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New York Times, Monday, July 3, 1978

Author:
Jean J. Davison
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Jean J. Davison has 62 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,551
Across
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Hawthorne's "___ Told Tales" : TWICE
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Land of the Incas : PERU
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Kind of school : PREP
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Amount of assessment : RATAL
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Winged : ALAR
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Histrion's quest : ROLE
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Quality possessed by Mother Seton : PIETY
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About 600 miles of underground passages near Rome : CATACOMBS
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Novel or vital : FRESH
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Homophone for nun : NONE
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Opportune : PAT
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Breed and raise : REAR
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"___ Dimittis" (song of Simeon) : NUNC
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Altar cover : VESPERAL
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Gazed : STARED
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Prefix for macassar : ANTI
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Ancient land near the Dead Sea : EDOM
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Trite : STALE
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Knit one, ___ one : PURL
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Enchantment : MAGIC
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Mine entrance : ADIT
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Tests of a sort : ORALS
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The haves : RICH
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Locus : SITE
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Rouse again : REWAKE
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More irascible : CRUSTIER
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Bagel, for one : ROLL
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The seven weeks after Passover : OMER
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Sancho Panza's Dapple : ASS
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Incite : ABET
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City once called Fort Utah : PROVO
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Mail-order item : CATALOGUE
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Mimic's forte : APERY
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Old oath : EGAD
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Est Est Est, e.g. : WINE
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___ Vance, fictional sleuth : PHILO
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Item from Iraq : DATE
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Word with dust or chamber : STAR
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Poe's "To ___" : HELEN
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B.S.A. division : TRP
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Stray : WAIF
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Journey for Juvenal : ITER
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Amusement park ride : CATERPILLAR
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French president's official residence : ELYSEE
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Cold-weather inner shoe : PAC
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Ardor : ELAN
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Boca ___, Fla. : RATON
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Planet discovered in 1781 : URANUS
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Tyro's exemplar : PRO
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Gambol : ROMP
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Neighbor of Corsica : ELBA
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Lapel grabber : PEST
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Nickel quintet : CENTS
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Where a khanum ranks high : HAREM
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Traffic-control device : RADAR
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Disaster : CATASTROPHE
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Smoke, fog or mist : VAPOR
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Harden : ENURE
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Kind of hat or vote : STRAW
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Aristotle's forte : LOGIC
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Two may make a diameter : RADII
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Superior group : ELITE
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Inhibit : DETER
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Prefix with film or scope : MICRO
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Patsy : CHUMP
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Toast word : SKOAL
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Pipe fittings : ELBOWS
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Angel : SERAPH
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On the up and up : LEGIT
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Served perfectly, in tennis : ACED
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Narrative : SAGA
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E.R.A. or R.B.I. : STAT
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Game fish : TUNA
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Conceal : VEIL
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Shield border : ORLE
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Suffix for block or stock : ADE
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Suffix for profit or auction : EER
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Hither's partner : YON

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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