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New York Times, Monday, March 5, 1979

9-Down : Like many a town in the Wild West

Author:
John Finch
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,709
Across
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Donner, ___ in Calif. : PASS
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Ballet conclusion : CODA
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Former Air Force general : LEMAY
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What "video" means : ISEE
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One of the Cartwrights : ADAM
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"What's in ___?" : ANAME
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Vehicle important in the opening of the West : THECOVEREDWAGON
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Unfinished poem by Keats : HYPERION
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Price of too much worry and hurry : ULCER
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Inge or Swift : DEAN
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Vex or become vexed : FRET
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Pipe : BRIAR
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Printing-plant employee : PRESSMAN
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Tendency : TREND
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Irritable : CROSS
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"___ atque vale" : AVE
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Milieu of the Manassa Mauler : RING
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Blessings on the plains : RAINS
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Showdown command : DRAW
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Like every other number : ODD
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Hat for a Basque : BERET
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Lock : TRESS
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One with a will : TESTATOR
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Pick up and drink: Slang : HOIST
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Cambodian money : RIEL
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N.A.M. group : CORP
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Kind of claim or game : SMALL
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Partly developed mine : PROSPECT
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Weapon important in the opening of the West : THECOLTREVOLVER
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Western : OATER
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It "springs eternal" : HOPE
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Former name of a republic : EIRE
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Pitchers : EWERS
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River in Flanders : YSER
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Blackthorn : SLOE
Down
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"Enterprises of great ___ and moment": Hamlet : PITH
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Pallid : ASHY
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Ooze : SEEP
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Withdrawing from a union : SECEDING
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Sturgeon's largesse : CAVIAR
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Theater in Paris : ODEON
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Mend old socks : DARN
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Soul, to St. Etienne : AME
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Like many a town in the Wild West : LAWLESS
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Passes, as a bill : ENACTS
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"Le ___," Massenet opera : MAGE
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Ovid topic : AMOR
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Longing : YEN
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Nymph on Ida : OREAD
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Coercion : DURESS
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Call to a bellboy : FRONT
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Honeymooner : BRIDE
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Splits : RENDS
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Snoop : PRIER
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Certain mustangs or cayuses : MARES
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Desist, at sea : AVAST
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What the Pony Express brought : NEWS
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Pony : TROT
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Magda Lupescu's husband : CAROL
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Narrate anew : RETELL
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Exudes tiny, set drops : DRIPPLES
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Legal lenders of property : BAILORS
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Trunk : TORSO
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Kind of bullet : TRACER
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Dam on the Colorado : HOOVER
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___ suzette : CREPE
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"Candida" author : SHAW
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Deal out : METE
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They play for money : PROS
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"The ___ that men do ... " : EVIL
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King mackerel : CERO
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Rustler's final "hangout" : TREE
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___ the line (conform) : TOE
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"___ kingdom come" : THY

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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