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New York Times, Tuesday, October 23, 1979

Author:
Kathryn Righter
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Kathryn Righter has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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Across
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City in SE Spain : LORCA
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Mop or sponge : SWAB
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Animal associated with March 31 : LAMB
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Butter substitutes : OLEOS
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"The night ___ thousand eyes" : HASA
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River to the Caspian : URAL
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Deputy : AGENT
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Ostentatious in manner : ARTY
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Girl from Rio : RITA
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Theory that won't work : FALSEHYPOTHESIS
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Lock : TRESS
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Be indignant at : RESENT
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Hindu fasting method, to seek justice : DHARNA
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German article : DER
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Columnist Barrett : RONA
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From then on : THEREAFTER
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Choir voices : ALTI
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Time span : ERA
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Formal promise : OATH
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In general : BYANDLARGE
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"Once more ___ the breach . . . " : UNTO
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Ventilate : AIR
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Countee Cullen gems : VERSES
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Greet abruptly : ACCOST
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Words of assent : AMENS
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Feature on a local news program : WEATHERFORECAST
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Roguish : ARCH
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Provoke : ROIL
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First Duke of Normandy : ROLLO
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Degree of speed : RATE
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Distinctive air : AURA
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The ___ Goblin (Tolkien creature) : GREAT
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Arab title : EMIR
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Sly look : LEER
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Nobelist in Literature: 1923 : YEATS
Down
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Baker's unit : LOAF
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Saint of the Russian Orthodox Church : OLGA
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Spool : REEL
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Hold back by force : CONSTRAIN
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Behind a liner : ASTERN
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___ Rebellion: 1786–87 : SHAYS
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Distorts : WARPS
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Anent : ASTO
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European laurel : BAYTREE
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Fishing-tackle items : LURES
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Greet the day : ARISE
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Of morning : MATIN
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Explosion : BLAST
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Intensity of feeling : HEAT
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Queen of Olympus : HERA
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Uninteresting : DRAB
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Word with Family or Father : HOLY
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Pilaster : ANTA
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Pull : DRAG
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Listen to : HEAR
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Slip : ERR
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Lincoln's "eighty" : FOURSCORE
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Converts into leather : TANS
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Little: Suffix : ETTE
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Greek letters : RHOS
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Dot's partner : DASH
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Word-for-word : LITERAL
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Always : EVER
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Current "crisis" topic : ENERGY
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Cognizant : AWARE
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Island in the Moluccas : CERAM
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Cholla and saguaro : CACTI
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Different : OTHER
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Blazing : AFIRE
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Tooth : MOLAR
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Rake : ROUE
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"Jacta ___ est" : ALEA
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Narrow strip of wood : SLAT
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Small children : TOTS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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