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New York Times, Wednesday, January 17, 1979

Author:
Floy Stryker
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { J Q V X }, Scrabble score: 316 (avg 1.64)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,662
Across
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Italian treat : PIZZA
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Amin : IDI
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Thespian : ACTOR
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Characteristic of a particular language : IDIOMATIC
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Apricot or cherry : DRUPE
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Ford or Williams : TENNESSEE
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Famous golf course : DORAL
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Poultry seasoning : SAGE
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Sailing vessel : KETCH
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Merely : ONLY
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Dirty : SOIL
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Chances : RISKS
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Printers' measures : EMS
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Reduce to a skeleton : UNFLESH
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"___ ne passeront pas": Petain : ILS
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In a marathon : RACING
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Slacking off : EASINGUP
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Father of Jacob and Esau : ISAAC
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Whalers' get-together : GAM
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Use a foil : FENCE
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Boxed in : CORNERED
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Reach : ATTAIN
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Literary collection : ANA
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Unusually large or heavy : OUTSIZE
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Youth : LAD
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Flubs a fly ball : MUFFS
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Signs of spring : BUDS
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Jacket or its collar : ETON
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Film maker's sound-control device : FADER
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New Mexico resort : TAOS
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Bear : BRUIN
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Storage place : WAREHOUSE
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Right-hand page : RECTO
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One of Plato's pupils : ARISTOTLE
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Different : OTHER
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Affirmative vote : YEA
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Ghost : SPOOK
Down
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Abysses : PITS
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Brainstorm : IDEA
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Get-up-and-go : ZING
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Areas : ZONES
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Soul, in Savoie : AME
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"Thou art the thing ___": King Lear : ITSELF
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Regimen : DIET
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Popular food : ICECREAM
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Tack on : ADD
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Con man : CROOK
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Automobile feature : TURNSIGNAL
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Gem : OPAL
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Depend : RELY
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Entreating : ASKING
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Greeting for the villain : HISS
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"An ___ prevention ... " : OUNCEOF
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Changed gears : SHIFTED
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Rhododendron's relative : ERICA
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Gardner hero : MASON
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Rascal, from Italian farce : SCARAMOUCH
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Prompts : LEADS
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"Santa ___" : LUCIA
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Exhaust : SPEND
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Fleming or Smith : IAN
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Borg-Connors separator : NET
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Escapes : GETSAWAY
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Neck feathers : RUFF
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Shades of blue : AZURES
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European peninsula : IBERIA
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Amalgamate : UNITE
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Small porch : STOOP
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Saragossa's river : EBRO
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Weight allowance for deterioration : TRET
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Kind of devil : DARE
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Suburbanite's need : AUTO
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European capital : OSLO
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"___ ye the Lord ... ": Isaiah : SEEK
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Conjunctive : NOR
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Alts. : HTS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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