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New York Times, Tuesday, September 11, 1979

Author:
Federing
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 260 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 1, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Federing has 2 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,899
Across
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"Hair" and "Grease" : HITS
5
Piece fastened by a padlock : HASP
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Dilute : THIN
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Sorghum product : SYRUP
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Jai ___ : ALAI
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Heed the emendator : REDO
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Turkish cotton capital : ADANA
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Chinese dynasty : MING
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Greek love god : EROS
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"Town Meeting of the World" : GENERALASSEMBLY
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Call on : SEE
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Ziegfeld, for short : FLO
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Informal union after the Holy Alliance : CONCERTOFEUROPE
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Burden : ONUS
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Coward : NOEL
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100 stotinki in Bulgaria : LEV
36
Preston or Frost: abbr. : ROBT
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Glaze : SLEET
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Muck's partner : MIRE
40
Cuckoo : ANI
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Bread spread : OLEO
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"Prince ___," Borodin opera : IGOR
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This followed 24 Across : LEAGUEOFNATIONS
48
Partook : ATE
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Tarbell : IDA
50
Event during the Vietnam War: 1968 : PARISPEACETALKS
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"Bide ___" (Scottish host's invitation) : AWEE
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Lake in Ireland : ERNE
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Lopez from Dallas : TRINI
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Whine or beg : CANT
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Bombast : RANT
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Over : ENDED
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Schliemann discovery : TROY
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Postponement : STAY
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"Audrey ___," recent best seller : ROSE
Down
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Part for Londoners or F.D.R. : HYDE
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OPEC member : IRAN
3
Adjust an upright : TUNE
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Meager : SPARSE
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Village : HAMLET
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Late Queen of Jordan : ALIA
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"La Belle Dame ___ Merci": Keats : SANS
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Pickled items : PIGSFEET
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Seismograph recording : TREMOR
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Dill, e.g. : HERB
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Graven image : IDOL
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___ Parker : NOSY
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Droop : SAG
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Gas: Comb. form : AER
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Hebrew month : ELUL
24
Word with Gables or Sea : CORAL
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Two ___ (double-team strategy) : ONONE
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Nile valley region : NUBIA
27
Chi. time : CST
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" . . . ___ you shall betray me": Matt. : ONEOF
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Adversary : FOE
30
Few: Comb. form : OLIGO
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Juan of Argentina : PERON
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Player with Chance and Tinker : EVERS
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Pullman and Van Winkle : SLEEPERS
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M-G-M trademark : LEO
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DI doubled : MII
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Pop-ups, usually : OUTS
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Merriment : GAIETY
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Precision : NICETY
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Summer quaff : ADE
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Shred : TATTER
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Covenant : PACT
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"We've ___, an' a debt . . . ": J. R. Lowell : AWAR
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"Splitsville" : RENO
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Q.E.D. part : ERAT
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O'Neill's Christie : ANNA
55
It bisects Pisa : ARNO
56
Parts of scuttles : LIDS
57
Patella site : KNEE
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Luckman of gridiron fame : SID

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 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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