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New York Times, Tuesday, August 2, 1977

Author:
Hugh McElroy
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { J Q W X }, Scrabble score: 322 (avg 1.76)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Hugh McElroy has 20 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,216
Across
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Basics : ABCS
5
Cary or Lee : GRANT
10
Dernier ___ (latest fashion) : CRI
13
Give a hand : HELP
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Amorous Montague : ROMEO
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Hangar : SHED
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Electric-typewriter overtouch : AAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
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Hobo; tramp : BUM
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Trawl haul : FISH
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Knitter's word : PURL
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Sentry's word : HALT
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Alida ___, Italian film star : VALLI
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Cavalry swords : SABERS
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Kind of sandwich : HERO
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Make lace : TAT
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The Tentmaker : OMAR
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"My Name Is ___": Saroyan : ARAM
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Baba : ALI
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Ms. Stonefinger strikes again : BBBBBBBBBBBBBBB
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English cathedral city : ELY
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Russian sea : ARAL
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Sailor's word : ALEE
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Man on a court, for short : REF
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Turner or Cantrell : LANA
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Convincing : COGENT
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Reduced to rubble : RAZED
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Kiss target : LIPS
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Rail bird : SORA
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Swiss river : AARE
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Sky Altar : ARA
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Heavens! Why isn't she a riveter? : CCCCCCCCCCCCCCC
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Adult acorns : OAKS
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Quite tipsy : AREEL
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Follower of amas : AMAT
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Medics : DRS
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Chasers on horseback : POSSE
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Challenge, in Cannes : DEFI
Down
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Ishmael's skipper : AHAB
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Brummell : BEAU
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Quahog : CLAM
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Bath or Baden-Baden : SPA
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Objects of prolonged endeavors : GRAILS
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Meat treat : ROAST
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Oriental nursemaid : AMAH
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Teachers' org. : NEA
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"Ode ___ Nightingale": Keats : TOA
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Eleemosynary : CHARITABLE
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Actual : REAL
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Lupino : IDA
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Writer Bellow : SAUL
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Miles away : AFAR
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Poise : APLOMB
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Alpert : HERB
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Part of speech : VERB
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Breed of steed : ARAB
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Serious : SOBER
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Relaxed walk : AMBLE
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Infant's dresses, Victorian style : BABYFROCKS
28
"___ usted español?" : HABLA
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Barkley : ALBEN
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Lama's land : TIBET
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Author of more than 90 novels : BALZAC
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Highland hill : BRAE
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Music makers : BAND
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Supermarket give-aways : BAGS
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Ring : CIRCLE
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Mideast oil-producing group : OPEC
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Sections of 45 Down : ARCS
49
Shoe ties : LACES
50
Battle memento : SCAR
51
Dice throw : ACES
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Top : ACME
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Can. fliers : RCAF
54
Part of a play : ACTI
55
Cape or fish : COD
56
Diamond headgear : CAP
57
___-Magnon : CRO
58
Rude chap : CAD

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

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