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New York Times, Tuesday, April 17, 1979

Author:
Sidney L. Robbins
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 309 (avg 1.63)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Sidney L. Robbins has 153 pre-Shortz puzzles and 50 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,752

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Across
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Mom and Dad : PAIR
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Cry heard by Pavarotti : BRAVO
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Escape : FLEE
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Recorded proceedings : ACTA
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"All ___ for the treat": Carroll : EAGER
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Entertainer Abbe : LANE
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What sci-fi heroes must combat : THEFORCESOFEVIL
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Haw's partner : HEM
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Tilted, as a ship in a storm : ALIST
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Duly equipped : READY
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"It's ___ to Tell a Lie" : ASIN
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Shebang : HUT
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Exerting pressure re a vital question : FORCINGTHEISSUE
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Baby born on April 17, e.g. : ARIES
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Offend : HURT
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Initials for an 1860–65 alliance : CSA
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Bounders : CADS
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Arson or larceny : CRIME
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"How now! ___?": Hamlet : ARAT
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Medic's graph : ECG
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Crazy as a ___ : LOON
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Ground almond : CHUFA
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This keeps people smoking, overeating, etc. : THEFORCEOFHABIT
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Soft drink : ADE
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Superficial or voluble : GLIB
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Stealer of tarts : KNAVE
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Misrepresent : BELIE
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Volcanic fallout : ASH
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Invalid : NOLONGERINFORCE
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Hebrew measure : OMER
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Avoid this if it's wet! : PAINT
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Munchausen, e.g. : LIAR
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Topic for Maeterlinck : BEES
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Too-too theatrical : STAGY
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Poet Millay : EDNA
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Orbit : PATH
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Bothersome thing : ACHE
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Newsy note : ITEM
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U.K. airmen : RAF
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"God Bless America" author : BERLIN
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A. J. Foyt's profession : RACING
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"While the eternal ___ watch and wait": Longfellow : AGES
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Endow : VEST
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Gold, to González : ORO
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Armadas : FLEETS
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Molten rock : LAVA
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Arthurian female : ENID
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Not easily held : EELY
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Camel drivers' rendezvous : OASIS
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Kind of punch or salad : FRUIT
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They win over kings : ACES
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In this locality : HERE
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Diamond feature : FACET
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Plant resembling spinach : ORACH
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Blue ___ Mountains : RIDGE
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"Set ___ house in order": Isa. 38:1 : THINE
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Word with drum or bug : HUM
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Second-string player : SCRUB
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Former mil. educational program : USAFI
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Erode : EATAT
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Heart : CORE
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Sinbad's bird : ROC
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Pequod captain : AHAB
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Waterproof fabric : LODEN
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Indian V.I.P. : CHIEF
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Acts of good will : FAVORS
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Eyeing amorously : OGLING
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Unyielding : FLINTY
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Door part : KNOB
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Alaskan seaport : NOME
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Nautical word : ALEE
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Thrash : BEAT
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Silkworm : ERIA
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Dry : ARID
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Peruse : SCAN
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She mothered a war god : HERA
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Some drs. : GPS
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Bullring cry : OLE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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