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New York Times, Monday, January 29, 1979

9-Down : Scrutinizes

Author:
Perryman
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q W Y Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Perryman has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Clues for 24-Across, 4-Down, and 30-Down were illegible in the original; substituted in other clues, which probably aren't what the constructor originally wrote.

In 52-Down clue, although the Tennessee Valley may be (largely) in Tennessee, Sen. George W. Norris, who created the TVA, was a senator from Nebraska.

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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,674
Across
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Muscular contraction : SPASM
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Bobstay : ROPE
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Recorded legal proceedings : ACTA
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Menu : CARTE
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Holly : ILEX
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Ill-humored : DOUR
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Arabian gazelle : ARIEL
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Pre-eminent : PARAMOUNT
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" ... like the ___ on triumphant brier": Shak. : REDROSE
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English poet who gave his name to a chair : MORRIS
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UK emblem : LION
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Captivates, in a way : RIVETS
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Shuns : AVOIDS
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Exile : BANISH
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Depicts in words : LIMNS
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River embankment : LEVEE
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Symbol of strength : OAK
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Saucer-shaped bell : GONG
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Trigonometric functions : SINES
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Chaste : PURE
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___ Baba : ALI
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Joined with heat : FUSED
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Untouchables, e.g. : CASTE
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What swine spurn : PEARLS
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Glossy cotton fabric : SATEEN
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Part of L.A.P.D. : POLICE
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To ___ his own : EACH
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Change crops : ROTATE
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Firmly attaches : ADHERES
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Sandburg's "___ Are Different to Different People" : ELEPHANTS
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Practice composition : ETUDE
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Fluke features : FINS
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Preserve from loss : SAVE
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Doorkeeper, Masonic style : TILER
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Carry : TOTE
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Mild oath : EGAD
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Bloodhound's clue : SCENT
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Blemish : SCAR
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Remove the outer coating : PARE
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Without moisture : ARID
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British money : STERLING
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Blister beetles : MELOIDS
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Mature : RIPEN
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Wave on the Spanish Main : OLA
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According to : PER
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Scrutinizes : EXAMINES
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Pays honor to : ADORES
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Appomattox ___, where Lee surrendered : COURTHOUSE
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Former pirates' hide-out : TUNIS
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A well-known septet : ARTS
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Capra product : MOVIE
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Distress signal : SOS
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Talked wildly : RAVED
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Marine plant : ALGA
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Bowed instrument : VIOL
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Infinite in power : OMNIPOTENT
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Czechoslovak statesman : BENES
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Thread for French statesman : LISLE
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Comedian Johnson : ARTE
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Ardent : KEEN
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Temporary respite : SURCEASE
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Moving : PATHETIC
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"I have kept the ___": II Timothy : FAITH
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Seals of official approval : CACHETS
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Slip by, as time : ELAPSE
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Antithesis of gleeful : SAD
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It struck F.D.R. in 1921 : POLIO
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Made comfortable : EASED
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Fissure : REFT
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___ of thumb : RULE
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Any delightful region : EDEN
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Waldorf-Astoria muralist : SERT
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Gee-gee : NAG
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Pride of Sen. Norris of Tenn. : TVA

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