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Herb L. Risteen
Herb L. Risteen

New York Times, Monday, June 4, 1979

15-Down : Dodged the question

Author:
Herb L. Risteen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,800
Across
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Kitchen utensil : SCOOP
6
Savant : SAGE
10
Swine or Asian : FLU
13
Maid of paradise, to a Moslem : HOURI
14
Exhausted : PLAYEDOUT
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Readily available : ONTAP
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Pertinency : RELEVANCE
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Form of fuel : PEAT
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Pershing's men : AEF
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Bohemian : ARTY
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Legendary Greek mother : NIOBE
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___ mecum (manual) : VADE
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Chapeau : FEDORA
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Proves or discerns : MAKESOUT
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Senseless : INANE
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Frozen : GELID
34
Bride of the Red Cross Knight : UNA
35
Some are blue : LAWS
36
Stick for Mehta : BATON
37
Chef's direction : STIR
38
Greek letter : ETA
39
More tender : SORER
40
Bundle of twigs : FAGOT
41
Foxes : REYNARDS
43
Alluring women : SIRENS
44
Miss Korbut : OLGA
45
"___ Love Song," 1931 hit : CUBAN
46
Go swiftly : DART
48
Branch : ARM
49
Poker pair : TENS
52
TV term : PRIMETIME
55
Pacific sea : CORAL
56
Thorough : OUTANDOUT
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Desert plant : AGAVE
58
West German river : EMS
59
Kind of bet or thing : SURE
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Showed fear : PALED
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Store : SHOP
2
Geometric solid : CONE
3
By far : OUTANDAWAY
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Ciceronian collection : ORATIONS
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Fruit seed : PIP
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High old time : SPREE
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Hebrew letter : ALEF
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Sal, for one : GAL
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Kind of doctor : EYE
10
Bank of type : FONT
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"I Love ___" : LUCY
12
Western Indian : UTE
15
Dodged the question : EVADED
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Is venturesome : DARES
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Arab robe : ABA
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The Beaver St. : ORE
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Soldierly quality : VALOR
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Related : AKIN
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Office worker : FILER
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Growing out : ENATE
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Allots : METES
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Surpass in strategy : OUTGENERAL
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Marriage : UNION
31
Knave of Hearts' theft : TARTS
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Largest Italian lake : GARDA
36
Court star : BORG
37
War of Independence battle : SARATOGA
39
He wrote "Bambi" : SALTEN
40
Lie : FIB
42
Bellini opera : NORMA
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Partner of substance : SUM
45
Where Mt. Ida is : CRETE
46
Something to beat : DRUM
47
Islets : AITS
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Asian river : AMUR
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Section of Westminster Abbey : NAVE
51
Vehicle in "The Call of the Wild" : SLED
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"Ulalume" poet : POE
53
Grid scores : TDS
54
Obligation of a sort : IOU
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Something to tip : CAP

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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