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New York Times, Friday, August 24, 1979

Author:
Evelyn Benshoof
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { H J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 92, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Evelyn Benshoof has 71 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,881
Across
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Refuses to spill the beans : CLAMSUP
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Burns the midnight oil : BONESUP
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Where the jet set lets it all hang out : RIVIERA
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Stuffed oneself : OVERATE
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Uranium is one : ELEMENT
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Sacking is his "bag" : RAVAGER
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Weight deduction : TARE
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Provoked : IRATE
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Dir. from Halle to Leipzig : ESE
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Comport oneself : ACT
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Baa-baa beasts : BLEATERS
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Projecting pipe rim : FLANGE
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Ultimate : LAST
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Discrepancy : VARIANCE
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Clement one : SPARER
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Cupidity : AVARICE
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Permanent rule : STATUTE
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Leave at 70, e.g. : RETIRE
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Dinner accessory : PLACEMAT
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U.S.S.R. neighbor : IRAN
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Sounded sonorously : PEALED
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Throttled : GARROTED
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Ex-G.I. : VET
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Scarf : BOA
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Bunyan or Pecos Bill : GIANT
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Commiseration : PITY
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Like a certain hairdo : UPSWEPT
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Reduced tension or difficulty : EASEDUP
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___ idol : MATINEE
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Exchange again : RETRADE
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Catchwords : SLOGANS
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Cuddled : NESTLED
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Chalk : CRETA
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Purple flowering shrub : LILAC
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Ward off : AVERT
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Jester : MIME
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Regard : SEE
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Coffee maker : URN
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Solitaire game : PATIENCE
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Chemical salt : BORATE
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Egg-shaped : OVATE
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"Absolutely not!" : NEVER
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"___ of Good Feeling" : ERA
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Mahatma : SAGE
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Shoshoneans : UTES
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French father : PERE
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Vogue : RAGE
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House in Washington, D.C. : BLAIR
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Carter's first Director of the Budget : LANCE
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Chosen or scheduled : SLATED
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Supplying with fuel : FIRING
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Calla lily : ARUM
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Bristle : SETA
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Former weight allowance : TRET
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Diverse: Comb. form : VARI
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Declare : AVER
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New Zealand tree : RATA
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Hackneyed : STALE
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Walked the floor : PACED
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Untidy female : SLATTERN
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Mexican laborer : PEON
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Babbles : PRATES
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Rocket-launching stage : AGENA
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Come to maturity : RIPEN
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He wrote "Kalki": 1978 : VIDAL
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Schumann piano piece : ETUDE
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Cast in the same role continually : TYPED
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Old Dodgers : BUMS
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Iridescent gem : OPAL
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Concerning : ASTO
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Forward : PERT
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Peruke : WIG
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Aeronautical eng. : AEE
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City map abbrs. : STS

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

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