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New York Times, Monday, November 5, 1979

4-Down : Wild prank

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
Across
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Originate : RISE
5
Part of speech : VERB
9
Liquid container : CASK
13
Weapons : ARMS
14
More logical : SANER
15
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
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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
47
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
58
Radial or whitewall : TIRE
59
Brass man of myth : TALOS
60
Do gardening : WEED
61
Hastened : SPED
62
Watched : EYED
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Cotton fabric : LENO
Down
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Charge : RATE
2
Mangle : IRON
3
Pornography : SMUT
4
Wild prank : ESCAPADE
5
Forefront : VAN
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Terminates : ENDS
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Princely : REGAL
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Platitudes : BROMIDES
9
Force : COMPEL
10
Opera highlight : ARIADACAPO
11
Grit : SAND
12
Joint : KNEE
14
Dinner course : SALAD
17
Like SE Ohio : HILLY
21
Slide : SKID
23
Tibet's neighbor : NEPAL
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Gleam : SHINE
26
Confectionery : CANDYSTORE
27
Matrons : DAMES
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Eagle's claw : TALON
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Pitcher : EWER
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Plunder : SWAG
33
St.-John's-bread : CAROB
36
Season by steeping in brine : MARINATE
37
Combat contestant : GAMEFOWL
39
Zoo attraction : BEAR
40
Ferber novel : SOBIG
42
Packed away : STOWED
44
Nigerian seaport : LAGOS
46
Postpone : DELAY
48
New Testament book : ACTS
49
Journey : TRIP
50
Eastern campus : YALE
52
Gateado or diomate : TREE
53
Blissful place : EDEN
54
Blockhead : DODO
57
British counterpart of a hippie : MOD

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

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