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New York Times, Thursday, December 20, 1979

Author:
Raymond F. Eisner
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { H X Z }, Scrabble score: 301 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Raymond F. Eisner has 36 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,999

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Across
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Will-o'-the-___ : WISP
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Requested : ASKED
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Pro football star's monogram : OJS
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Aware of : ONTO
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Fort ___ of Oregon Trail fame : BOISE
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___ polish : NAIL
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City south of Moscow : OREL
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Solitary one : LONER
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Cream color : ECRU
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Tin Pan Alley composition : LOVESONG
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___ Alaska : BAKED
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Phil of the Rangers, for short : ESPO
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Stevenson's Dr. ___ : JEKYLL
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Gong : TAMTAM
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State confidently : AVER
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N.Y.C. wagering setup : OTB
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___ Levant, memorable pianist : OSCAR
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Correct a text : EMEND
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Teachers' org. : NEA
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The Senate and people of Rome: Abbr. : SPQR
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Group taking off : GOERS
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Navy V.I.P.'s : CDRS
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Teutonic god : TIU
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"A violet by a ___ stone" : MOSSY
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Almost there : CLOSE
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Eliza crossed it : ICE
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Biblical month : ABIB
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___ schnitzel : WIENER
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___ Abbey, U.S. painter : EDWINA
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Part of U.A.R. : ARAB
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Autry and Kelly : GENES
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A person vouched for : REFERRAL
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Lane from Brooklyn : ABBE
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Kind of jury : PETIT
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Hercules held her captive : IOLE
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Stowe novel : DRED
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Berlin's "All ___" : ALONE
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Nickname for a Spanish girl : NITA
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Faeroe whirlwinds : OES
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Adjusted, as an engine : TUNED
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Tall flower, for short : GLAD
Down
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Fabric from a sheep : WOOL
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Geisha's girdle box : INRO
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Movie actor gets into old Crawford film : STEVEMCQUEENBEE
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Guide for a mariner : POLESTAR
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In flower : ABLOOM
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Before long : SOON
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Ruler joins up with original "Tobacco Road" star : KINGJAMESBARTON
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Vane dir. : ESE
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___ Alte (Adenauer) : DER
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Ryan from L.A. : ONEAL
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Author has a beef : JACKLONDONBROIL
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Father : SIRE
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Son of Shem : LUD
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Coast Guard member : SPAR
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Prominent senator : BYRD
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Partner of each : EVERY
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Kesey and Venturi : KENS
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"Goodbye" composer : TOSTI
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Perfume ingredient : ASPIC
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Succinct : TERSE
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More despicable : BASER
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Dye : EOSIN
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Big desert : GOBI
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Weather word : CLEARING
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Symbols of voracity : MAWS
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Wax: Fr. : CIRE
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Borne along by a breeze : WAFTED
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"Mr. ___ Goes to Town" : DEEDS
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Rove restlessly : GAD
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Saragossa's river : EBRO
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One, in Oberammergau : EINE
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Where Edmonton is: Abbr. : ALTA
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Usher : LEAD
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Paulsen from South Bend, Wash. : PAT
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Chosen: Fr. : ELU

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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