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COMMON PROPER NOUNS

New York Times, Sunday, October 7, 1979

Author:
Reginald L. Johnson
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 106, Avg Word Len: 4.98, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 612 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 108, Cheaters: 18, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 5, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Reginald L. Johnson has 36 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,925
Across
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Pepper picker : PIPER
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Flat : TAME
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Furl a sail : STOW
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Octagonal sign : STOP
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Philadelphia's Spectrum : ARENA
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Not so green : RIPER
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"Voltaire" star: 1933 : ARLISS
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Part of the La. Purchase : IOWA
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Knitwear and footwear : CARDIGANSANDWELLINGTONS
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Noun suffix : ENCE
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More frequently : OFTENER
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Horatio et al. : ALGERS
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Biographer of Henry James : EDEL
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Michael Romanov, e.g. : TSAR
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Arrow poison : INEE
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M.I.T. degree : SCD
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Hero of a Sheed book : ALI
41
Hoople's expletive : EGAD
44
The Vistula, to Poles : WISLA
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Dais V.I.P. : EMCEE
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Pendants and hairdos : LAVALIERESANDPOMPADOURS
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Lulus or kayos : ONERS
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Blurbs : RAVES
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European blackbird : OUSEL
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Neighbor of Minn. : NDAK
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N.Y.C. river : EAST
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League or Legion : AMERICAN
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Kind of paper or box : SAND
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Flue coating : SOOT
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Eleemosynar's largess : ALMS
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Make furrows : STRIATE
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Half a Broadway title : IDO
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Freshman cadet : PLEBE
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Desi Arnaz's autobiography : ABOOK
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Tiny Tim's verb : BLESS
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Headgear and frock coats : DERBIESANDPRINCEALBERTS
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Inside: Prefix : INTRA
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Flatbush hero of yore : REESE
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Of muscular vigor : TONAL
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Cellar player in '78 : MET
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Loaded, as a cannon : SHOTTED
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Kind of editor or hall : CITY
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Some were Dark : AGES
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Accouterments : GEAR
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Attempting : ESSAYING
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Now's partner : HERE
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Pilaster : ANTA
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Up and about : RISEN
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Like prophets Hosea, Joel et al. : MINOR
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Sub spotter : SONAR
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Signatures and life jackets : JOHNHANCOCKSANDMAEWESTS
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Pernod ingredient : ANISE
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Until now : ASYET
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Soprano Eames : EMMA
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Like Winkie : WEE
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Jockey Turcotte : RON
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Wheat, in England : CORN
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Apprehends : NABS
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Talking bird : MYNA
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Took long steps : STRODE
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Humphrey in '68 : NOMINEE
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Norwegian river : OTRA
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Carriages and rainwear : VICTORIASANDMACINTOSHES
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Neighborhood : AREA
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Gasoline and Shubert : ALLEYS
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Mont ___ : BLANC
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Parts of hammers : PEENS
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Hatching post : NEST
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Seattle ___ : SLEW
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French magazine : ELLE
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Ruhr city : ESSEN
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Part of R.I.P. : PACE
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Khomeini's country : IRAN
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Sees : PERCEIVES
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Over : ENDED
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Heyerdahl craft : RAI
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Light shade : TINT
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Cathedral projection : APSE
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Intended : MEANT
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Piscivorous fliers : ERNES
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Use a crosscut : SAW
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Due follower : TRE
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Globular jar : OLLA
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Founder of Providence : WILLIAMS
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Emulates Muffet : SITS
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As well : TOO
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Have : OWN
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Ballerina's ___ seul : PAS
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Battle of Brit. heroes : RAF
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Omen : SIGN
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Old-time dirk : SNEE
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Nobelist in Medicine: 1906 : GOLGI
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Sketched : DRAWN
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A cause of corruption : GREED
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N.Z. tunas : EELS
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Disencumber : RID
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Run before a gale : SCUD
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Wax: Sp. : CERA
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Scriptorium item : DESK
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Bitter, resinous juice : ALOE
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Singer Cantrell : LANA
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Treats with CO2 : AERATES
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Small drink : DRAM
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Destroyer's gun platform : SPONSON
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Brock or Gehrig : LOU
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V.P. : MONDALE
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Jujitsu and judo : ARTS
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First lady : EVE
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To be: Sp. : SER
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Largest of seven : ASIA
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DDT target : PEST
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Opposite of apteral : ALAR
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Bordeaux exports : CLARETS
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Both: Comb. form : AMBI
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Izaak Walton's delight : NIBBLE
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Narcotic : OPIATE
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"Viva!" relative : OLE
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Orkney shed : SKEO
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Something to serve : TERM
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Palazzo d'___, at Varese : ESTE
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Ugandan name : IDI
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Retreats : DENS
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Straight: Comb. form : ORTH
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Shakespeare : BARD
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Ship's course : ENE
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Fall mo. : OCT
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Fast plane : SST
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Heavy shoes : BROGANS
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Propriety : DECENCY
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Greek letters : PSIS
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Unclose is one for counsel : ANAGRAM
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Drop behind : LAG
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Fictional plantation : TARA
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Shamrock land : ERIN
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Hindu god : YAMA
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Old woman's home : SHOE
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Yang's partner : YIN
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Neighbor of Ky. : IND
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Westernmost U.S. continental city : NOME
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Wraps, as in bandages : ENSWATHES
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Charge per unit : RATE
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Gaelic : ERSE
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Discordant : AJAR
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What a censor deles : NONO
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"The ___ Red Line," Jones book : THIN
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Yellow-journalism tidbits : SCANDALS
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A daughter of Hyperion : EOS
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Fluctuate : SWAY
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Hundred: Comb. form : HECTO
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Range of sight : KEN
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Custer's finale : STAND
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Ant : EMMET
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Odd, in Aberdeen : ORRA
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Ruffle : ROIL
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Frozen dessert : BOMBE
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Narrow-minded : SMALL
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Things to count : NOSES
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Photocopy, for short : STAT
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Donkey, in Bavaria : ESEL
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Suffix with iron or myth : ICAL
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Last of the teens : NINE
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Letter abbr. : ENC
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Pleven or Coty : RENE
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Y.M.C.A. or N.A.A.C.P. : ASSN
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Forefront : VAN
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Dander : IRE
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These: Fr. : CES
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Certain vote : AYE
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State in Austl. : NSW
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Begin, in poesy : OPE

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 7 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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