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New York Times, Monday, August 27, 1979

Author:
Meunier
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,884
Across
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Double agents : SPIES
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Waller or Domino : FATS
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Heavenly headgear : HALO
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Matisse : HENRI
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Hodgepodge : OLIO
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Cain's victim : ABEL
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Group of eight : OCTAD
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Anthracite : COAL
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Conduct : LEAD
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Yell blue murder : RAISETHEROOF
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Catch in a net : ENMESH
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Home of the Angels : ANAHEIM
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Compass letters : SSE
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Compositor's goof : TYPO
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Cave : GROTTO
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Revise : EMEND
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Shoshonean Indians : UTES
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Fit : TEMPERTANTRUM
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Prima donna : DIVA
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Off limits : TABOO
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Beer mugs : STEINS
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Catherine ___, last wife of Henry VIII : PARR
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Where to see Redford: Abbr. : SCR
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Pertaining to part of the eye : CORNEAL
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Three-bagger : TRIPLE
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Show who's the boss : LOWERTHEBOOM
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Soft drink : COLA
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Stravinsky or Sikorsky : IGOR
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River in N.C. : NEUSE
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Kiln : OVEN
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Dub : NAME
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Scrutinized, with ill intent : CASED
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"Knock on ___" : WOOD
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Merriment : GLEE
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Corundum : EMERY
Down
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" . . . to the ___ of Tripoli" : SHORES
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Nuts : PECANS
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Not too late : INTIME
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Rub out : ERASE
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Avoid : SIDESTEP
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French marshal, in W.W. I : FOCH
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Medicinal plant : ALOE
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Coronet : TIARA
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Bye-bye : SOLONG
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Thirty minutes : HALFHOUR
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Honest one : ABE
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Meadow : LEA
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Word with Harry or Nick : OLD
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Condiment : THYME
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Paddle's relative : OAR
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"___, Brute!" : ETTU
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Newspaper notice : ITEM
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Apr. and Dec. : MOS
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Saucy : PERT
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Ready for use : ONTAP
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"The Aba ___ Honeymoon," 1914 hit song : DABA
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Yugoslav strongman : TITO
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Perpetually : EVER
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Where Hawaii is not : MAINLAND
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Lapp's region : NORTH
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U.S. poet-playwright: 1875–1950 : TORRENCE
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Mil. award : DSC
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New: Comb. form : NEO
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Preparing lumber : SAWING
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Marital partner : SPOUSE
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More miserly : CLOSER
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Quack's pretended possession : REMEDY
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Licit : LEGAL
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Girder : IBEAM
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"Eternal City" : ROME
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Devil's-walking-stick : TREE
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Guernsey or Dexter : COW
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Egg: Comb. form : OVO
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Zodiac sign : LEO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 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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