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New York Times, Monday, July 30, 1979

Author:
H. Hastings Reddall
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
H. Hastings Reddall has 27 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,856

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Across
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Five-time Presidential candidate : DEBS
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"___ in Toyland" : BABES
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College mil. unit : ROTC
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Kind of phobia : ACRO
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Bastard wing of birds : ALULA
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Samoan seaport : APIA
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First 10 amendments : THEBILLOFRIGHTS
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Period of time : EON
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Satiate : CLOY
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Like a mountain goat : AGILE
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Fuel in Ireland : PEAT
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Diluted, as liquor : WATERED
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Extravagant or false report : CANARD
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Scottish squire : LAIRD
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Secondhand : USED
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Cloud formations : CIRRI
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Girl's nickname : SIS
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Article III subject : THESUPREMECOURT
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Suffix with chariot and target : EER
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Jaworski and Trotsky : LEONS
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Operatic melody : ARIA
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"The buck ___ here" : STOPS
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Black or Sherwood : FOREST
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Fasteners or flowers : HATPINS
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Flock talk : BAAS
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"___ of snow-white horses" : ATEAM
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___ of office : OATH
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Quick ___ flash : ASA
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Document framed in 1787 : THECONSTITUTION
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Recent, to a geologist : CENE
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Practical : UTILE
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Check for publication : EDIT
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W.W. II defector : HESS
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Established : BASED
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Omit, in printing : DELE
Down
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Palm fruit : DATE
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Resound : ECHO
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British machine gun : BREN
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Blubber : SOB
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Chanteuse's specialty : BALLAD
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Distribute shares : ALLOT
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Follower of nun or spar : BUOY
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Tolkien creature : ELF
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National men's org. : SAR
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___ robin (perennial herb) : RAGGED
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Source of gold for Solomon : OPHIR
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Basis for a claim : TITLE
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Gave a place the once-over : CASED
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Bakery employee : ICER
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Relating to medicine : IATRIC
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Expands with needless matter : PADS
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___ up (becomes friendly) : WARMS
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Yorkshire river : AIRE
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Clever; shrewd : CUTE
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Court celebrity : ASHE
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___-do-well : NEER
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Charges on personal property : LIENS
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Trims a photograph : CROPS
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Colloquial affirmative : SURE
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Rainbow goddess : IRIS
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Word with thermo or gyro : STAT
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In the preceding month : ULTIMO
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Drudge, in Honduras : PEON
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Galley gear : OARS
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Interstices : SPACES
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" ... killed for him the ___ calf": Luke 15:30 : FATTED
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Hawaiian island : OAHU
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Emerge from an egg : HATCH
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Balzac's "La Messe de l'___" : ATHEE
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Years of youth : TEENS
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Southwestern gathering for folk dances : BAILE
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Amos of the Kansas City Royals : OTIS
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___-de-camp : AIDE
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The good earth : SOIL
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Poker stake : ANTE
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Gist of a story : NUB
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B. & O. stop : STA
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Loser to H.S.T. : TED

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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