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ENTERTAINING IDEAS

New York Times, Sunday, August 5, 1979

Author:
Tap Osborn
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.24, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 582 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 127, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 22
Tap Osborn has 111 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,862
Across
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Style : MODE
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Hokum : BLAH
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Sell hot tickets : SCALP
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Old Irish alphabet : OGHAM
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Uzbek's irrigation source : ARAL
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He "planted" a handkerchief : IAGO
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"Santa ___," Italian song : LUCIA
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Apollo 14 astronaut : ROOSA
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Fan of Maria and Maximilian : SCHELLCOLLECTOR
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Literary archipelago : GULAG
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Rescued from ruin : SALVAGED
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Poet Conrad : AIKEN
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Still : CALM
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Houdini's forte : ESCAPE
31
"Hernani" playwright : HUGO
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"Saturday night special" : HANDGUN
35
Blind impulse : ATE
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Sonny, once : CHERHOLDER
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Lose one's cool : RAVE
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Type of cement : SOREL
43
Coat : HIDE
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Entitled to putt first : AWAY
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Swedish port : UMEA
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Item for Muffet : CURD
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Tune once sung by Anna May : WONGNUMBER
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Lap, perhaps : SEAT
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Panay people : ATI
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"De Profundis" author : WILDE
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Kingdom loser : NAIL
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Dash, in radio code : DAH
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Trail Blazers' league : NBA
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"You're ___ Need" : ALLI
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Kind of flick : ADULT
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All thumbs : INEPT
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Close : TIGHTLY
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Jacques of songdom : FRERE
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Kind of play : PASSION
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Little casino, if a spade : DEUCE
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Wretched : SORRY
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Histrio's need : ROLE
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High's partner : DRY
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Shrink : SHY
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Rocky eminence : CRAG
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Drain : SEWER
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Colloid : GEL
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Dilpomacy's foundation : TACT
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Premiere for James : CAANOPENER
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Thin; watery: Comb. form : SERO
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Hamitic language : AGAO
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Kind of food or brother : SOUL
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Arabian V.I.P. : EMIR
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Victorian blackout : SWOON
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Brake : FERN
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One-nighters for Jo Anne : WORLEYGIGS
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Wine: Comb. form : OEN
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Flight feather : TERTIAL
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Former French coins : SOLS
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Casual wear : SLACKS
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"Sunnybrook," e.g. : FARM
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Griddle cake : LATKE
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Tall one's need : HEADROOM
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"Lizzie Borden took ___ . . . " : ANAXE
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Clip of Maisie at the beach : SOTHERNEXPOSURE
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Carl or Mark Van ___ : DOREN
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Russian co-op : ARTEL
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Sights at Aosta : ALPI
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German author of ghost stories : APEL
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Pyknic : OBESE
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They make a mesh : GEARS
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Trudge : PLOD
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River duck : TEAL
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Billiards shot : MASSE
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Killer whales : ORCAS
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Stage presence, to Arlene : DAHLCARRIAGE
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Noble : ELEVATED
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Ship's area : BILGE
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Valenciennes : LACE
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"How like ___ . . . ": Hamlet : AGOD
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Relative of a vac. : HOL
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Pung : SLEIGH
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Bananas : CUCKOO
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Part of a Racine work : ACTE
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Simba : LION
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Watson's 3, 4 or 5 : PAR
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Harmonium : ORGAN
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Advance prints of Elliott's scenes : GOULDRUSHES
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Celeste's acting career : HOLMGAME
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Crazy ___ loon : ASA
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Slick, with or without pix : MAG
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Revers : LAPEL
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Bacall : LAUREN
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Grant : CARY
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Lessen a risk : HEDGE
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Get wind of : HEAR
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Eye part : UVEA
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Precise : NEAT
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Columnist Knickerbocker : CHOLLY
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India's official language : HINDI
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Changeable : LABILE
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Resided : DWELT
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Inadequate : SCANT
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Offer top dollar : OUTBID
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Mount ___, in N.H. : WILLEY
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Experience : UNDERGO
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Baseball announcer Wills : MAURY
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Vigil : WATCH
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Ringer of a sort : DIALER
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Goose genus : ANSER
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Scottish island : ARRAN
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Walter's transportation : PIDGEONCOUPE
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"Moment-of-truth" man : TORERO
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Bite on director John's earnings : HUSTONTAXES
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Last words of Pledge of Allegiance : FORALL
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Mala or Stefanie : POWERS
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Chute material : NYLON
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Scottie's battle memento : SCAUR
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Make a gaffe at bridge : RENIG
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Certain trailers, for short : SEMIS
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Weightiest U.S. President : TAFT
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Pulitzer Prize novelist: 1958 : AGEE
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Material for Vikki's songs : CARRFARE
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Like some cats : COOL
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Westbrook : PEGLER
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Curses : SWEARSAT
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Took a dip : SWAM
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Former Italian coin : SOLDO
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O.T. book : ESTHER
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Hayseeds : YOKELS
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Dunne : IRENE
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Toothsome : SAPID
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Oriental peninsula : KOREA
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Detect, in a way : SMELL
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Erudition : LORE
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Sweetsop : ATTA
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Perdition : HELL
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Olympic Stadium athlete : EXPO
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Foofaraw : ADO
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British swell : NOB
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Decline : SAG
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Baize feature : NAP

Answer summary: 16 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 7 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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