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New York Times, Friday, July 6, 1979

Author:
Johnson
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 264 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Johnson has 29 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,832
Across
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Kind of race : DRAG
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Flutter or sway loosely : FLAP
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Impure diamond : BORT
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Kansas city : IOLA
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Do-re-mi : MOOLA
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Arrow poison : INEE
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Neutralized : COUNTERBALANCED
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What exodists do : EMIGRATE
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Mock-ups : MODELS
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Isle of ___ (English county) : ELY
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Lairs : DENS
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Moist and cold : CLAMMY
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Take the bait : BITE
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Old soldiers' org. : VFW
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Cattle roundup : RODEO
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U.S.N. vessel : LST
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Alone, as a diva onstage : SOLA
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Illicit, as a sale : UNDERTHECOUNTER
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Become gentle : MELT
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"Them as ___ gits" : HAS
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Burmese native : KAREN
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Prefix with suppose and signify : PRE
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Sardine packages : TINS
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Furious fellows : RAGERS
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Joker, for one : CARD
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Three-toed sloths : AIS
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Extra item in a newspaper : INSERT
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Go before : ANTECEDE
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Retaliatory actions : COUNTERMEASURES
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"Don't bet ___!" : ONIT
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Jackets and collars : ETONS
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Large quantities : TONS
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N.J. five : NETS
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Something to feather : NEST
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Ferrara name : ESTE
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"Galloping dominoes" : DICE
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" . . . always ___ at the top" : ROOM
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His: Fr. : ALUI
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Antisocial group : GANG
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"Fair, fat, and ___": Scott : FORTY
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Ear part : LOBE
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In the style of : ALA
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___ State (S. Carolina) : PALMETTO
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Ties : BINDS
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Story starter : ONCE
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Spool's cousin : REEL
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Kennedy and Williams : TEDS
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Farinaceous : MEALY
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Nervous thrill : TREMOR
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Highly rated : AONE
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Record : DISC
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Appropriate rhyme for thump : CRUMP
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Ascetic : LONER
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Confuse : ADDLE
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Run into : MEET
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Sanctify : BLESS
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Part of a French toast : VOTRE
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Smirk or scoff : FLEER
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Alerts : WARNS
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Fisherman's headache : SNAG
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Thurber's "The ___ Clocks" : THIRTEEN
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Worker : HAND
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Arbitrary proclamations : UKASES
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Sharp : TART
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Sopranos Hunter and Shane : RITAS
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Monetary units : CENTS
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In reference to : ANENT
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Representation for veneration : ICON
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"___ but the brave . . . ": Dryden : NONE
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Diamonds, e.g. : SUIT
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Radio name of yore : AMOS
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Dainty : CUTE
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Psyche's beloved : EROS
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Auto scar : DENT
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To be, to Cicero : ESSE
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Highway: Abbr. : RTE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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