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New York Times, Tuesday, September 25, 1979

Author:
Herb L. Risteen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J K Q U Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,913
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Deli salad : SLAW
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Carpentry tool : RASP
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Shun some sustenance for slimness : DIET
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Pit : HOLE
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Self-interest : EXPEDIENCE
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Biblical brother : ABEL
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What a non sequitur lacks : PERTINENCE
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Breed of cattle : DEXTER
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Mercury's comprises 88 days : YEAR
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Kobe coin : SEN
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Out of bed : ASTIR
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Plumlike fruit : SLOE
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Word with hood or kind : MAN
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Where landlubbers need new legs : ASEA
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___ peanuts : SALTED
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Do arithmetic : ADD
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Rinses : LAVES
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Frank record : DIARY
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Desolate : LORN
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Not unlawful : LEGIT
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Skater's thrilling maneuver : AXEL
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Zodiac sign : ARIES
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Supple : LITHE
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"___ rhinestone cowboy . . . " : IMA
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Bakery supplies : YEASTS
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Farsighted fellow : SEER
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Barcelona bigwig : DON
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Face-powder ingredient : TALC
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English poet and clergyman: 1573–1631 : DONNE
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Travelogue prop : MAP
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Food for carnivores : MEAT
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Put up : REARED
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Make angry : EXASPERATE
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A king of Israel : OMRI
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Propeller wash : SLIPSTREAM
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Water carrier : MAIN
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Olympian : HERA
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"Desire Under the ___" : ELMS
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Corse et Miquelon : ILES
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Food fish : SHAD
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Lung part : LOBE
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Old Dominion city : ALEXANDRIA
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Whip marks : WELTS
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Avenger's goal : REPRISAL
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"Lizzie Borden took an ___" : AXE
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Lively : SPRY
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Fountain and Rose : PETES
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English river : DEE
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Tourist havens : INNS
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Behold! : ECCE
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High schooler : TEEN
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Telephone parts : DIALS
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Encroachment : INROAD
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And others: Abbr. : ETAL
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Take great pleasure in : REVEL
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Lamb who wrote about a pig : ELIA
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___ Archipelago : MALAY
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Worship : ADORE
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Protection : AEGIS
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Of stuffing and mounting : TAXIDERMAL
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Italian's secluded retreat : EREMO
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Thomas, the poet : DYLAN
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Located : SITED
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Love ___ : NEST
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Some of Euclid's discoveries : THEOREMS
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Collectors' items : STAMPS
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Water bird : ERNE
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Menace for motorists : SLEET
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Soissons square : CARRE
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Ruth's in-law : NAOMI
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Engage, as gears : MESH
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Spindle : AXLE
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Poker holding : PAIR
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Asian weight : TAEL
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Canal that needed Clinton's clout : ERIE
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Repeats tiresomely : DINS
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Belgian town near Liège : SPA
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Dundee headwear : TAM

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 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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