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New York Times, Tuesday, August 28, 1979

Author:
Ruth N. Schultz
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { G J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 247 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 57, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Ruth N. Schultz has 21 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,885
Across
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Mimic : APE
4
Southpaw's pitching arm : LEFT
8
Transplant : REPOT
13
'Umble one : HEEP
15
___ Minor : ASIA
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Choleric : IRATE
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Bern's river : AARE
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Red planet : MARS
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Welles : ORSON
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Smash hit : BLOCKBUSTER
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Ready : SET
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Spanish relative : TIA
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Ennui : TEDIUM
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Landi of old films : ELISSA
30
Does a cakewalk : STRUTS
33
"Thou ___ then be false . . . ": Polonius : CANSTNOT
36
Goose genus : ANSER
37
Everyday abbr. : ETC
38
Moral principle : ETHIC
40
___-la-la : TRA
41
L.A. cager : LAKER
44
He began life as a sculptor : SOCRATES
47
W.W. II group : ALLIES
49
Surgeon's sewing thread : SUTURE
50
Loose at last : UNTIED
53
West Point grads : LTS
54
Commercials : ADS
56
Milky Way, for one : STARCLUSTER
61
Mother: Prefix : MATRI
63
Coaster : TILE
64
Comstock ___ : LODE
65
"___ Melancholy": Keats : ODEON
66
Invariably : EVER
67
Sea bird : ERNE
68
Director of "Anna Karenina": 1948 : KORDA
69
TV program : NEWS
70
Bumpkin : OAF
Down
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Jezebel's husband : AHAB
2
Belfry sound : PEAL
3
Saarinen : EERO
4
Excoriate : LAMBASTE
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Jacob's brother : ESAU
6
"___ in war, . . . " : FIRST
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Discernment : TASTE
8
Girl of song : RIORITA
9
Miscalculate : ERR
10
Make the grade : PASSMUSTER
11
Sioux : OTOE
12
Omar product : TENT
14
Jelly basis : PECTIN
21
Osculate : KISS
22
Sullivan and Wynn : EDS
26
Repository of sorts : URN
27
Outer, to an M.D. : ECTAL
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Dull : LACKLUSTER
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Dwellers in formicaries : ANTS
31
Far from verbose : TERSE
32
Spanish Mrs. : SRA
34
Cry of discovery : OHO
35
Fixations : TICS
37
High note : ELA
39
Sweet cakes : CRULLERS
42
German article : EIN
43
Greek wine : RETSINA
45
Alaskan island : ATTU
46
Struggle : TUSSLE
48
Command to Rover : SIT
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"They'd ___ every one": Carroll : EATEN
52
Tee shot : DRIVE
54
Frenzied : AMOK
55
Wall decoration : DADO
57
Ball of yarn : CLEW
58
Texas bull : TORO
59
Ferber : EDNA
60
Hazard near Norman's Woe : REEF
62
Reel's partner : ROD

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 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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