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New York Times, Tuesday, August 14, 1979

Author:
R. W. Greenleaf
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
R. W. Greenleaf has 4 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,871
Across
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Swabs : MOPS
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Gas: Prefix : AERO
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Small vale : DELL
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Oil group : OPEC
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Canine sound : GNAR
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Miss Hawkins : SADIE
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Obi : SASH
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More hedge work : RETRIMMING
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Aggies, e.g. : SHOOTERS
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Edict city: 1598 : NANTES
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Mountain: Comb. form : OREO
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"___ homo!" : ECCE
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Book parts : SPINES
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___ on (despise) : LOOKDOWN
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Decree : ARRET
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___ off (foists) : PALMS
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Old car : REO
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French river : LOIR
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Dawn : SUNUP
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Cafeteria item : TRAY
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Call ___ day : ITA
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Bitter vetches : TARES
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Tee shot : DRIVE
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Solaced : CONSOLED
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Cards, as wool : TEASES
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Carry : TOTE
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Crawford or Baez : JOAN
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Bottle for water : CARAFE
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Bicentennial visitor to N.Y. Harbor : TALLSHIP
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Two-masted vessel : BRIGANTINE
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Wine: Comb. form : OENO
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Author Horatio : ALGER
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Dandelion, e.g. : WEED
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Dole : METE
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"King of the ___," 1965 song : ROAD
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Approximately : ORSO
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Kind of machine : SLOT
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Stirling or Arnold : MOSS
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Moonfish : OPAH
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Dinero item : PESO
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Beer vessel : SCHOONER
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Is in accord : AGREES
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Hot month in Buenos Aires : ENERO
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Word of disgust : RATS
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Retired hockey star : ORR
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"The public be ___!": W. H. Vanderbilt : DAMNED
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Make the copy right : EDIT
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Queue : LINE
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Sailing-race divisions : LEGS
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Fishing boats : SMACKS
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Not done: Abbr. : INCOMP
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Allowance for waste : TRET
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Mt. ___, peak in Colo. : EOLUS
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Law of the Franks : SALIC
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First: Comb. form : PROTO
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New Guinea, to Indonesians : IRIAN
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Having strip markers : LANED
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Root used in perfumery : ORRIS
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Intertwine : WEAVE
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Appropriately, he wrote "The Barrel-Organ" : NOYES
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Thickened soup : PUREE
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Bambi's creator : SALTEN
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Lintels : TRANSOMS
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"A Bridge ___": Ryan : TOOFAR
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Allot the cards : DEAL
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Contrived : STAGED
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City on the Maumee : TOLEDO
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Fonda and Wyman : JANES
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Construction piece, for short : CBAR
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Guthrie : ARLO
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Baltic port : RIGA
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Layer : TIER
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Cad, colloquially : HEEL
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Preposition : INTO
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Keats or Yeats : POET
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"Tea for ___" : TWO

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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