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New York Times, Tuesday, September 4, 1979

Author:
Jean J. Davison
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Jean J. Davison has 62 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,892
Across
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Gym item : MAT
4
Part of SALT : ARMS
8
Lambs' mas : EWES
12
Iterate : ECHO
14
___ and bounds : LEAPS
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QE2, e.g. : SHIP
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Stair part : STEP
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Trite : BANAL
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Movie, in Madrid : CINE
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Did a lawn chore : HOSED
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Made less severe : MITIGATED
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Bucolic : RURAL
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Doe or roe : FEMALE
27
Indigenous : NATIVE
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Lasting imprint : STAMP
31
Landers or Sothern : ANN
33
Wrongly : AMISS
35
Sedate : STAID
37
Collegienne : COED
39
Caper : ANTIC
41
Suffix for refer or prefer : ENCE
42
Refuge : HAVEN
44
Mystery writer's award : EDGAR
46
Adage : SAW
47
Where an armless Venus was found in 1820 : MELOS
49
Inter : ENTOMB
51
Comic-strip canine : RIVETS
53
Declaim : SPOUT
55
Russian : MUSCOVITE
58
Register : ENROL
60
Vicinity : AREA
61
Zola : EMILE
63
Whirlpool : EDDY
64
Glove for Chambliss : MITT
65
Lave lightly : RINSE
66
Light-___ (about six trillion miles) : YEAR
67
Being : ESSE
68
Textile worker : DYER
69
Flock of pheasants : NYE
Down
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Coordinate : MESH
2
Olivier or Barrymore : ACTOR
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"___ on the British Empire" (19th-century boast) : THESUNNEVERSETS
4
Vestment : ALB
5
Countersink : REAM
6
Doctrine of U.S. expansionists in the 19th century : MANIFESTDESTINY
7
Freshet : SPATE
8
Increase rapidly, as prices : ESCALATE
9
Specious justification for 19th-century empire building : WHITEMANSBURDEN
10
Article, in Anhalt : EINE
11
Hastened : SPED
13
"Billy Budd" is one : OPERA
15
Diets successfully : SLIMS
21
Information : DATA
23
Gangsters' weapons : GATS
25
Bean or capital : LIMA
28
Virginia creeper, e.g. : VINE
30
Type of type : PICA
31
German interjection : ACH
32
Chomsky of linguistics : NOAM
34
Symbol : SIGN
36
"Foggy, Foggy, ___" : DEW
38
Fragile : DELICATE
40
Clowder members : CATS
43
De ___ (again) : NOVO
45
Hogtie : ROPE
48
Sunder : SEVER
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Evil's proverbial root : MONEY
52
Fearful : TIMID
54
Now : TODAY
55
Blame-bearer in a song : MAME
56
He wrote "Battle Cry": 1953 : URIS
57
Threat word : ELSE
59
Trichord, e.g. : LYRE
62
Poetic contraction : EER

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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