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New York Times, Thursday, July 5, 1979

Author:
Joy L. Wouk
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Joy L. Wouk has 124 pre-Shortz puzzles and 9 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,831
Across
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"Ad ___ per aspera" : ASTRA
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Gaiter : SPAT
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Pet source : SPCA
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Hip, hip, hooray : CHEER
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Tuscan river : ARNO
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Decisive point : CRUX
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Veterinarian's concern : COLIC
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Alien dreader : XENOPHOBE
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"Enigma Variations" composer : ELGAR
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January white ___ : SALE
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"___ Blas" : GIL
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Owing : INDEBT
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Restricts : STINTS
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Have : OWN
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Needle case : ETUI
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Tokyo, once : EDO
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Fells and removes trees : LOGS
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Crimson and scarlet : REDS
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Dangerous : RISKY
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Attic : LOFT
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Spanish or Bermuda : ONION
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Elevator man : OTIS
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Parisian's "Well then!" : ALORS
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Hindu god of fire : AGNI
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1,760 yards : MILE
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Molasses distillate : RUM
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Fleming and Smith : IANS
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Two N.T. books : COR
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Muddled : SOTTED
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Shock : TRAUMA
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Rhea's relative : EMU
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Actress Kirk : LISA
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Ai : SLOTH
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Contrite ones : PENITENTS
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Attempt : TRIAL
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"Rock of ___" : AGES
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Wilde's "Ballad of Reading ___" : GAOL
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Bouquet : AROMA
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Bind : LASH
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Nashville's Grand Ole ___ : OPRY
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March 6 in old Rome : NONES
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Gram. case : ACC
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Clog : SHOE
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Gypsies' forte : TELLINGFORTUNES
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Royal sway : REIGN
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Covered shopping area : ARCADE
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Begian musical-instrument maker: 1791–1865 : SAX
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Nimble-fingered one : PRESTIDIGITATOR
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King of Siam's friend : ANNA
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Cat's-paws : TOOLS
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Manhattan's P.S. 6 is one : SCH
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Seer's forte : PROGNOSTICATION
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Ancient measure of length : CUBIT
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Figure skaters' spectacular spins : AXELS
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Grimes or Pan : PETER
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Prefix with grade or cede : RETRO
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___ Vista, Mex. (battle site in 1847) : BUENA
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Dialect : IDIOM
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Southwestern stewpot : OLLA
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Sheep's clothing : WOOL
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Vain gait : STRUT
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Cousteau apparatus : SONAR
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Prefix meaning thousand : KILO
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French-Belgian river : YSER
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Actress Foch and Designer Ricci : NINAS
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Silvery little fish : SMELT
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Ruth, "___ of Swat" : SULTAN
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Calyx part : SEPAL
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End : OMEGA
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Artist Rivera : DIEGO
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Havana's ___ Castle : MORRO
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Crack : SNAP
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Harness part : HAME
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Suffix with fool and dolt : ISH
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___ as a fox : SLY
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___ Vegas : LAS

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

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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