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New York Times, Friday, March 16, 1979

Author:
Martha J. DeWitt
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Martha J. DeWitt has 72 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,720
Across
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Late pop singer Elliot : CASS
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Kind of flood : FLASH
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"___ tale's best for winter": Shak. : ASAD
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In ___ (having troubles) : AJAM
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Stop the engines at sea : LIETO
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Coin of Cuba : PESO
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Tatterdemalion : RAGAMUFFIN
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Regard as abominable : HATE
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Divvy up costs : PRORATE
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Attack : BELABOR
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Stadium part : TIER
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An aye for an aye, in Mexico : SISI
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Add : APPEND
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Dump : JETTISON
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Follower of sun or moon : SHINE
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Grow tiresome : PALL
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Teen-age affliction : ACNE
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Dactyl : TOE
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Lichenous : MOSSY
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Exploit : USE
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Terminates : ENDS
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Barbados ___ (ornamental plant) : ALOE
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Gave it a whirl : TRIED
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Chemical change : REACTION
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"___ Baby," 1916 song : PRETTY
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Oft-forgotten member of a Churchill quartet : TOIL
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Site of Anna's adventures : SIAM
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In ___ (ahead) : THELEAD
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False "handles" : ALIASES
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Painter of "El Mocho" : HURD
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Maneuver in a dogfight : BARRELROLL
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Windigo : OGRE
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Patois : LINGO
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Tropical nut : KOLA
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Bamboolike grass : REED
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Krupp Works site : ESSEN
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Hart : STAG
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Goldfish, for one : CARP
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Emile ___, author of "Momo": 1978 : AJAR
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Starch from palms : SAGO
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Make more stylish : SMARTEN
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Like some columns or chair legs : FLUTED
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Permanent pen person : LIFER
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W.W. I overseas army : AEF
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Red-backed sandpiper : STIB
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In truth : HONESTLY
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Loss of power to use or understand words : APHASIA
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Hardtack : SEABISCUIT
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Anent : ASTO
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Energetic one : DOER
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Ship to be remembered : MAINE
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Kindled : LIT
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Michaelmas daisy : ASTER
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Communicate, in a way : PHONE
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Short-time lodging : PIEDATERRE
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Skipper who sailed to Colchis : JASON
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Additionally : ELSE
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Start : ONSET
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Impoverished : NEEDY
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Game divided into chukkers : POLO
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O.K. at the P.O., as a letter : MAILABLE
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Berated : SCOLDED
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Lonesome Pine way : TRAIL
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Observations : REMARKS
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Connection : TIE
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Commit a foul on the gridiron : PILEON
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Beetle Bailey's boss : SARGE
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Owner of a magic hammer : THOR
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Like the Parthenon sculptures : HUGE
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Place for a throne : DAIS
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Chimney stuffing : SOOT
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Fitzgerald : ELLA
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Dross : SLAG
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Modern Nightingales, for short : RNS

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

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