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New York Times, Saturday, September 29, 1979

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.62, Missing: { H J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 263 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,917
Across
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Alamo commander : TRAVIS
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Proposal : OFFER
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Loner by choice : EREMITE
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Valuable East Indian trees : NIEPAS
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Careful motorist : DEFENSIVEDRIVER
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Makes patches : DARNS
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Hill's partner : DALE
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Town of water-into-wine miracle : CANA
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One of Jason's Argonauts : IDAS
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De Mille of film fame : CECIL
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Band date : GIG
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Clockmaker Terry : ELI
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Poe name : ALLAN
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Column : STELE
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Spanish wife : SENORA
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Wobbled : TEETERED
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Mr. Fixit : REPAIRMAN
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Sea of the Bermuda Triangle : SARGASSO
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The very thing : ITSELF
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Comes to heel : OBEYS
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$100 bill : CNOTE
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Sticky liquid : TAR
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Foot, to Fabius : PES
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Flattens by hammering : PEENS
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French roast : ROTI
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Kitchen spread : OLEO
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Concerning : INRE
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Material from flax : LINEN
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Good reason for a citation : RECKLESSDRIVING
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Prefix for sphere : STRATO
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Golden hued : AUREATE
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Lecherous man : SATYR
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Hankers : YEARNS
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Pedal : TREADLE
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Desist : REFRAIN
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Closing words : AMENS
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Sauterne and Beaujolais : VINS
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"Beauty is ___ own excuse for being" : ITS
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Beer glass : SEIDEL
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Youngman gag : ONELINER
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He ousted Fulgencio : FIDEL
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___-de-lance : FER
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Heroic : EPIC
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Despoiler : RAVAGER
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Small whirls : EDDIES
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Like some nonagenarians : SENILE
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Groups in summer jams : VACATIONERS
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Vented fury : RAGED
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Sounds from claques : CLAPS
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Districts : AREAS
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Kind of highway : STATE
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Halves of a score : TENS
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Specialty of Dionysus : ORGY
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Issues : EMITS
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Steep funicular railway : ASCENSOR
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Deep sleep : SOPOR
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White poplars : ABELES
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Pares surgically : RESECTS
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British schoolboy : ETONIAN
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Undeveloped fingerprints : LATENTS
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Surrey topper : FRINGE
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Sometime : ONEDAY
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Devoutness : PIETY
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Moon or Spoon : RIVER
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Gumbo vegetable : OKRA
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Money in Milan : LIRA
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Long. partner : LAT
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Muse regretfully : RUE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 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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