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New York Times, Wednesday, December 5, 1979

Author:
Arnold Moss
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { F Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Arnold Moss has 28 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,984
Across
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Which : THAT
5
Pungent : ACRID
10
What some people read : LIPS
14
Fad : RAGE
15
Down Under aborigine : MAORI
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"___ hard": Washington : IDIE
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Emulate Maxwell Perkins : EDIT
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Poetic stress : ICTUS
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Word with mother or puppy : LOVE
20
TV newsman : JOHNCHANCELLOR
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Clinton's waterway : ERIE
24
Tourneys : LISTS
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Teasdale : SARA
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Burn ___ in one's pocket : AHOLE
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Metz miss: Abbr. : MLLE
31
Harangue : TIRADE
33
Actress Rehan : ADA
36
TV newsmen : MUDDANDBRINKLEY
39
Epoch : ERA
40
Of atomic spatial arrangement : STERIC
41
Sights : AIMS
42
Horse-opera group : POSSE
43
"STOP," in Jalisco : ALTO
44
"Seated one day at the ___" : ORGAN
47
Famed name in Tarsus : SAUL
49
TV newsman : WALTERCRONKITE
55
Playwright Novello : IVOR
56
African antelope : ELAND
57
One of the Marxes : KARL
59
Site for Moses : NEBO
60
Money in Baghdad : DINAR
61
Rose fancier : ABIE
62
Singer Campbell : GLEN
63
Summit : SPIRE
64
"___ Me, Kate" : KISS
Down
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How many coins in la fontana? : TRE
2
Pilgrimage to Mecca : HADJ
3
Exchange fee : AGIO
4
Chained : TETHERED
5
Forli friends : AMICI
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Hiding place : CACHE
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Church tribunal : ROTA
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Spanish border town : IRUN
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Bond term: Abbr. : DISC
10
Bea of stage fame : LILLIE
11
Objects of worship : IDOLS
12
Turn in place : PIVOT
13
Crystal gazers : SEERS
21
F.D.R. org. : NRA
22
Actress Terry : ELLEN
25
Insult : SLUR
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Diva Frances ___: 1883–1952 : ALDA
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Tree in le bois : ARBRE
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Mata ___ : HARI
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Of Horace's poems : ODIC
30
Mother of 30 Across : MME
31
Explosives : TNTS
32
Roman date : IDES
33
Dismounted : ALIT
34
Audition platter, for short : DEMO
35
Cries that go with sighs : AYS
37
Together : ASONE
38
Family like the Jukes : KALLIKAK
42
Kind of saint : PATRON
43
Diving bird : AUK
44
___ to (because of) : OWING
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"La Valse" composer : RAVEL
46
Shakespeare's theater : GLOBE
47
Sounding device : SONAR
48
Kostelanetz or Watts : ANDRE
50
Rover and Ryder : REDS
51
Metal clasp : CLIP
52
Rajah's wife : RANI
53
Japanese sock : TABI
54
Goddess of discord : ERIS
58
Aix-___-Bains : LES

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

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