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New York Times, Monday, November 5, 1979

Author:
George Laczko
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 297 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
George Laczko has 37 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,954

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Across
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Originate : RISE
5
Part of speech : VERB
9
Liquid container : CASK
13
Weapons : ARMS
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More logical : SANER
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Algerian port : ORAN
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Risky : TOUCHANDGO
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Colliery : MINE
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Involve : ENTAIL
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Detective of fiction : SAMSPADE
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Think ahead : PLAN
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Was fond of : LIKED
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Parboiled : SCALDED
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Enlarge : DILATE
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Disreputable : SHADY
32
Walked with measured steps : PACED
34
Corvine call : CAW
35
Sangria, e.g. : WINE
36
Family members : MAMAS
37
Northeaster : GALE
38
Together with : AND
39
Packaging machine : BALER
40
Flavor : SAPOR
41
Old Faithful is one : GEYSER
43
Wise man : SOLOMON
45
Settled : STAID
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Bunyan's Blue Ox : BABE
48
Court figure : ATTORNEY
51
Brilliant : GIFTED
55
Eat ___ (be humiliated) : CROW
56
Site of the first A-bomb test : ALAMOGORDO
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Radial or whitewall : TIRE
59
Brass man of myth : TALOS
60
Do gardening : WEED
61
Hastened : SPED
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Watched : EYED
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Cotton fabric : LENO
Down
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Charge : RATE
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Mangle : IRON
3
Pornography : SMUT
4
Wild prank : ESCAPADE
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Forefront : VAN
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Terminates : ENDS
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Princely : REGAL
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Platitudes : BROMIDES
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Force : COMPEL
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Opera highlight : ARIADACAPO
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Grit : SAND
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Joint : KNEE
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Dinner course : SALAD
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Like SE Ohio : HILLY
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Slide : SKID
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Tibet's neighbor : NEPAL
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Gleam : SHINE
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Confectionery : CANDYSTORE
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Matrons : DAMES
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Eagle's claw : TALON
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Pitcher : EWER
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Plunder : SWAG
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St.-John's-bread : CAROB
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Season by steeping in brine : MARINATE
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Combat contestant : GAMEFOWL
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Zoo attraction : BEAR
40
Ferber novel : SOBIG
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Packed away : STOWED
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Nigerian seaport : LAGOS
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Postpone : DELAY
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New Testament book : ACTS
49
Journey : TRIP
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Eastern campus : YALE
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Gateado or diomate : TREE
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Blissful place : EDEN
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Blockhead : DODO
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British counterpart of a hippie : MOD

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