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LINGUISTRICKS

New York Times, Sunday, November 18, 1979

Author:
William J. Yskamp
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 88, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 649 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 158, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 12, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,967
Across
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Hacks : CABMEN
7
Wild goat : TAHR
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Social classes : STRATA
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Appointment : DATE
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Small pit : AREOLE
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Dad, in Damascus : ABOU
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Contribute : CHIPIN
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Ardor : ELAN
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Darius, to his spouse? : PERSIANLAMB
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Makes merry : REVELS
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Firm or quick : FAST
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Snake eyes at Vegas : ONES
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Poet Lizette : REESE
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Had the misery : AILED
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Gambling game : ECARTE
34
Writer Hentoff : NAT
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Cardiff dog-track figure? : WELSHRABBIT
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This often runneth over : BRIMMER
38
Old name for a Swiss city : BASLE
39
Hall of Fame surgeon : REED
40
Part of O.D. : OLIVE
41
That that is : REALITY
44
This, to a torero : ESTA
46
Sigurd's steed : GRANI
47
"___ Mir Bist . . . " : BEI
50
Blotter item : ARREST
51
Peking supermarket group? : CHINESECHECKERS
55
Largest port in Gloucestershire : BRISTOL
57
Owns : HAS
58
Ladies of Lisbon : DONAS
59
Cobbler's sparable : NAIL
60
Flee : BOLT
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Interrupt : ABORT
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Dir. from Bern to 38 Across : ENE
64
Rap session? : SEANCE
66
Tax org. : IRS
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Facts : DATA
69
Party mixture : DIP
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Aristotle irked? : GREEKCROSS
74
Cruel one : SADIST
76
Jaguar : CAT
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Sadat's namesakes : ANWARS
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Temporary teacher in Torino? : ITALIANSUB
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Ship-shaped napkin holder : NEF
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In ___ (in place) : SITU
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Bath is one : SPA
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Observance of moral law : NOMISM
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Auction input : BID
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Prowl after prey : RAVEN
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Caesar was here : GAUL
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Leak : DRIP
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Rundown : SEEDY
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"Bel ___," Burnford novel: 1978 : RIA
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Goon : GORILLA
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Nureyev donning tights? : RUSSIANDRESSING
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Feats of Keats : VERSES
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Dead ember : ASH
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Oafs : CLODS
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Newts : EFTS
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Holders of salt or wine : CELLARS
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Kipling's Kim : OHARA
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107, to Gaius : CVII
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Rival of Martina : CHRIS
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Emulate ecdysiasts : DISROBE
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"A votre santé!" : FRENCHTOAST
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Directed : LED
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Site of Twain's remains : ELMIRA
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Threesome : TRINE
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Weird : EERIE
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Force afloat : NAVY
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Alexandrian V.I.P. : CLEO
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Glum : MOROSE
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Oriental desire : JAPANESEYEN
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Cytologist's interest : CELL
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Carol opener : ADESTE
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Wicked : EVIL
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H. W. L. subject : REVERE
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Tosca's "Vissi d'___" : ARTE
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Wise elder : NESTOR
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Mack and Lewis : TEDS
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Fits' partner : STARTS
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Gallinaceous entree : CAPON
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Omni or Kemper : ARENA
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Groucho wore one : BERET
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Bryophyte : MOSS
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Whitney : ELI
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" . . . I am ___ the gods": Socrates : NEARESTTO
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Author Gay : TALESE
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Discomfit : ABASH
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Marine painter : HOMER
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Chafe : RUB
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French dramatist: 1791–1861 : SCRIBE
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Keep ___ on : THELID
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Fastener : RIVET
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Impersonated : APED
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East Indian herb : TIL
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Silly : ANSERINE
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Slander : DEFAME
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Startle : ALARM
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Sample : TASTE
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Come in : ENTER
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Giant petrel : NELLY
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" . . . not worth ___" : ABEAN
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Oppidan : CIVIC
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Oft watched line : WAIST
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Like a Tate display : ARTISTIC
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Lets off hot air : BLAHS
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Beatified : BLEST
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Killer whale : ORCA
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Ben Ezra : RABBI
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Mistake : ERROR
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Seed coverings : ARILS
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She loved Narcissus : ECHO
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Pottery fragment : SHARD
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Major divisions in biology : GENERA
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Relative of bingo : BEANO
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Sevareid and Blore : ERICS
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British ___ : ISLES
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Nigerian town : EDE
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Porter opus : SONG
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Burls on trunks : KNARS
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Old tongue : LATIN
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Fish or voice : BASS
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Three-handed card game : SKAT
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Color : ECRU
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Platform : DAIS
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He took a ribbing : ADAM
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Roast or roaster : PAN
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Start of Mass. motto : ENSE
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Adlai ___ Stevenson : EWING
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Butterfingers' word : SLIPS
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Potatoes, e.g. : TUBERS
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Great! : TERRIFIC
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Hindu god : INDRA
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Convex molding : TORUS
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Certain Mennonites : AMISH
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Stay : BIDE
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Indistinct : FAINT
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Sauce for pasta : SALSA
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He pours out whines : PULER
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"I loved ___": Wither : ALASS
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Lalo's "Le Roi ___" : DYS
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Weary Willies : VAGS
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Little women : GIRLS
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Zzzzzzz : SNORE
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Norse saga : EDDA
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Foremen : OVERSEERS
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Kindled again : RELIT
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Ethereal fluid : ICHOR
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Dixie dweller : ALABAMAN
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Le Havre's river : SEINE
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Network : CHAIN
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Bird or player : ORIOLE
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Papini subject : CRISTO
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Superficial polish : VENEER
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Anthozoans : CORALS
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Br. navigation aid : DECCA
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Danube feeder : ILLER
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Sparling : SMELT
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Robert or David : FROST
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Labor; struggle : HEAVE
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Hypothermal : TEPID
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Hen : LAYER
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Turn outward : EVERT
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Work units : DYNES
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___ bien : TRES
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Shade of green : NEVA
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Horatian gem : ODE
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747 : JET
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Bridge reversal : SET

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 9 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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