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John M. Samson
John M. Samson

EXPANSION TEAMS

New York Times, Sunday, March 18, 1979

26-Across : "___ bragh!"

Author:
David J. Pohl & John M. Samson
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.24, Missing: { J Q W X }, Scrabble score: 558 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 117, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 19
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,722
Across
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Toy gun ammo : CAPS
5
Put to ___ (printed) : BED
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Lava's cousin : MAGMA
13
Pythias' pal : DAMON
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Pepper : CHILI
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Scull : OAR
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Eaglewood : ALOES
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Toughen : INURE
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Old movie : RERUN
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New York debating team : BROOKLYNACCENTS
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"___ bragh!" : ERINGO
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Maia or Electra : PLEIAD
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Negligent : REMISS
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Kind of show or warm-up : PREGAME
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Performs : DOES
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Pedestal part : DADO
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Lebanese pit team : TYREPATCHERS
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Hebrew letter : TAV
38
Space agcy. : NASA
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Authors Mary and John : OHARAS
43
Scrambling Russian team : REDALERTS
45
Lyric drama by Giordano : FEDORA
49
Run ___ (encounter) : INTO
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Guarnieri's master : AMATI
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Witticism : MOT
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Idolize : ADORE
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Org. formed in 1860-61 : CSA
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Dante's "___ Nuova" : VITA
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Maria of tennis fame : BUENO
59
Middle Eastern ecdysiast team : GAZASTRIPPERS
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Kitchen gadget : BLENDER
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Tips for tecs : CLUES
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"Exodus" hero : ARI
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Other, to Odette : AUTRE
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Refuse : DECLINE
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Leg-pulling Welsh team : CARDIFFGIANTS
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Poet Ginsberg : ALLEN
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Soft breeze : AURA
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Not working : OFF
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Until now : ASYET
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Org. for a troop troupe : USO
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Kelly or Moore : GRACE
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Knot : NODE
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Contemptuous : SNEERY
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Henley Regatta team : BATHSALTS
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Inquisition order : RECANT
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U.S. satellite : ESSA
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Dit's companion : DAH
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Emotional French team : BRESTBEATERS
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Wife of Osiris : ISIS
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Judge : DEEM
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Holy candelabrum : MENORAH
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Greek city-state : SPARTA
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Author Wouk : HERMAN
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Meager : SKIMPY
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Scottish phys. ed. team noted for coolness : AYRCONDITIONERS
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The best : ELITE
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Throat malady : CROUP
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Dog tag, for short : IDENT
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Razorbill : AUK
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To scold: Sp. : RENIR
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"Endymion" poet : KEATS
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Blend : MERGE
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Garland : LEI
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Machine carbine : STEN
Down
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Slot-machine fruit : CHERRY
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More lofty : AIRIER
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Dive : PLUNGE
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Clumsy Asian skiing team : SINGAPORESLINGS
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Fishing float : BOB
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Mark or muff : EAR
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Descent : DROP
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___ break (crucial) : MAKEOR
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Winners in 1918 : ALLIES
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Prado display : GOYAS
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Heal : MEND
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Botanist Gray : ASA
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Cut into cubes : DICED
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Windflower : ANEMONE
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Mr. Weisenfreund : MUNI
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Scraps : ORTS
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Loch ___ : NESS
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Moved stealthily : CREPT
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Firstborn : OLDEST
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Necktie : CRAVAT
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Birthplace of G.R.F. : OMAHA
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Greek letter : ETA
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Arp's art : DADA
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Turning point : CRISIS
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Goblet for Henry VIII : HANAP
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Melodic subject : TEMA
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___ forces : ARMED
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Pit : STONE
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Famed son of a Waldorf butcher : ASTOR
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Phooey! : RATS
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African water polo team : LIBERIANTANKERS
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Become weary : FAG
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Author LeShan : EDA
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Egg-case no. : DOZ
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Delos consultant : ORACLE
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Defeated soundly : OVERRAN
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Amerind : CREE
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Lilylike plant : IRID
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Disquiet : UNEASE
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Wine cask : TUN
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Jack the quipper : PAAR
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Polish : BUFF
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Companion of thdr. : LTG
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Influence : AFFECT
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Braised meat stew : DAUBE
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"___ Dream," Wagner aria : ELSAS
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Becomes lumpy : CLOTS
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Snooker sticks : CUES
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Antibes antiseptics : IODES
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U.S. humorist : NYE
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___ Borch, Dutch painter : TER
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Swine's confines : STY
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A protein, for short : ACTH
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Unit of angular measure : RADIAN
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Cry said with a sigh : ALAS
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Mesabi miner : OREMAN
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Homophone for sneeze : SNEES
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"Flattop" is one : HAIRCUT
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Father of Isaac: Abbr. : ABM
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Danish explorer : BERING
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Aloof : REMOTE
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Grooming process : TOILET
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Fur for Ferdinand : ERMINE
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___ thought (engrossed) : RAPTIN
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More reserved : SHYER
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Organ knobs : STOPS
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Check : DETER
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Loot : SACK
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This stack'll crackle : PYRE
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Venezuelan copper center : AROA
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Cover up : HIDE
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Patricia from Ky. : NEAL
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Obscure : DIM
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Repent : RUE
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Long runner : SKI

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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