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New York Times, Tuesday, January 9, 1979

Author:
Sidney L. Robbins
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Sidney L. Robbins has 153 pre-Shortz puzzles and 50 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,654

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Across
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One source of energy : ATOM
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Detect : SPOT
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Ishmael's captain : AHAB
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Tax : LEVY
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" ___, Juanita . . . " : NITA
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Cremona violinmaker : AMATI
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One of three monkeys : SEENOEVIL
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Arty party : SALON
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Infrequently : ONRAREOCCASIONS
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Senator from Colorado : HART
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Blunderbuss : GUN
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Path of a circle : ARC
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Ghent's river : LYS
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Word with East or North : FAR
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Fast plane : SST
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Star in the neck of the Whale : MIRA
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Estrange : ALIENATE
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Infrequently : EVERYNOWANDTHEN
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Safeguards : BASTIONS
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Drone's home : HIVE
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High, in music : ALT
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Arafat's org. : PLO
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Here, in Paris : ICI
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Put chips down : BET
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Health resort : SPA
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Type of jerk : SODA
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Infrequently : ONCEINABLUEMOON
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"___, ho!" : HEAVE
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Afternoon TV fare : SOAPOPERA
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___ nest (hoax) : MARES
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Cultivate : TEND
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Loosen : UNDO
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Bren's cousin : STEN
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Gen. Wingate : ORDE
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"Gigi" playwright : LOOS
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Too : ALSO
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Suffix meaning ten : TEEN
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Done : OVER
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Tropical bird : MYNAH
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Contemptuous : SNEERY
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Axles : PIVOTS
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Of the ear : OTIC
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Baby powder : TALC
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With full force : AMAIN
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Nimbus : HALO
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Like ___ of bricks : ATON
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Compartments for coal : BINS
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Confident : ASSURED
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Type of surgeon : ORAL
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Once more : AGAIN
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One-celled body : AMEBA
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Competitor : RIVAL
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Wave top : CREST
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Ga. neighbor : FLA
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Sir, in Bombay : SAHIB
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Jockey Cauthen : STEVE
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Doctrine : TENET
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Bonsai, for one : ART
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Cries of disgust : AWS
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Kind of degree : NTH
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Radical young activists: Slang : YIPPIES
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Philip or Lloyd : NOLAN
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Yoko ___ : ONO
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Ellis or Long : ISLAND
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___ grâce (finishing blow) : COUPDE
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Thought: Comb. form : IDEO
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Lucky number : SEVEN
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Sealed glass bulb : AMPUL
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Units of resistance : OHMS
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Straight, at the bar : NEAT
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Tender loving ___ : CARE
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Anent : ASTO
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Jan Smuts, e.g. : BOER
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Princess with a vinous touch : OENO
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Church booklet : ORDO
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Ancient temple : NAOS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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