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New York Times, Monday, March 26, 1979

Author:
Jean Reed
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,730

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Across
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Port in Iraq : BASRA
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Humane org. : SPCA
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Opinion sample : POLL
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Word with banks or space : OUTER
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Seat of a Western art colony : TAOS
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Medley : OLIO
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In a mess, G.I. style : SNAFU
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A memorable Louis : ARMSTRONG
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Manhandle : STRONGARM
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"A poem lovely as ___": Kilmer : ATREE
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River in France and Belgium : YSER
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They outrank sgts. : LTS
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Muhammad ___ : ALI
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Ranch sound : MAA
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Europe's third-longest river : DNIEPER
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___ emma (before noon, to British signalmen) : ACK
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___ dozen : ADIMEA
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Printing process, for short : ROTO
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Criminal's nemesis : LONGARMOFTHELAW
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Environmental sci. : ECOL
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Indifference : APATHY
44
Violinist Bull : OLE
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Japanese board games (for hotshots?) : GOBANGS
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Predecessor of cure or tome : EPI
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Dice, in Dijon : DES
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"Ready, ___, fire!" : AIM
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Funny poet : NASH
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Triple Crown winner: 1935 : OMAHA
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Bony-plated burrower : ARMADILLO
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Medieval soldier : MANATARMS
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Perfume : ATTAR
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Word with sad or pig : IRON
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Portico for Plato : STOA
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French interjection : TIENS
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Incline or take care of : TEND
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Bunch of bovines : HERD
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Main artery : AORTA
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Overbearing : BOSSY
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Mame and Minnie : AUNTS
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Look hard : STARE
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Aim of Dorothea Dix : REFORM
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Make ___ for it (skedaddle) : ARUN
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Government, to Germans : STAAT
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Young salmon and young trout : PARRS
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D.C. agency : COMM
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Balaam's mount : ASS
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Curtain in a doorway : PORTIERE
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Trumpeter swan : OLOR
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What tourists drop : LINE
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Best seats in some houses : LOGE
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Anklebones : TALI
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One's Sunday best : GLADRAGS
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Strong curse : ANATHEMA
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Bond rating : AAA
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Skillful : DEFT
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Kind of pony or shirt : POLO
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Etc. relative : ETAL
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"Schoolboy" of pitching fame : ROWE
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Without ___ to stand on : ALEG
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Chanel : COCO
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Small hill : KNOB
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Little devils : IMPS
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Kiwi's late cousin : MOA
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Warm welcome : GLADHAND
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Part of a triangle: Abbr. : HYP
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Far from frowzy : NEAT
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Ab ___ (from the start) : INITIO
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Costume for a Crusader : ARMOR
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"Say I'm weary, say ___": Leigh Hunt : IMSAD
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Change : ALTER
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Viewpoint : SLANT
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Jute leader who invaded Britain : HORSA
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Skip : OMIT
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Dam : MARE
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Presently : ANON
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Skill, in Siena : ARTE
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Computer food : DATA
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Residue at a smoker : ASH

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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