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New York Times, Thursday, December 6, 1979

24-Down : Lack of vital energy

Author:
C. J. Angio
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J K Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 246 (avg 1.27)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
C. J. Angio has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,985
Across
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Proclivity : BENT
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Spectral type : BSTAR
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Visored cap : ETON
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"Dich, teure Halle," e.g. : ARIA
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Actress Verdugo : ELENA
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"Memory ___," 1924 song : LANE
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Wagnerian sinner : TANNHAUSER
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Prefix with bellum : ANTE
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D.C. documents : STATUTES
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Poet Wylie : ELINOR
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Writer Kingsley : AMIS
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"And sew ___ seam" : AFINE
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Retail store : OUTLET
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Professors' recompenses : STIPENDS
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Kringle : CLAUS
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Stepping stones for Eliza : FLOES
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Tchu! : BAH
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Plates for pandowdies : TINS
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Kind of alley or date : BLIND
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Polynesian god : TANE
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Suffix with exist : ENT
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Devoutness : PIETY
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Recipe direction : SAUTE
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Blossoms with a scent resembling a beverage : TEAROSES
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Dickens, Eliot et al. : PENMEN
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___-nest (hoax) : MARES
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Bonn students' assembly hall : AULA
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Sexy : EROTIC
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His capital is St. John's : ANTIGUAN
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Hawaii's second largest island : MAUI
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Eucharist hymn : TANTUMERGO
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"Money ___ object" : ISNO
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Bar at the bar : ESTOP
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Hudson contemporaries : REOS
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"___ Fall in Love," 1933 song : LETS
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___ list (honor roll) : DEANS
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Word in a New Year's song : SYNE
Down
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Dugout lumber : BATS
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Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
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"Strange Interlude" heroine : NINA
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Hungry, thirsty, tormented king of mythology : TANTALUS
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Scram : BEATIT
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Oodles : SLUES
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Bride in a Chester Gould strip : TESS
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Dunce, in Dijon : ANE
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Abstruse or very high : RAREFIED
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Lady who died pining for Lancelot : ELAINE
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Yule tree for little Fritz : TANNENBAUM
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Two prepositions in one : ONTO
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At no time, to Tennyson : NEER
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Actor Cronyn et al. : HUMES
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"Hot ___," Swit role on TV : LIPS
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Lack of vital energy : ATONY
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Quintet plus trio : OCTET
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___ Arena in D.C. : ULINE
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Having equal force : TANTAMOUNT
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Chinks : SLITS
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Beatrice's Florentine admirer : DANTE
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Luster : SHEEN
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Skips town : FLEES
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Split down the middle : BISECTED
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Scarlet ___ (red robins) : TANAGERS
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Finnish port : PORI
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"___ the Sot," Turkish sultan: 1566-74 : SELIM
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Proportions : RATIOS
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Packages of yarn or thread : PUTUPS
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Chekhov : ANTON
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Oscar-winner Jannings : EMIL
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Make an incised mark : RASE
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Show-biz group : ANTA
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Discoverer of heavy hydrogen : UREY
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Greek contest : AGON
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Pinocchio feature : NOSE
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Enzyme suffix : ASE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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