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NAME STRETCHING

New York Times, Sunday, April 22, 1979

Author:
Nancy W. Atkinson
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 162, Blocks: 92, Avg Word Len: 5.40, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 625 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 141, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 9, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
Nancy W. Atkinson has 16 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,757
Across
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Greet : SALUTE
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Inundate : SWAMP
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Lugubrious : SAD
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Grazing land : LEA
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Migs or mibs : AGATES
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Arachnids : SPIDERS
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Incised mark : SCRIBING
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Sport of a sort : MUTANT
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Colossal : TITANIC
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Imitate a ballerina : TOEDANCE
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Successive scores for two Johanns : BACHTOBACHHOMERUNS
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Check : REIN
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Rowan : ASH
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S.C. river : ENOREE
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Shade of green : NILE
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Persian: Comb. form : IRANO
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Assignations : TRYSTS
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Rates highly : ESTEEMS
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Shankar plays it : SITAR
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___ au rhum : BABA
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Jennet : ASS
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Famous Mohican : UNCAS
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Pittsburgh product : STEEL
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Comedienne Coca : IMOGENE
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Intensity : ARDOR
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Wine cup : GOBLET
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Bands of bad guys : GANGS
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Tap : SPIGOT
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The life of ___ : RILEY
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Eight: Comb. form : OCTO
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___ van Holland, Neth. : HOEK
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On one's toes : ALERT
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Finished : OVER
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Poky person : SNAIL
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Hedge plant : PRIVET
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Schedule : SLATE
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Infiltrated : ENTERED
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Cameleer's robe : ABA
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Rushed to see Arthur on TV : MADEABEALINEFOR
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Homophone for air : ERE
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Smith's group : MORMONS
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David or John : WAYNE
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Having streaks : STRIPY
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Tittles : IOTAS
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Gusto : ELAN
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Wild dog of Asia : DHOLE
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Memorable couturier : DIOR
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British gun : STEN
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Gent : BLOKE
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Rubes : YOKELS
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Opportunely : ONCUE
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European border river : NEISSE
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"L'Organiste" composer : FAURE
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Ranch expanse : ACREAGE
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Dumas adventurer : ATHOS
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Sac : BURSA
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Roman or Persian : ERA
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Wise ___ owl : ASAN
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Of bees : APIAN
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Warning for 101 Across : ENGARDE
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Ultimate goal : ENDALL
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Small barracudas : SPETS
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Pill container : VIAL
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Edition of the classics : ALDINE
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Dallas campus : SMU
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Type : SORT
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Composer's adornments : HANDELBARMUSTACHES
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Piece of mischief : ESCAPADE
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Sunrise greeter : ROOSTER
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Fantasize : IDEATE
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Adolescent : TEENAGER
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Saint Andrew's cross : SALTIRE
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Anne Sullivan's pupil : KELLER
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Militant campus org. : SDS
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Topper : LID
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Dental ___ : FLOSS
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Buries : INTERS
Down
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Dance of Brasília : SAMBA
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Large toads : AGUAS
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Gate fastening : LATCH
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Senator Garn's state : UTAH
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Drying frame : TENTER
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Language course for Orlando : ESTONYAN
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Mace and sage : SPICES
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Slender twig : WITHE
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A wife of Esau : ADAH
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Dialogue of Plato : MENO
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Stiffly neat : PRIM
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Tea cakes : SCONES
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Olympian hawk : ARES
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Performed : DID
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See 80 Across : LINEATE
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Oak grove : ENCINAL
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Brave Trojan warrior : AGENOR
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Kickoffs : STARTS
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Hotheads' creations : SCENES
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Mine entrance : STULM
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Voice for James : BARRIETONE
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Office V.I.P.'s : BOSSES
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Meadow barley : RIE
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That cad, to Caesar : ISTE
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Baseman, at times : TAGGER
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Bandleader named on a check : ENDORSEY
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Joplin's police force : SCOTTLANDYARD
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Do road work : TAR
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Brother or Bertha : BIG
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Chinese nurse : AMAH
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Role for Sonny : BONOPARTE
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Prod along : URGE
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Furtive : SLY
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Greenland group : ESKIMOS
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Feel discomfort : AIL
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Prone (to) : GIVEN
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Ramón's rah : OLE
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Deprived : BEREFT
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Liver dish : PATE
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René's roast : ROTI
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Dances at a governor's ball : CAREYOCAS
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Stadium area : TIER
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Ye ___ Tea Shoppe : OLDE
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Harsh, shrill noise : STRIDOR
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Popular vehicle : VAN
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Lincolns' late cousins : EDSELS
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Pub : ALEHOUSE
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Conjunction : NOR
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Author of "The Green Man" : AMIS
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Mukluk : BOOT
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"___, O north wind . . . " : AWAKE
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Ruin : BANE
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Bonn beast : ESEL
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Cocktail named for an educator : MANNHATTAN
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Cone-shaped : PINEAL
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Banos or Gatos : LOS
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Pods for soups : OKRA
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Trevino : LEE
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Wrinkle, to an M.D. : RUGA
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Twice : BIS
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Capital of ancient Lydia : SARDIS
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Suffix with velvet : EEN
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Ages upon ages : EONS
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Chinchilla, e.g. : FUR
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Raft for James : CAANTIKI
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Put side by side : APPOSED
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Casks : TIERCES
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Plantation machines : BALERS
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Countenance : ENDURE
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Collateral : ASSETS
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Got around : EVADED
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Forty-___ : NINER
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Wander about : GAD
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Fudd and Davis : ELMERS
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Sluggish : LEADEN
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"Ars gratia ___" : ARTIS
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Fine-grained rock : SHALE
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Time machine : METER
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Consumers : USERS
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Sacred: Prefix : HAGI
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Play the goldbricker : LOAF
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Weevil's delight : BOLL
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Anent : ASTO
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Native of Cardiff : CELT
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Crony : PAL

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 14 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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