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New York Times, Wednesday, February 14, 1979

Author:
Jean J. Davison
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { F J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 256 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Jean J. Davison has 62 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,690

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Across
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O'Casey : SEAN
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Cache : STASH
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Best seller in '77, by Cook : COMA
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___ Moro, late Italian leader : ALDO
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Major artery : AORTA
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Warning : OMEN
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Pairs : DUOS
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Gloomy : DREAR
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Tardy : LATE
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To the point : ADREM
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Competent : ABLE
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Nancy the sleuth : DREW
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Made taut : TENSED
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Auxiliary proposition, in logic : LEMMA
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Farewell : ADIEU
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Gorme or Torme : SINGER
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Hymnbook scrutinizer : CHORISTER
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Worship : ADORE
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Lasso : ROPE
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Intimidated : COWED
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Port ___, Egypt : SAID
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Watchful : ALERT
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Half of the usual golf game : NINEHOLES
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Major divisions, in biology : GENERA
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Water wheel : NORIA
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"She ___ Say Yes," 1931 song : DIDNT
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Absorbs and combines : MERGES
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Gem : OPAL
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Tall grass : REED
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Former Pacific alliance : SEATO
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Surrealist : DALI
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Perfume ingredient : ORRIS
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"This Is ___ Life" : YOUR
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Leaky faucet problem : DRIP
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Like Harvard walls : IVIED
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Ye ___ Tea Shoppe : OLDE
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Tennis units : SETS
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Tries : TESTS
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"Sweet are the ___ of adversity" : USES
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Camp David confrere: 1978 : SADAT
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Evade : ELUDE
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Embellish : ADORN
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Beginning of a verse : NOSESAREREDLIPS
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Pathetic : SAD
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Pentateuch: Var. : TORA
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Continuation of verse : AREBLUEWINTERIS
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Trite : STALE
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Groups dominated by male fur seals : HAREMS
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End of verse : COLDANDSOAREYOU
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___ Khayyám : OMAR
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Allot : METE
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Freshly : ANEW
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Middle: Comb. form : MEDI
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L.P., for instance : DISC
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"Mamma ___!" : MIA
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Collar or jacket : ETON
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Aim : GOAL
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Canal or Indian : ERIE
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Cincinnati team : REDS
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Sharp rock : CRAG
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___-in-one : HOLE
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Candid : OPEN
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Splitsville, U.S.A. : RENO
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Skin : DERM
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Prefix for cycle or dent : TRI
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Speeds : HIES
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Skillful : ADROIT
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Gall : NERVE
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English prisons : GAOLS
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Pianist's practice piece : ETUDE
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Homophone for soars : SORES
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Tout's concern : ODDS
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Peel : PARE
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Landed : ALIT
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Regimen : DIET
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Radical student org. : SDS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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