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New York Times, Monday, January 15, 1979

Author:
Jay Livingston
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { X Z }, Scrabble score: 315 (avg 1.67)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,660

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Across
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Decisions for "Big A" patrons : BETS
5
The 53d card : JOKER
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Slightly open : AJAR
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Pain : ACHE
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Bring together : UNITE
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Blanch : PALE
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Reporter's question : WHEN
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Hamlet's countrymen : DANES
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Like tea in summer : ICED
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Strong aversion : LOATHING
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Queried : ASKED
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Worry : FRET
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Villa of Mexican fame : PANCHO
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Loud and vulgar : GARISH
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Leave out : OMIT
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Musical notes : FAS
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"___ Irish Rose" : ABIES
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Lying face down : PRONE
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Words with king and mode : ALA
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British coats, for short : MACS
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Metric measure : LITRE
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Apartment : FLAT
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Actress Hagen : UTA
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River embankment : LEVEE
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Glorious or prosperous : PALMY
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___ of diamonds (big casino) : TEN
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Stravinsky : IGOR
44
Component : FACTOR
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Searches : QUESTS
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State : AVER
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Chowder and vichyssoise : SOUPS
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TV program : TELECAST
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___ bien : TRES
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Sweet's companion : SHORT
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In unison: Mus. : ADUE
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U.S. author: 1909–55 : AGEE
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Former First Lady : MAMIE
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Radiation measures : REMS
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"Peer ___" : GYNT
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Outcast : LEPER
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U.K. awards for valor : DSOS
Down
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Cry lustily : BAWL
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Cavern sound : ECHO
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Hepburn-Bogart vehicle : THEAFRICANQUEEN
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Soldiers standing guard : SENTRIES
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Actress Anderson : JUDITH
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___ even keel : ONAN
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Jelly Roll Morton tune: 1924 : KINGPORTERSTOMP
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Nice summer : ETE
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Legal matter : RES
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Imitative : APISH
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Handyman : JACKOFALLTRADES
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Away from the wind : ALEE
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Comedian Foxx : REDD
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Dame Myra : HESS
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Deed, in France : ACTE
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"___, Scusa Mi," Goulet hit : AMORE
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A spot card : NINE
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Entire scale : GAMUT
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Decrease : ABATE
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Texas landmark : ALAMO
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Nymph's pursuer : SATYR
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Basketball player's maneuver : PIVOT
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Parts of a journey : LEGS
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Part of a blackjack, usually : FACECARD
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Prevaricates : LIES
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Work on potholes : PAVE
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Stumble : FALTER
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Beat the favorite : UPSET
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Kind of party : STAG
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Kind of party : ORGY
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Pa. port : ERIE
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Japanese wrestling : SUMO
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Hardy girl : TESS
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Shirt size: Abbr. : SML
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Have, in the Highlands : HAE

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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