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New York Times, Friday, May 25, 1979

Author:
Jones
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.37, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Jones has 22 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,790

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Across
1
Mulligans : STEWS
6
Sour : ACERB
11
Unsteady : ASTATIC
13
Works by a German painter-engraver : DURERS
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Horner's comment : WHATAGOODBOYAMI
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French tapestry town : ARRAS
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Chest sounds : RALES
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Force; power : VIS
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First-aid gear : KITS
22
Chose : OPTED
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Colombian city : CALI
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First lady : EVE
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Hale and Hari : SPIES
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Olive green : LODEN
27
What hysterics need : SEDATION
29
Enjoy : SAVOR
30
West Germany's capital : BONN
31
Word with down or line : PIPE
32
Practical : UTILE
34
Handy Andy : FIXITMAN
38
Slyly derisive : SNIDE
39
Hamlet and Borge : DANES
40
Guido's high note : ELA
41
___ out (destroy) : WIPE
42
Sea swallows : TERNS
43
Townsend or Marshall : PLAN
44
Likely : APT
45
Betel palm : ARECA
46
"I ___ Say No" : CAINT
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Sociable fellow : GOODTIMECHARLIE
50
Set apart solemnly : DEVOTE
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Injuries : LESIONS
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Ate in style : DINED
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Live : EXIST
Down
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Moved suddenly : STARTED
2
So longs : TATAS
3
Letters from Greece : ETAS
4
Wag's partner : WIG
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Lizard or skink : SCORPION
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Confuses : ADDLES
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Did a math task : CUBED
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Asteroid #433 : EROS
9
Isla del ___, in the Gulf of Panama : REY
10
Pretended courage : BRAVADO
11
Activates : AWAKES
12
Free from guilt : SHRIVE
14
Cheshire cat, e.g. : SMILER
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Like some breakfast cereals : OATEN
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"The proof of the pudding ___ . . . " : ISIN
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Think out loud : OPINE
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Crave to possess : COVET
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What the piper's son did : STOLE
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___ lazuli : LAPIS
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Stand fast : ABIDE
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Two make "boxcars" at Vegas : SIXES
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Acme : PINNACLE
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Camera support : UNIPOD
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What Tiny Tim did in the tulip bed : TIPTOED
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Samuel Foote's forte : FARCE
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Sweet clover : MELILOT
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An amino acid : ALANIN
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City at the mouth of the Loire : NANTES
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Festoon : SWAG
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Judged : DEEMED
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No longer fresh : TRITE
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Nobleman to whom Juliet was betrothed : PARIS
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Like ___ of bricks : ATON
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Almost, in Alicante : CASI
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Year in the reign of Theodoric the Great : DVI
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Jinx : HEX

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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