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PUTTING ON AIRS

New York Times, Sunday, August 13, 1978

Author:
Louis Baron
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 162, Blocks: 92, Avg Word Len: 5.40, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 671 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 139, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 19
Louis Baron has 39 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,589
Across
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Singer Vaughan : SARAH
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False god : BAAL
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Name for a lion : SIMBA
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Harmony : ACCORD
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Complex molding : OVOLO
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Soprano Gluck : ALMA
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"Fledermaus" role : ADELE
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Sartre novel : NAUSEA
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Fissured : RIMAL
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Captured, in poesy : TAEN
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Demeter, to the Romans : CERES
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Indistinct : DREAMY
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Burglar's song : EVERYTHINGIHAVEISYOURS
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" . . . cruell'st ___ alive": Shak. : SHE
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Dos Passos trilogy : USA
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Draft a document : DRAWUP
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The g in Agamemnon : GAMMA
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Trudge : PLOD
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Sounds of delight : AHS
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Wagner's "___ Rheingold" : DAS
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Nickname for Gulliver : LEM
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Cook's song : HOMEONTHERANGE
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Boring : TIRESOME
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Fabled deliverer : STORK
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Islet : AIT
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Fiddler's spot : ROOF
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Royal initials : HSH
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Freshwater porpoise : INIA
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Insomniac's song : THREEOCLOCKINTHEMORNING
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CBS, for one : SYS
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Clean the slate : ATONE
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Brynner : YUL
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Paul Bunyan, e.g. : LOGGER
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"___ Love You" : PSI
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Wag : CARD
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Tyke's marble : MIB
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"A cottage in ___ . . . ": Godley : ALANE
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Uncertain feminist's song : ALITTLEBITINDEPENDENT
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Mob's agenda : CRIME
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Loch in W. Scotland : EIL
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Gelling agent : AGAR
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Turndowns : NOS
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Girl's name meaning "esteem" : HONORA
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Miniver : FUR
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Dearborn lemon : EDSEL
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Smith and Jolson : ALS
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Acrophobiac's song : IVEGOTAFEELINGIMFALLING
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It's on the watch : TIME
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After noon : ONE
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Mauritius casualty : DODO
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Reine's mate : ROI
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Fungi : OIDIA
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"Man, ___ which makes bargains": Adam Smith : ANANIMAL
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Ghost's song : IAINTGOTNOBODY
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Airport code for Saigon : SGN
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Roman zilch : NIL
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Augment : ADD
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Stimulate : WHET
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French factory : USINE
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Construction crew : MASONS
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Marsh or Murray : MAE
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Pindaric : ODE
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Jalopy owner's song : ICANTGETSTARTEDWITHYOU
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Ruanda-___ : URUNDI
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An Alan of films : ARKIN
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Shortly : ANON
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Unlimited ages : AEONS
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Of boxing : FISTIC
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Claude of film fame : RAINS
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Buzzard's cousin : KITE
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Opera by Delibes : LAKME
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Trees aflutter : ASPENS
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Irish dramatist : SYNGE
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German dam : EDER
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Paintings by a Swiss modernist : KLEES
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Achy : SORE
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Tel ___ : AVIV
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Pinza's birthplace : ROME
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Axillary : ALAR
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Cry of surprise : HOLYSMOKE
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Take a dip : BATHE
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Kirghiz range : ALAI
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Sermon finale : AMEN
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Listless indolence : LANGUOR
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Actor-director Guitry : SACHA
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Angle : IDEA
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Talk-show name : MERV
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Blackmails : BLEEDS
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Norse pantheon : AESIR
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Soup-can artist : ANDYWARHOL
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Have a ball : CAROUSE
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Form a line : CUEUP
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Glacial ridges : OSAR
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Radiation dosages : REMS
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Period of power : DAY
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Holier ___ thou : THAN
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"The sun to me ___": Milton : ISDARK
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Tormentor's hang-up : SADISM
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Barbarians : GOTHS
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Author of "The Proper Bostonians" : AMORY
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Lakes or fens : MERES
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Sleuth Vance : PHILO
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Spill the beans : LETON
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Chariot race : AGON
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Muscular : HEFTY
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Fiction's "Studs" : LONIGAN
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Renowned : EMINENT
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Inadequate, British style : MEAGRE
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F.D.R. follower : HST
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Tangible : TACTILE
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We, in Perugia : NOI
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Durocher : THELIP
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Infield hit : SINGLE
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Kiln : OAST
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Calabrian's chickpeas : CECI
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Scottish philosopher : HUME
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Ways : ROADS
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Wing: Prefix : PTERO
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One ___ time : ATA
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Tackle : RIG
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Geneticist's interest : DNA
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Charity ball : BENEFIT
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"So we'll go no more ___": Byron : AROVING
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Telephone mechanic : LINEMAN
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"Cymbeline" heroine : IMOGEN
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Tower builder : EIFFEL
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Moody : BLUE
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Sediment : DREG
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Lopez theme : NOLA
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Miss Rivera et al. : CHITAS
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Bohr's science : ATOMISTICS
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Changed the décor : REDID
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Lament : DIRGE
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Hawley's colleague : SMOOT
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Whodunit feature : ALIBI
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Put the ___ (clamp down) : LIDON
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Mean and tricky : SNIDE
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Parallel : ANALOG
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Slangy earful : LOAD
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Amin : IDI
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Not serving military aims : NONWAR
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Blabbermouth's forte : LOOSETALK
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Kind of blade : GAY
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Bred without mixture : INANDIN
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Fight promoter's interest : THETAKE
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Bare: Prefix : NUDI
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Lost : ASTRAY
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Type of cape: Fr. : MANTE
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Approaches : NEARS
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Minister's house : MANSE
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Deed holder : OWNER
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Yellow flag : IRIS
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Tooth point : CUSP
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"Birthday suit" : SKIN
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Nobelist in Physics: 1976 : TING
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Camelot lady : ENID
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Show senility : DOTE
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Get better : HEAL
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Symbol of bondage : YOKE
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"This one is ___!" : ONME
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Treats shabbily : USES
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City in the Urals : UFA

Answer summary: 14 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 15 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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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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