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New York Times, Tuesday, October 30, 1979

Author:
Tap Osborn
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.53, Missing: { F J K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 258 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 90, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Tap Osborn has 111 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,948
Across
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Do some hoarding : AMASS
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Witherspoon or Munro : CORA
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Word with eye or whip : LASH
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Tale or crayon : CONTE
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Kind of house or door : OPEN
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Counter: Prefix : ANTI
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Was burdened by trouble : HADACROSSTOBEAR
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Rider's footrest : STIRRUP
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Fee for mail service : POSTAGE
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Distant: Comb. form : TELE
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Contestant : ENTERER
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Whale or windy orator : SPOUTER
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Companies in Calais: Abbr. : CIES
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Hot-tempered : PEPPERY
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Flautists : TOOTERS
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Greek vowel : ETA
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Zetterling of film fame : MAI
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He lost bet, won't pay debt : WELSHER
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P.O. activity : TRACING
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Commotion : TODO
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English painter-engraver: 1697–1764 : HOGARTH
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Historic island off Greece : SALAMIS
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Bird resembling a crane : RAIL
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Kites : ELANETS
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Dub : ENTITLE
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Felt grouchy : WASCROSSASABEAR
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Scottish Gaelic : ERSE
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Interpret : READ
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Carpentry joint : TENON
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Mr. Olds's old vehicles : REOS
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Heavily spiced, as stuffing : SAGY
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Obliterate : ERASE
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Emden exclamations : ACHS
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Zoo trench : MOAT
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"The Breeze ___," 1940 song : ANDI
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Turn on a motor : STARTUP
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Conceal : SECRETE
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Casks and tubs : COOPERY
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Mother of Jupiter : OPS
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What Dangerfield doesn't get : RESPECT
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Shylock's adversary : ANTONIO
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Blood-sample study, e.g. : LABTEST
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At hand, poetically : ANEAR
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Where Edwin Booth won acclaim : STAGE
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Want-ad placer : HIRER
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Straightedge : RULER
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Prefix with blast or path : OSTEO
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Gush forth : SPEW
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"Piccolo ___," old song : PETE
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Brooch stone : OPAL
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Title given to Fatima's descendants : EMIR
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Declaim : RANT
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Express sorrow : SIGH
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Postures : STANCES
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Winslow, the artist : HOMER
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Story slashers and restorers : EDITORS
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Antarctic area : ROSSSEA
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Filamentous : THREADY
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Sheepskins used for bookbinding : ROANS
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Disturb : AGITATE
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Diameter of the bore of a gun : CALIBER
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Drain : SEWER
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Nose part : ALARE
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Rodeo item : LASSO
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"Nine, ___ big fat hen" : TENA
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Where Vientiane is : LAOS
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Lake in Ireland : ERNE
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Droop : SAG

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 5 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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