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New York Times, Friday, May 18, 1979

Author:
Kathryn Righter
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { F J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 255 (avg 1.34)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 2
Kathryn Righter has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,783
Across
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Taken to court : SUED
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Alloy of copper and zinc : BRASS
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Comfort : EASE
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Basic Latin infinitive : ESSE
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Bridal path : AISLE
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Dante's "___ Nuova" : VITA
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This goes round and round to make a point : PENCILSHARPENER
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Pedal : TREADLE
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Schulz's comic strip : PEANUTS
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Guemal, e.g. : DEER
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Immature parasite : NIT
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Acquiesce : ASSENT
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Group in "The Lady of the Lake" : CLANSMEN
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Show frugality : STINT
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Bea Arthur's TV role : MAUDE
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Purest hyperbole : ELA
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Color graduation : TINT
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N.C.O. : SARGE
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Downstairs girl : MAID
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Londoner's "bitter" : ALE
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Small change : DIMES
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Part of a French toast : SANTE
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Made requital : REWARDED
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A three-beat gait : CANTER
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One of the Three Stooges : MOE
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Speleologist's topic : CAVE
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Ambles : STROLLS
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Awakens : AROUSES
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He goes round and round in a rite : WHIRLINGDERVISH
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"Fine women ___ crazy salad": Yeats : EATA
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Dumas's "La Tulipe ___" : NOIRE
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Diminutive suffix : ETTE
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And others: Abbr. : ETAL
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Barnaby Jones, on TV : EBSEN
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Marsh plant : REED
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Family branch : SEPT
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Employer : USER
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Anglo-Saxon laborer : ESNE
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Like Rome in A.D. 400 : DECADENT
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Fonteyn's milieu : BALLET
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Stair part : RISER
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Rowan : ASH
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Sharp blow : SLAP
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Swain song : SERENADE
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Happenings : EVENTS
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Aborigine of Japan : AINU
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Proofreader's word : STET
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Sense organs : EARS
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Dog tag : IDENT
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He wrote "Common Sense" : PAINE
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"___ Is Born" : ASTAR
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Rural crossing : STILE
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Tendon : SINEW
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Was concerned : CARED
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Pulls : LUGS
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Intended : MEANT
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Choice : ELITE
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Crusader for consumers : NADER
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Role once played by Lucille Ball : MAME
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Second occupation : SIDELINE
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Strategem : MANEUVER
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Waggish : DROLL
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Relish : SAVOR
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Ethically neutral : AMORAL
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Lurch : CAREEN
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Core group : CADRE
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___-pea, Popeye's adopted son : SWEE
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"He ___ runs may read": Tennyson : THAT
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Hayworth : RITA
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One pretending social importance : SNOB
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Location : SITE
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Italian city : ESTE
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Cast off : SHED
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Troup group : GIS

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