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New York Times, Tuesday, December 25, 1979

Author:
C. J. Angio
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J K Q }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 2, Spans: 3
C. J. Angio has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 11,004
Across
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Benedictine's garb : COWL
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Squawfish : CHUB
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Courteous interruption : AHEM
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Drug-yielding plant : ALOE
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Buffalo's ___ Theater : ARENA
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Cathedral area : NAVE
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She asked The (N.Y.) Sun: "Is there a Santa Claus?" : VIRGINIAOHANLON
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Imperil : ENDANGER
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Exercised a franchise : VOTED
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Very, in Versailles : TRES
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Salver : TRAY
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More ostentatious : ARTIER
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Turkey ___ : TROT
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Jiffy : SEC
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Ancient tyrant : NERO
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Letter before iota : THETA
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Actor Holbrook : HAL
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Character changed by spirits at Yuletide : EBENEZERSCROOGE
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Old Sol : SUN
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City where sherry was originated : XERES
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Vincent Lopez's theme song : NOLA
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Hissed reproof : TST
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Whittle : PARE
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Restraint : FETTER
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Depend : RELY
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Sound of discouragement : SIGH
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Everyday : USUAL
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Gift for a bride : LINGERIE
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Largest Pacific atoll : CHRISTMASISLAND
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Actress Nettleton : LOIS
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Coolidge and Moreno : RITAS
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"___/To check the erring": Wordsworth : AROD
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Semicircular recess : APSE
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Skater's spinning leap : AXEL
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Far from few : MANY
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Primeval abode : CAVE
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Musicologist Downes : OLIN
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Tidings : WORD
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It ranks below an embassy : LEGATION
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Bergman's "___ and Whispers" : CRIES
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Attend : HEAR
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Número ___ : UNO
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Exclamation from 34 Across : BAH
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Vex : ANNOY
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Sentry's command : HALT
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"Whoopee!" in ancient Greece : EVOE
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Do some darning : MEND
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Cause of cross words : ANGER
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Anent : INRE
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Incarnation : AVATAR
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Part of a switch : TRESS
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Corps created in 1916 : ROTC
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"___ of robins . . . " : ANEST
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O.G.U.R.Y.Y. is one : REBUS
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E. C. Bentley's sleuth : TRENT
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Magi number : THREE
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New growth : SHOOT
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Figure on a quarter : EAGLE
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Weather forecast : CLEAR
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Bill ___ of baseball's Hall of Fame : TERRY
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Exercises a principal's prerogative : EXPELS
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Fervor : ZEAL
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Fleeing from the Feds : ONTHELAM
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Relative of omega : FINIS
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Roe : EGGS
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Hike, as taxes : RAISE
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Material for rope : SISAL
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Rival of U.S.C. : UCLA
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Busy place at Yuletide : SHOP
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Author of "QB VII" : URIS
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Like some editions : LATE
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___ avis : RARA
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Get ___ the ground floor : INON
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Jeanette's Nelson : EDDY
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Refrain syllable : TRA
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Jumble : MIX

Answer summary: 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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