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New York Times, Wednesday, July 25, 1979

Author:
Jean J. Davison
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 298 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 4, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Jean J. Davison has 62 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,851
Across
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Ale or beer : BREW
5
Initially : FIRST
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Pillar's partner : POST
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Actor's concern : ROLE
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Scent : AROMA
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Mischa Elman's teacher : AUER
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With 52 Across, advice re separate vacations : ABSENCEMAKESTHE
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Where Nicklaus got his start : TEE
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"___ Kleine Nachtmusik": Mozart : EINE
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Obtain unfairly : EXTORT
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Something to tote : BALE
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Second-story man : THIEF
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Reckoning : SCORE
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Beep's relative : TOOT
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Heavens : SKY
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Images : ICONS
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Highly controversial furs : SEALSKINS
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Artist Kingman : DONG
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Turn topsy-turvy : UPEND
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American author: 1909–55 : AGEE
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See 11 Down : OUTOFMIND
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Word with wise or worldly : OTHER
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It may have a P.S. : LTR
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Competently : ABLY
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Treats for birds : SUETS
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Burning : AFIRE
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Companion of ifs and ands : BUTS
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Beach convenience : CABANA
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Word with spoken or hearted : SOFT
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Cocktail-shaker item : ICE
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See 17 Across : HEARTGROWFONDER
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"Judith" composer : ARNE
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Weird : EERIE
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Lamb's pseudonym : ELIA
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Jet-engine housings : PODS
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Fond uncle, e.g. : DOTER
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Result of a blow : WELT
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Nasty kid : BRAT
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Bath accessory : ROBE
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Or ___ (threat) : ELSE
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Tiny : WEE
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Smooth; glib : FACILE
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Dunne or Castle : IRENE
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Seven-hilled city : ROME
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Little, in Scotland : SMA
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Seize : TAKEHOLD
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Artificial gems : PASTE
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With 37 Across, advice re separate vacations : OUTOFSIGHT
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Very, in Dresden : SEHR
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Weight allowance : TRET
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Opposite of retreats : NEARS
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Egresses : EXITS
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Small drum : BONGO
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___ fro : TOAND
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Reconnoiter : SCOUT
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Custom officer's concern : CONTRABAND
27
Minute : TEENY
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Jerk-test joints : KNEES
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River to the North Sea : YSER
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Object of fan mail : IDOL
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Bung : SPILE
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Hepburn and Smith : KATES
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Cast into shadow : UMBRAGED
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Swoon : FAINT
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"___ lunch" : OUTTO
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Endure : SUFFER
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Bus tokens : FARES
45
Kind of knife : BOWIE
46
Roughen, as skin : CHAP
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Prefix for plane or space : AERO
48
Kind : SORT
49
Unemployed : IDLE
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Finish a room at the top : CEIL
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After eras : ERAT
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Vintage car : REO
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Unused : NEW

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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