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New York Times, Wednesday, July 5, 1978

Author:
Herb L. Risteen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,553
Across
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Crawly creature : ASP
4
What spongers do : CADGE
9
Race-track sound : CLOP
13
Unitas was one : COLT
15
Of the ear : AURAL
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Hawaiian port : HILO
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Wicked weapons : TWOHANDEDSWORDS
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Hormone or vitamin D : STEROID
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Efface : ERASE
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Budget item : RENT
23
French cheese : BRIE
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Show affection : CARESS
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Litigant : SUER
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"Hail, Claudius!" : AVE
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Global area : ASIA
33
Far from fresh : TIRED
34
Society gal : DEB
35
Unfaithful swains : TWOTIMINGLOVERS
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Be corrosive : EAT
40
Clothing sizes, for men : LONGS
41
Church section : APSE
42
Clinic workers, for short : RNS
43
Theater seat : LOGE
44
Prepare to knit : CASTON
46
Fork-tailed hawk : KITE
47
Spanish bigwigs : DONS
48
Goodness adversary : SATAN
51
Get in touch with : CONTACT
54
Tough guy : TWOFISTEDFELLOW
58
Extinct magazine : LOOK
59
Word with hog or hop : HEDGE
60
Fountain item : SODA
61
Earthenware container : OLLA
62
Asian notable : EMEER
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Briard or Samoyed : DOG
Down
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Statute : ACT
2
Farm animals : SOWS
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Novel need : PLOT
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Churchmen : CANONS
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C.P.A. project : AUDIT
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Famous Scott : DRED
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Move restlessly about : GAD
8
Urban railroads : ELS
9
Task : CHORE
10
Modena money : LIRA
11
Pioneer auto maker : OLDS
12
Present, as a question : POSE
14
At that place : THEREAT
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Bellicose deity : ARES
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Oddball : WEIRDO
23
One-horse towns : BURGS
24
Attachment on a fishing rod : REEL
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Provide food for a fee : CATER
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Egyptian dam : ASWAN
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Police problems : RIOTS
28
Burn slightly : SINGE
29
Expert : ADEPT
30
Left-hand page : VERSO
31
Buddy of TV : EBSEN
33
Slight amount : TINGE
36
Big Ten team : ILLINI
37
Debatable : MOOT
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Feudal group : VASSALS
44
Have a parley : CONFER
45
Prefix with room or date : ANTE
46
He wrote "The Trial" : KAFKA
47
Deceitful trick : DODGE
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Normandy town : STLO
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G.I. offense : AWOL
50
Awl or adze : TOOL
51
Hand over : CEDE
52
Bumpkin : CLOD
53
Fuss : TODO
55
Haggard novel : SHE
56
Pro ___ : TEM
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Punster : WAG

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 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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