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New York Times, Tuesday, December 11, 1979

Author:
Sidney L. Robbins
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { J K Q X }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 4, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Sidney L. Robbins has 153 pre-Shortz puzzles and 50 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,990

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Across
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Eban of Israel : ABBA
5
Muffler : SCARF
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Auto club insignia : AAA
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Fibs : LIES
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Victoria's prince : ALBERT
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WAVES' org. : USN
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With 31 Across, saying re subjugation : TOTHEVICTOR
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Papal title: Abbr. : SSD
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Neckline type : VEE
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Priest's post : ALTAR
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White mark on a horse's face : BLAZE
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To the ___ degree : NTH
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Donny's sister : MARIE
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See 17 Across : BELONGTHESPOILS
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Barn dance emcee : CALLER
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Ingest : EAT
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Silly one : ASS
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Botticelli's "___ of the Magi" : ADORATION
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Cleo's bosom companion : ASP
44
Wrestler's pad : MAT
45
Makes waves : CRIMPS
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With 60 Across, Shakespeare on tribulation : SWEETARETHEUSES
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Mollycoddled lad : SISSY
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Miss the pop-up : ERR
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Endows : VESTS
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___ den Linden : UNTER
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Infuriation : IRE
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Ripen : AGE
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See 49 Across : OFADVERSITY
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Eur. country : GER
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Hallowed : SACRED
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Unit equaling 43,560 sq. ft. : ACRE
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Bitter vetch : ERS
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Exams : TESTS
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Suffix with four, six, etc. : TEEN
Down
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Word on a stop sign in Rome : ALT
2
Life story, for short : BIO
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Groucho's "You ___ Your Life" : BET
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Residue : ASH
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Salvage : SAVE
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Lawyer's customer : CLIENT
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Network letters : ABC
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Soak : RET
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To's partner : FRO
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Homeland of Hedy Lamarr : AUSTRIA
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Maligns or besets : ASSAILS
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Actress Ursula : ANDRESS
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Type of steamer : TRAMP
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Made level : EVENED
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Language of northern Thailand : LAO
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Purveyor of Londoners' "telly" programs : BBC
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Grazing land : LEA
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What a hog wants : ALL
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Author who was Cézanne's close friend : ZOLA
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Circle in the Square, e.g. : THEATER
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Type of lightning : HEAT
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Roman survey tool : GROMA
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Verse : STICH
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Very unusual : RARE
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"Not now ___!" : OREVER
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Isle near the Tongas : NIUE
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Mitigate : ASSUAGE
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Jet set member : SWINGER
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Acts like a brat : PESTERS
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Pile for Max Perkins: Abbr. : MSS
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Like a faddist's rock : PET
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Former draft org. : SSS
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Direction or suffix : ESE
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Beginners : TYROS
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Hot-dish stand : TRIVET
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Brezhnev's followers : REDS
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Item in the fire : FAT
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Air Force hero : ACE
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Medics : DRS
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Convened : SAT
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Payola : ICE
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Uno, due, ___ : TRE
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Urge : YEN

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 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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