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WOOF!

New York Times, Sunday, February 18, 1979

Author:
Sam Bellotto Jr.
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.10, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 518 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 106, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 14, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Sam Bellotto Jr. has 10 pre-Shortz puzzles and 5 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,694
Across
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Smart follower : ALECK
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White House monogram: 1881–85 : CAA
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Legatee : HEIR
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Bundles: Abbr. : SKS
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Ring around Rover : COLLAR
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Cantor lass : SUSIE
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Erstwhile : ONCE
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Chemical suffix : ANE
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Part of B.L.T. : TOMATO
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Prefix with action or figure : TRANS
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Put one's foot down : TROD
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Shooting, in Savoie : TIR
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Baudelaire, e.g. : SYMBOLIST
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It comes in scales : DANDRUFF
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Name for a field dog : SHEP
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Midwestern rodents : PRAIRIEDOGS
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"___ Tu," 1932 pop song : ERES
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Purposive : TELIC
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Army org. : OTC
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Stone or dog's : AGE
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Peaks: Abbr. : MTNS
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Father of the Titans : URANUS
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Updike's "A Month of ___" : SUNDAYS
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Canine coat : FUR
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Of mixed origin : MONGREL
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Waste away : ERODE
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Obligations : DUTIES
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Fido's favorite food : MEAT
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Acted, in Arles : AGI
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Table of ___ : CONTENTS
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Detestable : ACCURSED
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Telephone word : HELLO
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Egg-shaped : OVOID
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Hound or line : BLOOD
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More strange, to Alice : CURIOUSER
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Gwyn and others : NELLS
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Adhered : CLUNG
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"Here's looking ___!" : ATYOU
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Polk was one : DEMOCRAT
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Page corners, turned down : DOGSEARS
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Kitchen meas. : TSP
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Letter after yodh : KAPH
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Apologetic interjection : WHOOPS
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Bugs and Buddy : BAERS
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Geological time period : NEOCENE
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Compass pt. : NNE
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Hair stylist Vidal : SASSOON
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Pompey's booty : SPOLIA
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R.R. depots : STAS
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___-de-sac : CUL
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Antlered ruminant : ROE
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Certain lingerie : SLIPS
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___ impasse : ATAN
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Incisor's neighbor : CANINETOOTH
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Cockle : OAST
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Utterly exhausted : DOGTIRED
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Galoshes : OVERSHOES
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Pothouse potion : ALE
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El ___ : PASO
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Emmett song: 1859 : DIXIE
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Viola's bridegroom : ORSINO
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"Delta of Venus" author : NIN
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Pulled thread : SNAG
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___-Unis : ETATS
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Big-A "dog" : PLATER
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Inexplicable : ODD
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Endings with musket and cannon : EERS
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One or another : ANY
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Cause jubilance : ELATE
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Dog ___, in vaudeville : ACT
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Old card game : LOO
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Relative of a dogwood : ELM
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Gripping : CLASPING
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Girl in a 1918 song : KATY
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Scribe's flourish : CURLICUE
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Light ___ (weightless) : ASAIR
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Thus, in Tours : AINSI
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Showoffish athletes : HOTDOGS
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Madden : ENRAGE
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Images : ICONS
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Foxx : REDD
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Ringed planet : SATURN
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Stabs : KNIFES
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Villeins, to lords : SERFS
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Caper : ROMP
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Ermines : STOATS
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Italian princely family : ESTE
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Sibling: Abbr. : BRO
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Dogged tennis player : RETRIEVER
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Unfermented grape juice : STUM
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Edible submarine : HERO
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Spirit : ELAN
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First New World printer : DAYE
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Crusty old codgers : CURMUDGEONS
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Grant growth : MUTTONCHOPS
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Clairvoyant : SEER
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New Deal org. : NRA
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Toolsheds : DOGHOUSES
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Farewell : ADIEU
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Merriment : FUN
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Indian sailors : LASCARS
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Sometime dog-walker : DOORMAN
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___ Gay (bomber) : ENOLA
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Limicoline bird : STILT
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Ger. tribesmen : TEUTS
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No. 4 wood : CLEEK
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Radical coll. group : SDS
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Permit : ALLOW
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Coryza symptom : COUGH
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Sympathetic : CONSONANT
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Thirsty : DRY
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Hallucinogenic chem. : LSD
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A–E connection : BCD
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Jots : IOTAS
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Uncloses, in poetry : OPES
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Dog ___ (baboon) : APE
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Con neutralizer : PRO
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Romantic isle : BALI
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Campus clique : SORORITY
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Huge : COLOSSAL
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Kazan : ELIA
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Light bites : NIPS
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Orient : EAST
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Parhelia : SUNDOGS
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Wild West "neckwear" : NOOSES
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Impassive : STOLID
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Tail : TAGEND
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Latin II "teaser" : CAESAR
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Ordinal suffix : ETH
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Hersey town : ADANO
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Davit : CRANE
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Protuberance : NODE
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A Peron : EVITA
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Dale Evans, e.g. : TEXAN
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Cask part : HOOP
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___ dixit : IPSE
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Writer Gardner : ERLE
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Call ___ day : ITA
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Catch sardines : NET
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Miner's find : ORE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 9 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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