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New York Times, Wednesday, March 28, 1979

Author:
Kathryn Righter
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 61, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 5, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Kathryn Righter has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,732
Across
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Medit. island : SAR
4
Stansfield Turner's org. : CIA
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Fasten with cord : LASH
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Lose color : FADE
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Verdi opera : AIDA
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Third canonical hour : TERCE
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What an altimeter indicates : ELEVATION
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Rose oil : ATTAR
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Russian wagon : TELEGA
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Shade of blue : SAPPHIRE
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"The ___ Isle" (Erin) : EMERALD
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Kind of glass or lamp : OPAL
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Small porch : STOOP
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Fully matured : MELLOW
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Concur : AGREE
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He's often robbed : PETER
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Inner: Prefix : ESO
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Burden : LOAD
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Walter Payton's teammates : BEARS
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Guthrie : ARLO
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With 30 Down, a color : OLD
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Sierra ___ : MADRE
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Le Gallienne's "The ___ the Little Peoples" : CRYOF
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Prepared for publication : EDITED
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I work: Sp. : LABRO
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Quote : CITE
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Baseball locale : DIAMOND
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Kind of blonde : PLATINUM
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Spongy substance used as tinder : AMADOU
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Rider on a winged ram : HELLE
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Cursed article in a Collins classic : MOONSTONE
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"Lounge lizard" : IDLER
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Bois de Boulogne is one : PARC
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Angers : IRES
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Macaulay's "___ of Ancient Rome" : LAYS
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Kind of table or wagon : TEA
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Between E.S.T. and M.S.T. : CST
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City in NE corner of Mass. : SALEM
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Name meaning "noble" : ADELE
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Like a clerical collar : REVERSED
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Buffalo-cattle hybrid : CATALO
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Act ___, "La Traviata" finale : III
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Stirs : ADOS
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Deadly : LETHAL
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Troops firing howitzers : ARTILLERY
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Cicatrix : SCAR
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Now's partner : HERE
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Celebration : FETE
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Prefix meaning "up" : ANA
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Telegraph key : TAPPER
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Type of type : AGATE
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Apple, pear, quince et al. : POMES
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Doctored : DOPED
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Singer Bailey : PEARL
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King Olav's capital : OSLO
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Canine sound : WOOF
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Plant of the lily family : ALOE
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See 38 Across : GOLD
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In an extreme way : RADICALLY
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Tire feature : TREAD
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Former state in West Germany : BADEN
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Fragrant : AROMATIC
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Trade or profession : METIER
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Studies at the last minute : CRAMS
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Earl and duke : TITLES
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Sister-in-law of Petruchio : BIANCA
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Scents : ODORS
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Composition for nine : NONET
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Club fees : DUES
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Villapiano of the Raiders : PHIL
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Mother of Castor and Pollux : LEDA
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Ref's counterpart : UMP
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Castle defense : MOAT
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Prospector's quest : ORE

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

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