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New York Times, Friday, March 30, 1979

Author:
Tap Osborn
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 293 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 2, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Tap Osborn has 111 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,734
Across
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Bounce from a bistro : EJECT
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"Pistol Packin' ___," 1943 song : MAMA
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Odist, e.g. : BARD
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Moon valley : RILLE
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Cry said with a sigh : ALAS
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Name meaning "hairy" : ESAU
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With 55 Across, sign on a liqueur display : ABSINTHMAKESTHE
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Companions of mermen : SEAMAIDS
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Minimal : LEAST
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"D'ri ___," novel by Bacheller : ANDI
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Sound's partner : SAFE
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Missouri tributary : PLATTE
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Insignificance : PUNINESS
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Gas: Comb. form : AERI
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Borge and Kierkegaard : DANES
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Herd of whales : GAM
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Baseball "battle of the bottle" opus? : CATCHERINTHERYE
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Garden dweller : EVE
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Travail : AGONY
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Vaccination supplies : SERA
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Apposite : RELEVANT
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Kind of bug : JITTER
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Give up : CEDE
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Last year's jr. : SENR
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Huckster, in some cases : ADMAN
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Forbears : REFRAINS
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See 17 Across : HEARTGROWFONDER
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Landed : ALIT
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Four-wheeler : AUTO
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Early shopping mall : AGORA
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Curse or poison : BANE
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Webster's their new boss : GMEN
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Greek island : DELOS
Down
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Style periods : ERAS
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Be in accord : JIBE
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Jewelry designer Peretti : ELSA
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Weatherman's adjective : CLIMATIC
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Renter : TENANT
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Messianic Moslem leader : MAHDI
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Charity : ALMS
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Bleat : MAA
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Inquire : ASK
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"Children should ___ . . . " : BESEEN
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Nick and Nora's little friend : ASTA
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Sounds from pom-pom girls : RAHS
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"C" for two : DUET
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Surge of a sort : TIDE
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Mischievous : ELFISH
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Kern musical hit: 1925 : SUNNY
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He wrote "Petite Ville" : ANET
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Meadowlands runner : PACER
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Holiday for Mister Roberts : LEAVE
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Minsk co-op : ARTEL
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Emulate Lely : PAINT
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Heron : EGRET
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Fitzgerald's Zelda : SAYRE
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Vilify : SMEAR
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Idle one : DRONE
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"___ we met before?" : HAVENT
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"Holy smoke!" : EGAD
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Disaffect : ESTRANGE
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Game played with 32 cards : ECARTE
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Actor Chandler: 1919–61 : JEFF
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Encroachment : INROAD
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Appliqué with needle and thread : SEWON
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Fictional one-legged captain : AHAB
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Mazo ___ Roche : DELA
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Conduit : MAIN
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Mechanical repetition : ROTE
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McKinley, "___ of Ohio" : IDOL
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Opera by Handel : NERO
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Damas: Abbr. : SRAS
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Rib-tickler : GAG
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Grog ingredient : RUM

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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