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A GAGGLE OF GROUPS

New York Times, Sunday, January 14, 1979

Author:
Tap Osborn
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 90, Avg Word Len: 5.29, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 692 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 150, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 21
Tap Osborn has 111 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,659
Across
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Blueprint : PLAN
5
Lusterless finish : MATTE
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Synthetic : ERSATZ
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Ottoman chiefs : AGAS
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Yokel : RUBE
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Thai, e.g. : ASIAN
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Dinner party : SOIREE
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Courage : SPINE
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Grunting group : ACRUSHOFWRESTLERS
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Citified : URBAN
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Humdrum entree : MEATLOAF
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Clerical group : APECKOFTYPISTS
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Curmudgeon : CRANK
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Soul, to Descartes : EGO
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Wide-shoe letters : EEE
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Be fatuously fond : DOTE
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Heated : STEAMY
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Canon cue sign : PRESA
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Zoroastrian's god : MAZDA
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Grandson of Adam : ENOS
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Poised : COOL
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Half a gaffe : BOO
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Lose traction : SKID
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Avant-gardist : NEO
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Sandy's alert : ARF
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Religious group : AMASSOFLAMAS
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Minor, to a lawyer : INFANT
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Cover : LID
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Fashion : MODE
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___ fille : JEUNE
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Serves as a mixologist : TENDSBAR
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Dessert : PIE
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Diamonds: Slang : ICE
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Aug. 23–Sept. 22 person : VIRGO
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La. name : LONG
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___ Pompilius : NUMA
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Old car : NASH
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Threadlike structure: Comb. form : FIBRO
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Mountain pool : TARN
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United : ONED
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Stage profession: Abbr. : ACTG
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Criminal group : ASLEWOFHITMEN
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A–F connection : BCDE
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Retreat : LAIR
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Language of some N.M. Indians : TIWA
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Ear benders : BORES
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Window part : SASH
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___ facto : IPSO
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Norman Thomas bloc: Abbr. : SOCS
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Tremble with fear : COWER
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Erwin : STU
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Sphere : ORB
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Win a debate : OUTSPEAK
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Book size : SEXTO
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Effete : WEAK
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Charge : FEE
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Sadat's predecessor : NASSER
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Mendacious group : ALINEOFLIARS
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Strive in rivalry : VIE
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Item for a dory : OAR
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March, to Pompey's men : ITER
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Kind of wind or omen : ILL
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Autograph : SIGN
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Music guide mark : CLEF
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Confound : ADDLE
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Pedestal part : SOCLE
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"Scarlet Letter" name : PRYNNE
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Mary's follower : LAMB
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Homophone for neigh : NEE
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Parking place : LOT
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Kind of house or ship : COURT
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Stroking group : APOOLOFOARSMEN
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Cagliari's locale : SARDINIA
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Sinclair : UPTON
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Very strict group : ADROVEOFMARTINETS
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Vaticinators : SEERS
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Chitchat, British style : NATTER
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Pliny ___, U.S. inventor : EARLE
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Developed : GREW
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Slips : ERRS
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Author of "The Potting Shed" : GREENE
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British golf cup : RYDER
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Girl in a Salinger tale : ESME
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Hyde Park vehicle : PRAM
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Magazine founder : LUCE
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Pair pulling for each other : ABRACEOFDENTISTS
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Unallied : NEUTRAL
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Father Prout, humorist : MAHONY
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Dripping wet : ASOAK
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Quarrel : TIFF
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Shooter for Junior : TAW
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Craze : ENRAGE
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Sum, ___, fui . . . : ESSE
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Campus drill org. : ROTC
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Paduasoy material : SILK
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Mars: Comb. form : AREO
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Desert fruit : TERFEZ
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Made more savory : ZESTED
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Hoity-toity group : APRIDEOFSNOBS
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Henry or Althea : GIBSON
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Red dyestuff: Var. : ANATTO
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Sight and taste : SENSES
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Eat : SUP
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Ambitious bid : SLAM
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Poetic masterwork : EPOS
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Lambing : YEANING
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Asteroid : EROS
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Cosmetic transplant area : SCALP
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Shinto temple gateway : TORII
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Affectation : POSE
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Arena gathering : ASLUGOFBOXERS
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Apery expert : MIME
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Nabokov heroine : ADA
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Ordered : BADE
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City in Nigeria : KANO
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Pass receiver : END
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"One Fat Englishman" author : AMIS
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Coffee blend : MOCHA
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Algonquian language : OJIBWA
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Iron: Comb. form : FERRO
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Attacks : STORMS
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Oenological group : ABUNCHOFVINTNERS
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"A Boy ___ Sue" : NAMED
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Hansa's purpose : TRADE
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Nine: Prefix : ENNE
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What belvederes afford : VIEWS
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Afterward : LATER
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Rude, clumsy group : AGROSSOFBOORS
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"My Friend ___" : FLICKA
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Grow bored with : TIREOF
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"In like ___ . . . " : ALION
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Neighbor of Naples : CAPUA
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Classroom for Zeno : STOA
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"___ Succeed . . . " : HOWTO
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Spectral body : NSTAR
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Penguins' cousins : AUKS
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Shoshonean : SERRANO
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Recent: Comb. form : CENE
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Endangered mammal : SEAL
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Prevail : REIGN
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Fashion's Geoffrey : BEENE
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Kind of jacket : PEA
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Position : SITE
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Subterfuge : WILE
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Small, in Dogpatch : LIL
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Merry song : LILT
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Otologist's device : SYRINGE
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Section of a contract : CLAUSE
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Kitten, at times : LAPPER
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Theatrical one : EMOTER
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Neutralize a cobra : DEFANG
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East Indian cedar : DEODAR
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Spread of a sort : OLEO
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Deliberate : CONFER
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O. Henry : PORTER
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Joe ___ of baseball : RUDI
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Frankie, the pianist : CARLE
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Rural ways: Abbr. : LNS
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A Johnson : ARTE
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Use of memory : ROTE
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Explorer Hedin : SVEN
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Simple : MERE
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Corsican's neighbor : SARD
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Grist for a list : ITEM
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"___ forgive those . . . " : ASWE
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Author Sarton : MAY

Answer summary: 16 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 9 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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