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New York Times, Wednesday, December 12, 1979

Author:
Hugh McElroy
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J K Q V W Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 18, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Hugh McElroy has 20 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,991
Across
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Pleasure sounds : AHS
4
Mrs. Bunker : EDITH
9
Le ___, auto-racing center : MANS
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___ d'etat : COUP
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Crooner Ross : LANNY
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Eastern port : AMOY
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A Maxwell : ELSA
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"The ___ Lady," 1928 film : MYSTERIOUS
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Most intelligent : SMARTEST
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Certain tan fan : NUDIST
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Stendhal's "Le Rouge et le ___" : NOIR
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Prop for yesteryear's dandy : CANE
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The ___ of the ball : BELLE
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Half or third of a dance : CHA
29
Fireplace : INGLE
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Dueling blade : EPEE
34
Gothic king : ALARIC
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Battering object : RAM
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Hubbard's dog's share : NONE
38
Star of films in this puzzle : GARBO
39
___ Humorum, dark plain on the moon : MARE
40
Tribe of Nigeria : EDO
41
Site of Lafayette College : EASTON
42
French fresco figure : ANGE
43
Man from Port Arthur : TEXAN
45
Word with bull or fountain : PEN
46
Down ___ (Australia) : UNDER
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Wife of Harry S : BESS
49
Man from Tallinn : ESTH
50
"And what is ___ as . . . " : SORARE
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Prison management : PENOLOGY
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Film of 1926 : THETORRENT
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Raison d'___ : ETRE
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___-de-camp : AIDE
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Light stage fare : FARCE
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O'Casey : SEAN
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Kind of times or news : GOOD
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Direct : STEER
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Weight abbr. : LBS
Down
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Dice throw : ACES
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Olympic swimmer Eleanor : HOLM
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"___: Her Fall and Rise," 1931 film : SUSANLENOX
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Rice or Gantry : ELMER
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September's thirty : DAYS
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Sch. or acad. : INST
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Nobel product : TNT
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Al Capp's Lena the ___ : HYENA
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Kind of voyage : MAIDEN
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Mine, in Tours : AMOI
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Entre ___ : NOUS
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Method: Abbr. : SYST
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One released on trust : PAROLEE
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Like an old Norse poem : RUNIC
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Kind of bind : TIE
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Duplicating aid : CARBON
25
"John Brown's Body" poet : BENET
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Lyric poem : EPODE
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Jewelry items : CLASPS
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Author Bret ___ : HARTE
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Film of 1932 : GRANDHOTEL
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At ___ (loose) : LARGE
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Potentate in Arabia : EMEER
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___ Khan : AGA
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Charged particle : ION
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Cloaks or capes : MANTLES
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Juárez January : ENERO
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Eased up : ABATED
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G.I.'s home away from home : USO
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Certain laborers : SERFS
49
Go onstage : ENTER
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"The ___ at eve . . . " : STAG
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Buckeye State : OHIO
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Alter the décor : REDO
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Balzac's "Le ___ Goriot" : PERE
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Suffix with infer : ENCE
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Kind of bag : GRAB
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Desires : YENS
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Tattletale : RAT

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle.

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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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