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New York Times, Wednesday, February 21, 1979

Author:
Jean J. Davison
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Jean J. Davison has 62 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,697
Across
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Recipe abbr. : TBSP
5
Quench : SLAKE
10
High-school dance : PROM
14
Hearty guffaw : ROAR
15
Alfredo in "Traviata" : TENOR
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Prefix for plane or dynamics : AERO
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Twain title, with "The" : INNOCENTSABROAD
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Leaves : DEPARTS
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Usher's milieu : AISLE
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Writer Sarah ___ Jewett : ORNE
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Inquires : ASKS
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"On the Beach" author : SHUTE
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Competent : ABLE
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Gullet : MAW
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Gregg girl : STENO
32
Blackthorn : SLOE
33
Unsullied : PURE
34
Twain hero : PUDDNHEADWILSON
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Termini : ENDS
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Monster : OGRE
39
Freethinker, such as Paine : DEIST
40
Letter before theta : ETA
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Streetcar : TRAM
42
Inasmuch as : SINCE
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Make sound : HEAL
44
Iamb, e.g. : FOOT
45
Straggle : TRAIL
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Piggish : PORCINE
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Twain hero : HUCKLEBERRYFINN
55
Tennis ace : ASHE
56
Extent : RANGE
57
Destroy : UNDO
58
Knawel or spurry : WEED
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Badger's relative : RATEL
60
Plunder : LOOT
Down
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Prefix for corn or meter : TRI
2
Fleming hero : BOND
3
Rational : SANE
4
Offers : PROPOUNDS
5
Uncle Toby's creator : STERNE
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"Festina ___" ("Make haste slowly") : LENTE
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Picnic interlopers : ANTS
8
Hippocrates' birthplace : KOS
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Proposal for the Const. : ERA
10
Kidnapper of Menelaus' wife : PARIS
11
Vintage cars : REOS
12
Verbal : ORAL
13
Fashion : MODE
18
Ten packs of cigarettes : CARTON
19
Use an oven : BAKE
23
Residence : ABODE
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"And Gideon arose, and ___ Zebah . . . ": Judg. 8:21 : SLEW
25
Dwarf : STUNT
26
Ibsen heroine : HEDDA
27
Frighten : ALARM
28
One of the seven arts : MUSIC
29
Originated : AROSE
30
" . . . when the lights ___ out?" : WENT
31
Graf follower : SPEE
32
"Love Story" author : SEGAL
33
Abundant : PLENTIFUL
35
Israeli dance : HORA
36
Anoia : IDIOCY
41
Famed archer : TELL
42
Brown horse : SORREL
43
Took a tramp in the woods : HIKED
44
Valley ___ : FORGE
45
Unbend : THAW
46
Trick : RUSE
47
Word with head or tooth : ACHE
48
Confined : PENT
49
Boy, in Madrid : NINO
50
Within: Comb. form : ENDO
52
Goof : ERR
53
Sheep talk : BAA
54
"Thou shalt ___ . . . " : NOT

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

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