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New York Times, Tuesday, June 12, 1979

Author:
Evelyn Benshoof
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Evelyn Benshoof has 71 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,808

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Across
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Dad : PAPA
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Nit-pick : CAVIL
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Prescribed pattern of behavior : ROLE
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Devastation : RUIN
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Relish-tray item : OLIVE
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Oklahoma city : ENID
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Like a summer drink : ICED
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Alumni celebration : HOMECOMING
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Architect of the Constitution : MADISON
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Ingenious or sly : TRICKY
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Sprung : AROSE
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Peck's partner : HUNT
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Answer sharply : RETORT
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Expired : PERISHED
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___ sativa (the oat) : AVENA
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Units of illumination : LUXES
33
Jai alai cry : OLE
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Neighbor of N.H. : VER
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Blasé : SATED
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Brazilian tree : ULE
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Stray : ERR
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Caustic : ACRID
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More meanspirited : BASER
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Socializes : STEPSOUT
43
Moon goddess : SELENE
44
Gaelic nobleman : AIRE
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Blotch : SMEAR
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Promotion phrase : SLOGAN
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Preliminary exercises : WARMUPS
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Irritability from confinement : CABINFEVER
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Spread : OLEO
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Entertainer King : ALAN
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Not disposed : UNAPT
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Inattentive : DEAF
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Chinese secret society : TONG
60
Periods of fasting : LENTS
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"Cómo ___ Vd.?" : ESTA
Down
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Prudish : PRIM
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Primitive S.A. Indian : AUCA
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Temporary lodging : PIEDATERRE
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Hearth adjunct : ANDIRON
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One of the leaders on a talk show : COHOST
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"___ at Last," Lehar operetta : ALONE
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Zip : VIM
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"___ got sixpence . . . " : IVE
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What Twain and Cable did in 1884 : LECTURED
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Pardons : REMITS
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Chemical suffix : ONIC
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Bond : LINK
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Irritable : EDGY
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Birdlife of a region : ORNIS
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N.A. rail : SORA
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Jinxed : HEXED
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Blurbs : RAVES
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A pet of the net set : EVERT
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"___ there!" : PUTIT
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Regulations at a Reno casino : HOUSERULES
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Actress Terry : ELLEN
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Pioneer in the manufacture of steel plows : DEERE
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Actor Jack from N.Y.C. : LARUE
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Contemptuous : SCORNFUL
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Korean, for one : ASIAN
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Kvass : BEER
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Fashionable : ALAMODE
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Job for buttons at the Savoy : PAGING
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Stings : SMARTS
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"___ Away," Wertmüller film : SWEPT
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Leave hurriedly : SCAT
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French composer : LALO
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Character in "The Iceman Cometh" : OBAN
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Fuel or turf : PEAT
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Canapé : SOFA
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Dir. from Vladivostok to Olga : ENE
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Vehicle sometimes decorated : VAN

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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