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New York Times, Saturday, May 5, 1979

Author:
Raymond F. Eisner
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { F H J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 258 (avg 1.34)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,770

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Across
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Town on the Ganges : MAU
4
Samaritan's specialty : AID
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Reckon : COMPUTE
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Immovable object vs. irresistible force : IMPASSE
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Betting situation : OVERLAY
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Employees of utility companies : READERS
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Stuff : SATIATE
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"___ I: Science is We": Claude Bernard : ARTIS
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North Sea feeder : EMS
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Best and Purviance : EDNAS
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Encompass : GIRT
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Preface : PROEM
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Kind of dollars : EURO
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Vane direction : ENE
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Like some servants : DEVOTED
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Clamor : DIN
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More retiring : DEMURER
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Violin's ancestor : REBEC
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Doxies : ISMS
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Sand, to Chopin : AMIE
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Kaffir, e.g. : BANTU
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Impeded : SNAGGED
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Cannes condiment : SEL
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___ awe of (was intimidated by) : STOODIN
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Bible book: Abbr. : LEV
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Richard from S.F. : EGAN
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Guessed wrong : ERRED
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Gallery featuring scores of Turners : TATE
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Late-show Murphy : AUDIE
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Swiss stream : AAR
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Furnish food : CATER
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French philosopher : DIDEROT
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Torrid : SEARING
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Peridot or shade of green : OLIVINE
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"Johnny ___," Rodgers-Hart song : ONENOTE
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"In the beginning" is its beginning : GENESIS
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___ Ling, Chinese range : NAN
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A grandfather of Saul : NER
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Optical illusion : MIRAGE
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Eskimo or Indian : AMERIND
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Stymied : UPATREE
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Grieg's "___ Death" : ASES
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Neighbor of Leb. : ISR
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"None but the brave ___ the fair": Dryden : DESERVES
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Pamper : COSSET
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Eggs, to Ovid : OVA
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Distribute : METE
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Self-esteem : PRIDE
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Soviet city near Lake Baikal : ULANUDE
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Turkish : TATARIC
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" . . . your ___ things far off": Pindar : EYESON
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Mine entrance : ADIT
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Othello, e.g. : MOOR
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Change the order of : PERMUTE
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Tavern for Raleigh, Jonson et al. : MERMAID
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Does housework : DUSTS
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Condescend : DEIGN
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Andy Gump's wife : MIN
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Implore : BEG
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Dame Judith : ANDERSON
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Charm : BEGUILE
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He had a magic lamp : ALADDIN
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Corn crake's cousin : SORA
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Glee : ELATION
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International breather : DETENTE
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Harbor seal : SEADOG
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Sounds off on a podium : ORATES
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Church official : VERGER
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Snow, in Santiago : NIEVE
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Pool for an oread : TARN
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Sister of Ares : ERIS
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Port on the Orne : CAEN
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Navy's C.I.A. : ONI
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Former Spanish queen : ENA

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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