. Martin of literature : ARROWSMITH
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Club fee : DUES
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" . . . blackbirds baked in ___" : APIE
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Smooch : NECK
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Follower of anyone or anybody : ELSE
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Sags or flags : EBBS
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His, in Colmar : ALUI
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Aquatic bird : TERN
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Fiedler's group, for short : POPS
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Length times width, sometimes : AREA
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Conveyor of the gripes of Roth : PORTNOY
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Park or moth : LUNA
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Tacked with a needle : BASTED
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Existentialist writer : SARTRE
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Pliant : LITHE
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Expressed disapproval : BOOED
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Parsley unit : SPRIG
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Warp yarns : ABBS
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Be venturesome : DARE
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___ in one's bonnet : ABEE
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De ___ (superfluous) : TROP
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Exert traction : HAUL
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Ferrara resident : ESTE
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Club : BAT

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 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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