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New York Times, Saturday, March 10, 1979

Author:
Robert Katz
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { F J K Q W X }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Robert Katz has 73 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,714
Across
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Word with king or pint : SIZED
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Burned up the road : SPED
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The Devil's business : EVIL
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___ a dozen : ADIME
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Kingfish : CERO
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Ancient queen's milieu : NILE
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Passionate people, to Plutarch : GENUSIRRITABILE
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U.S. group of fliers : SAC
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Irregular : EROSE
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Less aboveboard : SLIER
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Belief system : CREDO
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Japanese sacred mountain : ASO
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Bus station : DEPOT
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Of a type of heavenly intersection : NODICAL
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Cries in a corrida : OLES
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Morning sounds : ALARMS
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Drivel : ROT
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"Love conquers all," to Augustus : OMNIAVINCITAMOR
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Legendary bird : ROC
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Polynesian language : SAMOAN
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Tiny particle : MOTE
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Jazzmen's jam ___ : SESSION
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Intrinsically : PERSE
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Be sick : AIL
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Was admitted : GOTIN
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Hobbles : LIMPS
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"Present arms!" is one : ORDER
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Camel's-hair fabric : ABA
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From head to heel, to Horace : ACAPITEADCALCEM
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Hundred-yard ___ : DASH
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Bas mitzvah, e.g. : RITE
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___ spade a spade : CALLA
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Division word : INTO
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Winglike : ALAR
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Salad days : YOUTH
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Droops : SAGS
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Thought : IDEA
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Brass ingredient : ZINC
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Second-largest existing bird : EMU
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Become a permanent AWOL : DESERT
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Young codfish : SCROD
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An unwelcome guest, to Galba : PERSONANONGRATA
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Iroquoian : ERIE
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Period : DOT
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As a whole : ENBLOC
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Number for a Henry : VIII
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"Winnie ___ Pooh" : ILLE
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Sidelong glance : LEER
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Wrath : IRE
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Act as an apprentice : ASSIST
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"___ fan tutte" : COSI
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Supt. or prin. : ADMIN
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Way out or in : DOOR
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Saint ___ fire : ELMOS
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Coin in Cardiff : PENCE
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Killer whale : ORCA
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Metal suit : ARMOR
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Sacks : LOOTS
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Of no ___ (useless) : AVAIL
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Exec's car : LIMO
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Forbidden fruit's source : TREE
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St. Francis's town : ASSISI
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Final word : AMEN
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Poet of Lesbos : SAPPHO
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Kidd's specialty : PIRACY
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More eccentric : ODDER
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Gumshoe : TEC
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"When I was a ___ served . . . " : LADI
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"___ get it for you . . . " : ICAN
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Support for a crow's-nest : MAST
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___-de-boeuf (circular window) : OEIL
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Civil rights org. : ACLU
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Wallop : BELT
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Chinese nurse : AMAH
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Word before la-la : TRA
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Buddhist people : LAO

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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