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New York Times, Saturday, December 1, 1979

Author:
Dorothea E. Shipp
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Dorothea E. Shipp has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,980
Across
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Sellers, in Spain : PEDRO
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Safari blind : BOMA
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He succeeded H.C.H. : FDR
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Become a member : ENROL
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Vizier's superior : EMIR
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Bumpkin or lumpkin : LOUT
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Airplane hazard : STALL
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Chutzpah : GALL
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Shells, for short : AMMO
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Expression involving an ultimatum : TAKEITORLEAVEIT
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Munchausen's specialty : LIE
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"___ your heart out" : EAT
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Word with tag or rear : END
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Scottish precipitation : SNA
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Star of "Born Free" : ELSA
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Deposed : STATED
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Such, in Sevilla : TAL
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Grounds : BASES
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Skirt accents : SLITS
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Lack of an alternative : HOBSONSCHOICE
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Join securely : RIVET
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Prefix with act or form : TRANS
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Habit : USE
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___ favorite : ODDSON
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" . . . What Am I Doing in the ___?" : PITS
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Middle: Abbr. : CTR
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Sturgeon product : ROE
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Cooking pan, Chinese style : WOK
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Command to a canine : SIT
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Duo in a disagreeable decision : HORNSOFADILEMMA
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Northern waterway : ERIE
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___ animo (with evil intent) : MALO
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Mystery-story ingredient : ALIBI
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Tastes : SIPS
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Ratite bird : EMEU
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Forty follower : NINER
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This, in Tours : CET
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Skillful : DEFT
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They have a sense re coming events : SEERS
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Mortar's sidekick : PESTLE
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Involve necessarily : ENTAIL
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Play ducks and ___ with (squander) : DRAKES
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Part : ROLE
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Dragon with Kukla and Fran : OLLIE
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Bred : BEGOTTEN
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Poet translated by FitzGerald : OMAR
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Painter of "The Gleaners" : MILLET
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Hollywood Dahl : ARLENE
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Yellow: Comb. form : FLAV
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Maid or cook : DOMESTIC
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Ponder : RUMINATE
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Wrecks, as a car : TOTALS
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Italian poet: 1544–95 : TASSO
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Appends : ADDSON
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Xavier's former spouse : ABBE
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What many a prin. needs : ASSTS
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Family of the 400 : ASTORS
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Talk like some tots : LISP
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Adjective for the Boston Massacre : HISTORIC
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Mushy or decadent : OVERRIPE
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Leave no room for : CROWDOUT
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Vietnam's capital : HANOI
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Blouse decorations : RUCHES
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Fated : DOOMED
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Malign : DEFAME
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"What is yours ___ . . . ": Plautus : ISMINE
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Lumberjack's cry : TIMBER
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Good exit in a hotel fire : STAIRS
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Chapters for hoods with hoods : KLANS
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Jay's home : NEST
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Hebrew letter : ALEF
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Faure or Nadelman : ELIE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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