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New York Times, Tuesday, March 20, 1979

Author:
Gurner
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 310 (avg 1.66)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,724

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Across
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Cadence : LILT
5
Gets ready for an exam : PREPS
10
Irish port : COBH
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Portico in Athens : STOA
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White oak : ROBLE
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Eye part : UVEA
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Blondie's breadwinner : DAGWOODBUMSTEAD
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Calms down : SEDATES
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Utah range : UINTA
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Electric-current regulator, for short : RHEO
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Harold of old comics : TEEN
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___ bicarbonate : SODIUM
28
Famed painter of N.M. ranch hands : HURD
29
Jeff Davis's org. : CSA
32
___ in one's bonnet : ABEE
33
Dictator's action against dissidents : PURGE
34
Capek's classic : RUR
35
Capp's strip within a strip : FEARLESSFOSDICK
39
Land mass: Abbr. : ISL
40
"I loved ___": G. Wither : ALASS
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Ahab's father : OMRI
42
___ Moines : DES
43
Showy flower : LILY
44
Dirty kid in "Peanuts" : PIGPEN
46
Largest of the Marianas : GUAM
47
Tar's nightcap : GROG
48
Fragment : SCRAP
51
Life preserver : MAEWEST
54
Hans or Fritz : KATZENJAMMERKID
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___ fixe : IDEE
59
Asian fiber : RAMIE
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Character in Faulkner's "The Town" : EULA
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Church rite : MASS
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Better : AMEND
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Wood strip : LATH
Down
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Dangerous drug : LSD
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"Play ___ It Lays": Didion : ITAS
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Theater section : LOGE
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More meretricious : TAWDRIER
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For the time being : PROTEM
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Western jamboree : RODEO
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Wanes : EBBS
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Prefix with perfect : PLU
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Theol. institute : SEM
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Local interruption on TV : CUTIN
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Baker's station : OVEN
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Throb : BEAT
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"Old MacDonald ___ Farm" : HADA
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Honolulu's island : OAHU
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Leathers : SUEDES
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Slabs of peat : TURFS
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Therefore : ERGO
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___ Rud, river in Iran : SAFID
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Chubby : OBESE
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Gives out cards : DEALS
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Brazen female : HUSSY
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Put a wave in : CRIMP
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Bolivian co-capital : SUCRE
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One of the Alans : ARKIN
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Sacred poem : PSALM
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"Queen of Latin Song" : LALUPE
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Kazan : ELIA
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Poetaster's product : DOGGEREL
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College track, for short : PREMED
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"___ Russia $1200": Bob Hope : IOWE
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Looks intently : GAZES
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Urchin : GAMIN
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Glide along above a surface : SKIM
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Each: Sp. : CADA
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Highways: Abbr. : RTES
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"Put the Blame on ___" : MAME
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Arctic bird : SKUA
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Pinball no-no : TILT
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Blue Eagle letters : NRA
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Tie-up : JAM
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Morse code word : DAH

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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