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New York Times, Tuesday, May 1, 1979

Author:
Cerasoli
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Cerasoli has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,766

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Across
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Spring : LEAP
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Silver, in Seville : PLATA
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A.M. : MORN
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Part of an estate : ACRE
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___ a hand (helps) : LENDS
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Migrant farm worker : OKIE
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Common songbird : CHIPPINGSPARROW
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Hawaiian timber tree : KOA
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Reasonable : SANE
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Sunday-dinner item : ROAST
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Wee : TINY
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Caracals : CATS
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Horrified : AGHAST
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Wise : SAPIENT
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Lustful look : LEER
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Baby talk for a baby's garment : DIDIE
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Material for a bucket : OAK
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Colorful bird : BALTIMOREORIOLE
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"Children ___ People": Emily Post : ARE
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Musical composition : NONET
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Cozy : SNUG
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Ephemeral sculpture : SNOWMEN
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Estimate : ASSESS
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Make an incised mark : RASE
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"___ boy!" : ATTA
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Japanese immigrants : ISSEI
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Mirth : GLEE
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Fast plane : SST
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Small bird : LEASTFLYCATCHER
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Stretchy fabric : KNIT
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Greek island : SAMOS
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Enormous : HUGE
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Salt tree : ATLE
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She-bears, to Seneca : URSAE
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Medicinal plant : ALOE
Down
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Want : LACK
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Repeat : ECHO
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"Un bel di" is one : ARIA
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Energy : PEP
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Easily influenced : PLIANT
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Bruce : LENNY
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With "arch," Michel or Gabriel : ANGE
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N.F.L. scores : TDS
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Viper : ASP
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Gloomy : MOROSE
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Its pods are often pickled : OKRA
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Los ___, Ecuadorean province : RIOS
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Triton : NEWT
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Greek letters : PSIS
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More ostentatious and affected : ARTIER
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Dessert order : TART
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Military intern : CADET
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Peruvian carrot : APIO
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Spanish dukedom : ALBA
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___ up (accelerates production) : GEARS
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Wife of Menelaus : HELEN
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Chased woman : SIREN
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Not a soul : NOONE
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Anklebone : TALUS
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Receiver of gifts : DONEE
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Containers for brew : KEGS
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Lying ___, as a sniper : INWAIT
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They go with pops : MOMS
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Japanese poet Kobayashi ___: 1763–1827 : ISSA
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Tragedy by Voltaire : ORESTE
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Resting : ATEASE
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___ processus (delay order in law) : STET
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Tennessee city : ALCOA
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Writer Chase : ILKA
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Shipped : SENT
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Put out to sea : SAIL
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Places for workouts : GYMS
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Synagogue : SHUL
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Lily with bell-shaped petals : SEGO
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Arbor Day plant : TREE
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Tallahassee inst. : FSU
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Household spirit of Ancient Rome : LAR
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Half a dance : CHA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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