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New York Times, Thursday, January 4, 1979

Author:
Ruth N. Schultz
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 263 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Ruth N. Schultz has 21 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,649
Across
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Landon : ALF
4
Rubbernecks : GAWKS
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Coal size : PEA
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Gas guzzler, possibly : CAR
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Unflawed : IDEAL
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Mail that bears the stamp of the past : ARMOR
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Mil. officer : CWO
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Sibelius's "___ Triste" : VALSE
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Grenoble's river : ISERE
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Chesapeake symbol : OYSTERSHELL
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___ Tin Tin : RIN
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Do over a package : RETIE
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Despise : HATE
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Galileo's birthplace : PISA
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Rosy visions : DREAMS
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"___ a Secret" : IVEGOT
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Russ. state : SSR
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Commandment word : HONOR
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Massey of Ziegfeld Follies: 1943 : ILONA
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C.S.A. cheer : REBELYELL
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Tycoon : MOGUL
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Mountain mint : BASIL
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L.A. athlete : RAM
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Pavlova, e.g. : ETOILE
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Strauss opera : SALOME
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Lunch time : NOON
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U.S. radio station in Berlin : RIAS
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Inventor of dynamite : NOBEL
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Freight weight : TON
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Made the grade : RANGTHEBELL
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Mrs. Longworth : ALICE
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Yellowish-red : CORAL
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Rita's home : RIO
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Sinister looks : LEERS
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Thin as ___ : ARAIL
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Besmirch : TAR
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Convene : SIT
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Fitzgerald's Zelda : SAYRE
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Foolish one : ASS
Down
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Pacts : ACCORDS
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Brief writers : LAWYERS
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Bakery worker : FROSTER
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Advice to H.S.T. : GIVEEMHELL
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Jewish month : ADAR
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Be a deadbeat : WELSH
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Buckwheat mush : KASHA
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Accident-causer : SLEET
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Household need : PAIL
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Tongue-tied sounds : ERS
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He "lives" in two continents : AMERIGO
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Prayer : ORISON
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Soprano Scotto : RENATA
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Spanish relative : TIA
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Aloha token : LEI
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Senator from R.I. : PELL
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Weep : SOB
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Poem like "Do Not Go Gentle ... " : VILLANELLE
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Bird's beak : NEB
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"___ and Julia," 1967 Swedish film : OLA
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Common carriers: Abbr. : RYS
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Undo : RUIN
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Ice, in Stuttgart : EIS
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Kind of block : MENTAL
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Peter from Connemara : OTOOLE
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Albatrosses : GOONIES
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Kern musical: 1933 : ROBERTA
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Earhart and Sedley : AMELIAS
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Lady Chatterley's lover : MELLORS
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Monroe enjoyed one : ERA
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Goolagong maneuver : LOB
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Andean sun worshipers : INCAS
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Old marketplace : AGORA
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Maverick : STRAY
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Mark in music : REST
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Hit show for Aquarians : HAIR
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___ de coeur (passionate appeal) : CRI

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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