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New York Times, Monday, December 3, 1979

Author:
Madura
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 251 (avg 1.31)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,982
Across
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Examine : TEST
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Dayan of Israel : MOSHE
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He wrote "Goodbye, Columbus" : ROTH
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Conference proceedings : ACTA
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Of little pollinators : APIAN
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Nastase of tennis : ILIE
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Imitations of Harlow : PLATINUMBLONDES
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Auricular : EARED
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Stonemasons' chisels : SPLITTERS
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Recording system : STEREO
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Wine town : ASTI
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A Guthrie : ARLO
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Round paintings : TONDOS
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Hoods : GANGSTERS
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Plant pore : STOMA
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Margarine : OLEO
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Palms : SAGOS
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Epithet for a Russian soldier : IVAN
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Kind of change or fry : SMALL
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Hinges and clips : FASTENERS
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Desperate : HARDUP
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Carol : NOEL
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Smell ___ (be suspicious) : ARAT
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More nervous : TENSER
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Brazen : SHAMELESS
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"I came ___ send peace . . . ": Matt. 10:34 : NOTTO
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Speeds up, in slanguage : TAKESTHELEADOUT
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Three, in Bonn : DREI
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TV repeater : RERUN
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Alan, son of Robert : ALDA
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Oracle : SEER
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"The ___ at the spring": Browning : YEARS
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Sordor : LEES
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Adhesives : TAPES
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Brilliance : ECLAT
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Gaze : STARE
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Spud : TATER
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Chap : MAN
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Work of art : OPUS
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Dumbbell : SIMP
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"¿ ___ Vd. español?" : HABLA
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Join the Marines : ENLIST
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Dog star : RINTINTIN
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Ye ___ tea shoppe : OLDE
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Stadium section : TIER
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Rudolf or Dame Myra : HESS
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Notions : IDEAS
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Preminger and Bismarck : OTTOS
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"___ of blackened bone": Masefield : ORTS
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Maple or gold follower : LEAF
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Liver or heart : ORGAN
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Hawk's opposite : DOVE
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A famous tentmaker : OMAR
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Without : SANS
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"Holy cow!" : GOSH
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___ mater : ALMA
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At hand : NEAR
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Author of "My Life" : GOLDAMEIR
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Not bad : SOSO
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Let it stand : STET
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Entices : LURES
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Met soprano Mauti-Nunziata : ELENA
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Meager : PALTRY
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Giggle : TEHEE
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Lumpy : NODAL
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Wrap : STOLE
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Chopin piece : ETUDE
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Musical rounds : ROTAS
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Norms: Abbr. : STDS
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Little chief ___ (pika) : HARE
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Tropical tree : AKEE
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Medicinal fluids : SERA
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Elide : SLUR
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Aquinas's being : ENS

Answer summary: 2 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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