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New York Times, Saturday, August 20, 1977

Author:
Bert Beaman
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { J Q U Y Z }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 85, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Bert Beaman has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,234
Across
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Items for the blind : SLATS
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School event : PROM
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___ bien : TRES
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___ nth degree : TOTHE
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"Arrivederci ___" : ROMA
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Numerical prefix : HEXA
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Pungent : ACRID
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Too severe : OVERRIGID
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Kind of concern : GOING
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Religious sect member : MENNONITE
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Military headgear : KEPI
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Fraternal organization : ELKS
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Tacks on : ADDS
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Literary collections : ANAS
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Suffixes with room, kitchen, etc. : ETTES
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"Leave no ___ unstoned" (Spoonerism) : TERN
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Hebrew letter : RESH
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Kind of music : SHEET
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Medley : OLIO
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Caper : ANTIC
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Literary first name : ERLE
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Steals, as in a store : LIFTS
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Woman's workbasket : CABA
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"___ no more ... " : WEEP
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Shop equipment : LATHE
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Wanes : EBBS
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Bookmaker's concern : ODDS
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Starts' companion : FITS
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To dare: Sp. : OSAR
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Exactly alike : IDENTICAL
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Squanders the moola : BLOWS
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Hit song for Helen O'Connell : TANGERINE
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Own up to : ADMIT
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Tropical American dog : ALCO
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State, in France : ETAT
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Western city : BOISE
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Willingly : LIEF
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Adam's third son : SETH
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Following : AFTER
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Hunter's quarry : STAG
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In ___ parentis : LOCO
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Town in a Longfellow poem : ATRI
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Treats casually : THINKSNOTHINGOF
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Plant sometimes woven into mats : SEDGE
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Distinction : PROMINENCE
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Gad : ROVE
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Augury : OMEN
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W. W. I battle site : MARNE
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Treasure; cherish : THINKTHEWORLDOF
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Enrolled : REGISTERED
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Sign in a theater : EXIT
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Infamous marquis : SADE
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Romeo and Juliet : ROLES
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Prefix with chute or graph : PARA
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Bikini, e.g. : ATOLL
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Festival of Apollo : DELIA
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Structure preventing cattle from roaming : DRIFTFENCE
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Make ___ at (try) : ASTAB
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Watchword or catchword : SHIBBOLETH
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Fished for congers : EELED
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Staircase : STEPS
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Lewis's Mr. Timberlane : CASS
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Seven, in Sicilia : SETTE
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Fathers : SIRES
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Addis ___ : ABABA
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Type style: Abbr. : ITAL
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Painter of melting telephones : DALI
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Mention or quote : CITE
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Course for a future M.D. : ANAT
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Skip : OMIT
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Knowing : WISE
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Suffix with young or old : STER

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

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