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New York Times, Saturday, September 3, 1977

Author:
Bert Beaman
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 261 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Bert Beaman has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,248
Across
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U.S. journalist, born in Denmark : RIIS
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A length of yarn : SKEIN
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One of the "three B's" : BACH
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Stress : ACCENTUATE
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Indeed, in Ireland : AROO
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In ___ (eventually) : THECOURSEOFTIME
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Long time : EON
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Author of "America the Beautiful" : BATES
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Mislays : LOSES
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Brassie's relative : DRIVER
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Artery : AORTA
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A second self : ALTEREGO
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Lexicographer's abbr. : OBS
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Rudiments : ABCS
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Prevailed : RULED
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Exceedingly : TOO
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Wings : ALAE
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Iraqi money : DINAR
38
Astringent : ALUM
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Masseur's specialty : RUB
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Wordless : TACIT
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Astronaut Conrad : PETE
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Poetic contraction : EER
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Disappear gradually : EVANESCE
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Foolish : SILLY
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Ropes with nooses : LASSOS
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Kind of pigeon : STOOL
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She wrote "Three Lives" : STEIN
56
Rainbow : ARC
57
Goes straight ahead, as a pilot : HOLDSONESCOURSE
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Arrow poison : INEE
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Argument : CONTENTION
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Cats and dogs, e.g. : PETS
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Doubleday : ABNER
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Feudal laborer : ESNE
Down
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Evaluated : RATED
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Blood of the gods : ICHOR
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Ancient British tribe : ICENI
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Like some wines : SEC
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Painter famed for Washington portraits : STUART
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Vonnegut or Weill : KURT
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Bed of roses : EASE
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Residents: Suffix : ITES
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Avant-gardist : NEO
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Ulan ___, Mongolian capital : BATOR
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Plato's outstanding student : ARISTOTLE
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Happen : COMEABOUT
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Does farm work : HOES
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Saul Bellow's prize : NOBEL
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Biblical depopulator : FLOOD
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Archeologist's find : VASE
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Dyeing equipment : AGER
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Heath : ERICA
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Spat : RUNIN
28
Cheer : ELATE
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"___ are born great . . . ": Shakespeare : SOME
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Swiss stream : AARE
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Paving material : BLUESTONE
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Coupé's relative : CABRIOLET
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___ Jones's locker : DAVY
38
Gibbons : APES
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Reveals : TELLS
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Deli machine : SLICER
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Church law : CANON
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Veins of ore : LODES
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Delhi dresses : SARIS
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Bean or Welles : ORSON
51
Flicks unit : SCENE
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"Lollipop" in a 1934 song : SHIP
53
Hoity-toity one : SNOB
54
State west of N.C. : TENN
55
Ferrara family : ESTE
58
Goose, in Genoa : OCA
59
Western Indian : UTE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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