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New York Times, Monday, May 14, 1979

Author:
Gaarder
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { F J K Q X }, Scrabble score: 263 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Gaarder has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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Across
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Pierce : STAB
5
People who change their religion : VERTS
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Atop : UPON
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Water source : WELL
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Obliterate : ERASE
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Appoint : NAME
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She, in Paris : ELLE
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Water nymph : NAIAD
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Sketched : DREW
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Straightened : ALINED
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Used cars : TRADEINS
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Most lustful : RANDIEST
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Craggy hill : TOR
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Cécile or Agathe: Abbr. : STE
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Perceived by sight, smell, etc. : SENSATE
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Kind of bean : LIMA
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Faithful : TRUE
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More ominous : DIRER
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Rearranging, as in 22, 24, 50 and 55 Across : ANAGRAMMATIZING
42
___ Zagora, Bulgarian city : STARA
43
Wine: Comb. form : OENO
44
Highway sign : EATS
45
Followed a signal to its source : HOMEDIN
47
Judge's domain: Abbr. : CRT
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An, in Bonn : EIN
50
Leaves a Pullman : DETRAINS
55
Exerted oneself : STRAINED
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Item in a garage : OILCAN
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Bedouin : ARAB
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Grand duke of Moscow: 1328–41 : IVANI
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Prefix for scope or meter : PERI
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Earth : SOIL
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He wrote "The Barrel Organ" : NOYES
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Colored : HUED
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Famous alter ego : HYDE
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"Beau ___" : GESTE
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Church section : APSE
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Curse : SWEAR
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"I cannot ___ lie" : TELLA
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Exhausted : ALLIN
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Mixture : BLEND
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Blood feud : VENDETTA
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Diamond stat. : ERA
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Bonnie or John : RAITT
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Despot : TSAR
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Calm : SEDATE
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Small : UNDERSIZE
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Equal: Comb. form : PARI
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Sign : OMEN
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Word with cast or paper : NEWS
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Ice, in Berlin : EIS
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Comic strip by Irwin Hasen : DONDI
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Church speech : SERMON
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Rap session of a sort : SEANCE
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Met fare : ARIA
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Kind of caterpillar : TENT
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Work units : ERGS
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Whip : LASH
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Involved with : INTO
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Sir's counterpart : MAAM
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Cooperative or pleasant : AGREEABLE
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Japanese apricot : UME
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Spokes : RADII
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Terrapin : TORTOISE
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One of nine : INNING
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Between bi and quadri : TRI
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Operation-launching times : DDAYS
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Greek letter : ALPHA
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Freeze over : ICEUP
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Nostrils : NARES
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Disparaging in a sly way : SNIDE
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Dress accessory : SASH
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Agamemnon's conquest : TROY
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Air or panty follower : RAID
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Bacchanalian cry : EVOE
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Divider at Wimbledon : NET

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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