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New York Times, Friday, June 8, 1979

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 30, Avg Word Len: 5.57, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 92, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,804
Across
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Expressionless : DEADPAN
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Pascal : BLAISE
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Restriction : EMBARGO
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Blue water : DEEPSEA
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Scale named for a French mathematician : VERNIER
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Spellbinders : ORATORS
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Borneo ape, for short : ORANG
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Disdain : SPURN
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Obstacle : LET
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Well kept : TIDY
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Track thriller : DERBY
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Hamlet : DANE
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Shoe width : EEE
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Sky blazer : COMET
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Observant one : NOTER
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Awaited fearfully : DREADED
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Axmen : HEWERS
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Ennobles : DIGNIFIES
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Ravenous : HUNGRY
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Fragments from fires : CINDERS
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Strange : ALIEN
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Social affair : PARTY
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Useful abbr. : ETC
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St. Teresa's group : NUNS
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Author of "America the Beautiful" : BATES
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Ship pole : SPAR
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Music to a matador's ears : OLE
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Shaggy : MANED
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Fat young herring : MATIE
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"Get lost!" : VAMOOSE
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Iridescent : OPALINE
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Irving Stone's "Love Is ___" : ETERNAL
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Stroked soothingly : GENTLED
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Kind of library : RENTAL
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Those with endurance : STAYERS
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Set apart solemnly : DEVOTE
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Rubbed with a mineral substance : EMERIED
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Tool for scraping : ABRADER
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Ozark or Thomas : DANNY
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Prissy person : PRIG
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Application information : AGE
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Vinland voyagers : NORSEMEN
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Coffee bean, e.g. : BERRY
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Angular : LEAN
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Like le mot juste : APT
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Deny contact : ISOLATE
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More collected : SERENER
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Spring times : EASTERS
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Uncertainty : DOUBT
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Assert : PREDICATE
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Evasive : DODGY
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Divine : DOWSE
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Stone-heap marker : CAIRN
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Deserving of welfare : NEEDY
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Borders : EDGES
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Slight helps : HINTS
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Andirons : FIREDOGS
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Victoria's house : HANOVER
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Lament loudly : ULULATE
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Diamond or court group : NINEMEN
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Trouble in Paradise : REPTILE
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He dyes for a living : STAINER
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Wall decoration : PANEL
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Codes of belief : CREEDS
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Fundamental : BASAL
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Smacking of the sea : SALTY
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Woman who barely smiled : MONA
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"Give a ___ horse . . . " : MANA
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Noted women's service org. : ORT
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Display of temper : PET

Answer summary: 1 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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