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New York Times, Monday, December 24, 1979

Author:
Martha J. DeWitt
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 41, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { C J Q U X Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0
Martha J. DeWitt has 72 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 11,003
Across
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Less ruddy : PALER
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Bends in the middle : SAGS
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Door catch : HASP
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True : ALINE
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Rodgers collaborator : HART
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Italian commune : ENNA
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Describing Milquetoast : TIMID
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Kind of code : AREA
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Freshly : ANEW
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Used garment : HANDMEDOWN
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Brooklet : RILL
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Prayer ending : AMEN
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Ritz and Grand : HOTELS
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Having claws : TALONED
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Raspberries' kin : BOOS
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Prolific poet: Abbr. : ANON
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Mollify : APPEASE
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Caressed : STROKED
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Makes seawater potable : DESALTS
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Rose or Ethel : KENNEDY
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Leak out : SEEP
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Fencer's foil : EPEE
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General pardon : AMNESTY
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Admits : LETSIN
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Dark purple fruit : SLOE
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Give off : EMIT
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Kind of Boy Scout : TENDERFOOT
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Put the kibosh on : VETO
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Busy as ___ : ABEE
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Brink : VERGE
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Gardner's first name : ERLE
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Ripped : TORN
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Kind of Boy Scout : EAGLE
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Soap ingredients : LYES
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Termini : ENDS
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Eye ailments : STYES
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Trail : PATH
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Inter ___ : ALIA
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Draw : LIMN
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Geraint's wife : ENID
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American aborigine : REDMAN
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Changed slightly, as a painting : SHADED
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Hank or Tommy : AARON
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Developed : GREW
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Buggy : STANHOPE
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Wild pansy : HEARTSEASE
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Laurie : ANNIE
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Fishline leader : SNELL
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Certain sliding bolts : PAWLS
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Friend, in Glasgow : EME
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Clumsy person's cry : OOPS
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Kind of force : TASK
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Feed the kitty : ANTE
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Elinor Wylie's "Jennifer ___" : LORN
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Alert : ONONESTOES
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Spoiled : BAD
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Dark brown and October : ALES
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Printer's direction : STET
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Make out : ESPY
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Poilu's cap : KEPI
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Lacking teeth : EDENTATE
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Textile pigment : DYE
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John and Priscilla : ALDENS
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Morris, for short : MOE
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Jitters : NERVES
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On the ___ (honest) : LEVEL
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Kind of board : EMERY
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Championship : TITLE
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Wooden Mortimer : SNERD
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Black : EBON
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Deed : FEAT
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Binge : ORGY
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Give the eye : OGLE
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Kickers' positioners : TEES

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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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