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New York Times, Wednesday, August 2, 1978

Author:
Eli Wesoff
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J Q V X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 250 (avg 1.32)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 16, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Eli Wesoff has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,581
Across
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Two sides of a triangle : LEGS
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River duck : TEAL
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Kind of toaster : POPUP
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Lake of Thun feeder : AARE
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Spanish jar : OLLA
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Eliminate : ERASE
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Historic structure between China and Mongolia : GREATWALL
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Redcap, at times : TOTER
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Stop ___ dime : ONA
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Panama, e.g. : HAT
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Chemical suffix : OSE
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Otto's realm: Abbr. : HRE
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"___ No Business Like . . . " : THERES
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Gardner namesakes : ERLES
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Ferber title : SOBIG
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Alternate : ROTATE
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San ___, island off Sardinia : PIETRO
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Hall of Fame golfer : BENHOGAN
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___ standstill : ATA
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Perfume : ESSENCE
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Creek : RIA
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Travelogue voice : NARRATOR
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Wading birds : EGRETS
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Took a break from cooking : ATEOUT
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Dean Martin program on TV : ROAST
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Word with donna or facie : PRIMA
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Progenitor : PARENT
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"O Sole ___" : MIO
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___ Bull, memorable violinist : OLE
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___ culpa : MEA
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Meredith : DON
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How some V.I.P.'s travel : INCOG
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Superior, for one : GREATLAKE
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First prime minister of free India : NEHRU
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Sudden outburst : GUST
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With regard to : INRE
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Paragon : IDEAL
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___ trap : SETA
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String a necklace : BEAD
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___ di Como : LAGO
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Merit : EARN
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Ursa Major : GREATBEAR
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Red or Yellow : SEA
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"Advise none to marry or go ___": Herbert : TOWAR
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Beetle : ELATER
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Word with star or pro : ALL
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Gounod contemporary : LALO
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Czar who made Russia powerful : PETERTHEGREAT
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Conquistadors' quest : ORO
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French newsreel pioneer : PATHE
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"The ___," Haber's recent best seller : USERS
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Parisian priest's title : PERE
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Celebrated Golconda diamond : THEGREATMOGUL
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Rap session of a sort : SEANCE
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Rod Carew specialty : HIT
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Recover from wassail : SOBERUP
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Papal name : LEO
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Bridge : SPAN
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Japanese seaport : OITA
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Honor card : TEN
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Like bone : OSTEAL
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Massive dog : GREATDANE
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Islets : AITS
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Tweed's nemesis : NAST
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___ Canals : SOO
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Heyerdahl boat : RAI
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Cuban rum : RON
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Most subdued : TAMEST
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Languished : PINED
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Author Mazo de la ___ : ROCHE
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Gaucho's lariat : REATA
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Kind of car or camera : MINI
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Objects of a seasonal hunt : EGGS
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Its pods are used in soups : OKRA
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"A friend in ___ . . . " : NEED
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___ pro nobis : ORA
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Regret : RUE
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Women's ___ : LIB

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 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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