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New York Times, Tuesday, July 17, 1979

5-Down : Refutation

Author:
Jean J. Davison
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J Q Y Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Jean J. Davison has 62 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,843
Across
1
From a distance : AFAR
5
River feature : DELTA
10
Word of approval : AMEN
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"Winnie ___ Pu" : ILLE
15
Mythical king bound to a wheel : IXION
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Jacob's third son : LEVI
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Seat for after-dinner speakers : DAIS
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Freshet : SPATE
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Easy task : SNAP
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Impromptu : EXTEMPORANEOUS
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Three-masted schooner : TERN
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Ar, ef or dee: Abbr. : LTR
25
Waterproof boot : PAC
28
Christmas carol : NOEL
30
Worship : ADORE
35
Heaps : ALOT
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Rare fellow : ONER
39
Italian automotive center : TURIN
40
Inpromptu : SPUROFTHEMOMENT
43
Petruchio's challenge : SHREW
44
Narrative, Galsworthy style : SAGA
45
Matador's movement : PASE
46
Boccaccio's "The ___ Heart" : EATEN
47
Framework for fodder : RACK
49
Article in Anhalt : DER
50
Age : ERA
53
Nose: Comb. form : RHIN
55
Impromptu : UNPREMEDITATED
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Performer in a certain circus : FLEA
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Morning, for Marceau : MATIN
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Except : SAVE
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Privy to : INON
66
Expiate : ATONE
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Square footage : AREA
68
Poison : BANE
69
Bullet sounds : PINGS
70
Abandoned : LORN
Down
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His forte is support : AIDE
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Linen source : FLAX
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Dismounted : ALIT
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Changed the clock : RESET
5
Refutation : DISPROOF
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Advocates : EXPONENTS
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Mendacious one : LIAR
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Demolish a car : TOTAL
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Concerning : ANENT
10
Besides : ALSO
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Cafe card : MENU
12
A Perón and a Gabor : EVAS
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Light bite : NIP
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They're all equal : MEN
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Sara Teasdale's muse : ERATO
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Outmoded : PASSE
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Omega's opposite : ALPHA
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Woo : COURT
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Hungarian composer : LEHAR
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Place to store ammo : DUMP
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Mount Ida maiden : OREAD
33
Part of a laundry cycle : RINSE
34
Record : ENTER
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Place for shoes or ornaments : TREE
38
As to : REGARDING
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Recipient of a deed : OWNER
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Tammany Hall and power mowers : MACHINES
48
Caboodle's partner : KIT
51
Alter property lines : REMAP
52
Great violin : AMATI
54
Kind of cavity or twang : NASAL
55
Fibula's upper counterpart : ULNA
56
Tube light : NEON
57
Sheet of stamps : PANE
58
Type of jacket : ETON
59
Source of poi : TARO
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At any time : EVER
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Rusk or Acheson : DEAN
62
Distortion : FIB

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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