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New York Times, Tuesday, July 24, 1979

Author:
Herb L. Risteen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 58, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,850
Across
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Author of "Jonathan Livingston Seagull" : BACH
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Gluey stuff : GEL
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Large quantity : SCADS
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Where Rio Branco is : ACRE
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Till item : ONE
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Steam ___ : SHOVEL
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" . . . drown ___ with tears": Hamlet : THESTAGE
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Sometime : MANANA
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Playwright's ploy : ASIDE
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Puffin's cousin : AUK
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Kind of dog or fish : TOY
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Tribal emblem : TOTEM
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F.D.R. agency : NRA
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Delight : ELATE
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Finial : EPI
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"Heav'n's first law": Pope : ORDER
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More tender : SORER
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Skipper's sci. : NAV
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December song : NOEL
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A.P. relative : UPI
35
Subtitle of a 1604 tragedy : THEMOOROFVENICE
41
Word with shove or cast : OFF
42
Field : AREA
43
Conjunction : NOR
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Frank of Hollywood : CAPRA
47
" . . . ___ and true industrious friend": Shak. : ADEAR
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Machine part : COG
49
Spartan slave : HELOT
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Application : USE
51
Does literary work : EDITS
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Old English coin : ORA
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Take an unfair share : HOG
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Cafeteria equipment : TRAYS
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Newscaster Dan : RATHER
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Very brave : LIONLIKE
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Put in accord : ATTUNE
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North Sea feeder : EMS
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Class of vertebrates : AVES
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Sly looks : LEERS
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Actress Sandra : DEE
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Tidings : NEWS
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"The ___" (stage thriller) : BAT
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Essen exclamation : ACH
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Like great artists : CREATIVE
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Nobelist in Literature: 1946 : HESSE
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Drive : GOAD
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Propagate : ENGENDER
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Actor Marvin : LEE
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Kind of sonnet : SHAKESPEAREAN
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Swindle : CON
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Incarnation : AVATAR
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Indicate : DENOTE
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Macbeth, for one : SLAYER
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Univ. at Dallas : SMU
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Tragedy about a misanthrope : TIMONOFATHENS
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Swiss river : AAR
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Circus feature : TENT
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Fancy fish : OPAH
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Certain gun cartridges : RELOADS
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___ roast : LOIN
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Building part : ROOF
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Eye part : UVEA
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Italian Prime Minister: 1964–68 : MORO
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Nonworking hours : FREETIME
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Penetrating : INCISIVE
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Oddball : COOT
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Work units : ERGS
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Type of music : CHORAL
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Pump up : AERATE
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Missouri branch : PLATTE
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Sept. predecessor : AUG
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Poet Thomas : DYLAN
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Smelter food : ORE
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Gypsy ___ Lee : ROSE
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Wallace hero, for short : HUR
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Directed : LED
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___ Gardens, in Queens : KEW
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Letter : ESS

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

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