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New York Times, Friday, August 31, 1979

Author:
Judson G. Trent
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Judson G. Trent has 51 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,888
Across
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It's sometimes intercepted : PASS
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Point; apex : CUSP
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Former U.N. head : THANT
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Choir voice : ALTO
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Fairy-tale starter : ONCE
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Book by D. S. Freeman : RELEE
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Part of a vending machine : SLOT
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Othello, for one : MOOR
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Kind of renewal : URBAN
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Commit youthful follies : SOWONESWILDOATS
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Winker : EYELID
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Plod : SLOG
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Place for dumbbells : GYM
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Eliminate : DELETE
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Universal remedy propounded by Paracelsus : AZOTH
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"He's ___ Picker," 1914 Berlin song : ARAG
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Final notice : OBIT
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Start an austerity program : TIGHTENONESBELT
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Rounded moldings : TORI
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Express : VENT
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The Japanese call it Chosen : KOREA
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"Intellectual arm" of a worldwide org. : UNESCO
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Prefix with center or dermis : EPI
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Slangy approval : OKEH
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Author of "Comin' thro' the Rye": 1875 : REEVES
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Look out for No. 1 : FEATHERONESNEST
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Athlete under a dome : ASTRO
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Component : UNIT
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Theater group letters : ANTA
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Complete : UTTER
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___ Neuf, across the Seine : PONT
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Oriental weight : TAEL
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Quintet plus quartet : NONET
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Salver : TRAY
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Besides : ELSE
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Old hat : PASSE
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Bronze, e.g. : ALLOY
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Vt. ski center : STOWE
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Plant resembling the yucca : SOTOL
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Neil Simon's forte : COMEDY
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Some, in Seville : UNOS
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Lighters' kin : SCOWS
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Pauline's predicament : PERIL
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Long, tiring walk : TRUDGE
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Protagonist, usually : HERO
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Spanish duke : ALBA
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Spruce : NEAT
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"Hamiltons" : TENS
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"It Happened One ___" : NIGHT
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Inn : LODGE
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Leonine locks : MANE
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Timber wolf : LOBO
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Great-grandson of Shem : EBER
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Ornamental ceramic : TILE
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Singer James from L.A. : ETTA
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Island near Bering Sea : ATTU
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National park in Utah : ZION
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Folklore fiend : OGRE
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"Let ___ cup pass . . . ": Matt. : THIS
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Guidry or Santo : RON
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Prefix with date or chamber : ANTE
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Summon : EVOKE
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"Blue ___," 1927 hit song : SKIES
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Sidekick : COHORT
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Like a cover girl : PRETTY
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What active volcanoes do : ERUPT
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Item to count, in bridge : HONOR
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Related on mother's side : ENATE
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Like Judas : VENAL
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Noted writer of children's books : ESTES
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Flat : STALE
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Goatlike creature : FAUN
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"___ Perpetua," Idaho motto : ESTO
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Business letter abbr. : ATTN
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Eucalyptus or gingko : TREE
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"Strange Interlude" heroine : NINA

Answer summary: 1 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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