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New York Times, Thursday, October 25, 1979

Author:
Tap Osborn
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { J Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Tap Osborn has 111 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,943

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Across
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Tugs at the heart strings : STIRS
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Stimulus : SPUR
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Nanking nanny : AMAH
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Bedouin's beast : CAMEL
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Wahine's watusi : HULA
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Hollywood and ___ : VINE
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Sufficient : AMPLE
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Upgraded rabbit fur : ERMINETTE
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Pitcher as fireman : RELIEFER
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Did a P.O. job : SORTED
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Available : ONTAP
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Knoxville eleven : VOLS
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Franciscan founder's birthplace : ASSISI
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Repartee expert : BANTERER
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Beef cut : LOIN
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Fly feared in Africa : TSETSE
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Wine: Comb. form : ENO
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In ___ (confused) : AFOG
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Sardonic : ACRID
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Art cult: 1916–21 : DADA
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Ginza coin : RIN
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Candle holder : SCONCE
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Alleged electrical force : ELOD
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Sports rout : MASSACRE
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Stopwatches : TIMERS
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He wrote "The Israelis" : ELON
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Eagles of puzzle fame : ERNES
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Muezzin, for one : MOSLEM
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Rapacious one : PREDATOR
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He makes an effort : ATTEMPTER
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Certain kinsman : ENATE
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Dazzle : STUN
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Trademark : LOGO
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___ Dame : NOTRE
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Osaka Bay port : KOBE
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Borodin's "Prince ___" : IGOR
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Road traction aid : TREAD
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Surgery memento : SCAR
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Subdue : TAME
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Sudden inward detonations : IMPLOSIONS
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Doing a brake job : RELINING
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Rains icy particles : SLEETS
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Runner in a children's game : SHEEP
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Well-tuned engine sound : PURR
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City on the Danube : ULM
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Justifications for existence : RAISONSDETRE
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Unwilling : AVERSE
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Fisk's need : MITT
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Penny ___ : ANTE
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Take note of : HEED
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Actor Nick : NOLTE
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Argument forestaller : FAITACCOMPLI
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Prophetic : VATIC
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Smoke detector : ALARM
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European capital : SOFIA
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"Games People Play" author : BERNE
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Classified-ad heading : REALESTATE
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Where Saul's witch lived : ENDOR
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Camino, iter, etc. : ROADS
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Mock : SCORN
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Conduct : DEMEANOR
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Gov. Atiyeh works here : SALEM
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Luna's Greek counterpart : SELENE
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Notch : INDENT
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Gaffe : ERROR
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Conceal : MASK
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Graham of gridiron fame : OTTO
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Part of a torn ticket : STUB
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"___ My Heart" : PEGO
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Norwegian river : OTRA
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Skinny one : REED
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Dress, with "up" : TOG

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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