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New York Times, Friday, September 21, 1979

Author:
Vincent L. Osborne
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 260 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Vincent L. Osborne has 20 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,909

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Across
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___ accompli : FAIT
5
Food for livestock : MASH
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Patron saint of cripples : GILES
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___ Domini : ANNO
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Lily relative : ALOE
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Keats's "___ Psyche" : ODETO
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Not mint : USED
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Like prepositions and conjunctions : RELATIONAL
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Deli offering : SALAMI
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Hematite constituent : IRON
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"Nine days ___" : OLD
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Son of Poseidon : TRITON
25
Sp. miss : SRTA
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Adult-youth problem : GENERATIONGAP
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Execute a kick turn : SKI
35
Laudanum, for one : DRUG
36
Where the Tagus flows : IBERIA
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The Balance : LIBRA
39
Goddess of dawn : EOS
41
Tony, for one : AWARD
42
Pewter, brass, etc. : ALLOYS
44
Car owner's problem : RUST
46
Epistolary afterthoughts: Abbr. : PSS
47
"___ poor in spirit": Matt. 5:3 : BLESSEDARETHE
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Color of raw silk : ECRU
51
In ___ (well off) : CLOVER
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D.D.S.'s group : ADA
57
Sound of disapproval : HISS
59
Surrender claim to: Law : REMISE
60
A hit song of 1956 : JUSTINTIME
63
Sponsor of the National Repertory Theater : ANTA
64
Arabian gazelle : ARIEL
65
Eram, eras, ___ : ERAT
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Turned to the right : GEED
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Did an assessor's job : RATED
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Cincinnati nine : REDS
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"___ Quam Videri": N.C. motto : ESSE
Down
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Tragedy by Goethe : FAUST
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Early Moslems of Medina : ANSAR
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Not qualified : INELIGIBLE
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Until now : TODATE
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Bartholomeu Dias, for one : MARINER
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Something for a Toby : ALE
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Alone: Prefix : SOLI
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Publishing name : HEARST
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Earn the red badge of courage : GOINTOBATTLE
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Words to a court clerk : IDO
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Gauzy weave : LENO
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Catchall phrase : ETAL
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Auctioneer's word : SOLD
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Shinto temple gateway : TORII
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One "fair of face" : MONDAYSCHILD
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Afresh : ANEW
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Be regretful : RUE
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Marketplace for Xanthippe : AGORA
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Rumor mills : GRAPEVINES
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Assumed haughtiness : AIRS
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Apollo starting points : PADS
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Stele or mensa : SLAB
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Veto : KILL
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American Beauty : ROSE
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Big ___, Calif. : SUR
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Cousin of a towhee : SERIN
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Classified items : SECRETS
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Attire for a horseless carriage : DUSTER
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Tribute : HOMAGE
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Kefauver : ESTES
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Author of "The Cloister and the Hearth" : READE
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At variance : AJAR
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___ mater : DURA
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___ were (seemingly) : ASIT
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Word to Arthur : SIRE
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Kickoff device : TEE
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Like a Wonderland tea party : MAD

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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