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New York Times, Wednesday, August 1, 1979

Author:
Eli Wesoff
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { J Q V X }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Eli Wesoff has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,858
Across
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Cleopatra's final agent : ASP
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Pintail duck : SMEE
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Lady of Spain : DAMA
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Farthest from the wind side : ALEE
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Cardinals, e.g. : TEAM
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Like Kringle's milieu : POLAR
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Kind of monster : GILA
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Coolant not needed in August : ANTIFREEZE
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Insult : AFFRONT
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Carpentier of ring fame : GEORGES
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Planet, hound or god : PLUTO
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Umps' kin : REFS
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Outward appearance : AIR
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Hat trimming : TORSADE
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Thos. and Jas. : STS
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Remain aboard : STAYON
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On pins and needles : INASWEAT
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One of a fabled 40 : THIEF
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This, in Tours : CET
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Struthers or Field : SALLY
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Dissembling : AESOPIAN
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Twaddle : PIFFLE
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The ___ Gees, popular trio : BEE
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Smallest of the Great Lakes : ONTARIO
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Cobb and Power, for short : TYS
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"___ Sanctorum," collection of saints' biographies : ACTA
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Ancient Asia Minor region : IONIA
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Frogman's equipment : SNORKEL
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Commotions; quarrels : DUSTUPS
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Mandarin oranges : TANGERINES
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Operatic prince : IGOR
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Sgt.'s superior : LIEUT
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Actor Hamilton : NEIL
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"Fly away, fly!" : SHOO
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"The ___ 'e knows ... ": Kipling : ORSE
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Bearded, in botany : AWNY
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Suburb of Brussels : ATH
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First Arabic letter : ALIF
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Egotist's specialty : SELFPRAISE
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White of early films : PEARL
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Lincoln's Secretary of War : STANTON
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Plato, to Aristotle : MENTOR
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"___, drink and be merry" : EAT
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Visa holder : EMIGRANT
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People of action : DOERS
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Shake ___ (hasten) : ALEG
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Structure for a rat race : MAZE
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Greek Mars : ARES
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Turkish title : AGA
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Medicine, law et al. : PROFESSIONS
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"___ cold, starve a fever" : FEEDA
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Poorer : OUTOFPOCKET
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Take ___ at (try) : ASTAB
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"With this Ring, ___ wed" : ITHEE
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City south of Florence : SIENA
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Like many a hunt-and-peck typist : SELFTAUGHT
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Count : TALLY
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Eyelid inflammations : STYES
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Farmer, in Eng. : YEO
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Air Force female : WAF
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Island southwest of Los Angeles : CATALINA
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Prefix with cede or change : INTER
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With devoutness : PIOUSLY
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"Still ___ triumph over all mischance": Shak. : RIDEIN
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Debate : ARGUE
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"___ wise father ... " : ITISA
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Battle site: 1944 : STLO
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Indian otter : NAIR
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Wallet contents : ONES
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Expression of disdain : POOH
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"Rave" notice result : SRO
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Unused : NEW

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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