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New York Times, Thursday, October 18, 1979

Author:
C. J. Angio
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.51, Missing: { J P Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 88, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
C. J. Angio has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,936
Across
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Sew : STITCH
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Indian group of Arizona : MOHAVES
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Long short story : NOVELET
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Far from forthright : EVASIVE
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Open-shelved cabinet : ETAGERE
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Small bell : TINKLER
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Ending for velvet : EEN
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Haut ___ (high society) : MONDE
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Pieter Bruegel's style : GENRE
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Sounds from cheerleaders : RAHS
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They like action : DOERS
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"Ich ___," motto of Prince of Wales : DIEN
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Apollo 15 astronaut : SCOTT
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Called : NAMED
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Of no ___ (ineffectual) : USE
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"___ melodies are sweet": Keats : HEARD
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Korea, Mongolia, etc. : FAREAST
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Yeast, e.g. : LEAVENING
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A neighbor of an Australian : MALAYAN
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Sheer fabric : NINON
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Pop : DAD
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Duke or Hart : DORIS
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Egyptian amulet : MENAT
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French money: 1929–38 : ECUS
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Newspaper edition : FINAL
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___ precedent : SETA
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Indonesian island group : SULAS
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Metal tip on a shoelace : AGLET
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Comedian Conway : TIM
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High spirits : ELATION
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Scurrilous : ABUSIVE
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Sound on a drum or door : RATATAT
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Calumniates : DEFAMES
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Adolescents : TEENERS
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Dernier cri : LATEST
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Smiles derisively : SNEERS
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"The aim of forensic oratory is ___": Cicero : TOTEACH
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Rowena's bridegroom : IVANHOE
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One-year-old sheep : TEG
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Skelton role : CLEM
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He imprisoned St. Peter : HEROD
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Public utilities employee : METERMAN
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Egg: Comb. form : OVI
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Put up a picture : HANG
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Invited : ASKED
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Lithuanian capital : VILNIUS
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Hillary's conquest : EVEREST
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Placid : SERENE
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Dovetail wedge : TENON
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Intolerably loud : DEAFENING
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Booth : STALL
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Cousin of a towhee : SERIN
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Stair part : TREAD
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Z-twist fabric : DENIM
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"The ___ the Jackal": Forsyth : DAYOF
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One of the De Milles : AGNES
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Mutations : VARIANTS
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Spots; stains : MACULAE
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Flatter servilely : ADULATE
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Erstwhile : ONETIME
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Indigenous inhabitants : NATIVES
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Romberg's "___ Song" : DESERT
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Mess of cress : SALAD
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Least feral : TAMEST
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Prince of Darkness : SATAN
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Sleuth in 34 Down : LEBEL
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Developer's interest : SITE
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Porous rock : TUFA
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Item on a trireme : OAR
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Emulated Horner : SAT

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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