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New York Times, Thursday, May 3, 1979

65-Across : Commander of Eastern Sea Frontier: 1943-46

Author:
Vincent L. Osborne
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Z }, Scrabble score: 294 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Vincent L. Osborne has 20 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,768
Across
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Relative of a spruce : LARCH
6
"___ way to go!" : ATTA
10
Hill's partner : DALE
14
Early Nebraskan : OMAHA
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Dick Tracy prominence : CHIN
16
Holly : ILEX
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Postpone : DEFER
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Copper : CENT
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"Veni, ___, vici" : VIDI
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Give-and-take : INTERPLAY
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Figure in red : DEBIT
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Rice dish : PILAF
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Canaries' kin : SERINS
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Draft initials : SSS
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Jour turns into this : SOIR
29
Bad ___, German spa : EMS
30
Virginia willow : ITEA
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Gives bad advice : MISGUIDES
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P.D. investigative tool : LIEDETECTORTEST
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City originally named for Catherine the Great : KRASNODAR
41
Gypsum : YESO
42
Baseball Hall-of-Fame name : OTT
43
Rocketeer's agcy. : NASA
46
Sunday seat : PEW
47
Gathers on parallel threads : SHIRRS
50
Capital of Ecuador : QUITO
52
Female cat : TABBY
53
Boris Pasternak was one : MUSCOVITE
57
The Trojan horse, e.g. : RUSE
58
Things to be crossed : TEES
59
Zeus changed her into stone : NIOBE
60
Egyptian symbol : ATEN
61
Hook's sidekick : SMEE
62
Conductor Dorati : ANTAL
63
Under confinement : PENT
64
French Lily : PONS
65
Commander of Eastern Sea Frontier: 1943-46 : LEARY
Down
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Napoleon won here in 1796 : LODI
2
Last word : AMEN
3
Kon-Tiki, for one : RAFT
4
Chickadee sound : CHEEP
5
Creator of Uncle Remus : HARRIS
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Applauded : ACCLAIMED
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Movie in which Bogart won an Oscar : THEAFRICANQUEEN
8
Minute : TINY
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Kelep, for one : ANT
10
"The most universal quality is ___": Montaigne : DIVERSITY
11
Point in a suspect's favor : ALIBI
12
Did an usher's job : LEDIN
13
Leaves : EXITS
21
Arafat's org. : PLO
22
Take exception : DEMUR
24
State flower of Utah : SEGO
25
Kind of hat or stocking : SILK
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Come to life : STIR
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"___ pin ... " : SEEA
31
Like charcoal filter : ADSORBENT
33
Family of composers : STRAUSSES
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Recondite : DEEP
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Actual being : ESSE
36
Put in a warehouse : STOW
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Item in a log : ENTRY
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Adds : TOTS
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"___ Semper Tyrannis," Va. motto : SIC
45
Like Schönberg's "Pierrot Lunaire" : ATONAL
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Knapsack adjunct : STRAP
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___ cuisine : HAUTE
49
Author of "Peer Gynt" : IBSEN
51
Like Bopeep's charges : OVINE
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Exec's missive : MEMO
54
Whit : IOTA
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Transport at Stowe : TBAR
56
Hard to keep hold of : EELY
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Fraction of a tbsp. : TSP

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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