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New York Times, Wednesday, July 11, 1979

Author:
Kathryn Righter
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Kathryn Righter has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,837
Across
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Sulky mood : HUFF
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Majestic : GRAND
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Fountain beverage : COLA
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Seed cover : ARIL
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Red ___ (children's game) : ROVER
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Jezebel's husband : AHAB
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Tom peeped at her and went blind : LADYGODIVA
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Domesticated : TAME
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Knocks down : FLOORS
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Lightweight horse-drawn wagon : DEMOCRAT
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Clenched hand : FIST
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Slices of bacon : RASHERS
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Group at boot camp : DRAFTEES
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Tisane, e.g. : TEA
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Hop kilns : OASTS
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Places : LOCI
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Counterfeit : SHAM
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Member of a Hindu sect : SIKH
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"Go down to Kew in ___ time": Noyes : LILAC
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Sugar source : CANE
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Other : ELSE
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Adjectival suffix : ICAL
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Convincing : VALID
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Goldwater is one : HAM
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Move to a new community : RESETTLE
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Ceremonial processions : PARADES
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Variety of pear : BOSC
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Flood : INUNDATE
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Goddess of wisdom : ATHENA
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Milk product used in cheese : CURD
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Diverted : DISTRACTED
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Verbal : ORAL
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Dinsmore or Venner : ELSIE
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Iota : ATOM
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Saga : TALE
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Spirited mount : STEED
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Convent dwellers : NUNS
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Word with wit, moon or dollar : HALF
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Russian river : URAL
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Canine appellation : FIDO
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Lose one's temper : FLYOFFTHEHANDLE
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___ Pointe, Mich. : GROSSE
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Distance measure : ROD
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Eager : AVID
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"Positively not!" : NEVER
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Like Racine's works : DRAMATIC
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Without specific plan or order : CATCHASCATCHCAN
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Chicago airport : OHARE
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Missouri birthplace of H.S.T. : LAMAR
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Promotes : ABETS
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Coarse hominy : GRITS
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Full of: Suffix : OSE
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Tending to a definite end : TELIC
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Medicinal quantity : DOSE
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Race-track position : RAIL
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Inquires : ASKS
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Kind of energy : SOLAR
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Hebrew sent as a spy to Canaan : CALEB
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End : HALT
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Blue dye : ANIL
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Native of Ecbatana : MEDE
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Summer beverages : LIMEADES
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Goddess of the hearth : VESTA
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Append : ADD
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Flew upward : SOARED
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Ornamental loop : PICOT
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Order including frogs, toads, etc. : ANURA
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Bucolic : RURAL
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Avocet's cousin : STILT
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Actual being : ESSE
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"___, Brute!" : ETTU
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Kind of light : NEON
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Naval V.I.P.'s : ADMS
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Cravat : TIE

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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