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New York Times, Monday, February 12, 1979

Author:
Tap Osborn
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Spans: 6, 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. 10,688

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City NE of Tampa : OCALA
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Wretched : AWFUL
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In the year before Christ: Abbr. : AAC
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Countrified : RURAL
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Hire : LEASE
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___ tree (cornered) : UPA
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Purebred : BRUSSELSGRIFFON
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"___ Ideas," 1951 song : IGET
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Prefix with sol or stat : AERO
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Purebred : ALASKANMALAMUTE
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Coddled : BABIED
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Likeness : IMAGE
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Word of approval : AMEN
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Idaho river : SNAKE
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Nabokov novel : ADA
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Purebred : BELGIANSHEEPDOG
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Thirst quencher : ADE
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Blobs, as of cream : CLOTS
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Wool: Comb. form : LANI
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Victor or Henry : MOORE
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Sewing-machine worker : SEAMER
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English or Welsh purebred : SPRINGERSPANIEL
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Many millennia : AEON
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Vaticinator : SEER
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Purebred : SCOTTISHTERRIER
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___ Salvador : SAN
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Original first name of playwright Baraka : LEROI
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Expenditure : OUTGO
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Chemical suffix : YNE
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Diadem : CROWN
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Grand ___, Wyoming peak : TETON
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Globe : ORB
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A.K.C. nonmember : CUR
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Indonesian island group : ARU
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___ Cruces, N.M. : LAS
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European clover : ALSIKE
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Steve or Woody : ALLEN
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Annual February headliner : WESTMINSTERSHOW
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___ end (last part) : FAG
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Relative of R.O.T.C. : USR
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Oahu adornment : LEI
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Pot-___ (Parisian's meat dish) : AUFEU
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On the left side of a ship : APORT
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Creek craft : CANOE
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Mild oath : EGAD
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Celebrity's acquirement : FAME
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Addis ___ : ABABA
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On crutches : LAMED
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White poplar : ABELE
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Tell all to the cops : SING
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Shanghai sitters : AMAHS
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Louise or Charles : LAKE
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"African Queen" scriptwriter : AGEE
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Nocturnal noise : SNORE
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"Turandot" librettist, with Simoni : ADAMI
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Recipient : DONEE
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"___ Like I," Loos's autobiography : AGIRL
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Temple figure : ICON
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Like a bump on ___ : ALOG
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Project : PLAN
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Coin : MINT
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Graf ___ : SPEE
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Corn disease : EARROT
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Impertinent : SASSY
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Tart topper : PECAN
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TV's Arledge : ROONE
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Kind of sleeve : SETIN
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Mothering, for short : TLC
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Comparative ending : IER
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Sellout sign : SRO
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Woody herb : RUE
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Worldwide utility : ITT
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Braggart's problem : EGO
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Cey of L.A. : RON

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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