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New York Times, Tuesday, May 29, 1979

Author:
Meisler
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.76, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,794
Across
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"Too bad!" : ALAS
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Couple : LINK
9
Gnat : MIDGE
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Lancaster : BURT
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Augury : OMEN
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"There was ___ woman . . . " : ANOLD
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Most populous continent : ASIA
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___ facto : IPSO
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Dome-shaped house : IGLOO
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Incredible : HARDTOSWALLOW
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Standoffs : TIES
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Drinks served in steins : BEERS
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Wire measure : MIL
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The Ancient of Days : CREATOR
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Notched, as leaves : EROSE
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Shepherded : LED
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Relating to aircraft : AERO
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Shore-dinner tidbit : SOFTSHELLEDCRAB
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Pony up : ANTE
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Frequent follower of long : AGO
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Encampment spot : ETAPE
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Field laborers : PLOWMEN
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Pen : STY
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Corals' creation : ATOLL
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Dedicated : AVID
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Off target : WIDEOFTHEMARK
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The stock in some card games : TALON
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Dolt : LOON
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One of Byron's names : NOEL
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Turn away : AVERT
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Touch upon : ABUT
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Part of a West Pointer's garb : CAPE
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In disorder : MESSY
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Piscataway five : WETS
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Exhale : EMIT
Down
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Arabian garment : ABA
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Succulent : LUSH
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Highlight at La Scala : ARIA
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Word on a maze puzzle : START
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Dawdle : LOITER
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Levy : IMPOSE
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Loch ___ : NESS
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"By their fruits ye shall ___ them" : KNOW
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He wrote "The Prisoner of Sex" : MAILER
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Fireplace : INGLE
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Sorrow : DOLOR
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Blushes or flushes : GLOWS
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Ancient Tokyo : EDO
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Cuts into cubes : DICES
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Domicile : ABODE
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Flattop of the Southwest : MESA
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Symbol of endurance : IRON
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Garret : LOFT
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Grant : ALLOW
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Monogram of a British soldier in Arabia : TEL
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Agathe or Thérèse : STE
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Feign : ACT
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Ages : ERAS
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Absorbed : RAPT
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Mind : OBEY
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Hunter's cry : HALLO
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Self-esteem : EGO
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Dungaree, if blue : DENIM
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Horn of ___ : PLENTY
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Elephant keeper and driver : MAHOUT
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Sports contests : EVENTS
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"Oh, lift me as ___ . . . ": Shelley : AWAVE
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Mah-jongg pieces : TILES
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Bouquets : ODORS
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Cotillion : DANCE
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Custard pie : FLAW
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Start of a Hamlet soliloquy : TOBE
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Range : ROAM
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Military hat : KEPI
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Cap for Jock : TAM
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Assign, as a contract : LET

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 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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