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New York Times, Tuesday, May 22, 1979

Author:
Jean J. Davison
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6 Grid is asymmetric.
Jean J. Davison has 62 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,787

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Across
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She, in Lyon : ELLE
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Prefix for bat or phobia : ACRO
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"Last of the red-hot ___" : MAMAS
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Spare : LEAN
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Chump : BOOB
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Kind of stew or coffee : IRISH
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Ms. Luck : MISCHANCE
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Impertinent : SASSY
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Guitar, old style : LUTE
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Traitor : RAT
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Neighbor of Md. : DEL
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Injury : DAMAGE
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Attribute of Carry Nation : SOBRIETY
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"___ and well" : ALIVE
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Solar rays : SUNBEAMS
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Come in second : LOSE
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Bullring lance : PIC
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Comfort : EASE
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Relative of ltd. : INC
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Ms. Mold : MISCAST
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"Cakes and ___," Maugham novel : ALE
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Urchin : GAMIN
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Initials for a Navy vessel : USS
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Growl : GNAR
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Sews up the sides again : RESEAMS
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Tine : PRONG
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Storage for fodder : CORNCRIB
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Coiffure : HAIRDO
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Mouth: Comb. form : ORI
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Coal scuttle : HOD
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Swiss river : AARE
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Don Shula's team : MIAMI
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Ms. Donation : MISGIVING
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Score one over par : BOGIE
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Length times width, sometimes : AREA
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Lamb's pseudonym : ELIA
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___ a kind (unique) : ONEOF
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Close : NEAR
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Obligation : DEBT
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Shade tree : ELM
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Wreath : LEI
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___ Vegas : LAS
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San Marino or Vatican City, e.g. : ENCLAVE
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Lessen : ABATE
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Word with nose or ice cream : CONE
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Mythical bird : ROC
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Titania's spouse : OBERON
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Ms. Entertainment : MISTREAT
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Macaw : ARA
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Ms. Behavior : MISDEMEANOR
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Resources : ASSETS
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In a wary way : SHYLY
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Enormous : HUGE
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Convent head : ABBESS
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Drooping-watch painter : DALI
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"It's ___ way to Tipperary" : ALONG
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Ms. Brougham : MISCARRIAGE
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Yield : SUCCUMB
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Endings with Bacchanal and Mammal : IAS
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Sib of a sort : SIS
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Mrs. Tanqueray's creator : PINERO
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Ms. Boss : MISCHIEF
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Ninny : ASS
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More than one-fourth of Earth's surface : LAND
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Therefore : ERGO
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Bishop, rook, etc. : MEN
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Mourned : GRIEVED
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Member of a medical corps : AIDMAN
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___ passu (side by side) : PARI
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Dance band : COMBO
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Constellation with belt and sword : ORION
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Mother of Ishmael : HAGAR
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Well offshore : ASEA
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"Winterset" hero : MIO
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Anger : IRE
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___ de France : ILE
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Penpoint : NIB
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Roscoe : GAT

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

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