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WE NEVER HEAR OF . . .

New York Times, Sunday, September 18, 1977

Author:
Bert H. Kruse
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 77, Avg Word Len: 5.35, Missing: { Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 505 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 122, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
Bert H. Kruse has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,263
Across
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Poison oak : SUMAC
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Harangues : SPOUTS
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Synagogue : SHUL
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"Hammerklavier" is one : SONATA
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Film magazine : CASSETTE
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Call : PHONE
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Early fight for George Armstrong : CUSTERSISTSTAND
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City in East Germany : GOTHA
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Profit : USE
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Community character : ETHOS
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Germinate anew : REBUD
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Felony : ARSON
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Marquee : TENT
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" . . . as a wild bull in ___": Isaiah : ANET
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Typeface: Abbr. : ITAL
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Dull sound : THUD
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Bows' opposites : STERNS
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Dryden's "The ___ Ladies" : RIVAL
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California's first capital : SANJOSE
43
Parisian nights : NUITS
45
Wings : SIDES
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Flautist : TOOTER
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Artist's mate : GRANDPAMOSES
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Clerk Heep : URIAH
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Grand or Cedar : RAPIDS
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In ___ (stagnating) : ARUT
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Stravinsky ballet: 1957 : AGON
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___ compos mentis : NON
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Divert : AMUSE
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Roman battering ram : ARIES
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U.S. Open champ: 1976 : PATE
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Refuse : SCUM
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Book: Abbr. : VOL
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Takes a flat : RENTS
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Group of lions : PRIDE
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City near Arnhem : EDE
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Bagnold : ENID
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"Bambi" fawn : GOBO
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Smithereens : ATOMS
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Reliable : SOLID
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Bern's stream : AAR
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Valley : GLEN
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Ponselle : ROSA
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Be against : OPPOSE
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Painter's need : EASEL
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Victor Herbert sequel? : NICEMARIETTA
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Early Christian center : EDESSA
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Mislays : LOSES
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On the trail of : AFTER
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Ailing while sailing : SEASICK
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Tot's tummy trouble : COLIC
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Raid : FORAGE
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Nit-pick : CARP
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Stew : SNIT
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U.S. wine valley : NAPA
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Thick slice : SLAB
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Brass or pewter : ALLOY
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Moldings : OGEES
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Indians : ERIES
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Botanist Gray : ASA
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Island near New Guinea : ROOKE
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Low N.C.O.'s? : BOTTOMSERGEANTS
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Pelvic bones : PUBES
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Aquinas : STTHOMAS
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Vestments : AMICES
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Eng. money : STER
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Glycerides : ESTERS
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Trucker's stop : DINER
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Drenches : SOUSES
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Not dispatched : UNSENT
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Tatami : MAT
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To ___ (precisely) : ATEE
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Tumbrel : CART
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Descendant : SCION
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Stabler, using his left : PASSER
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East, in Berlin : OST
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Red letters : USSR
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French head : TETE
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Stationary : STABILE
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Summer garb? : SHORTJOHNS
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Fast freight : HOTSHOT
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Evict : UNHOUSE
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Hero's hero : LEANDER
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Rabbit's tail : SCUT
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Bolt holder : TNUT
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Icelandic writings : EDDAS
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Golf org. : PGA
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Western peak : SHASTA
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Court sport : TENNIS
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Epithelium : TISSUE
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Translated into Ovid's tongue : LATINED
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Airfoil : RUDDER
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Small quaffs : NIPS
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Hanoi people : VIETS
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Commercials : ADS
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Ship that picked up Glenn : NOA
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Egghead? : SMARTBELL
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Gigolo's friend? : SUGARMAMA
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Serious : GRAVE
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Best seller in 1885 : RAMONA
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Spur and heel of Italy's "boot" : APULIA
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Prayer : ORISON
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Roasts, in Remis : ROTIS
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Place next to : APPOSE
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Wildcat : OCELOT
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Colony member : NUDIST
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Lizard : ANOLE
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Tragedy by Euripides : MEDEA
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Crustaceans' projections : EGGSACS
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Distant witness : ESPIER
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Cold-weather card game? : DRESSPOKER
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Prospero's spirit : ARIEL
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Warning : TOCSIN
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Boito works : OPERAS
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"___ take arms . . . " : ORTO
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Thus, in Toledo : ASI
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Admiral's aide: Abbr. : NSO
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Romance : AFFAIR
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Steep slopes : ESCARPS
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Give 52 to four : DEALOUT
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Pinna's pendent part : EARLOBE
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Musical group : OCTETTE
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Bumps or lumps : KNOBS
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Any temporal ruler : CAESAR
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Quick look : GLANCE
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Pasch : EASTER
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"___ Rhythm" : IGOT
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Basketball defense : PRESS
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Ramfis in "Aida" : BASS
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Sycophant's reply : YES
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Old English letters : ETHS
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Chimney coating : SOOT
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Victorian oath : EGAD
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Big truck, for short : SEMI
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Mrs., in Metz : MME
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Biblical well : AIN

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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