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OLD-CLUES RUSE

New York Times, Sunday, September 23, 1979

Author:
George Rose Smith
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 5.27, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 631 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 149, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
George Rose Smith has 10 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,911
Across
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Let up : ABATED
7
Hebrew prophet : AMOS
11
Lean-to : SHED
15
"Front porch" : FLAB
19
Hard as nails, for one : SIMILE
20
Andrea ___ : DORIA
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He sang "Start Movin'": 1957 : MINEO
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Marquisette : LENO
25
Mineral springs : STEELSPIRALS
27
Building extensions : ADDINGONTO
29
Bill : TEN
30
Showed mercy : SPARED
31
Vetches : TARES
33
Plaid : TARTAN
34
White Sox all-star : ORTA
35
Desires : WANTS
36
About : SOME
37
U.S. missile : SAM
40
Immaterial : AIRY
41
"Common Sense" author : PAINE
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What déjeuners satisfy : APPETITS
46
Cloying or sticky : TREACLY
48
Mine entrance : MYFRONTDOOR
50
Vein's glory : ORE
51
Strads' kin : AMATIS
52
Use a blender : PUREE
53
Unguis : HOOF
54
Koko's weapon : SNEE
55
Heads : POLLS
56
Not so noble : BASER
57
Happy as ___ : ALARK
59
Execution : DOING
60
Citole : LUTE
61
Gas: Prefix : AERI
62
Sheep : OVINE
63
Logomachize : DEBATE
64
Silkworm : ERI
65
Algerian port : AFRICANWINE
68
Locker room V.I.P. : TRAINER
69
Morning Prayer : MATINS
71
Room in a maison : SALLE
72
Bowl in Miami : ORANGE
73
"___ one hope . . . ": J. R. Lowell : ONELOVE
75
Persian wheel : MIDEASTBIKE
77
Felt shoe : PAC
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Trigonometric term : COSINE
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Youngest son : CADET
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Solemnity : RITE
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Kernel : PITH
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Sun hat : TOPEE
85
Shipworm : BORER
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___ couture : HAUTE
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Napoli dish : PASTA
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___ even keel : ONAN
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Quitclaim, e.g. : DEED
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Pods of flax : BOLLS
92
Any human : MORTAL
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Boone or O'Brien : PAT
94
Choice part : LEADINGLADY
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Romberg-Gershwin work : ROSALIE
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Imparts gradually : INSTILLS
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Month in Pamplona : ENERO
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Mar slightly : DENT
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A.F.B. in Colorado : ENT
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Vex : ROIL
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Specific-gravity scale : BAUME
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Somewhat, in music : POCO
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Glutting : SATING
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Fire worshiper : PARSI
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Fata morgana : MIRAGE
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Unseal: Poetic : OPE
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Stone monument : MTRUSHMORE
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Polish coins : SHINEPENNIES
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Dash : ELAN
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Balzac's birthplace : TOURS
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Zenana : HAREM
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Halters : NOOSES
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Help with the dishes : WIPE
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Harte : BRET
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Oasis : WADI
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Early cenobite : ESSENE
Down
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Staff mem. : ASST
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Fall for a gag : BITE
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The last word : AMEN
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Sleeper : TIE
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Cubits : ELLS
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Ravages : DESPOILS
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"Tobacco is ___ weed. I like it.": Hemminger : ADIRTY
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Peloponnesus : MOREA
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Toward the mouth : ORAD
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Part of R.S.V.P. : SIL
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Spruce : SMARTEN
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Trapper's collection : HIDES
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Destinies : ENDS
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"Agnus ___" : DEI
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Tiny blossom : FLORET
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Forty weekdays : LENT
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Pier of a sort : ANTA
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Favor : BOON
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Fred or Adele : ASTAIRE
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In control : ONTOPOF
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Turn aside : PARRY
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More intrepid : GAMER
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Part of A.D. : ANNO
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Cookie : WAFER
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Ghost : SPOOK
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Wheat or cotton : STAPLE
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Tommy of links fame : ARMOUR
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Table scraps : MEALTIMESPATS
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Galatea's beloved : ACIS
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Dido died on one : PYRE
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Set on a pedestal : ADORE
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Greek letter : IONIANEPISTLE
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XXX, to Pierre : TRENTE
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Noted folk singer : SEEGER
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Asian evergreen : ATLE
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Euterpe's sphere : MUSIC
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Highland lord : THANE
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"City of Light" : PARIS
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Best seller in 1924 : SOBIG
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Author of "Games People Play" : BERNE
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City NW of Madrid : AVILA
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Queues : LINES
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Silas ___, U.S. diplomat : DEANE
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" . . . in ___ and Ten Cent Store" : AFIVE
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Young hooter : OWLET
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Shade of green : DRAKE
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In harmony : ATONE
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Play byplay : ASIDE
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Gadfly in Washington : NADER
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Lacking imagination : TRITE
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Peregrine : ALIEN
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Public notices : OBITS
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Cephalopods : OCTOPI
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Earhart's copilot : NOONAN
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Melville book : MARDI
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Word in a letter : TRULY
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Bring off : ATTAIN
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Alpine abode : CHALET
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Some Yalies : COEDS
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Belém : PARA
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Companion of end-all : BEALL
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Viscount Templewood : HOARE
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Ray from Pen Argyl : ALDO
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Newel : POST
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Transport : DELIGHT
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Imperfection : BLEMISH
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Formed by one eruption : MONOGENE
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Detroit eleven : LIONS
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Least generous : NEAREST
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Kokoons : GNUS
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Type of précis : RECAP
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Being three in one : TRIUNE
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Cabbage or kale : DOREMI
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City in Vermont : BARRE
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Had deep longings : PINED
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Merganser : SMEW
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Gudrun's spouse : ATLI
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Bunker : TRAP
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Stream : POUR
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Star in the Whale : MIRA
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Biblical oldster : ENOS
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Its capital is Beauvais : OISE
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Hammer part : PEEN
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Actual being : ESSE
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Rabble : MOB
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Exclamation : HAW
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Gogol tale : NOS

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 4 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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