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New York Times, Wednesday, June 6, 1979

56-Across : Polaris

Author:
Ruth Lake Tepper
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 41, Avg Word Len: 4.72, Missing: { X }, Scrabble score: 300 (avg 1.63)
Open Squares: 54, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Ruth Lake Tepper has 5 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,802
Across
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Pays homage to : HONORS
7
Pan or rap : SLAM
11
Mind measurements : IQS
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It may be Western or Spanish : OMELET
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Leslie Caron role: 1953 : LILI
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Kook's cousin : NUT
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George Washington, for one : BRIDGE
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Picnic spread : EATS
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Half a score : TEN
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Pakistani region : SIND
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"___ art thou Romeo?" : WHEREFORE
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Start : ONSET
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Kind of horse or man : IRON
27
Gobel, in Granada : JORGE
30
Deny : NEGATE
33
O'Neill's "The Hairy ___" : APE
34
Guard : WARDER
36
Web-footed diving birds : AUKS
40
In a crude way : CRASSLY
42
Submits : HANDSIN
44
___ Rote of football fame : KYLE
45
___-camp : AIDEDE
47
Chemical suffix : ENE
48
Town on L.I. Sound : DARIEN
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Columbo carries one : BADGE
52
Court cry : OYEZ
54
Chekhov : ANTON
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Polaris : NORTHSTAR
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Spunky : GAME
63
___ canto : BEL
64
Apiece : EACH
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Irregular : UNEVEN
67
Octopus defense : INK
68
Bludgeon : CLUB
69
Fine wool : MERINO
70
Drilling expert: Abbr. : DDS
71
Unspecified number : SOME
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Annie Oakleys : PASSES
Down
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Fireplace parts : HOBS
2
A king of Israel : OMRI
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Herr's refusal : NEIN
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Stephen Foster's "___ Tray" : OLDDOG
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Ordinance: Abbr. : REG
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Frets : STEWS
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Relative of hailed : SLEETED
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Mythomaniac : LIAR
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Old man, in Mecklenburg : ALTE
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Fish out of water : MISFIT
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Preface, for short : INTRO
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Kind of olive or crab : QUEEN
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R.R. depot : STN
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First of the Plantagenet kings : HENRYII
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Mt. Ida maiden : OREAD
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Tidings : NEWS
27
Mazuma : JACK
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Grand Ole ___ : OPRY
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Authentic : REAL
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Place of torment : GEHENNA
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City in Rumania : ARAD
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Winged : ALAR
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Secondhand : USED
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Kind of cobra or crab : KING
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Dirk of yore : SNEE
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Passover feast : SEDER
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Biblical mountain : NEBO
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"___ not proud ... ": Donne : DEATHBE
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Ancient Mexicans : AZTECS
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Enrages : ANGERS
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Upright : ONEND
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Egg yellows : YOLKS
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Ruff : TRUMP
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Aureola : HALO
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Floating algae : SCUM
60
Rara ___ : AVIS
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Word on Belshazzar's wall : MENE
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Son of Seth : ENOS
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Command : BID
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A.F.T. rival : NEA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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