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New York Times, Saturday, August 11, 1979

Author:
Dorothea E. Shipp
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { J K Q V W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 240 (avg 1.26)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Dorothea E. Shipp has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,868

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Across
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Pen noises : GRUNTS
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"Friendship," to a Texan : MOTTO
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He, she and it : PRONOUNS
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"What ___ of work is a man!": Hamlet : APIECE
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Leave in the lurch : RUNOUTON
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Brook : RUNNEL
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Hill dweller : ANT
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Jones's prize in 1779 : SERAPIS
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Depressed : SAD
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Almost : NIGH
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Eldritch : EERIE
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German article : EINE
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___ de Lion : COEUR
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Female ruff : REE
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Havelock or Dock : ELLIS
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Groups of nine : ENNEADS
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Mull over : REFLECT
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Acid initials : RNA
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Former Greek V.I.P. : ARI
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Important Rialto activity : CASTING
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Peaked : CRESTED
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___ podridas : OLLAS
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Puncture prefix : ACU
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"Le ___ d'Arthur" : MORTE
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Grande and Bravo : RIOS
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Words of annoyance : DRATS
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Trim : NEAT
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D.C. dweller : AMB
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Pub area : TAPROOM
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Iron or Golden : AGE
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French President in F.D.R.'s day : LEBRUN
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Dog or hound : RUNAFTER
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Flouts : SNEERS
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Swizzle sticks : STIRRERS
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Threefold : TRINE
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Cuisinier's specialty : SALADE
Down
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California food fish : GRUNION
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Versatile Dutch musician: 1885-1932 : RONTGEN
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Número ___ : UNO
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Entre ___ : NOUS
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Pupil : TUTEE
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Some sleepers : SNORERS
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One of the Osmonds : MARIE
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Major work : OPUS
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Do soldering : TIN
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Stretchable : TENSILE
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Like some voyages : OCEANIC
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Caper : PRANCE
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Gin : SNARE
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Firstborn : ELDEST
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Harbor sight : PIER
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Two Mexican provisional presidents : HUERTAS
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"Invisible Man" author: 1952 : ELLISON
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Sari wearers : RANIS
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Zimbalist : EFREM
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Rather : DAN
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Organ for eavesdropping : EAR
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Colors similar to sweet william : CORALS
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Food : ALIMENT
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Inarticulate utterance : SLOBBER
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Irving's "The World According to ___" : GARP
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Paper dolls : CUTOUTS
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Played host : TREATED
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Whatnot : ETAGERE
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Impedes : DETERS
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John Dickson and Vikki : CARRS
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"___ Macabre" : DANSE
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Girl's name meaning "wisdom" : SONIA
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Word with stile or table : TURN
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Rich soil : MARL
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Defendants: Law : REI
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___ Lippo Lippi : FRA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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