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WHODUNIT?

New York Times, Sunday, May 20, 1979

Author:
Elaine D. Schorr
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 90, Avg Word Len: 5.35, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 645 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 146, Cheaters: 15, FITB: 14, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 17
Elaine D. Schorr has 49 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,785
Across
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Barflies : TOSSPOTS
9
Navigational systems : LORANS
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Butternut squash : CUSHAW
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Pangolin : ANTEATER
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Needlelike : ACERATE
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Sound sight : MARINA
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Mrs. O'Leary did it : WENTTHROUGHFIREANDWATER
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He used his lip : LEO
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Affirmed sound : SNORT
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Inhibit : DETER
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Laurel : STAN
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Street runner : GAMIN
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When Brutus did it : IDES
36
Part of L.C.D. : LEAST
38
Day divs. : HRS
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Steinbeck character : ARON
40
Bright : NITID
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Schmo : TWERP
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D.D.E. : IKE
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Diller's surgeon did it : SAVEDFACE
49
Like some boas : FURRY
50
Carl, Fritz or Rob : REINER
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Prefix with fix : PRE
54
Split : RIVED
55
Stewpots : OLLAS
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Nobelist for Peace: 1931 : ADDAMS
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One of the cattlemen : DROVER
59
Censor a telecast : BLEEP
60
Anent : ASTO
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Devotee of an art : IST
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Apparition : SHAPE
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Scatters : STREWS
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Select, as a jury : IMPANEL
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Musical direction : ATEMPO
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Solecist's word : AINT
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Piece for Pavarotti : ARIA
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Decamp for romance : ELOPE
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Luminescence : FLAME
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Armistead did it at McHenry : HELDTHEFORT
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Peninsula in the news : SINAI
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Emulated Hero : LOVED
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To ___ (exactly) : ATEE
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Univ. course : ECON
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___ the arm (boost) : SHOTIN
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He wrote "Praise of Folly" : ERASMUS
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Traversely : ACROSS
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Groundwork for plastering : LATHS
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Heliologist's topic : SUN
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Lovely lake southeast of Rome : NEMI
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Proboscis : SNOUT
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Danish city named for a god : ODENSE
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Summer flounder : PLAICE
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Legendary labyrinth builder : MINOS
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Swung round : SLUED
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Shebang : HUT
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Portions for certain agents : TENTHS
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Wall attachment : PINUP
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The Oysters did it for the Walrus : TOOKSTEPS
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___ volente : DEO
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Swiss city on the Rhine : BASEL
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A.M. trumpet calls : DIANS
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"If I Only ___ Heart" : HADA
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Star pitcher : ACE
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N.Y.S.E. category : RAILS
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Palpitate : PANT
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Intensity : ARDOR
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Causerie : CHAT
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Queue : BRAID
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Abalone : ORMER
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Arabic name meaning "father" : ABU
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Simple Simon might have done it : CARRIEDCOALSTONEWCASTLE
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Take turns : ROTATE
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Necessitates : ENTAILS
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O.K. : SANCTION
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Hole under a grate : ASHPIT
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"Lucia . . . " showstopper : SEXTET
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Flint's cache : TREASURE
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Marble shooter : TAW
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Singleton : ONE
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Stop on a R.R. : STN
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Fishing gear : SETLINE
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Eucharistic plate : PATEN
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Roman emperor: A.D. 69 : OTHO
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___ Borch, Dutch artist : TER
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Hit signs : SROS
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___ Como, Italian resort : LAGODI
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Used a yellowish pigment : OCHRED
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Fissures : REFTS
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Uris hero : ARI
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Soothing substance : NARD
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N.F.L. team : STEELERS
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U.S.N. bigwigs : CMDRS
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Douglas Fraser's org. : UAW
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Kin of Mmes. : SRAS
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The village blacksmith did it : HITTHENAILONTHEHEAD
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Lend ___ (hearken) : ANEAR
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Admonishes : WARNS
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Truck stop : EATERY
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How we stand : UNITED
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___ tide : NEAP
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Breathe laboriously : GASP
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North African pine : ARAR
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Atlas did it when he sneezed : MOVEDHEAVENANDEARTH
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Blackbeard did it : TIEDONESHANDS
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Hub : NAVE
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Workers on layers : ICERS
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San Joaquin River plants : TULES
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Cloakroom item : WRAP
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Coogan role : KID
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Bligh did it : DROPPEDANCHOR
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"Hawaii ___" : FIVEO
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Chanticleer did it : FLEWTHECOOP
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Pro ___ : RATA
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Town in West Germany : EMS
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Alphabetical trio : RST
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Odorous : OLENT
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Rod for a cannoneer : RAMMER
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Honeymooner : BRIDE
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Aqaba noble : AMIR
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Light splash : SPAT
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City in Manche : STLO
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Contes : TALES
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Restraining items : IRONS
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George and T.S. : ELIOTS
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C.I.O. partner : AFL
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In progress : AFOOT
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Country: Sp. : PAIS
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German article : EIN
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Village where Patton is buried : HAMM
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Case for trivia : ETUI
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Grayish yellows : ECRUS
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Unctuous : SLEEK
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Gets the point : SEES
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Countermand : ANNUL
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Publicist : SOLON
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N.Y.C. is one : SPT
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Caucho : ULE
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___ qua non : SINE
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Twosomes : DUOS
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Suffix with Adam or Edom : ITE
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Assignments : MISSIONS
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___ Island : STATEN
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Hair style : UPDO
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Pre-Lenin ruler : TSAR
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Blenheim, for one : PALACE
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Fencing actions : THRUSTS
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Creeper or roller : BIRD
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Thrust at repeatedly : DARTLE
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Farthest from the surface : INMOST
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Capital of Ghana : ACCRA
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Utter confusion : CHAOS
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Red as ___ : ABEET
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Presuppose : POSIT
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Fiber for rope : ABACA
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Springe : TRAP
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Tidbit from Iraq : DATE
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Labor Day blessing : REST
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Youth's problem : ACNE
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"Lord, is ___?": Matt. 26:22 : ITI
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Negligent : LAX
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Kind of club or path : WAR
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Teutonic sky god : TIU
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Relative of "Lawd" : LOR
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Chemical suffix : ENE

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 9 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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