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New York Times, Thursday, August 30, 1979

Author:
John Finch
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,887

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Across
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___ fide : BONA
5
Ace, deuce, ___ : TREY
9
Kind of winds or magazines : TRADE
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First shepherd : ABEL
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Emerson's "___ bridge" : RUDE
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Young Montague : ROMEO
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Mozart : WOLFGANGAMADEUS
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Colonial leader in N.Y.C. : DELANCEY
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Feeble-minded person : AMENT
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Lions and tigers : CATS
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Patron saint of sailors : ELMO
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Sounds of owls and unhappy audiences : HOOTS
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Appendage to a circus : SIDESHOW
30
These sometimes fail us : WORDS
31
Erasmus lived here: 1521 : BASEL
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Be in debt : OWE
33
Fencing sword : EPEE
34
Composer of musicals : ARLEN
35
Kind of school : PREP
36
Health resort : SPA
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Antigone's uncle : CREON
38
Detective famous for a "last case" : TRENT
39
American dance pioneer : TEDSHAWN
41
Ponies : CRIBS
42
Traffic tickets : TAGS
43
One-eighth of an ounce : DRAM
44
Ecdysiast Ann : CORIO
46
Painter of "Madonna of the Rocks" : LEONARDO
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Bach : JOHANNSEBASTIAN
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"What ___!" : ALIFE
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Get a new film into shape : EDIT
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Isabella d'___, poser for 46 Across : ESTE
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Jeered : BOOED
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Makes lace : TATS
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Homophone for seize : SEES
Down
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Doll Tearsheet, for one : BAWD
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Double-reed instrument : OBOE
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Gwyn or Quickly : NELL
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Alphabet for the military : ALFACODE
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Religious pamphlets : TRACTS
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Ancient letters : RUNES
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Jittery : EDGY
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Affirmative vote : YEA
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MacBeth's "___ up the consequence" : TRAMMEL
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Western jamborees : RODEOS
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End of a hymn : AMEN
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Between Num. and Josh. : DEUT
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Dawn goddess : EOS
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Picnic pests : GNATS
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"Streets of San Francisco" star : MALDEN
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Iron, in the Ruhr : EISEN
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Billiards champ of yore : HOPPE
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Mountain nymph : OREAD
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Annual French art show : SALON
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Moses' mountain : HOREB
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Hero of 1936 Olympics : OWENS
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Antony's "Caesar hath ___" : WEPT
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Mae or Nathanael : WEST
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Drinks for witches : BREWS
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Dadaist poet : ARAGON
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Apes, monkeys or men : PRIMATES
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Fettered : CHAINED
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___-Siberian Railroad : TRANS
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Censure savagely : STRAFE
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Zagreb natives : CROATS
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Entry on the left-hand side : DEBIT
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State south of Wyo. : COLO
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Canton is here : OHIO
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Clytemnestra's mother : LEDA
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Shine's partner : RISE
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Blind or double follower : DATE
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Two add up to two : ONES
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One of Ali's specialties : JAB
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Scenery : SET

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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