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New York Times, Tuesday, June 5, 1979

Author:
Butler
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { G K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Butler has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,801
Across
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Desert plants : CACTI
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Recent : LATE
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Column : POST
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"Old MacDonald had ___ . . . " : AFARM
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Wading bird : IBIS
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Criterion : RULE
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Immerse again : REDIP
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Retiree, at times : PENSIONER
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Recipient at a fete : PRESENTEE
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To go on a spree: Fr. : NOCER
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Cheer : ROOT
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Exhausted : EFFETE
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Source of light : BEACON
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___ Baba : ALI
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Karl from Gary, Ind. : MALDEN
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Shrank : DWINDLED
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Washington correspondent : ALSOP
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Particle : ION
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Socratic ___ (pretended ignorance) : IRONY
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Synthetic materials : PLASTICS
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Dwarfs : STUNTS
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Native of: Suffix : ITE
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Kin of frosh : PLEBES
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What a liana does : CLIMBS
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Honored guests' milieu : DAIS
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Science of measuring time: Abbr. : HOROL
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Casts off : JETTISONS
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Humiliation : ABASEMENT
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Least quantity : MINIM
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Beat at chess : MATE
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Allay : EASE
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"I will ___ and go now": Yeats : ARISE
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J.E.C. : PRES
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Ally of Abraham : ANER
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Forgetfulness : LETHE
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Criticize captiously : CARP
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Southwest wind : AFER
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Mediterranean juniper : CADE
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Thrice: Prefix : TRIS
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Very slight or subtle : IMPERCEPTIBLE
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Merchant who won fame as a yachtsman : LIPTON
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Red as ___ : ABEET
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Prong : TINE
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Curve : ESS
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Photographer's test print : PROOF
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Measure or beast : OUNCE
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Winter hazard : SLEET
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___ Haute : TERRE
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Very, very small : INFINITESIMAL
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Midday : NOON
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Yale : ELI
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Belle's milieu : BALL
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Miss Lancaster : ELSA
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Fusses : ADOS
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Beard of grain : AWN
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Cartogram : MAP
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Parties, British style : DOS
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Belabor : DRUB
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Solitary : LONE
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Tolkien creatures : ENTS
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Difficult: Prefix : DYS
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"Fire and ___," Frost poem : ICE
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"___ a long way to Tipperary" : ITS
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Narrow opening : SLIT
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Glib talk : PATTER
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Best of the boxers : CHAMP
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Having rounded projections : LOBAR
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Incensed : IRATE
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Book by Sholem Asch : MOSES
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Thickheaded : DENSE
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Racine or Rousseau : JEAN
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Paddock papa : SIRE
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"Don't bet ___!" : ONIT
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Serbian city : NISH
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Duck : SMEE
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___ culpa : MEA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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