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New York Times, Wednesday, November 7, 1979

Author:
Jeanette K. Brill
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Jeanette K. Brill has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,956

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Niche : SLOT
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Ranch animal : STEER
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Early invader of Britain : PICT
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Carry on : WAGE
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"It ___ Be You," 1924 song : HADTO
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To no avail : IDLY
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Voyaging : ASEA
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Cover-up name : ALIAS
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Brand : SEAR
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Key tablet in deciphering Egyptian writing : THEROSETTASTONE
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Makes a choice : OPTS
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Chou En-___ : LAI
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Water parted by Moses : REDSEA
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Small telescope : SPYGLASS
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Newcomer to U.S. : ALIEN
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Judy of "Laugh-In" fame : CARNE
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Joe College's word : RAH
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Actress Diana from England : DORS
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Athenian lawgiver : SOLON
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Miss ___, in Faulkner's "Sanctuary" : REBA
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___ of the Covenant : ARK
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Dye-yielding herbs : ANILS
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Gave inflection to : TONED
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Cooking seasoning : ROSEMARY
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"The ___," song by Nevin : ROSARY
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Cole or Turner : NAT
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Part of a pippin : CORE
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Frank Gilroy drama, with "The" : SUBJECTWASROSES
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Guthrie : ARLO
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"The ___ Is a Lonely Hunter" : HEART
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Move by small degrees : INCH
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"Do as ___ . . . " : ISAY
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Type style : ELITE
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Cremona coins : LIRE
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Testing places, for short : LABS
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Yield : DEFER
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___ Chandler, ex-Yankee pitcher : SPUD
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"The Sultan of ___" : SWAT
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Cilium : LASH
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S-shaped molding : OGEE
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Bon Silene bouquet : TEAROSES
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California peak : SHASTA
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Hawthorne's "Twice-Told ___" : TALES
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Change a text : EDIT
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___ d'esprit (frame of mind) : ETAT
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First Lady : ROSALYNN
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Plant part : PISTIL
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Concept: Comb. form : IDEO
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Close-knit group : CLAN
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London motorist's spare : TYRE
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Not clandestine : OPEN
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Pungent mint : SAGE
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"M*A*S*H" character : RADAR
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A province of Ecuador : ELORO
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Daggers : DIRKS
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Troops' sortie : SALLY
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N.F.L. men : PROS
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Sports palace : ARENA
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Side arm : SABER
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Umbrageous : SHADY
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Coconut fiber : COIR
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Wrested : SNATCHED
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Perfumes : ROSEOILS
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Early Christian wine vessels : AMAE
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Unit of pressure : TORR
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Savors : ENJOYS
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Itemized list : ROSTER
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___ blanche : CARTE
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Spinnaker, for one : SAIL
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Sky Bear : URSA
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Prattle : BLAB
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Part of TV : TELE
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Urchin : WAIF
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Minx : SNIP
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Beige : ECRU
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Molt : SHED

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 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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