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New York Times, Friday, January 24, 1975

29-Across : Shooting star, in a way

Author:
Sophie Fierman
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.68, Missing: { J Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Sophie Fierman has 24 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,295
Across
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Alike, in France : EGAL
5
Liquid item : ASSET
10
Call it ___ : ADAY
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Elegance : LUXE
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Reluctant : LOATH
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Rural way : LANE
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10 A.M. coffee, in a way : BREAKOFDAY
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Admits : OWNS
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Neighbor of Ger. : AUS
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Opposed : ANTI
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Volcano : ETNA
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Steppe's lack : TREE
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Put ___ to (halt) : ASTOP
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Shillong's state : ASSAM
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Shooting star, in a way : NIGHTFALL
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Totem-pole support : LOWMAN
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Wax, in France : CIRE
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Ode-title words : TOA
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Individual: Prefix : IDIO
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"For want of ___ the ... " : ASHOE
40
Calla lily : ARUM
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Span of time : EON
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Opera feature : SOLO
43
Divest of office : DEPOSE
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Paul Revere's horse, maybe : NIGHTMARE
48
City in Ohio : NILES
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"Now you ___, now you ... " : SEEIT
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Infamous marquis : SADE
52
Author of "Pygmalion" : SHAW
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"___ extra cost" : ATNO
54
Indian of West : SAC
57
Poker holding : PAIR
58
Luminous timepiece, in a way : NIGHTWATCH
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George of gang movies : RAFT
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Moslem lord : AMEER
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Stravinsky's "___ of Spring" : RITE
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Scraps : ORTS
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Chaplain : PADRE
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Bird's crop : CRAW
Down
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Napoleon's island : ELBA
2
Mentor from India : GURU
3
Tools : AXES
4
Grassland : LEA
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Unique : ALONE
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Relent : SOFTEN
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Persian poet : SADI
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Greek letter : ETA
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"___ will be done ... " : THY
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"That's ___ malarkey" : ALOTOF
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Early-rising parents, in a way : DAWNPATROL
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Miss Held : ANNA
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Go-ahead word : YES
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Buddhist destiny : KARMA
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Diminutive suffix : ETTE
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___-shanter : TAMO
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Exchange premium : AGIO
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Tatter : SHRED
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Outsider : ALIEN
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Words of concurrence : SODOI
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Transferral of a playground piece : SWINGSHIFT
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Blood of the gods : ICHOR
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Low-down character : LOUSE
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Cripples : LAMES
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Biblical mother-in-law : NAOMI
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Part of a blind : SLAT
40
Cap-___ (head to foot) : APIE
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Irish dish : STEW
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Set up a fund : ENDOW
46
Card game : HEARTS
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Miss Williams : ESTHER
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Cave : ANTRE
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German river : SAAR
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Venerable : AGED
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Jail, to a con : STIR
55
Official records : ACTA
56
___ the rag : CHEW
57
Country-club worker : PRO
58
Become careless : NAP
59
"___ little teapot" : IMA
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Jeanne d'___ : ARC

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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