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New York Times, Tuesday, February 27, 1979

Author:
Jeanette K. Brill
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J V X Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 10, XRef: 4, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Jeanette K. Brill has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,703

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Across
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Upward shove : BOOST
6
Incursion : RAID
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Controversial planes : SSTS
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Item on a personnel chief's checklist : APPEARANCE
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Discontinued : QUIT
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Tchaikovsky ballet : NUTCRACKERSUITE
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Curve in a road : ESS
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Entreat : PLEAD
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Author of "Cry, the Beloved Country" : PATON
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Hannah ___, Van Buren's bride : HOES
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"___ Joey" : PAL
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Varnish ingredient : ROSIN
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___ wisdom (sage advice) : PEARLSOF
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Son of Boaz and Ruth : OBED
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Brags : BOASTS
35
Prefix with angle or lingual : TRI
36
Orchestral fairy tale by Prokofiev : PETERANDTHEWOLF
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Have breakfast : EAT
40
Habituates : ENURES
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Medicinal plant : ALOE
42
Setting for a display : SHOWCASE
44
Singing birds : WRENS
45
Lubricate : OIL
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Wan : ASHY
48
Shoot forth : SPURT
51
___ Lama : DALAI
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"Was ___ vision . . . ?": Keats : ITA
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Opera by Humperdinck : HANSELUNDGRETEL
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See 9 Down : ALTE
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Expression of affection : ENDEARMENT
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Hatchet man : GOON
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Wilder's "The ___ of Our Teeth" : SKIN
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Org. formed in 1954 at Manila : SEATO
Down
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Spoiler : BANE
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Musical composition : OPUS
3
Chooses : OPTS
4
Dry, as wine : SEC
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Large game fish : TARPON
6
"A Day at the ___" : RACES
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Singer-composer Paul : ANKA
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Like some drinks : ICED
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With 59 Across, Adenauer : DER
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Severe windstorm : SQUALL
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Clubs or spades : SUIT
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Broz : TITO
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English gun : STEN
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Rattling chest sound : RALE
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Meager : SPARSE
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Conceal : HIDE
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Byways : PATHS
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What novices don't know : ROPES
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West Indian sorcery : OBEAH
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Sharp argument : SETTO
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Military chaplain : PADRE
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Ancient Roman ruins : ESTE
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Woman's shoulder scarf : STOLE
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Synthetic fiber : ORLON
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Sometime partners of drums : FIFES
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Hackneyed : BANAL
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Burden : ONUS
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Narrate : RECITE
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On guard : WARY
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Deteriorate : WORSEN
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Buzzes : WHIRRS
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Plymouth settler in 1620 : ALDEN
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Norse prose narrative : SAGA
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Go after and bring back : SHAG
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With 55 Down, California city : PALO
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"Do ___ others . . . " : UNTO
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Dip a doughnut : DUNK
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Elder's "___ Alone Survived" : ANDI
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Shrub with small white flowers : ITEA
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Campsite sight : TENT
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See 49 Down : ALTO
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"___ Misérables" : LES
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Scottish uncle : EME

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 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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