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Lynn Lempel
Lynn Lempel

LIGHT HOUSEKEEPING

New York Times, Sunday, December 9, 1979

Author:
Lynn Gilbert Lempel
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { J W Z }, Scrabble score: 525 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 106, Cheaters: 20, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Lynn Lempel has 2 pre-Shortz puzzles and 94 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,988
Across
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HUD relative : FHA
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Nautical dir. : SBE
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Cape Town's famous son : SMUTS
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Pilot's residence : ALOFT
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Revel noisily : ROISTER
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Dieter's snack : CARROT
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"Wolsey" author: 1930 : BELLOC
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Raids : INROADS
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Iroquoian group : ONEIDA
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"___ Butterfly" : MADAMA
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___ land : NOMANS
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Poet McKuen : ROD
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Flatfish : SOLE
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Yoga posture : SQUAT
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Night watchman's residence : GUARDINAPARTMENT
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Golden-rule word : UNTO
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Sea sight : ERN
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Jack London hero : EDEN
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Dead heat : TIE
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RR terminal : STA
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Egyptian deity : ATON
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" ... ___ saw Elba" : EREI
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With it : HEP
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Corrigendum : ERROR
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Gulfs : CHASMS
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Syrian statesman : ASSAD
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Crimean resort : YALTA
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Former TV host : PAAR
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Star: Comb. form : ASTR
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Surly, churly chap : CUR
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Their, in Tours : LEUR
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Desert region : ERG
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Exigency : NEED
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Eighth-century Chinese poet : LIPO
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Penned : YARDED
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Smooth musical passage : LEGATO
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Gave consent : ACCEDED
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Harden : OSSIFY
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Physicist from Hungary : TELLER
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Item sought by 4 Down : SEAT
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Inca territory : PERU
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Jasmine, e.g. : TEA
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Check : REIN
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Wapiti : ELK
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Plunder : LOOT
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Drover's concern : HERD
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Organ knobs : STOPS
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Permission : LEAVE
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Bits : SHREDS
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Ménage à ___ : TROIS
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Irritate : VEX
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Oates novel : THEM
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Synagogue : SHUL
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N.L. arbiter : UMP
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Otto ___ Bismarck : VON
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Alta. or Ont. : PROV
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Org. for boys : BSA
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Assuage : EASE
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Outcast's residence : ROOMINDEBASEMENT
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Dishonest gain : GRAFT
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Hussein's queen : NOOR
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Sullivan and Wynn : EDS
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Vibration : TREMOR
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Symbol : EMBLEM
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Dallies : FLIRTS
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Cleft : FISSURE
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Connect : RELATE
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Greet : SALUTE
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Gladdens : PLEASES
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Turn aside : DETER
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Kingly : REGAL
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Loser to D.D.E. : AES
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Book by Bry: 1976 : EST
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Type of benefit : FRINGE
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Lovelace's first love : HONOUR
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U.S.A.F. member : AIRMAN
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Straphangers : STANDERS
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Doctor's residence : BEDSIDEMANOR
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Forage plant : ERS
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Reporter's coup : SCOOP
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Orders : MANDATES
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Suffix for cult or strict : URE
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"Valse ___": Sibelius : TRISTE
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Sin City : SODOM
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Mil. weapon : ABM
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Pastures : LEAS
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Numismatist's residence : OLDQUARTERS
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Be brazen : FLAUNT
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Marinara ingredient : TOMATO
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Fly high : SOAR
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"Honor Thy Father" author : TALESE
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Start of a Williams title : CATON
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Operated : RAN
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Kind of blank : ENTRY
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German-Polish border river : NEISSE
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Rushes headlong : RIPS
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"G.W.T.W." estate : TARA
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Item to be lent : EAR
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Overaggressive salesman's residence : HARDCELL
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Hacienda pots : OLLAS
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Calling : CAREER
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Bargains : HAGGLES
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Niacin is one : ACID
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Con artist's residence : DUPEPLEX
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Looked at the books : AUDITED
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Hunter's souvenir : PELT
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What hairdressers do : TEASE
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Roundup : RODEO
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Alludes : REFERS
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"___ It Be," Beatles hit : LET
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Juvenile delinquent's residence : YOUTHHOSTILE
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Couple : DYAD
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Second-rate singer's residence : ALITTLEFLAT
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Robert Nagy is one : TENOR
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Kind of walk : CAKE
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Pulpits : ROSTRA
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Haw's partner : HEM
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Serve drinks : POUR
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What he says goes : SIMON
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Rugby's river : AVON
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Feud : VENDETTA
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Misfortunes : REVERSES
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Jests : SPOOFS
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Bob ___, pop singer : SEGER
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Was destructive : HARMED
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Convenient : USABLE
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Masculine : VIRILE
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Monogram of the "Ozymandias" poet : PBS
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Stupefy : BEMUSE
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Nighttime disturbances : SNORES
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Relaxed : ATREST
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Bicuspid's neighbor : MOLAR
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Lemon on wheels : EDSEL
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Western hill : MESA
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Place for a chapeau : TETE
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Debussy subject : MER
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Proverbial dirt hider : RUG
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"Conning Tower" columnist : FPA

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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