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New York Times, Saturday, August 6, 1977

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.43, Missing: { J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,220
Across
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Religious mendicant : FRIAR
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Army bombs : ROCS
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Building sections : ELLS
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Soup dipper : LADLE
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Assert : AVOW
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Check a horse : REIN
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"Tempest" sprite : ARIEL
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Think hard : CEREBRATE
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Little Washington : GEO
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More watchful : ALERTER
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Pronoun for a ship : SHE
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A clash of symbols : MIXEDMETAPHOR
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Sets up a patsy : FRAMES
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Guam's capital : AGANA
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Old stringsman : LUTIST
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Cuddlers : NESTLERS
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Handle copy : EDIT
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Hawaiian island : MAUI
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Shrimp, lobster, crab, etc. : DECAPODS
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Hot-dish stand : TRIVET
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Belief : TENET
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Meditators : MUSERS
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Voters' exams : LITERACYTESTS
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Anger : IRE
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Strong consonant : SPIRANT
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Oxford fellow : DON
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Sight "hearer" : LIPREADER
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Slow movement, in music : LARGO
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On the briny : ASEA
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Mailed : SENT
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French school : ECOLE
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Quid of tobacco : CHEW
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Madrileños: Abbr. : SRES
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Fight off : REPEL
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Subject of a Cohan song : FLAG
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Almost extinct : RARE
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Colloquial : IDIOMATIC
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Pub serving : ALE
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Loosens up : RELAXES
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Revved : RACED
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Featherbed : OVERMAN
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Sad procession : CORTEGE
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" . . . ___ apple cider" : SWEETAS
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Misfigure : ERR
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Lead for a dog : LEASH
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Big colored poster : LITHO
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Derisive look : SNEER
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Wild goose : BRANT
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"___ we forget" : LEST
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Do likewise : IMITATE
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Diviner of hands : PALMIST
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Scrammed : FLED
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Less than urbane : RUDE
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Spy aurally : EAVESDROP
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Sorry fellow : RUER
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Takes a chair : SITS
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In itself : PERSE
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Cheap way to see the game : ONAPASS
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Judge : DECIDER
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Plastics ingredient : STYRENE
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Treasury agents : TMEN
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Crooked cowboy : RUSTLER
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Delicate purple : LILAC
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Kind of lace or potato : IRISH
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Plains dwelling : TEPEE
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Fruit pastries : TARTS
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Eye with pleasure : OGLE
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December song : NOEL
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Unrefined : RAW
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Superb serve : ACE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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