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New York Times, Wednesday, June 13, 1979

Author:
Herb L. Risteen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { F J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,809
Across
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"Oompah" producers : TUBAS
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Pacer's pad : STABLE
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Medicinal plants : ARNICAS
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Start of Longfellow's "Revere" poem : LISTEN
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Discouraged : DOWNINTHEMOUTH
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Proper : DUE
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Scoffing person : DERIDER
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Penultimate word of a palindrome : SAW
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Spick's companion : SPAN
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Items on "her fingers" : RINGS
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Shape of a hogan : CONE
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Always : EVER
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Flying formation : VEE
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Soubise is one : SAUCE
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Entertains lavishly : REGALES
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Did a clerk's work : SORTED
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Some are rarae : AVES
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Gaucho's cow catcher : BOLA
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Packaged : CRATED
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"El Libertador" : BOLIVAR
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Young Turk : REBEL
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Hair style : BUN
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Hill's mate : DALE
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Far from apathetic : AVID
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Blackmore heroine : LORNA
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Pinches : NIPS
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"___ Blas" : GIL
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Without purpose : AIMLESS
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One of the Three Stooges : MOE
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Controls completely : LEADSBYTHENOSE
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Store fodder : ENSILE
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Less jumpy : SERENER
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Usher : SEATER
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Doesn't leave : STAYS
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Thespian : TROUPER
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Disentangle : UNWEAVE
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Site for anthracite : BIN
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Kind of test : ACID
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More sensible : SANER
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Heavy tool : SLEDGE
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___ Square : TIMES
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Hebrew lyre : ASOR
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Quantity of heat: Abbr. : BTU
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Enlarges, as a garment : LETSOUT
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Heighten : ENHANCE
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Does arithmetic : ADDS
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Fights with all one's might : STRIVES
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Earl (Fatha) ___, jazz pianist : HINES
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Word with milk or tumble : WEED
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Nullified : NEGATED
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Sahara sight : CARAVAN
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"Boléro" composer : RAVEL
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Cube or sphere : SOLID
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Was ahead : LED
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Note in the diatonic scale : SOL
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Hoods of Londoners' cars : BONNETS
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Rugged rock : CRAG
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Rails at : REVILES
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Where young Ike lived : ABILENE
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Built like a fullback : BURLY
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Hubby's high cost of leaving : ALIMONY
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Takes a rest : REPOSES
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B-36, e.g. : BOMBER
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Thread for hosiery : LISLE
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Lenten symbol : ASHES
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Nostradamus was one : SEER
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Collier's access : ADIT
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Famed muralist : SERT
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___ rule (ordinarily) : ASA
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Teachers' org. : NEA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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