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NUMBERS MAGIC

New York Times, Sunday, September 30, 1979

Author:
Timothy S. Lewis
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 77, Avg Word Len: 5.35, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 568 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 142, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 14, XRef: 2, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
Timothy S. Lewis has 4 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,918
Across
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Flatten : CRUSH
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Little hooters : OWLETS
12
Italian dessert : SPUMONI
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Jouster's weapon : LANCE
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Marched en masse : TROOPED
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Pedestrian bullfighters : TOREROS
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Fur magnate : ASTOR
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Impedes : HINDERS
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"My cup ___ over" : RUNNETH
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V.P. after Hubert : SPIRO
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Ransom : REDEEM
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Obese one's nickname : FATSO
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Author of "Men of Iron" : PYLE
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Prefix with gram or type : TELE
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Anne's 1,000 : DAYS
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Place where jays prey : NEST
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43,560 sq. ft. : ACRE
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Puts the lid back : RESEALS
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Devil's walking-stick, e.g. : TREE
42
Sapphira's coconspirator : ANANIAS
45
Rand and Struthers : SALLYS
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Revealed : SHOWN
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Horse exercise yard : PADDOCK
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Futile : OTIOSE
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Picked dandelions : WEEDED
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Aussies' animals : ROOS
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Spat : TIFF
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Rate of speed: Abbr. : MPH
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Indy cars lack these : FENDERS
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___ days, for prayer and fasting : EMBER
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Bug killer : DDT
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Indeed : YEA
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Bassoon's little cousin : OBOE
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"Jumblies" craft : SIEVE
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Morse code signals : DAHS
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Liza or Mizar : STAR
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I.C.C. concern : RATES
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Within: Prefix : ENDO
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Inquisitive interjections : EHS
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Abzug trademark : HAT
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To the point : ADREM
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"Miniver Cheevy, ___ late . . . " : BORNTOO
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Misery : WOE
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What Simon does : SAYS
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Simple : MERE
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Certain daisies : OXEYES
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Tranquilize : SOOTHE
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Wife jilted for Cleopatra : OCTAVIA
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Irate : RILED
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Hi-fi component, for short : PREAMP
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Peak sometimes called Tacoma : RAINIER
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Invention germ : IDEA
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Most uncivilized : WILDEST
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Brothers in an abbey : FRAS
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Melampus or Mopsus : SEER
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Certificate : BOND
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Author Wiesel : ELIE
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Auditors : CPAS
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Pitiful : SORRY
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Eggnog additive : NUTMEG
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Verbal contraction : SHANT
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Off one's rocker : BANANAS
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Lord High Everything Else : POOHBAH
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Dark grayish blue : PERSE
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Pressing : EXIGENT
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Car-door feature : ARMREST
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Homophone for 22 Across : ASTER
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Behaves : DEPORTS
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Fermented dairy food: Var. : YAOURT
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Manner : STYLE
Down
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Foulard fastener : CLASP
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Grating : RASPY
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"Wait ___ Dark" : UNTIL
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___" : SCOREANDSEVENYEARSAGO
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Idol : HERO
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Mirador : ORIEL
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___" : WONDERSOFTHEWORLD
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Word with star or stone : LODE
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Inventor of a sign language : EPEE
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Type of paper : TERM
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Radical org. : SDS
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Pound prospects : STRAYS
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Sulks : POUTS
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Ash holders : URNS
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___" : MENONTHEDEADMANSCHEST
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Bauxite, e.g. : ORE
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"To Have and Have ___" : NOT
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Iffy suffix : ISH
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___" : THREESKIDDOO
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Like G.W.'s wooden teeth : FALSE
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Leaflet : TRACT
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___" : DAYSHATHSEPTEMBER
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Disintegrate slowly : ERODE
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Dorcas was one : SEWER
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Minds : TENDS
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John L. Lewis's group in the 30's : CIO
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"I earn that I ___": Shak. : EAT
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Viscous : SLIMY
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Decamps : ELOPES
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After, to Marcel : APRES
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Explorer Uemura : NAOMI
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Pueblo material : ADOBE
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Certain madrileña : SENORA
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Arachnid's work : WEB
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Anti-saccharin agcy. : FDA
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___" : FORTYORFIGHT
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Like prom suits : RENTED
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Drove away : SHOOED
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Top rating for 94 Across : AAA
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Roman fontana : TREVI
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Uncanny : EERIE
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Slander : SMEAR
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Southampton shindigs : DOS
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Caterpillars' hairs : SETAE
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Godunov or Badenov : BORIS
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Compound within rust : OXIDE
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Book by D. S. Freeman : RELEE
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Panic : SCARE
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Thorny : SPINY
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Ship initials : HMS
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Aunt, in Juárez : TIA
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Betters : WORSTS
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Arctic goose : BRANT
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Minimum : LEAST
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"Card ___," Stravinsky ballet : PARTY
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Photographer Adams : ANSEL
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1,000,000 cc. : STERE
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Kayo or lulu : ONER
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Writer Ephron : NORA
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Man, to Marcello : UOMO
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"Help Me Make It ___ the Night" : THRU
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Springs : SPAS
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Oyster's home : BED
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Twibil : AXE
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Tuck's partner : NIP
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Word with roll or dirt : PAY

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 4 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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