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STATING IT BRIEFLY

New York Times, Sunday, November 11, 1979

Author:
Tap Osborn
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.27, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 549 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 127, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
Tap Osborn has 111 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,960
Across
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Suit feature : LAPEL
6
Peaked : SHARP
11
Chassé, e.g. : STEP
15
"Quiet!" : HUSH
19
Actress Massey : ILONA
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Circus employee : TAMER
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"Vissi d'___," aria : ARTE
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Freshwater mussel : UNIO
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Foster classic : MYOLDKYHOME
25
A 1932 hit song : LAHAYRIDE
27
Charlemagne's doughty dozen : PALADINS
28
TV spoof : SOAP
30
It converts trash to ash : BURNER
31
Communion is one : RITE
32
Court champ: 1963 : OSUNA
34
Afghan city : HERAT
35
Aphorisms : ADAGES
38
War cry in 1898 : REMEMBERTHEME
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Outdistance : LOSE
43
Clement one : SPARER
45
Tympanum's locale : EAR
46
Zodiac symbol : RAM
47
Bob Burns : ARTRAVELLER
50
On guard : WARY
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Pack of pachyderms : HERD
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Port, for short : RIO
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Ukranian legislatures : RADAS
54
Postprandial offering : MINT
55
The O'Grady girl : ROSIE
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Taskmaster : MARTINET
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One of the Feds : TMAN
60
Mollusk or atomic particle : LEPTON
61
Historic painting : WACROSSINGTHEDE
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Diva Amara : LUCINE
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Scene of a strike : LANE
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Japanese emperor : HIROHITO
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Humble : ABASE
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Kind of glass : HOUR
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Wood joint : TENON
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Droop : SAG
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___ Blanc : MONT
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Gainer, e.g. : DIVE
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Volunteer from Bristol : TNERNIEFORD
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Squash implement : BAT
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Braun or Le Gallienne : EVA
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Blossom of silents : SEELEY
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Venerable, of yore : OLDE
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Song hit of 1934 : STARSFELLONAL
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Hoopster Bill : WALTON
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Greek letters : BETAS
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Vestibule : ENTRY
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One of the Marxes : KARL
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City captured by the French in 1859 : SAIGON
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Great: Comb. form : MEGA
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Joined securely : MORTISED
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Fly that falls safely : TXLEAGUER
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Jolson-De Sylva-Meyer hit: 1924 : CAHEREICOME
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Danish measure : ALEN
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Diminutive ending : ETTE
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Rain-forest plant : LIANA
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Done in : SLAIN
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Outdo : BEST
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Quitclaim, for one : DEED
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First name of 115 Across : ELLEN
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Memorable actress : TERRY
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Flaccid : LIMP
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Star in The Serpent : ALYA
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Business combo : POOL
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Optical projector : ENLARGER
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Glaswegian boy : LADDIE
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Songwriter Jule : STYNE
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Cries of surprise : HAHS
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Latin I verb : AMO
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Radiation dosage : REM
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Impertinent one : PRESUMER
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Eastern obeisance : SALAAM
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Light carriage : TRAP
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Part of Afr. : ETH
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Coffeebush : PEABERRY
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"The Last ___" : HURRAH
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Drab condition : UNINTEREST
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Join forces with : SIDE
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Gardener, at times : HOER
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Little foxes : KITS
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Mongolian tent : YURT
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Unique thing : ONER
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Certain tests : ORALS
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Parched : SERE
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Suit card : HEART
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Storm warning : ALARM
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Andrea ___ : DORIA
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Famed fur trader : ASTOR
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Source of protein : BEAN
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Andretti or Puzo : MARIO
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German port : EMDEN
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Feast day for some : SEDER
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Socrates pupil : PLATO
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Corneille tragedy : ARIANE
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Cyrus or Philo : VANCE
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Add-on : WING
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Peking's province : HOPEH
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Long, thick locks : MANE
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Having a new décor : REDONE
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Plot feature : TWIST
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Autocrat : TSAR
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Gump's wife : MIN
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Playwright Jones : LEROI
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Veer : SLUE
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Half a comforting phrase : THERE
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Mule's cousin : HINNY
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Charles and Mary : LAMBS
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Lusitania's undoer : UBOAT
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Melodious passages : CANTABILES
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Tennyson heroine : ISOLT
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Slow: Mus. : TARDO
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City in Utah : OGDEN
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Garners : HIVES
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Horse course : OVAL
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Savalas : TELLY
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Neutralized an asp : DEFANGED
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Feeler : TENTACLE
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___ miss : NEAR
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Small cavity : FOLLICLE
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Sailor's chantey : SONG
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King's proxy : REGENT
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Early porch : STOA
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Ogled like an ogre : LEERED
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China follower : WARE
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Lely or Klee : ARTIST
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Imam's text : KORAN
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Use a dirk : STAB
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Spindle on a cart : AXLE
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Apportion : METE
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Word on a wall : MENE
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Go gliding : SOAR
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Bedouin chief : EMIR
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Withhold : DENY
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Shoshonean : UTE
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Suffer : AIL
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Linden or March : HAL

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 10 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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