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New York Times, Wednesday, October 10, 1979

Author:
Tap Osborn
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Tap Osborn has 111 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,928
Across
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"Oh, What ___ Was Mary" : APAL
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Carson quip : ADLIB
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Highway access : RAMP
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Alliance acronym : NATO
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Moulin ___ : ROUGE
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Draft status : ONEA
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Theme song for Ali's challenger? : SWINGINGONASTAR
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Slanders : ASPERSES
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Serviceable : UTILE
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___ B. (univ. degree) : LITT
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Concerning : ASTO
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Theme song for a rookie? : HEYLOOKMEOVER
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Painting by Orozco : MURAL
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Affectations : AIRS
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Dyer's need : VAT
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Conjugator's word : AMAS
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Throng : HORDE
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Autry or Tierney : GENE
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Repartee requisite : WIT
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Kyoto quaff : SAKE
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Flynn of former flicks : ERROL
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Theme song for an epeeist? : DONTFENCEMEIN
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Pledge : OATH
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Athena ___ : ALEA
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Oleoresin : ELEMI
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Society column newsmakers : SMARTSET
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Theme song for a clown? : PUTONAHAPPYFACE
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Stravinsky : IGOR
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Spelunking spots : CAVES
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Word with ear or tooth : ACHE
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Treat for a tot : CONE
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Word with fore or after : THERE
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Work-break time : NOON
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Amphora adjunct : ANSA
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Fido's foursome : PAWS
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"Take ___ from me" : ATIP
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"I wandered ___ a cloud . . . ": Wordsworth : LONELYAS
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Elitist, for short : ARISTO
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"Look What They've ___ My Song" : DONETO
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Pulls with effort : LUGS
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"There ___," 1940 song : IGO
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Author Hecht : BEN
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Metropolis on the Don : ROSTOV
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Con : ANTI
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Repast : MEAL
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Trim : PARE
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Short-order cook's need : GRILL
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Nash and Reo : AUTOS
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During : AMID
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Wizened : SERE
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Like St. Louis in August : HUMID
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Clio's poetic sister : ERATO
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Valentine delivered in Santa Rosa : KAREN
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"If ___ Would Leave You," 1960 song : EVERI
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Talked heedlessly : RANON
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Gullet : MAW
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Arab word for hill : TEL
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Tool handle : HAFT
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Slangy approval : OKEH
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___ palm (sounds like a rooter) : GREATFAN
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Soil : STAIN
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Corundum for grinding : EMERY
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"Weep ___, my lady . . . " : NOMORE
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Home on wheels : CAMPER
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Go by : ELAPSE
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"Beowulf" is one : EPIC
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Province of Spain : LUGO
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School Eden attended : ETON
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Goalie's triumph : SAVE
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Maine city or river : SACO
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Blip on a radarscope : ECHO
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Harold of the comics : TEEN
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Do a skit : ACT
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Sound of disbelief : HAH

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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