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New York Times, Friday, November 2, 1979

Author:
Vincent L. Osborne
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { F J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 265 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Vincent L. Osborne has 20 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,951

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Across
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Actor from Buenos Aires : LAMAS
6
Basilica recess : APSE
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Nickname for Aqueduct Race Track : BIGA
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In any way : ATALL
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Be openmouthed : GAPE
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Son of Aphrodite : EROS
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Impala's cousin : ORIBI
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Correspondent : ANALOGOUS
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Jobs that pay while you stay in the hay : SINECURES
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Jag : BINGE
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Ooze : SEEP
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Incipience : ONSET
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Used a taboret : SAT
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Stung by the love bug : SMITTEN
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Zodiac figure in July : CRAB
34
Paint-company employee : TONER
35
Netman Nastase : ILIE
39
___ Seton, author of "Dragonwyck" : ANYA
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Type of shooter : AGATE
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Presidential inauguration hour : NOON
42
Glowing : ROSY
43
Mystical poetry : RUNES
44
Tam-tam, e.g. : GONG
45
Empty-headed : WITLESS
47
Prefix for plunk : KER
48
Surround : HEMIN
51
Alcohol burner : ETNA
54
Job for a logger : AXING
55
What "she sells" in a tongue-twister : SEASHELLS
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Sign of embarrassment : REDDENING
62
Wall climbers : IVIES
63
Logician's word : ERGO
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Inventor's middle name : ALVA
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Face with masonry : REVET
66
Olla or salmi : STEW
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Mr. Chips's charges : BOYS
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Livery : DRESS
Down
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Country bounded by the Mekong : LAOS
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Site of a Longfellow bell : ATRI
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Chief supports : MAINSTAYS
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Author of "A Delicate Balance" : ALBEE
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Rasher : SLICE
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Oriental soup ingredient : AGAR
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Glazier's item : PANE
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Karlovy Vary and Solbad Hall in Tirol : SPAS
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Wriggler : EEL
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"In the ___ was the Word" : BEGINNING
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What Watson has in the bag : IRONS
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Carpenter's chisel : GOUGE
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Height, to a basketball center : ASSET
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Bassoon's cousin : OBOE
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Parvenu : UPSTART
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Mark of combat : SCAR
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Pisa's river : ARNO
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Bigwig : MOGUL
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Fatuous : INANE
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Chapeaux locales : TETES
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Coiffeur's concern : TRESSES
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Fatso's spare tire : BAYWINDOW
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Coach's exhortation : LOOKALIVE
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Bulwer-Lytton heroine : IONE
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A Northeastern U. grad : ENGR
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He won an Oscar for "Splendor in the Grass" : INGE
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Hounds' prey : HARES
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Put forth strength : EXERT
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Author Decter ("The New Chastity") : MIDGE
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Show place : THIRD
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"___ mind!" : NEVER
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Anagram for oils or Lois : SILO
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Green-eyed emotion : ENVY
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Turkish generals : AGAS
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Settled matter : LEES
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Swift planes : SSTS
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Pinch : NAB

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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