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New York Times, Friday, January 25, 1980

40-Down : Dance for Carmen

Author:
Raymond F. Eisner
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 292 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Raymond F. Eisner has 36 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,035
Across
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Some are clichés : SAWS
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Like the cliffs of Dover : WHITE
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Belfry occupants : BATS
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Turkish title : AGHA
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One of Audubon's favorites : HERON
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Dreaded person : OGRE
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Homophone for gate : GAIT
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Awkward : INEPT
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Soft cheese : BRIE
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Homer or Turner : ARTIST
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Robin Hood's forest : SHERWOOD
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Aeneas, in Arles : ENEE
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Cheer : RAH
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"It ___ advertise" : PAYSTO
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Mark or Matthew : DISCIPLE
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Landon : ALF
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Flavor : SAPOR
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Delighted in : ATEUP
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Blackthorn : SLOE
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State of Malaysia : KEDAH
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Word with other : EACH
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Material suitable for suits : SERGE
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Of a musical key : TONAL
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Home of a Carioca, for short : RIO
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Stages of a chess match : ENDGAMES
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Love song : BALLAD
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Crooked : WRY
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Once more : ANEW
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Tub-rub item : BATHSOAP
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Hale fellow of U.S. history : NATHAN
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Both: Comb. form : AMBI
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Establish the truth : PROVE
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Spike : TINE
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Latin-lesson word : AMAT
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Kind of circle or tube : INNER
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Sermon follower : ETTE
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Savant's accumulation : LORE
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Spain's ___ Brava : COSTA
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Study : READ
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"The Forsyte ___" : SAGA
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Laboratory medium : AGAR
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Name in baseball's Hall of Fame : WHITEYFORD
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Materials for wedding gowns : SATINS
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De la Roche's "___ Heritage" : WHITEOAK
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Rhode Island Red : HEN
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Angers : IRES
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Hebrew drum : TOPH
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Comes in : ENTERS
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Quail : BOBWHITE
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Sour, in Salerno : AGRO
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Subordinate division of a minuet : TRIO
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Tidbit for a titmouse : SEED
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Stage scenery : SETS
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N.T. term of reproach : RACA
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Out of style : PASSE
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Woody from Brooklyn : ALLEN
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Dumb bunnies : DODOS
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Where the Safid Rud flows : IRAN
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"Queen of the silent serials" : PEARLWHITE
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Donizetti heroine : LUCIA
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Jewish high priest's vestment : EPHOD
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Fountain of jazz : PETE
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Albumen : EGGWHITE
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Dance for Carmen : HABANERA
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These have drums : EARS
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Singer Cantrell : LANA
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Poor-sighted : MYOPIC
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Item to be posted : LETTER
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Ancient Semitic god : BAAL
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Ash cans, pineapples, etc. : AMMO
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Vail convenience : TBAR
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River to the Ligurian Sea : ARNO
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Lily from France : PONS
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Theater group : ANTA
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Requisite : NEED
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Race-track employee, for short : VET

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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