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CONVENTIONAL PLACES

New York Times, Sunday, July 15, 1979

Author:
Bert H. Kruse
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 94, Avg Word Len: 5.12, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 653 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 133, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
Bert H. Kruse has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,841
Across
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"17," for one : STALAG
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Memorable coloratura : PATTI
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Thin coat of watercolor : WASH
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Espionage name : HARI
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Balfe heroine : ARLINE
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Taurus's eastern neighbor : ORION
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Prefix with chamber : ANTE
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Philippine island : SAMAR
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Credit Managers Assn. site : BILLINGSMONT
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Distillers of America site : RYENEWYORK
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Goddess of dawn : EOS
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Rental papers : LEASES
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Macho type : HEMAN
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Is impertinent : SASSES
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Made tracks : SPED
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Vends : SELLS
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Eye trouble : STYE
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Chiropteran : BAT
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"___ ever so humble . . . " : BEIT
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Raven : PREY
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Beecham or Beerbohm : SIR
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Some are tight : ENDS
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Geology topic : EROSION
48
Wool-gather : DREAM
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Layer of tissue : TELA
51
Judge : DEEM
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McPherson : AIMEE
53
Site of Clockmakers Unlimited : GREENWICHCONN
57
Depression initials : WPA
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Clothing : ROBING
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Bartok and Gabor : EVAS
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Releases : LETSGO
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Securities' nominal value : PAR
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Initials since 1922 : USSR
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Stiff : RIGID
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Flat failure : DUD
67
Singles-bar rara avis : ESCORT
69
Biggin : POT
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Calder Society site : MOBILEALABAMA
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Frangipane : TART
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Pushkin gallant : ONEGIN
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Third of Field's trio : NOD
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Ark landing place : ARARAT
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Bills : ONES
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Furniture Mfrs. Assn. site : DAVENPORTIOWA
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Scot's negative : NAE
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Mountain crests : ARETES
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"The stag at ___ . . . " : EVE
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Synthetic fabric : ORLON
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Ferrer and Brooks : MELS
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"Angela ___" : MIA
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Pleasure cart : CHAISE
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To ___ (exactly) : ATEE
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Shoulder warmers : SHAWLS
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Ingot : BAR
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Trampoline Enthusiasts, Inc. site : HOTSPRINGSARK
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Celebrated bovine : ELSIE
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Bagnold : ENID
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Soft palates : VELA
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Gremio and Grumio : ROLES
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Perk up : ENLIVEN
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Level : RAZE
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Suffix with journal : ESE
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Fille's mother : MERE
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Big first for baby : STEP
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"The College Widow" author : ADE
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Water bird : COOT
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"Mend when thou ___": Lear : CANST
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Egyptian queen of the gods : SATI
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On ___ of (for) : BEHALF
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Soup : PUREE
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Defective : FAULTY
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Adherent : IST
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Gourmands of America, N. Dak. site : GRANDFORKS
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U.S. Soc. of Sculptors site : MARBLEHEADMA
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Weapon handles : HILTS
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Cry of contempt : POOH
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Not together : APART
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Rouge ___ : ETNOIR
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Produces lace : TATS
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Chipper : SPRY
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Memoranda : NOTES
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Playgoers' mecca : RIALTO
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"Quién ___?" : SABE
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Musical group : TRIO
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"___ Well . . . " : ALLS
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Like a Dogpatch hero : LIL
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Indigo : ANIL
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Mendel Soc. site : GENESEO
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Hot drink : POSSET
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Ready for conflict : ARMED
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They have sobrinos and sobrinas : TIOS
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Ship-size unit : TON
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Naked : INTHERAW
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With affection : WARMLY
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Author Seton et al. : ANYAS
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Tommy's Tommy gun : STEN
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Plymouth Rock : HEN
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Rube : HAYSEED
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Stagg : AMOS
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Steak order : RARE
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Annoys : IRKS
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Rule : SWAY
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Dehiscent : GAPING
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Alienate : ESTRANGE
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Oleoresin : ELEMI
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Sir Patrick of balladry : SPENS
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Storages for forages : SILOS
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Support : BEARUP
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Melodious : ARIOSO
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Natl. Funeral Directors site : TOMBSTONEARIZ
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Follower of muy or très : BIEN
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Religious group : SECT
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American Press Assn. site : NEWPORTNEWSVA
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Take off : DEPART
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Chichi : SMART
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Esau's land : SEIR
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Old Nick : DEVIL
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Peg Woffington's creator : READE
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Silent vamp : THEDA
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Saskatchewan's capital : REGINA
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Soda variety : CLUB
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Cosa ___ : NOSTRA
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Liquor drink : GROG
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Footnote abbr. : IBID
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Baseboard : DADO
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Presidential monogram: 1881–85 : CAA
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Grandson of Noah : MESECH
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Olympics contestant: 1976 : ANNE
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Truncate : LOP
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He wrote "The Fight" : MAILER
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"Indeed!" in Ireland : AROO
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Trouter's need : NET
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Plant beards : AWNS
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Epithet for Elizabeth I : ORIANA
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Hornet, e.g. : VESPA
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In any way : EVER
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Historic Bantu empire : ROTSE
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Corp. official : TREAS
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Part of SHAPE : ALLIED
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Early ascetic : ESSENE
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Relative of topaz : AMBER
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"Scram!" : SHOVEOFF
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Bamako is its capital : MALI
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Bomb trial : ATEST
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Man or Skye : ISLE
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Shoelace tag : AGLET
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"10-33!" in CB lingo : HELP
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A Forsyte wife : IRENE
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Viking : NORSEMAN
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Ma or Pa : KETTLE
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Pours : DECANTS
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Start of a P.O. motto : NEITHER
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Paludal : MARSHY
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River rapids : SAULTS
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Automotive pioneer : OLDS
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"Born Yesterday" director: 1950 : CUKOR
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Buffalo pro on ice : SABRE
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Opp. of sold : BGHT
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Silkworm : ERIA
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Military command : HALT
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Stay : PROP
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Campus group : FRAT
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"Abominable" one : YETI
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Admired one : IDOL
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Hit, old style : SMIT
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Starchy food : TARO
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Saturn's consort : OPS
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Post post letters : APO
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Follower of Santa : ANA

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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