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New York Times, Monday, December 31, 1979

Author:
Herb L. Risteen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 263 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 11,010
Across
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Sibilant signal : PST
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Crawly creature : ADDER
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Antlered animal : STAG
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Fictional plantation : TARA
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Greek island : CORFU
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Sherwood Anderson's state : OHIO
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Actor Guinness : ALEC
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Abode of Minos : CRETE
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Blend : MELT
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Ragged clothing : TATTERS
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Broadway success : SMASH
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Theater curtain : DROP
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Rice's "___ Scene" : STREET
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Agree : ASSENT
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Equine : ROAN
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Time-belt initials : EDT
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Scapegoat : PATSY
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___ fours (small cakes) : PETIT
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Old-time auto : REO
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Inquiring words : HUHS
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Broadway immortal : COHAN
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Dairy product : EDAM
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"Holiday on ___" : ICE
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Swiss city : BASEL
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Show pleasure : SMILE
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Society girl, for short : DEB
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Greek peak : OSSA
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Destroys : BLASTS
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___ dictum : OBITER
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Blow one's top : RANT
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Thin as ___ : ARAIL
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He starred on Broadway in "Harvey" : STEWART
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Court celebrity : BORG
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Braid : PLAIT
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Part of a theater : TIER
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Actor Ray : ALDO
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Greeting : HALLO
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Light tan : ECRU
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Acid ___ : TEST
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"Rosmersholm" dramatist : IBSEN
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Strong stuff in a shell : TNT
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Sch. auxiliary : PTA
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Nautical man : SALT
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Performs on Broadway : TREADSTHEBOARDS
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Approve : ACCEPT
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Rhode Island rebel : DORR
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Pre-premiere performances : DRESSREHEARSALS
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Triton : EFT
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Flowering plant : RUE
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French river : SOMME
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Broadway : THEATERDISTRICT
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Troubles : AILS
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Germanic tribesman : GOTH
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Broadway performer : ACTRESS
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Broadway award : TONY
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Dispatched : SENT
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Amount to : TOTAL
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Broadway play of 1922 : RAIN
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Plant pest : APHID
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Season : SAUCE
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Distributed a deck : DEALT
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Library items : TOMES
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Western movie standby : POSSE
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Broadway group : CAST
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Spread abroad : EMANATE
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Be furious : BOIL
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Salad : SLAW
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Cape ___, Nova Scotia : BRETON
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Intolerant one : BIGOT
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Blind as ___ : ABAT
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Broadway slot : ROLE
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Roofing material : TILE
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Sea bird : TERN
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Greek letter : PHI
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Campus locale, for short : LAB
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Pothole : RUT

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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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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