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Alex F. Black
Alex F. Black

POTBOILERS

New York Times, Sunday, January 7, 1979

Author:
Alex F. Black
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 529 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 108, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Alex F. Black has 12 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,652
Across
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Ami of Porthos : ARAMIS
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Dowdy ones : FRUMPS
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Piece of needlework : SAMPLER
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Most churlish : RUDEST
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Battologize : REPEAT
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Stein-line ending : ISAROSE
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"God sends meat ___": J. Taylor : ANDTHEDEVILSENDSCOOKS
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Myerson : BESS
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Fountain : PETE
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Dagger of yore : SNEE
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Agreed upon : SET
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Electrical pioneer : OHM
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Cold course, in Cannes : SALADE
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Start of a Synge title : RIDERS
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Binaural systems : STEREOS
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"The Forty Days of Musa ___" : DAGH
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Raced : TORE
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" ___ one is born a roaster of meat": Brillat-Savarin : ONECANBECOMEACOOKBUT
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Toast, in Tours : SALUT
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Rocky outcropping : SCAR
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Pat on the back : LAUD
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Sale stipulation : ASIS
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One of the Graces : AGLAIA
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Scale duo : REMI
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High points : UPS
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Darnel : TARE
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Grayling : OMBRE
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Hearth : INGLE
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Passover dinner : SEDER
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"Kissing ___": Meredith : DONTLASTCOOKERYDO
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Blockheads : CLODS
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Rival of A. J. Foyt : UNSER
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Ruhr city : ESSEN
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Unyielding : HARD
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Stage : LEG
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Quite a bit : LOTS
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Mrs. Kowalski : STELLA
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Ponerology topic : EVIL
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Mother of Rome's twins : ILIA
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"Ecclesiam ___": Pope Paul VI : SUAM
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Oily liquid : OLEIN
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"Oh, I am ___": Gilbert : ACOOKANDACAPTAINBOLD
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Muscle : THEW
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In any way : EVER
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Long gone : ANCIENT
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Famed judge of Israel : SAMSON
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Crepelike fabric : PLISSE
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Involuntary wink : TIC
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Hair fabric : ABA
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Rodomontade : BRAG
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Pushers' pursuer : NARC
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Blind as ___ : ABAT
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"Ruling a big country is ___": Lao-tzu : LIKECOOKINGASMALLFISH
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Diaskeuasts : EDITORS
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Laundered : DONEUP
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Card game : ECARTE
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Stimulus-response devices : SENSORS
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Acclimates : ENURES
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Tiny grooves : STRIAE
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Steed for a caliph : ARAB
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Norse poem : RUNE
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Increases : ADDS
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Torre's men : METS
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Kabibble : ISH
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Crane or Spender : STEPHEN
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Guitar part : FRET
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Dreams, in Dijon : REVES
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News org. : UPI
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Allen or Brooks : MEL
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Excerpt : PASSAGE
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"The Red and the Black" author : STENDHAL
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Kind of kick or car : SIDE
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Jennet : ASS
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Singer Davis : MAC
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Anti's antonym : PRO
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Unfettered : LOOSE
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Glacial ridge : ESKER
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Caesurae : RESTS
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Returns to civvies : DEMOBS
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Society-page word : NEE
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Ciceronian collection : ORATIONS
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Worship : ADORE
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Gangster's getaway : LAM
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Crosses : ROODS
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Nettle : IRK
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Reflected upon : DEBATED
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Monkey wrench : SNAG
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Rossini hero : TELL
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Col. neighbor : ECUA
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Like some wines : SEC
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"Rugs" : TOUPEES
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Ursa, to Pedro : OSA
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Show affection : CARESS
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Makes watertight : CAULKS
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Threadbare, in Toledo : USADO
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Flag : TIRE
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Indian weight : SER
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Total: Abbr. : AMT
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Prefix with watt or wave : MICRO
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Mythical princess : INO
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Sabbath stricture : BLUELAW
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Foisted : RANGIN
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Gets high : GOESUP
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Having equal resonant frequency : SYNTONIC
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Parthenon style : DORIC
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Wall St. quantities : ODDLOTS
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Hill, to a Syrian : TEL
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Object, in law : RES
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Fidel's former friend : CHE
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Viscous destroyer : LAVA
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Compare : LIKEN
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Rulers : TSARS
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Magdeburg's river : ELBE
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Spinks : LEON
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Happy tune : LILT
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Common connective : AND
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Capital of S. Australia : ADELAIDE
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___ glance : ATA
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T. M. word or formula : MANTRA
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Cry of surprise : OHO
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City on the Rhone : AVIGNON
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These, in Thiers : CES
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Signs of winter : ICICLES
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Soupy : SALES
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Tolerate : ABIDE
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Historic atoll : MAKIN
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Rec. place : PRK
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Follow : ENSUE
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Ornament : BOSS
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Elec. units : AMPS
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Distant : AFAR
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Hindu's cheap cigarette : BIRI
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Dog star : ASTA
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Friends' pronoun : THEE
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French connections : ETS
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Bill's partner : COO
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Hockey superstar : ORR
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Kokoon : GNU
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Chalice veil : AER
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W.W. II craft : LCT

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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