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New York Times, Tuesday, March 13, 1979

Author:
Jean J. Davison
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { B F J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Jean J. Davison has 62 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,717
Across
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Repetition : ROTE
5
Pick up surreptitiously : PALM
9
Applaud : CLAP
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Summit : APEX
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Cater to : SERVE
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Swiss river to the Rhine : AARE
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Dwarf able to spin flax into gold : RUMPELSTILTSKIN
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Rigor : ASPERITY
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Bay windows : ORIELS
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Managed : RAN
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Pester : DUN
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Maximum : MOST
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Hungry, sleepy trespasser : GOLDILOCKS
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"I've Got ___ in Kalamazoo" : AGAL
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Fond of fox hunting : HORSY
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The number many look out for : ONE
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Sluggish : LOGY
37
Unexpressed : TACIT
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Spill : SLOP
39
Marsh elder : IVA
40
Fable's ending : MORAL
41
Sulk : POUT
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Famous stepdaughter : CINDERELLA
45
One of the White Sox : ORTA
46
Grampus or giant : ORC
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On the ___ (punctually) : DOT
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___ of Despond, in "Pilgrim's Progress" : SLOUGH
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Lake dweller's aircraft : SEAPLANE
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Gingerbread gourmands : HANSELANDGRETEL
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Suffix for perform or conduct : ANCE
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Idiotic : INANE
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Red, Black and White : SEAS
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Dandelion, e.g. : WEED
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Roman's attire : TOGA
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Dried out : SERE
Down
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___ avis : RARA
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Work of art : OPUS
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Thermometer reading: Abbr. : TEMP
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With high skill : EXPERTLY
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Nuisance : PEST
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Bohemian : ARTY
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IV times XIV : LVI
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Singer or composer : MELODIST
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Gambling house : CASINO
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Baikal or Titicaca : LAKE
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Seed cover : ARIL
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Writes : PENS
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First-aid contrivance : SLING
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Proposed amendment: Abbr. : ERA
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Business letter sign-off : TRULY
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___ acid, found in apples : MALIC
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U.S. satellite : OGOVI
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Author of "The Unmade Bed" : SAGAN
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Chicago airport : OHARE
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Of the neighborhood : LOCAL
29
Dental tool : DRILL
30
Tint : COLOR
31
Whip : KNOUT
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Membranes : SEPTA
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Like some processions : TORCHLIT
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Clean : SPOTLESS
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Highway sign : MERGE
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Soaked : DOUSED
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Saw : ADAGE
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Dial O for ___: Abbr. : OPR
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G. B. or Irwin : SHAW
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Highway section : LANE
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Start of a fairy tale : ONCE
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Impediment : SNAG
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Millay or Ferber : EDNA
54
To ___ (precisely) : ATEE
55
Approach : NEAR
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Threat word : ELSE
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Year, in Spain : ANO

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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