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New York Times, Tuesday, October 2, 1979

Author:
Kathryn Righter
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { F Q Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Kathryn Righter has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,920

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Across
1
"Shake ___!" : ALEG
5
Steep slope : SCARP
10
Church area : APSE
14
Russian river : LENA
15
Turret : TOWER
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Salver : TRAY
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Dines : EATS
18
Abscond : ELOPE
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Volume : TOME
20
Head of the Roundheads : CROMWELL
22
Drops in value : SLUMPS
24
Top grade : AONE
25
Instrument for Emil Gilels : PIANO
26
Medium in which headphones are often used : RADIO
29
Vatican event : AUDIENCE
32
Chairperson's concern : AGENDA
34
Fox or Rabbit : BRER
35
Gob's relative : TAR
36
Makes hasty notes : JOTS
37
Senior member : DOYEN
39
She of the strange smile : MONA
40
Milne's "Now We ___ Six" : ARE
41
Miss Gardner et al. : AVAS
42
Jeweled headdresses : TIARAS
44
Headgear for steeplejacks : HARDHATS
46
Milliner's concern : STYLE
47
Ways' partner : MEANS
48
Agitate : STIR
50
Craving : THIRST
52
Continues against all odds : PERSISTS
56
"___ soit . . . " : HONI
57
Pierre's parting word : ADIEU
59
Bung : CORK
60
Copied : APED
61
Coats with gold : GILDS
62
Lamb : ELIA
63
Broad : WIDE
64
Live : EXIST
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Lampblack : SOOT
Down
1
Guinness : ALEC
2
Shakespearean king : LEAR
3
Within: Prefix : ENTO
4
Urban utility conduits : GASMAINS
5
Dutch painter: 1626–79 : STEEN
6
Glue, in Grenoble : COLLE
7
Military acronym : AWOL
8
Corded fabric : REP
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Head of a republic : PRESIDENT
10
Harmonize : ATTUNE
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Headland : PROMONTORY
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Corn porridge : SAMP
13
Ocelli : EYES
21
Word with shed or work : WOOD
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Den : LAIR
25
Unsullied : PURE
26
Indian head : RAJAH
27
Greek marketplace : AGORA
28
Headstrong, perhaps : DETERMINED
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Chasm : ABYSS
30
De Lesseps's feat : CANAL
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Expunge : ERASE
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Head start : ADVANTAGE
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These may fill a filly : OATS
39
Molds for casting or shaping : MATRICES
41
Exclamations of surprise : AHAS
43
Goddess with horns on her headdress : ISIS
45
Ridicule : DERIDE
48
Germs : SEEDS
49
Have confidence in : TRUST
50
Melt : THAW
51
American Indian : HOPI
52
Hairs on Hadrian's head : PILI
53
Alone : SOLO
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Singing group : TRIO
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Card game for three : SKAT
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Humanitarian Dorothea ___: 1802–87 : DIX

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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