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New York Times, Wednesday, January 10, 1979

Author:
Kathryn Righter
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { Q U X Y }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,655
Across
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Luxurious : POSH
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German seaport : EMDEN
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Door fastener : HASP
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Voice : ALTO
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Guileless : NAIVE
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Exchange premium : AGIO
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Layer : TIER
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Kin of the caiman : ALLIGATORS
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Pitch a shutout: Slang : HORSECOLLAR
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Soak : RET
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Consume : EAT
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Sons of Uranus and Gaea : TITANS
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Transversely : ACROSS
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Performer of a Christiania : SKIER
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Form : SHAPE
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Clockmaker : HOROLOGER
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Knight's trainee : PAGE
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Begin's predecessor : RABIN
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Worn-out or worthless horse : JADE
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Daydreams : STARGAZES
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Destined : FATED
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"Circumstances ___ cases" : ALTER
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Sheets, towels, etc. : LINENS
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French painter: 1836–1902 : TISSOT
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Residue : ASH
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Autumnal mo. : OCT
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Veteran politician or soldier : OLDWARHORSE
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"___ sounds and sights and delights": V. Baum : SHIMMERING
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Horse color : ROAN
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Composer Porter : COLE
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French revenue or income : RENTE
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Alone : SOLO
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Hera's bellicose son : ARES
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Affirm under oath : SWEAR
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Supplements with difficulty : EKES
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Bridle ___ : PATH
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Mingle-mangle : OLIO
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Ending with hip or tip : STER
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Western TV shows : HORSEOPERAS
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Makes into law : ENACTS
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Spanish for 8 Down : MALO
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Pickle herb : DILL
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Wicked : EVIL
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Denial : NEGATION
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___ in hand (humbly) : HAT
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Greek marketplace : AGORA
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Lorelei : SIREN
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Mails : POSTS
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Prospero's helper : ARIEL
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Relaxation : EASE
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Device for espionage and sabotage : TROJANHORSE
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Egyptian cobras : ASPS
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Converse : CHAT
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Hindu melody pattern : RAGA
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Not inclined to horse around : SOBER
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Actor Kristofferson : KRIS
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Subject to horseplay : HAZE
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Where a horse race begins : GATE
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Anthony, Earl of Avon : EDEN
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Tom Seaver's teammates : REDS
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Diamondback and sidewinder : RATTLERS
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Dimness : GLOOM
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Sea horse, for one : FISH
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More extensive : LARGER
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Puccini opera : TOSCA
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Venous fluid for Venus : ICHOR
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Rural crossing : STILE
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Sketched : DREW
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Port or sack : WINE
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Pilaster : ANTA
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Castle, in chess : ROOK
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Merchandising event : SALE
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Son of Seth : ENOS
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Middle: Comb. form : MES

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

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