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New York Times, Wednesday, September 26, 1979

Author:
Meunier
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 41, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { F J Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 241 (avg 1.31)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,914

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Across
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Ore deposit : LODE
5
Unit of elec. current : AMP
8
Violin for a virtuoso : AMATI
13
Chimps : APES
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Keats feats : ODES
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Scimitar : SABER
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Main idea : GIST
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Prefix with meter or trooper : PARA
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Elephant's nasal extension : TRUNK
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Very special person : ONEINAMILLION
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Wait on tables : SERVE
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Against : ANTI
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Chances : ODDS
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Loner at a hop : STAG
28
Christmas : NOEL
29
Follower of astro or cosmo : NAUT
30
Delicate sensitivity : TACT
32
Tease : RIB
34
New Deal letters : NRA
35
"He ___ me to lie down ... " : MAKETH
38
Site of Lafayette College : EASTON
40
Epoch : ERA
41
Auditory organ : EAR
43
Man or Rhodes : ISLE
44
Care for : TEND
46
Mexican day laborer : PEON
48
Trips around the track : LAPS
51
Wise one : SAGE
52
Beanery sign : EATS
53
Anagram for canoe : OCEAN
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Terrible odds : AMILLIONTOONE
58
Wicked king : HEROD
60
Metalware, often lacquered : TOLE
61
Flats: Abbr. : APTS
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Solitary : ALONE
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"On thy cold gray stones, ___!" : OSEA
64
Part of a vending machine : SLOT
65
Sheen : GLOSS
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Legal matter : RES
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Heroine of an 1891 novel : TESS
Down
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Capital of Nigeria : LAGOS
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Thinks : OPINES
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Gobi or Sahara : DESERT
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Snooze through the summer : ESTIVATE
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Obdurate : ADAMANT
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Breed of sheep : MERINO
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Biblical book : PSALTER
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Italian province, noted for wine : ASTI
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Leave high and dry : MAROON
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Copious : ABUNDANT
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Number of Commandments : TEN
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Annoy : IRK
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___-Locka, city in Fla. : OPA
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Nullify : NEGATE
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Easter flowers : LILIES
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Coin for 46 Across : DURO
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Netman Smith : STAN
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Place of worship : CHAPEL
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Vote : BALLOT
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They play at Shea : METS
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Region : AREA
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Leaper recorded by Captain Cook : KANGAROO
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Littoral area : SEACOAST
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He has lots to sell : REALTOR
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Shoe parts : INSOLES
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Incubuses : DEMONS
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Indolent : OTIOSE
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Folks : PEOPLE
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World's largest coffee port : SANTOS
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Hoopoes' homes : NESTS
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Kin of kalends and nones : IDES
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Rival of the A.F.T. : NEA
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Crone : HAG
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Building extension : ELL

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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