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New York Times, Saturday, November 24, 1979

Author:
Michael Priestley
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J K Q W X }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 2, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Michael J. Priestley has 7 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,973
Across
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Crazes : FADS
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Hidden store : CACHE
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Confabulates : GABS
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Blind as ___ : ABAT
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"The ___," Tryon novel : OTHER
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Greeting at sea : AHOY
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Verne character : NEMO
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Sovereignty : REIGN
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"___ Kampf" : MEIN
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Kind of flight : STAIRS
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CCLI doubled : DII
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Doe, to stag : MATE
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Narrator of 1,001 tales : SCHEHEREZADE
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Boyfriend of Tillie the Toiler : MAC
29
Ear: Comb. form : OTO
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"Unaccustomed ___ am . . . " : ASI
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Elderly : AGED
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Rosy-fingered goddess : EOS
35
The Wright way to go : PLANE
40
Tale told by 24 Across : SINBADTHESAILOR
44
One of the Jets' Super Bowl heroes : SNELL
45
Series-ending abbr. : ETC
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Lemon, to a horse trader : PLUG
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Côte d'Azur season : ETE
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Chinese pagoda : TAA
52
Abstract being : ENS
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"___ and the Jinni" (tale told by 24 Across) : THEFISHERMAN
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Bond St. place : SHOP
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School org. : PTA
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Divisions of long poems : CANTOS
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Exploding star : NOVA
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Martinique peak : PELEE
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Rooftop chanticleer : VANE
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Guinness : ALEC
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Carpenter's tool : LEVEL
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Road to the Rubicon : ITER
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Saucy : PERT
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Abrasive cloth : EMERY
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Just in case, negatively speaking : LEST
Down
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Certain club members : FANS
2
Incite in crime : ABET
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Inlay with gold or silver : DAMASCENE
4
Impassive : STOIC
5
Clad tightly, like Lancelot : CORSETED
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She comes "hot from Hell": Shak. : ATE
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Reprove : CHIDE
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Exodus : HEGIRA
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Pyle and Banks : ERNIES
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Microgram : GAMMA
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In the lead : AHEAD
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Nightclub : BOITE
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"Lang" follower : SYNE
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Before sigma : RHO
25
Holler's companion : HOOT
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"___-Dee-Doo-Dah" : ZIPA
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Religious service : MASS
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Not fer : AGIN
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Two-bagger: Abbr. : DBL
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Nominative pronoun : SHE
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Cornet mouthpiece : LIP
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American man of letters : ALLENTATE
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Person, place or thing : NOUN
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Units of work : ERGS
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Hebrew A : ALEF
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Ending with cigar or wagon : ETTE
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Not quite : SCARCELY
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Imbibe habitually : TIPPLE
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High respect : ESTEEM
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"Oh, I ___ cook . . . " : AMA
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Oarlock : THOLE
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Wait close by : HOVER
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Period of time, in astronomy : EPACT
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Bisect : HALVE
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Smithy's equipment : ANVIL
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Ginger cookie : SNAP
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"Snake eyes," at Vegas : ONES
62
Famed muralist : SERT
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Always, in poetry : EER

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 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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