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New York Times, Monday, June 4, 1979

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
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Kitchen utensil : SCOOP
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Savant : SAGE
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Swine or Asian : FLU
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Maid of paradise, to a Moslem : HOURI
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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
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Bride of the Red Cross Knight : UNA
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Some are blue : LAWS
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Stick for Mehta : BATON
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Chef's direction : STIR
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Greek letter : ETA
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More tender : SORER
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Bundle of twigs : FAGOT
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Foxes : REYNARDS
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Alluring women : SIRENS
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Miss Korbut : OLGA
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"___ Love Song," 1931 hit : CUBAN
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Go swiftly : DART
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Branch : ARM
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Poker pair : TENS
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TV term : PRIMETIME
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Pacific sea : CORAL
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Thorough : OUTANDOUT
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Desert plant : AGAVE
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West German river : EMS
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Kind of bet or thing : SURE
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Showed fear : PALED
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Store : SHOP
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Geometric solid : CONE
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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
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Bank of type : FONT
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"I Love ___" : LUCY
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Western Indian : UTE
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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
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Knave of Hearts' theft : TARTS
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Largest Italian lake : GARDA
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Court star : BORG
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War of Independence battle : SARATOGA
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He wrote "Bambi" : SALTEN
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Lie : FIB
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Bellini opera : NORMA
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Partner of substance : SUM
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Where Mt. Ida is : CRETE
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Something to beat : DRUM
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Islets : AITS
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Asian river : AMUR
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Section of Westminster Abbey : NAVE
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Vehicle in "The Call of the Wild" : SLED
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"Ulalume" poet : POE
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Grid scores : TDS
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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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