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New York Times, Thursday, March 15, 1979

Author:
C. J. Angio
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
C. J. Angio has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,719

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Across
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Abrade : RASP
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Take a deep breath : GASP
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Far-reaching : VAST
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Ancient town near Salerno : ELEA
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Not so narrow : WIDER
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HQ for Humboldt National Forest : ELKO
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Winged : ALAR
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Get ___ on (find out about) : ALINE
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Bustle : STIR
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Carriages or bonnets : CALASHES
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Strong : POTENT
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Caesar's warner : THESOOTHSAYER
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Prefix with tope or type : ISO
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Prettied up : PREENED
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"Republic" author : PLATO
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Studious student : PORER
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Wharton's "The ___ of Innocence" : AGE
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Part : ROLE
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Did some reflecting : MUSED
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Laurel : STAN
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Sen. Stewart's state : ALA
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Percheron or shire : HORSE
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All in : SPENT
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Egress for Ed Norton : MANHOLE
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Arabic word for hill : TEL
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Part of the warning by 23 Across : BEWARETHEIDES
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Items to tip : SCALES
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Human being : CREATURE
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Like some shows : LATE
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Kind of eclipse : SOLAR
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Smoker : STAG
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Ratify : AMEN
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Dodge : EVADE
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Bear on high : URSA
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Relative of a loma : MESA
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Surfeit : SATE
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Composer who taught Liszt : PAER
Down
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Respond to a stimulus : REACT
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Syrian's Supreme Being : ALLAH
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Author of "A Lonely Rage" : SEALE
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Sycophant : PARASITE
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Waistcoat; dickey : GILET
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"___ for the gods" : ADISH
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Oriental coin : SEN
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Ready : PREPARED
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Cousin of 5 Down : VESTEE
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Substitute : ALTERNATE
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Fleece : SKIN
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Basis for a civil suit : TORT
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Elm or mackerel : WAHOO
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Not good, not bad : SOSO
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___ and terminer (criminal court) : OYER
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Night on the town : SPREE
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First elected governor of Alaska : EGAN
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M.V.P. in 1978 World Series : DENT
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British baby carriage : PRAM
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Flirt in "Cavalleria Rusticana" : LOLA
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Actor who played "Butley" : ALANBATES
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Freer from defects : PURER
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"Wild Bill" Donovan's org. : OSS
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Symbol of slowness : MOLASSES
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Gets a divorce : SPLITSUP
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James Wong ___ of camera fame : HOWE
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"___ pin and pick it up" : SEEA
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City NE of Butte : HELENA
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"Hey ___," 1954 song : THERE
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Showy display : ECLAT
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Adam Smith topic : TRADE
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Ex-president of Brazil : DUTRA
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Destroy : ERASE
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Popeye's creator : SEGAR
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Goren's clean sweep : SLAM
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Arrived : CAME
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Ingredients of Ovid's omelet : OVA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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