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New York Times, Tuesday, October 16, 1979

Author:
Herb L. Risteen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 13, XRef: 2, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,934
Across
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Stroke lightly : PAT
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Young codfish : SCROD
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Doorway part : SILL
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Lamentation : ALAS
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French historian : TAINE
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Sills specialty : ARIA
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Agree, for a bribe, not to prosecute : COMPOUNDAFELONY
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"___ Tables" : SEPARATE
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Arrives at O'Hare : LANDS
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He married Octavia and later had her killed : NERO
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African lake : CHAD
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He likes to strike : SADIST
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Insipid : FLAT
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Menagerie member : APE
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Tavern stock : ALES
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Satisfy : SLAKE
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Barcelona bigwig : DON
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Live more thriftily : TIGHTENONESBELT
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Little ___ : EVA
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Fragrances : ODORS
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Cap-___ (from head to foot) : APIE
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___ Moines : DES
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Modena money : LIRA
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Trusted adviser : MENTOR
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Diminutive suffix : ETTE
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Name meanning "princess" : SARA
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Kind of crow or babe : SCARE
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Fleet fellow : SPRINTER
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Work together : MAKECOMMONCAUSE
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"Iliad," for one : EPIC
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Lucky chance : FLUKE
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___ judgment : SNAP
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"Down ___ McGinty," old song : WENT
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___ Stadium, in Detroit : TIGER
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"Gloomy" one : GUS
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Footwear pair : PACS
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Its leaves are used in a drug : ALOE
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Pack down lightly : TAMP
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Jeb or Gilbert : STUART
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Part of a Pound poem : CANTO
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Make fun of : RIDE
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"Three Men ___ Horse" : ONA
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Bus. loss : DEF
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Word with bar or days : SALAD
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Cruel : IRON
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Barnum's singer : LIND
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"___ of Ancient Rome" : LAYS
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Cervantes's tongue : SPANISH
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Mining products : ORES
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Delights : ELATES
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Social divisions : CLANS
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Relative of 4 Across : HAKE
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Surfeited : SATED
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___ to (noticing) : ALIVE
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"L'Absinthe" painter : DEGAS
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Regional plants : FLORA
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Skilled : ADEPT
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Target of Salk and Sabin : POLIO
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Script direction : ENTER
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Nocturnal noise : SNORE
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Pre-Aztec group in Mexico : TOLTEC
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Revise a manuscript : EDIT
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Loco : BANANAS
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The Weaver of Raveloe : MARNER
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___ the Red : ERIC
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Straight up : ERECT
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Gave a lecture : SPOKE
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Merganser : SMEW
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Fear, in N.C. : CAPE
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Related : AKIN
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Complacent : SMUG
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___ oil, used in varnishes : TUNG
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One of Rebekah's boys : ESAU
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Twilled fabrics : REPS
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Moore's "___ in the Stilly Night" : OFT
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Fifteen years before Hastings : MLI

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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