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New York Times, Saturday, October 13, 1979

Author:
R. W. Greenleaf
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 61, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
R. W. Greenleaf has 4 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,931
Across
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Rustic : RURAL
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Coagulates : GELS
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Kind of bean : SNAP
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Persians, today : IRANI
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Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
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"___ the mornin' to you!" : TOPO
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Bar on a wagon : SINGLETREE
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"___ plaisir!" : AVEC
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Name for a Lamb : ELIA
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Abruzzi cowboy : VACCARO
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Saharan nomad : TUAREG
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Soothe : SOLACE
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Athletes at Williams : EPHS
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"Caught you!" : HAH
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Monogram of a famous suffragette : SBA
31
W.W. II arena : ETO
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Roman rooms : ATRIA
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"But only God can make ___" : ATREE
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Barn areas for flailing : THRESHINGFLOORS
41
Principals : HEADS
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Bargains : DEALS
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Horse pest : BOT
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Brevity is its soul : WIT
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Part of Montana's motto : ORO
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Portend : BODE
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Part of C.O.D. : CASHON
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Fan : ROOTER
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He puts plates on platers : FARRIER
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Pub order : PINT
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Biting : ACID
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Sudden idea : BRAINSTORM
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Three, in Thüringen : DREI
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Former official name of Ireland : EIRE
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Statesman : ELDER
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Valet or maid: Abbr. : SERV
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Concordes : SSTS
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Trials : TESTS
Down
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Laughter, in Lyon : RIS
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Swiss canton of William Tell fame : URI
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Sprinted : RAN
4
Causes choler : ANGERS
5
De Gaulle's birthplace : LILLE
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"___ horse!" : GETA
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Slip a cog : ERR
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Toward the left: Comb. form : LAEVO
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Big bargains : STEALS
10
Disconnected, as notes : STACCATO
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Stars that brighten and fade : NOVAE
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David Frye is one : APER
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Somewhat, in music : POCO
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Half of a fourth : EIGHTH
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Juntos : CABALS
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Rake parts : TEETH
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"___ Organization," Townsend book : UPTHE
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Now, to a niño : AHORA
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"___, Harvest Moon," 1908 song : SHINEON
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Waterless : ARID
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St. Francis' town : ASSISI
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Culture medium : AGAR
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Mechanical man : ROBOT
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Wash away : ERODE
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A component of liquor : ESTER
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English king: 1461–83 : EDWARDIV
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Money in Haarlem : FLORIN
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Pindar's home : THEBES
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Word with club or party : BOTTLE
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Colonial announcer : CRIER
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Root used in perfumery : ORRIS
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Start : ONSET
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Crazes : FADS
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Brazilian state : ACRE
54
Crusty concoctions : PIES
57
Word with op or pop : ART
58
Army togs, for short : ODS
59
Soak flax : RET
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Libber's no-no title : MRS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 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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