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New York Times, Tuesday, November 13, 1979

Author:
Herb L. Risteen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,962

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Across
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West Germany's ___ Basin : SAAR
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Pencil wood : CEDAR
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Cut close : CROP
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"___ La Douce" : IRMA
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"Peter Grimes" is one : OPERA
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Split : RIVE
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He wrote "The House of Fame" : GEOFFREYCHAUCER
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Court celebrity : NASTASE
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Intended : MEANT
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___ Moines : DES
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Cooking device : SPIT
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Alpine abode : CHALET
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Kind of thing or bet : SURE
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Picnic treat : ADE
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Arizona Indian : HOPI
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Kitchen garb : APRON
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Match : PIT
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Creator of Goody Two-shoes : OLIVERGOLDSMITH
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Unlucky : ILL
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Tottenham truck : LORRY
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Concerning : ASTO
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Farm crop : RYE
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Lovelace, for one : POET
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Sad quality : PATHOS
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Produce a pandowdy : BAKE
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Fairy queen : MAB
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Examples : CASES
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Agamemnon's boy : ORESTES
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Author of "Barchester Towers" : ANTHONYTROLLOPE
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Actress Lee : LILA
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Of hearing : AURAL
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Great Lakes port : ERIE
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Crazy as a ___ : LOON
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Carpentry tool : PLANE
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Fifty-two for bridge : DECK
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"The ___ of Four": Doyle : SIGN
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Region : AREA
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O.T. book : AMOS
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Large amount : RAFT
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Support of a sort : CORSET
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Fencing weapons : EPEES
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Co-author of Nick Carter stories : DEY
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Spark stream : ARC
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Stadium sound : RAH
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Vinegar bottle : CRUET
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Costa ___ : RICA
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Heating device : OVEN
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Saucy : PERT
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Die away, as a sound : FADE
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City on the Somme : AMIENS
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Gruff or glum : SURLY
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Goad : PROD
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Group in a loft : CHOIR
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Buddy of rock fame : HOLLY
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"___ that ne'er decays" : APILE
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Actress Ullmann : LIV
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Flashy fellow : SPORT
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Very silly : APISH
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As said before : DITTO
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Community character : ETHOS
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Correspond : AGREE
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City on the Rio Grande : ELPASO
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Chess piece : ROOK
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Word after place or door : MAT
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Conditional freedom : PAROLE
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Son of Eve : ABEL
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"Borstal Boy" writer : BEHAN
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Mack's vaudeville partner : MORAN
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Telephone : CALL
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Tiberis feeder : ANIO
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Norman town : STLO
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Eskimo's possession : SLED
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Went swiftly : TORE
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Heroic : EPIC
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Try to ferret out : SEEK
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Be careless or unguarded : NAP
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Brynner : YUL
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___-la-la : TRA

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