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New York Times, Wednesday, September 14, 1977

Author:
Jeanette K. Brill
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 263 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Jeanette K. Brill has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,259
Across
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Cupid, to the Greeks : EROS
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Memo : NOTE
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Complain querulously : CARP
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"Kilroy was ___" : HERE
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Wading bird : IBIS
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Fiber for textiles : RAMIE
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Emotion : SENTIMENT
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Betel palm : ARECA
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Dominate : LEADBYTHENOSE
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Soccer great : PELE
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Elan : VIM
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Scared : ALARMED
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Loud noise : DIN
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Terre Haute inst. : ISU
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Mexican Indian group : SERI
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Appreciative : GRATEFUL
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Kibitz : STICKONESNOSEIN
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Goes along with : AGREESTO
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Bristle : SETA
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Buck's mate : DOE
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Cheer : RAH
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Kin of enchiladas : TAMALES
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Printer's purchase : INK
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Chinese port : AMOY
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Flop : TAKEANOSEDIVE
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Seasonal song : CAROL
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Abnormally preoccupied : OBSESSIVE
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Golf tournaments : OPENS
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Active one : DOER
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Michael Romanov, e.g. : TSAR
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"___ is more": Browning : LESS
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Fish dish : EELS
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Crooned a tune : SANG
Down
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Expressions of inquiry : EHS
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Lively dance : REEL
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Caen's river : ORNE
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Stipulate the amount to be paid (with "on") : SETAPRICE
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Adjective for a good shortstop : NIMBLE
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Heeded a command : OBEYED
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Color slightly : TINT
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Bibl. book : ESTH
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Rebound : CAROM
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City once called College Farm : AMES
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Edgar ___ Burroughs : RICE
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Legume : PEA
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Met by chance : RANINTO
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The same: Lat. : IDEM
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Spa on Lake Geneva : EVIAN
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Syrian leader Hafez al-___ : ASSAD
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Relinquish : LETGO
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C'est ___ (it's laughable): Fr. : ARIRE
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M.D.'s : DRS
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"___ a Song Coming On" : IFEEL
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Grofé's "Grand Canyon ___" : SUITE
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Forearm bones : ULNAS
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Earth: Comb. form : GEO
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Emerson and Lamb : ESSAYISTS
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Central parts : KERNELS
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Japan's second-largest city : OSAKA
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Utmost : NTH
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Part of a mortarboard : TASSEL
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Afghan princes : AMEERS
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English youth gangs, Rockers and ___ : MODS
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Religious images: Var. : IKONS
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Record : TAPE
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Hawkish Olympian : ARES
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Predicament or protuberance : NODE
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Hautboy : OBOE
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Passport endorsement : VISA
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Author Hunter : EVAN
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Mountain pass : COL
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Work unit : ERG

Answer summary: 4 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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