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New York Times, Saturday, February 10, 1979

Author:
Tap Osborn
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 26, Avg Word Len: 5.69, Missing: { K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 96, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Tap Osborn has 111 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,686
Across
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Makes as good as new : RESTORES
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Noted U.S. historian: 1834–1927 : HOSMER
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Bond bonus : INTEREST
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Pharmaceutical ointment : OLEATE
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Loser, to Loos : BRUNETTE
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Central vein of a leaf : MIDRIB
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Back talk : LIP
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Plotted on a curve : GRAPHED
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Louis or Frazier : JOE
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Business-school subj. : ECON
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Different : OTHER
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Inst. like Swarthmore : COLL
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Plaza de ___ : TOROS
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Poetic word : EER
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Atoll builder : CORAL
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Take tea with delicacy : SIP
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Propose for office : NOMINATE
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Post-Presidential role for Washington : GENTLEMANFARMER
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Intimidated : OVERAWED
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Louis XIV, e.g. : ROI
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Cranial nerve : VAGUS
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Site: Abbr. : LOC
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Eve of Passover : SEDER
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Susiana : ELAM
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Casting matrix for Henry Moore : MOULD
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Eliminate : DELE
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Road hazard : RUT
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Coagulate : CONGEAL
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Set afire : LIT
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Caught red-handed : NAILED
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Freedom of choice : LATITUDE
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Mira or Lyra, to Pierre : ETOILE
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Baseball statistics : AVERAGES
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Synonym for 37 Down : DENIAL
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Most tranquil : SERENEST
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Breast-of-lamb cut : RIBLET
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Caruso : ENRICO
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Narcose condition : STUPOR
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Coffee-break hour : TEN
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Salem's state, for short : OREG
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Kind of rocket : RETRO
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Mansion's milieu : ESTATE
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Lincoln's pre-Presidential opponent : STEPHENADOUGLAS
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Painter Winslow : HOMER
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Stenchy : OLID
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Conjunction for Cicero : SED
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Cooking herb : MARJORAM
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Enfeeble or bleach : ETIOLATE
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One up in arms : REBELLER
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Shore bird : HERON
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Panacea : NOSTRUM
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Actor Hans : CONRIED
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Marner : SILAS
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Greetings in Genoa, to Americans : CIAOS
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Communicant's bench : PEW
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Product maker: Abbr. : MFR
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Controlled : GOVERNED
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Assess : EVALUATE
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Rebuttal : NEGATION
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Profit windfall : MELON
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Split or adhere : CLEAVE
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Cloudburst : DELUGE
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Abridges verbally : ELIDES
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Second checkup : RETEST
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Prototype : MODEL
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Office machine : DATER
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He wrote "The Hive" : CELA
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Cambio coins : LIRE
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Twice XXVI : LII
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Whip : TAN

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 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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