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New York Times, Friday, February 23, 1979

Author:
C. J. Angio
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
C. J. Angio has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,699
Across
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Sudden sally : RAID
5
What Sandburg called "a bucket of ashes" : PAST
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Elvis ___ Presley : AARON
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Wild water buffalo : ARNA
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Mishmash : OLIO
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Rubberneck : CRANE
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Emulate Button Gwinnett : SIGN
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What Frances F. Willard advocated : TEMPERANCE
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"Publish or ___" (caveat to profs) : PERISH
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___ Alto : PALO
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First name of "The Splendid Splinter" : TED
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"The ___ the Mohicans" : LASTOF
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Setting for a musical : SIAM
28
Tide register : THALASSOMETER
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___ generis : SUI
35
Yield, as lands : CEDE
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Golden Horde's region : TATARY
37
Seaweed cast ashore : WRACK
39
Depression : SAG
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Tri plus one : TETRA
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Type of horn : ANTLER
44
Anklebones : TALI
46
Acapulco acquisition : TAN
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Fantastically falsified : PSEUDOLOGICAL
50
Ferber : EDNA
51
Degrades : ABASES
53
Chinese cooking vessel : WOK
56
Prepare copy for readers : EDIT
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On cloud nine : ELATED
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Whence preachers get plaudits : AMENCORNER
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Pains, in a sense : CARE
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Jack Nasty : SNEAK
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Sprinkle on : DUST
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Thomas ___ Edison : ALVA
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A gallon has eight : PINTS
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Postponement : STAY
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Harold of comics : TEEN
Down
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Rub roughly : RASP
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Prospero's servant : ARIEL
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Bring (oneself) into favor : INGRATIATE
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Popular pastry : DANISH
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Menace for a motorist : POTHOLE
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Fermented drink : ALE
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Birdbrain : SIMP
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Come ___ (occur) : TOPASS
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Esoteric : ACROAMATICAL
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Parseghian : ARA
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Speak irrationally : RANT
12
"___ in Love with Amy" : ONCE
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Require : NEED
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She wrote "Romola" : ELIOT
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Secret weapons of riverboat gamblers : STACKEDDECKS
25
Certain ephemera : FADS
27
Homophone for meat : METE
29
"From ___ shining sea" : SEATO
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Kindergarten stoolie : TATTLETALE
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___ Pater (almanac) : ERRA
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Nolan of the Angels : RYAN
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Do some bartering : SWAP
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Containers for flowers : URNS
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Hint for Holmes : CLUE
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Cuckoo : GAGA
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Dance composition : RONDO
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Henry's desire : LIBERTY
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Scottish squires : LAIRDS
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" . . . as many Lives ___": Bunyan : ASACAT
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Borg's initial blast : SERVE
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Winged stinger : WASP
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The ___ (Atlanta arena) : OMNI
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Sharp : KEEN
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Square bolt holder : TNUT
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Actor in "Giant" : DEAN
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A famous Turner : NAT
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That, in Tegucigalpa : ESA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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