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New York Times, Monday, May 28, 1979

Author:
William Jarvis
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 257 (avg 1.33)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
William Jarvis has 15 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,793
Across
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Fall faller : LEAF
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Brake of a sort : SPRAG
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Goulash : STEW
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Approximately : ORSO
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Marketplace : AGORA
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God: Comb. form : THEO
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Spacemen : COSMONAUTS
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___ Stanley Gardner : ERLE
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Belgian port : OSTEND
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Eternal : TIMELESS
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___-do-well : NEER
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Pliny ___, U.S. inventor : EARLE
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Coastal region : LITTORAL
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"Can do" is his motto : SEABEE
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Actress Sophia : LOREN
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Platters : DISKS
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Elbow : ELL
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Jewish month : ADAR
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Swearwords : OATHS
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Fence part : RAIL
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First word of "Home, Sweet Home" : MID
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Rocky debris : SCREE
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Piece of pastry : TORTE
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Sour : ACIDIC
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Hollows : RECESSES
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Having a purpose : TELIC
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Old Norse poem : RUNE
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Made up of loosely linked incidents : EPISODIC
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"Ivanhoe" heroine : ROWENA
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Betty of cartoons : BOOP
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Kind of discharge : ELECTRICAL
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___ Domini : ANNO
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"___ Book," by Eugene Burdick : NINAS
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Reeves's "A Ford, ___ Lincoln" : NOTA
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Egg's bed : NEST
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Cheap; inferior : TATTY
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A grandson of Adam : ENOS
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Crazy as a loon : LOCO
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God of love : EROS
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Helper: Abbr. : ASST
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Agitator : FOMENTER
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Abrasive tool : SANDER
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Golf tourn. : PGA
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Defeat soundly : ROUT
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Clarinetist Shaw : ARTIE
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Protective respirators : GASMASKS
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Stanley Kowalski's wife : STELLA
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Nursery group : THREEBEARS
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Lampreys' kin : EELS
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Afflictions : WOES
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Tie ___ (get spiffed) : ONEON
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Soy, ___, es (Sp. I lesson) : ERES
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Electronic detective : RADAR
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Beast of burden : LLAMA
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Containing an antiseptic : IODIC
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Customs and beliefs : TRADITIONS
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Metric capacity : LITER
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Aristocracy : ELITE
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Les femmes : ELLES
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Diaphanous : SHEER
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West : OCCIDENT
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Color like Pompeian red : ROSEWINE
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Farm building : SILO
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Purport : TENOR
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Autocrat : DESPOT
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Female's bow : CURTSY
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Eyelashes : CILIA
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Israel's Abba ___ : EBAN
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Corn bread : PONE
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Part of a dollar : CENT
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A social sci. : ECON
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Alliance acronym : NATO
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Alack's partner : ALAS
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He's hip to the jive : CAT

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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