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New York Times, Thursday, February 15, 1979

Author:
Whitworth
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { F J V W Y }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Whitworth has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,691
Across
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Grate : RASP
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Greenhouse plant : CALLA
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Famed N.Y.C. street : MOTT
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Ending meaning "little one" : ELLA
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Grotto nymph : OREAD
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Reverberate : ECHO
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Place to give a rap : DOOR
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"___ yon crimson tree": Bryant : NEATH
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Cauterize : SEAR
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Leisters : SPEARS
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Dish sometimes served under glass : PHEASANT
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Rod Carew's weapon : BAT
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Kin of minks : ERMINES
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Ravage : SPOLIATE
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Long, indefinite period : EON
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Aster or peony : PERENNIAL
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Postponed going to bed : SATUP
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"Like Niobe, ___ tears": Hamlet : ALL
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Playing card for a seer : TAROT
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Collection : ANA
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Man has 32 : TEETH
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College official : REGISTRAR
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Be repentant : RUE
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Showing good manners and taste : DECOROUS
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Gives out homework : ASSIGNS
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Nepalese native : KHA
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Will property : BEQUEATH
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Fall forward : TOPPLE
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Astringent : ALUM
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Formula for beliefs : CREDO
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Ardor : ELAN
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Rebuff : SLAP
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Poisonous : TOXIC
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Cipher : ZERO
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Estonian : ESTH
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Paddle : SPANK
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Engineer for whom a St. Louis bridge was named : EADS
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Morgan, Foster et al. : REDS
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Like Pisa's tower : ALOP
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Shrub with a sour fruit : SLOE
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Short allegorical tale : PARABLE
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Not changing : CONSTANT
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"Lafayette, we ___ here" : ARE
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Caper : LEAP
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Shaping tool : LATHE
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Stick : ADHERE
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Scene of Nazis' last stand in Sicily : MESSINA
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Great quantity : OCEAN
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Man in the van of a clan : THANE
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Civil wrongs : TORTS
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Play based on a Maugham story : RAIN
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Shepherd prophet : AMOS
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Honeymoon spoiler : SPAT
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Former Cosmo : PELE
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Shield border : ORLE
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Crown: Poetic : TIAR
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Auriculate : EARED
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Theater section : LOGE
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Polynesian staple : TARO
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Tropical sloth : UNAU
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So-so scores for Gary Player : PARS
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Music to a horologist's ears : TICKTOCK
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Earn a laurel wreath : TRIUMPH
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Like the Colosseum : HUGE
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Where Karl Marx once lived : SOHO
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Spot for a certain artist : TRAPEZE
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Legislates : ENACTS
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Humble : ABASE
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Peddles : SELLS
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Crouch : SQUAT
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Sharpen a razor : STROP
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Six: Comb. form : HEXA
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Entreaty : PLEA
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Fat : LARD
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Seth's son : ENOS
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Uproar : DIN

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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