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Martha J. DeWitt
Martha J. DeWitt

New York Times, Tuesday, September 13, 1977

44-Across : Hodgepodge

Author:
Martha J. DeWitt
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Martha J. DeWitt has 72 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Clue for 41-Down may be an error — looms are used to weave cloth, not spin yarn.

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S
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P
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A
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N
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P
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A
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T
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H
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C
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A
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R
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E
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S
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L
O
C
O
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A
L
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O
C
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L
A
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A
G
E
R
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R
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M
A
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R
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B
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N
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P
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S
T
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P
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D
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T
R
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T
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H
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E
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S
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P
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N
D
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R
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B
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R
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O
W
S
E
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S
T
A
G
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L
E
V
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E
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S
T
A
L
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M
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A
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T
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E
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I
D
E
S
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S
T
O
R
E
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A
M
O
Y
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P
E
R
T
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I
N
E
N
T
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S
K
A
T
E
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G
A
V
E
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S
P
I
T
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D
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M
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E
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L
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A
N
G
E
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S
H
U
N
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U
R
E
D
O
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D
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O
P
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N
G
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O
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F
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F
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S
A
V
O
R
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O
M
A
N
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O
K
I
E
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S
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R
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R
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N
T
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U
R
G
E
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C
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R
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E
R
G
O
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T
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S
© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,258
Across
1
Bridge unit : SPAN
5
Way : PATH
9
Is solicitous : CARES
14
Crazy, in Córdoba : LOCO
15
Lily plant : ALOE
16
City near Silver Springs, Fla. : OCALA
17
Dyeing apparatus : AGER
18
Italia's capital : ROMA
19
Harbinger of spring : ROBIN
20
Deferred : POSTPONED
22
Threadbare : TRITE
23
Second opening in a sock : HOLE
24
Gold digger's delight : SPENDER
26
Graze on or skim : BROWSE
29
Kind of party : STAG
30
President's reception : LEVEE
31
Draw : STALEMATE
36
Roman date : IDES
37
Boutique, for one : STORE
38
Seaport or island in the Taiwan Strait : AMOY
39
Relevant : PERTINENT
41
Kind of board : SKATE
42
Presented : GAVE
43
Treated maliciously : SPITED
44
Hodgepodge : MELANGE
48
Eschew : SHUN
49
Hives : UREDO
50
Asleep on the job : DOPINGOFF
55
Enjoy : SAVOR
56
Arabian monarchy : OMAN
57
Dust-bowl migrant of the 30's : OKIE
58
French Alps area : ISERE
59
Non-homeowner's expense : RENT
60
Seek to persuade : URGE
61
Ops's daughter : CERES
62
Hence : ERGO
63
Russian wire service : TASS
Down
1
Stinging blow : SLAP
2
Cartoon character : POGO
3
High-low cards : ACES
4
Well-known passage : NORTHWEST
5
Word of honor : PAROLE
6
Exclusively : ALONE
7
Heavy book : TOME
8
Contest advantage : HEADSTART
9
Retinue : CORTEGE
10
Kind of squash : ACORN
11
Too zealous : RABID
12
Typewriter type : ELITE
13
Making more sense : SANER
21
Mannerism : POSE
25
Lacking intensity : PALE
26
Radarscope signal : BLIP
27
Poetic advice : REDE
28
Done : OVER
29
In England, 14 pounds : STONE
31
I.L.A. member : STEVEDORE
32
Discerning : MAKINGOUT
33
Third word of beginner's Latin : AMAT
34
Lug : TOTE
35
Word with eagle or hawk : EYED
37
Fisherman's anathema : SNAG
40
Looks away : IGNORES
41
Operated a loom : SPUN
43
Native religion of Japan : SHINTO
44
It "hath charms" : MUSIC
45
Remove an impression : ERASE
46
Pry : LEVER
47
Revere : ADORE
48
Exactly, in informal talk : SPANG
51
"When ___ smote 'is bloomin' lyre ... ": Kipling : OMER
52
Good soup vegetable : OKRA
53
Their leaves are cover-ups : FIGS
54
Honoraria : FEES

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 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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