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New York Times, Wednesday, May 30, 1979

Author:
Johnson
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 296 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Johnson has 29 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,795

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Across
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Blue dye : ANIL
5
Brooklyn Inst. : PRATT
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Do some whittling : PARE
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City in Bergen Co., N.J. : LODI
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Straightedge : RULER
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Jejune : ARID
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Making it seem easy : OVERSIMPLIFYING
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Beefsteaks, e.g. : TOMATOES
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Ad size : LINAGE
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Abbr. at Kennedy : ARR
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Kind of club : GLEE
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Like winter's glaze : SLEETY
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Stray : WAIF
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Utmost : NTH
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Hundred: Comb. form : CENTI
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Place for fodder : SILO
34
London foreign quarter : SOHO
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Tries too hard to make up for a weakness : OVERCOMPENSATES
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Wife, to a lawyer : FEME
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Strives : VIES
40
Alpinist's goal : CREST
41
Fingerlings : FRY
42
Tuesday : WELD
43
Leonine groups : PRIDES
44
There's companion : HERE
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"Bali ___" : HAI
46
Corporations : BODIES
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End of the line : TERMINUS
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Photographer's goof : OVERDEVELOPMENT
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Hacienda area : SALA
57
Auriculate : EARED
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Commedia dell'___ : ARTE
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Taciturn person : CLAM
60
Simpleton : NINNY
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Like some questions : MOOT
Down
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"Thanks ___!" : ALOT
2
De ___ (afresh) : NOVO
3
Footnote word : IDEM
4
Calabrian coin : LIRA
5
It ranks below an abbey : PRIORY
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Author Godden : RUMER
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European vacationland : ALPS
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Far: Comb. form : TEL
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1 followed by 12 zeros : TRILLION
10
Irving collaborator in drama : PAYNE
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Mozart's "Dove sono" is one : ARIA
12
Phone : RING
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Gambler's delight : EDGE
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Atmospherics : STATIC
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Feudal estate : FIEF
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Outbursts, as of laughter : GALES
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Deride : SCOFF
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Bar to exert pressure : LEVER
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Belgae, to Caesar : ENEMY
27
French infinitive : ETRE
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Rubbed clean : WIPED
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Eminent : NOTED
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"We hold ___ truths . . . " : THESE
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Party throwers : HOSTS
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Suggestion in a pop song : SMILE
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Hindu garment : SARI
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Supervised : OVERSEEN
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Pinch pennies : SCRIMP
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Tobacco, with "the" : WEED
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Burlesque imitation : PARODY
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First name of the 18th U.S. President : HIRAM
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___ Wills Moody, of tennis fame : HELEN
46
Autumn pear : BOSC
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Ellipsoidal : OVAL
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Poet Walter ___ Mare : DELA
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Bird sometimes called a picket : TERN
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Mosque V.I.P. : IMAM
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Octavia's husband : NERO
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"A lamp ___ my feet" : UNTO
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Word on a proof : STET
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Liberian native : VAI

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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