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New York Times, Wednesday, October 17, 1979

Author:
Tap Osborn
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 298 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Tap Osborn has 111 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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Students & seniors
Across
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Word with sun or head : LAMP
5
One with a heavy schedule : DOER
9
Barbizon painter : COROT
14
Celebes ox : ANOA
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Competitor of Mickey and Agatha : ERLE
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Scent : AROMA
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Start of a husband's complaint to a friend : MYMRSMAKESMEMAD
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Bulwarks : BASTIONS
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Gardening tools : EDGERS
22
"All nature is but ___": Pope : ART
23
Prefix for classics : NEO
24
Continuation of 17 Across : SHEKEEPSWINNING
33
Rouse : WAKE
34
H.R.E. name : OTHO
35
John or Jane : DOE
36
Rara ___ : AVIS
37
"Help wanted" advertiser : HIRER
38
Threshold : SILL
39
Game pieces : MEN
40
Jewish month : ELUL
41
Related : TOLD
42
End of husband's complaint : INGINRUMMYGAMES
47
Metaphor's cousin: Abbr. : SIM
48
Bobby of rink fame : ORR
49
N.Y. prison or region in Greece : ATTICA
52
Ponder : COGITATE
57
Friend's punny response to complaint : WHYDONTYOUPOKER
59
Cologne oil : NEROL
60
Cupid : AMOR
61
Tarkenton : FRAN
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Siesta sound : SNORE
63
Wading item : BOOT
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Subway token : FARE
Down
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Chop source : LAMB
2
Seton, the author : ANYA
3
May honorees : MOMS
4
Shares in : PARTAKES
5
Reduce in grade : DEMOTE
6
Mediterranean port : ORAN
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Part of B.P.O.E. : ELKS
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Arikara : REE
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Where Walt Whitman lived in N.J. : CAMDEN
10
Beaver State : OREGON
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Where Trevi Fountain is : ROME
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He and Charles write a bridge column : OMAR
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Little folks : TADS
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Father : SIRE
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Advanced in rank : SENIOR
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Pundit : SWAMI
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Asylum : HAVEN
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___ out (making do) : EKING
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Doughboy's ally : POILU
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Hum's partner : STRUM
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Overpower : WHELM
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Lingo or dialect : IDIOM
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___ prosequi : NOLLE
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Expurgates, as a book : GELDS
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Woody of music : HERMAN
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Initiate : STARTOFF
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___ Rabi, Nobelist in Physics : ISIDOR
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Fitzgerald's Mrs. Diver : NICOLE
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Health food : YOGURT
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Valise : GRIP
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Grain bristles : AWNS
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Now and ___ (occasionally) : THEN
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Amateur; neophyte : TYRO
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Wave: Comb. form : CYMO
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Goose eggs : OOOO
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Native of Ghana : AKRA
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Sign of sorrow : TEAR
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Sea eagle : ERNE
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Filer's aid : TAB

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