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New York Times, Tuesday, January 2, 1979

Author:
Jacobs
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 310 (avg 1.64)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,647
Across
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Sufficiently skilled : ABLE
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___ Islands, in the Philippines : BATAN
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Squash, e.g. : PEPO
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Poet famed for limericks : LEAR
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Instruct : EDIFY
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Astringent : ALUM
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They fight for breath : MARATHONRUNNERS
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Diving bird : AUK
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Like a sentry : WARY
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___ Mountains, in Missouri : OZARK
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Jazz jargon : JIVE
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Title : NAME
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Car's "home" : GARAGE
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Fipple flute : RECORDER
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Not up and around : ABED
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Short, in Toledo : CORTO
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Queen before Sophia : ENA
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They fight Friedan, Steinem, etc. : MALECHAUVINISTS
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Function : USE
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Dear relative : AUNTY
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Predecessor of crackle and pop : SNAP
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"___ of Abdyos": Byron : THEBRIDE
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Ailment : MALADY
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Not fooled by : ONTO
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Nat or Natalie : COLE
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Colosseum center : ARENA
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Irish Republic, formerly : EIRE
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Saratoga, e.g. : SPA
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They uphold indefensible causes : DEVILSADVOCATES
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Polish copy : EDIT
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Aconcagua's range : ANDES
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Shindig of a sort : BASH
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Kind of flight : SOLO
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Be a spendthrift : WASTE
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Priam's domain : TROY
Down
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___ mater : ALMA
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Suitor : BEAU
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Happy bird : LARK
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Epoch : ERA
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Act : BEHAVE
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Love : ADORE
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Minute : TINY
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Tanzania's cont. : AFR
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Washington Sq. campus : NYU
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Kind of division or tank : PANZER
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Birthplace of Zeno : ELEA
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Run smoothly : PURR
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City in Siberia : OMSK
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Shoot : TWIG
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"No sun—___": T. Hood : NOMOON
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Make weary : JADE
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Displaying chutzpah : NERVY
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Play opener : ACTI
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Range : GAMUT
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Discomfit : ABASH
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Book by D. S. Freeman : RELEE
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Trajectory : ROUTE
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It joins the Dnieper near Kiev : DESNA
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Toward the center : ENTAD
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Grating : RASPY
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Seabees' motto : CANDO
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Of the flesh : CARNAL
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Dinner time for many Parisians : HUIT
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Atoll : ISLE
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Mackerellike fish : BONITO
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Gloomy : MOROSE
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Guinness : ALEC
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Mongoose's cousin : CIVET
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Aids for the parched : ADES
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Change, as wallpaper : REDO
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Wickedness : EVIL
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High degrees for school administrators : EDDS
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Astronomer's interest : STAR
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Cuban coin : PESO
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Pale : ASHY
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Adage : SAW
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Reminiscences in writing : ANA
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Browning's "___ Vogler" : ABT

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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