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New York Times, Saturday, January 13, 1979

Author:
Adelyn Lewis
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 23, Avg Word Len: 5.94, Missing: { F G J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 247 (avg 1.22)
Open Squares: 104, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,658
Across
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Wingless : APTERAN
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Ecclesiast's headgear : BIRETTA
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Rock formation : TERRANE
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Supergiant star in Scorpio : ANTARES
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Philosophical doctrines : TRANSCENDENTALS
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Coffee receptacle : URN
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Roman household gods : PENATES
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Born : NEE
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Word after decree : NISI
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Savory : SAPID
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Soc. : ASSN
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Bagnold et al. : ENIDS
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Edge : HEM
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Medieval helmet : ARMET
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Choose : SELECT
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Hit plays : SELLOUTS
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Preminger's first major U.S. film : LAURA
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Tours toast : SALUT
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Has a speech problem : STUTTERS
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Cul-___ (blind alleys) : DESACS
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Cripples : LAMES
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Min. part : SEC
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Capital of Morocco : RABAT
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Rara ___ : AVIS
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French Impressionist : MONET
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Italian monetary unit : LIRA
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Dress size : TEN
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Expendable Mexican clay pots : PINATAS
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Year in reign of Claudius I : LII
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Act of putting into another alphabet : TRANSLITERATION
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Involves necessarily : ENTAILS
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Give a new name to : RETITLE
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Like some eyes : DEEPSET
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Made a chemical analysis : ASSAYED
Down
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Harmonizes : ATTUNES
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Valerie from Galveston : PERRINE
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Cause light to pass through : TRANSILLUMINATE
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Sea eagle : ERN
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Scrape : RASP
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Suffixes for attend and convey : ANCES
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City on Lake Winnebago : NEENAH
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Depressions and recessions : BADTIMES
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"You're All ___," old song : INEED
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Election Day stats. : RTNS
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Consume : EAT
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Potentiality for changing form : TRANSMUTABILITY
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Family-room feature : TELESET
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Sanctions : ASSENTS
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Neck parts : NAPES
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Thinks : IDEATES
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Awakening : AROUSAL
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Rabbit tails : SCUTS
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River into the Weser : ALLER
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Three, in Roma : TRE
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Terhune dog : LAD
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Firebug : ARSONIST
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Flapped, as sails against yards : SLATTED
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Cannes cafe : TAVERNE
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French legislators : SENAT
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One-horse carriage : CARIOLE
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Kind of glass : STAINED
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Et ___ (and so forth) : CETERA
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Thousand, to Tacitus : MILLE
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Container weights : TARES
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Greek letters : PSIS
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Calendar abbrs. : SATS
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Doze : NAP
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Spanish aunt : TIA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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