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New York Times, Tuesday, August 1, 1978

Author:
Robert W. Sturges
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Robert W. Sturges has 5 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,580
Across
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Party spoiler : BOOR
5
Wearing boots : SHOD
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Constrict : STRAP
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Grim Grimm character : OGRE
15
Kind of root : CUBE
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World ___ Center, N.Y.C. : TRADE
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Like Main Street at 3:00 A.M. : DEAD
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Leave out : OMIT
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Arrested : RANIN
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Hwang Hai, to Occidentals : YELLOWSEA
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"Virtue ___ own reward" : ISITS
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Building extension : ELL
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Move slowly : INCH
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As high as ___ : AKITE
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Cheongsam feature : SLIT
30
That liner : SHE
33
Stylishness : BONTON
35
Female lobster : HEN
36
Show pride or joy : GLOW
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Alençon is its capital : ORNE
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"___ with Me" : ABIDE
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Hit-show review : RAVE
41
Swerve : VEER
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"___ Be Seeing You," 1938 song : ILL
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Vessel for NaCl : SHAKER
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Favorable attention : EAR
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Hebrew month : ELUL
47
Court hearings : OYERS
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Investigate surreptitiously : CASE
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Word with sister or story : SOB
50
One of Renoir's fortes : NUDES
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Pea or Susan : BLACKEYED
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Olympics listing : EVENT
60
Sean O'Kelly's land : EIRE
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Prefix with dyne or sol : AERO
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Import : SENSE
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Thin, like Cassius : LEAN
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Bestow abundantly : RAIN
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Follower of gain or nay : SAYER
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Trouter's need : LURE
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Kind of race : DRAG
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Whodunit sine qua non : BODY
2
Pointed arch : OGEE
3
Evangelist Roberts : ORAL
4
Memorable : REDLETTER
5
Angry look : SCOWL
6
Buzzes : HUMS
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Off Broadway award : OBIE
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Far from cursory : DETAILED
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Unyielding : STRICT
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Type of tripe : TRASH
11
Romany wife : RANI
12
Stulm : ADIT
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Confines, as sheep : PENS
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Ersatz butter : OLEO
25
Lowest pinochle cards : NINES
26
"___ Suspicion," MacInnes book : ABOVE
27
Where Seoul is : KOREA
28
Kind of tube : INNER
29
Pitchman's decoy : SHILL
30
Satisfy, as thirst : SLAKE
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Perform a helicopter maneuver : HOVER
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Kin of cruses : EWERS
34
Items to be filed : NAILS
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Old-timer : GRAYBEARD
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Garden columbine : BLUEBELL
44
Opposite of a slice, in golf : HOOK
46
Paschal time : EASTER
48
Spread perfume at church : CENSE
49
Temper tantrum : SCENE
50
Eliot of the F.B.I. : NESS
51
Eye section : UVEA
52
Declare untrue : DENY
54
In ___ of (instead) : LIEU
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Sandarac tree : ARAR
56
Class-ring inscription : YEAR
57
Silkworm : ERIA
58
Artist Kingman : DONG

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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