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New York Times, Tuesday, February 13, 1979

Author:
Jeanette K. Brill
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 254 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Jeanette K. Brill has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,689

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Across
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Food fish : SHAD
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Having finesse : DEFT
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Early shepherd : ABEL
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Parrot fish : LORO
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City NNE of Nagasaki : OMURA
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Seaport of the 49th State : NOME
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Opp. of real : IMAG
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Like jelly : GELATINOUS
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Trivial verse : DOGGEREL
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Birthplace of H. C. Andersen : ODENSE
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Sharif : OMAR
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Entreat : PLEAD
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Not forming an angle : AGONIC
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Roman sun god : SOL
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Tennis strokes : LOBS
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Slum dwellings : TENEMENTS
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Dem. opposition : GOP
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Pay attention : HEED
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Installs in office : SEATS
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Taj Mahal's site : AGRA
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Explorer Johnson : OSA
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Given an incorrect name : MISCALLED
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___ precedent : SETA
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Japanese money : SEN
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Mickey of the Yankees : RIVERS
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Sphere of action : ARENA
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Victor Borge, e.g. : DANE
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Tempt : ENTICE
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Canine of a sort : DOGTOOTH
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Dampening : MOISTENING
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See 49 Across : LURE
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"Woe ___!" : ISME
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Actress Taylor : RENEE
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On the briny : ASEA
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Word with ager : TEEN
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Do a garden job : WEED
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Part of R & R : REST
Down
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Skittered : SLID
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___ sapiens : HOMO
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"To ___ and a bone ... " : ARAG
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"I'll be ___!" : DOGGONED
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Rabbit-chasing events : DOGRACES
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Title in Ankara : EMEER
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Sated : FULL
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Refrain syllable : TRA
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Toughen, as steel : ANNEAL
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Do pointless work : BOONDOGGLE
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Ratites of Australia : EMUS
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___-majesté : LESE
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Coral island : ATOLL
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Chemical ending : IDE
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"Terrible ones" of the O.T. : EMIM
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Mails : POSTS
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One of the Three Musketeers : ATHOS
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Honkers : GEESE
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Singly : ONEATATIME
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Blot : STAIN
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Shipworm : BORER
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Miners' nails : SPADS
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Scene of Hercules' first labor : NEMEA
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Lean : SCRAGGED
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Socketlike : ALVEOLAR
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"It ___ Necessarily So" : AINT
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Gone up : ARISEN
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Scoff : SNEER
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External: Comb. form : ECT
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Beneficiary : DONEE
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Eject : EMIT
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Win by a ___ : NOSE
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Have a meal out : DINE
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York's river : OUSE
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Very, in Vichy : TRES
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Fervor : HEAT
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___ Guinea : NEW

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

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