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New York Times, Wednesday, January 23, 1980

Author:
Charles Engler
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Charles Engler has 13 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,033
Across
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Fairy-tale creature : ELF
4
Investigate : PROBE
9
Kind of room or table : POOL
13
Anacondas : BOAS
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Of the ear : AURAL
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Annul : UNDO
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Manet portrait of a youth : BOYWITHCHERRIES
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Base runners, at times : STEALERS
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Short wooden matches : VESTAS
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Author Anaïs : NIN
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His land is now Iran : MEDE
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Raft wood : BALSA
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___ Darya, Asian river : AMU
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___ robbery : ARMED
33
Off Broadway award : OBIE
34
Tilled lands, in Spain : ARADAS
36
Lee ___, heavyweight contender: 1951 : OMA
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Manet portrait of a female : WOMANWITHPARROT
40
Holiday herald : EVE
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Egg-rolling day : EASTER
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Little one: Suffix : ETTE
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Invigorate : RENEW
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Poetic contraction : EEN
46
Indy 500 factor : SPEED
47
Sweetsop : ATES
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U.S.A., French style : EUA
50
Prayer : ORISON
53
Frisky zoo attractions : SEALIONS
58
Jan van Eyck self-portrait, with "A" : MANINAREDTURBAN
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Anagram for neat : ANTE
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Roam : RANGE
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Prefix with soft or sweet : SEMI
63
Repute : ODOR
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Fragrant compound : ESTER
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Slangy assent : YEP
Down
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Recedes : EBBS
2
Spoils of war : LOOT
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Actress Dunaway : FAYE
4
Eucharistic plate : PATEN
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German industrial district : RUHR
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Sea monsters : ORCS
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"___! Humbug!" : BAH
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French pupil : ELEVE
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Ship official : PURSER
10
"Step ___!" : ONIT
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Music halls : ODEA
12
This makes some sore : LOSS
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Welsh port : SWANSEA
18
Pelvic bones : ILIA
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___ beet : REDASA
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Coot : MUDHEN
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Leafy retreat : BOWER
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Out of reach : ABOVE
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Threshold : LIMEN
27
Mounts : ARISES
28
Smelting mixture : MATTE
30
Malory's "Le ___ d'Arthur" : MORTE
31
Ham it up : EMOTE
32
Old hat : DATED
34
Hawaiian milkfish : AWA
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Mo. of showers : APR
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Famous Isaac : NEWTON
39
Garage sign : REPAIRS
44
Not so rough : EASIER
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Pacific archipelago : SULU
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Finnish lake, to Swedes : ENARE
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Lotus-___ (dreamer) : EATER
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Hawaiian thrush : OMAO
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Strip of shoe leather : RAND
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"___ each life some rain . . . " : INTO
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Transported : SENT
54
Verge : EDGE
55
"___ thy heart": Emerson : OBEY
56
Dub : NAME
57
Impertinent one : SNIP
59
Ethiopian prince : RAS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 8 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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