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New York Times, Thursday, August 16, 1979

Author:
Jean J. Davison
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { F J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Jean J. Davison has 62 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,873
Across
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Eager : AVID
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Kind of sugar or syrup : MAPLE
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Nicklaus and Palmer, e.g. : PROS
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Explosive device : MINE
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Irritating : ACRID
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Part of a roof : EAVE
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Lid in a street (nonsexist style) : PERSONHOLECOVER
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Disparaged : DECRIED
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Burdens for Brutus : ONERA
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Peruse : READ
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Nimble : SPRY
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Negligent : REMISS
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Chimpanzees and gorillas : APES
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Haggard's Ayesha : SHE
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Succulent plant : ALOE
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Mall unit : STORE
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Conflict : WAR
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Worldly one (nonsexist style) : PERSONABOUTTOWN
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Manet's "___ Boat" : INA
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Old Nick : SATAN
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Nylons, e.g. : HOSE
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"Life with Father" author : DAY
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Leave out : OMIT
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Old hags : CRONES
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Small bird : WREN
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Blue, in Bonn : BLAU
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Alaskan highway : ALCAN
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Member of a farmers' organization : GRANGER
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Unpremeditated homicide (nonsexist style) : PERSONSLAUGHTER
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Hit a dipteran : SWAT
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Commences : OPENS
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Word before poem or deaf : TONE
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Advance gradually : EDGE
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Beatrice's admirer : DANTE
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Haughty one : SNOB
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Elec. unit : AMP
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Contested : VIED
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Anent : INRE
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Spies : DESCRIES
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Crazes : MANIAS
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Hurt : ACHED
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Goad : PROD
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Diamond ___ : LIL
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Dutch commune : EDE
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Gaudy flower : PEONY
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Glowing review : RAVE
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" . . . the rain is ___ and gone" : OVER
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Evening, in Milano : SERA
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Unrefined materials : ORES
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"Gay Nineties" unmentionable : CORSET
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Pitch woo : SPOON
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Scene of Pizarro's conquest : PERU
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Part of IRT : RAPID
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___ Mukhina. Soviet gymnast : ELENA
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Voracious eel : MORAY
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Up, in baseball : ATBAT
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Faint : SWOON
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Ship's hole for cables : HAWSE
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Anagram for sneer : ERNES
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Lining material : SATIN
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City in Chile : OSORNO
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Designate : NAME
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"___ rule the world": Emerson : THOUGHTS
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Contract section : CLAUSE
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Telephoned : RANG
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Consume uselessly : WASTE
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Arctic goose : BRANT
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Church section : APSE
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Obscene : LEWD
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Rough, broken cliff : CRAG
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Secluded valley : GLEN
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Public school : ETON
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Splitsville, U.S.A. : RENO
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Doze : NOD
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Health spot : SPA
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Johnny ___ : REB

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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