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New York Times, Saturday, January 6, 1979

Author:
Robert Katz
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { F J Q X }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Robert Katz has 73 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,651

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Across
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Greece, to the Greeks : ELLAS
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Europe–Asia dividing range : URAL
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"God's Little ___" : ACRE
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Danger zone: 1962 : GUANTANAMO
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Stepped on : TROD
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Danger zone: 1944 : ANZIOBRIDGEHEAD
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Sunrise to sunset : DAY
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Actor Eastwood : CLINT
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Frail : REEDY
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Keel part : SKEG
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Word with Antonio or Fernando : SAN
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Counterweights : TARES
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Renaissance humanist's interest : CLASSICS
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Fever : AGUE
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Twenty-one-gun ___ : SALUTE
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Crackpot : NUT
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Danger zone: 1863 : MISSIONARYRIDGE
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Cakes and ___ : ALE
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More prying : NOSIER
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Patty ingredient : VEAL
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Grudge holder : RESENTER
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Linguini, ziti, etc. : PASTA
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Force, to Fabius : VIS
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Mend socks : DARN
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Madison Avenueite : ADMAN
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___ Selassie : HAILE
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Sign of spring : BUD
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Danger zone: 1775 : BRIDGEATCONCORD
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Queenly name : ANNE
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Danger zone: 1945 : WHITESANDS
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Activist : DOER
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" . . . fine women ___ crazy salad": Yeats : EATA
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Watchful monster : ARGUS
Down
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Mild expletive : EGAD
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Moon over Milano : LUNA
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Word with Susan or Mary : LAZY
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Kind of cuckoo : ANI
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Lays in : STOCKS
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Take down a derrick, etc. : UNRIG
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Cloud contents : RAIN
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What Repeal was: Abbr. : AMDT
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Captain's diary : LOG
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Boston, ___ of America : ATHENS
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Montana people : CREE
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" . . . yellow brick ___" : ROAD
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Whirlpool : EDDY
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Qualified : ABLE
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Crossword-puzzle maker's aid : ERASER
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Bishops' territories : SEES
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Guest at Dionysus's orgies : SATYR
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English Channel feeder : TAMAR
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Nimble : AGILE
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Imposter's forte : RUSES
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Debussy's "___ de Lune" : CLAIR
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Entrap : LURE
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Rameau's "Les ___ Galantes" : INDES
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Music man Xavier : CUGAT
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Stone memorial : STELA
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Smudges, in a way : SOOTS
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Faulkner character : ANSE
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Seventh-___ stretch : INNING
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Terrible Russian : IVAN
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Tax cheat : EVADER
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The Fourth Estate, in Madrid : PRENSA
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Authoritative pronouncements : DICTA
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Succulent plant : ALOE
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Aldrich's "The Story of ___ Boy" : ABAD
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Ian Fleming character : DRNO
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Sapper's trap : MINE
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Response to a pun : HAHA
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Keep ___ (persist) : ATIT
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Big Ben sound : BONG
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Pakistani language : URDU
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Canine examiners' degrees : DDSS
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Lamb's mother : EWE
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Word with hop or wash : CAR

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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