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New York Times, Wednesday, October 31, 1979

Author:
C. J. Angio
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 294 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 16, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, 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. 10,949
Across
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N.Y. nine : METS
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Oil-rich cartel : OPEC
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What Boleyn lost in 1536 : HEAD
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Therapy center, to a G.I. : REHAB
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Vamp of the silents : BARA
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___ mater : ALMA
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Longfellow poem, with "The" : SKELETONINARMOR
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Cleo's bosom companion : ASP
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Wither : WILT
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"___ May," by C. O. Skinner : NUTSIN
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Voodoo is practiced here : HAITI
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___ die : SINE
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Italian's answer to a knock : AVANTI
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I.o.u. : DEBT
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R.R. employee : GPA
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Kind of boom : SONIC
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She dies with Radamès : AIDA
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Siamese, today : THAI
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Unholy combinations of circumstances : WITCHESCALDRONS
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Something bitter to make one better : ALOE
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Disposition : MIEN
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Iron, in Essen : EISEN
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Devil's-bones : YAM
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Shadowbox : SPAR
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Event at Hastings: 1066 : BATTLE
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"And ___ there were none" : THEN
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Portends : BODES
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Word with baseball or tennis : INDOOR
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Christie mystery : NORM
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"On ___ of Old Smokey" : TOP
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"To get ___" (Mother Goose line) : HERPOORDOGABONE
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___ in one's bonnet : ABEE
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Like a certain McCoy : REAL
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___ Jean Baker : NORMA
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"Let slip the ___ of war": Shak. : DOGS
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Erstwhile Iranian nomad : SAKA
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Court hearing : OYER
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"Gertrude Lawrence As ___": Aldrich : MRSA
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Comic-strip cries : EEKS
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"___ of the Opera" : THEPHANTOM
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Maglie or Mineo : SAL
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Coins collected by Charon : OBOLI
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Show signs of exertion or emotion : PANT
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"___ tu," Verdi aria : ERI
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Man-eating man : CANNIBAL
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" . . . Poker Flat" creator : HARTE
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O'Neill locale for lust : ELMS
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Parisian's "Help!" : AMOI
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Junior's imprecation : DARN
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Enchant : BEWITCH
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Monkey or tree : TITI
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Gloria or Ruth, to Amy : AUNT
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"Have ___ day!" : ANICE
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Family car : SEDAN
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Swinging to and fro : ASWAY
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Thérèse's triumphant cry : VOILA
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He rolls 'em bones : DICER
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Eerie tale : GHOSTSTORY
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Discussion group : PANEL
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Argonne Forest river : AISNE
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___ flu : ASIAN
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Platitudinous : TRITE
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Charlemagne and Constantine : EMPERORS
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Log used for anchorage : DEADMAN
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Roust a Rhode Island Red : SHOO
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Swedish court star : BORG
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Gives in to demon rum : TOPES
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Yalie's refrain : BOOLA
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"___ a little pony" : IHAD
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Mount mounted by Moses : NEBO
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Vestige : DREG
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It's between Mont. and Minn. : NDAK
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"This one is ___" : ONME
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Kieffer or Seckel : PEAR
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Electrifying F.D.R. measure : REA
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Scare word : BOO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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