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New York Times, Tuesday, January 29, 1980

Author:
Hugh McElroy
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 2, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Hugh McElroy has 20 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,039
Across
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Rasputin's puppet : TSAR
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Auto pioneer : OLDS
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" . . . wish upon ___" : ASTAR
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Well-wisher : ALLY
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Milne's Winnie : POOH
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Cold and rigid : STONY
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Insert cartridges : LOAD
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La Negri : POLA
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Zoo favorite : PANDA
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With 58 Across, line from an old song : COMEJOSEPHINEIN
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Plant cells : SPORES
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Letter opener : DEAR
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Spider's pride : WEB
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Forward again : RESHIP
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Actor Davis : OSSIE
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Pal for Andy : AMOS
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Greek letter : IOTA
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"Up! Up! A ___" : LITTLEBITHIGHER
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Rehan and Huxtable : ADAS
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Mardi Gras follower : LENT
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Circuit mishap : SHORT
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Nullify : NEGATE
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Palm leaf : OLA
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"Give ___ a horse . . . " : AMAN
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Word after wage : EARNER
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See 20 Across : MYFLYINGMACHINE
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Part of R.F.D. : RURAL
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Partner of means : WAYS
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Actress Swenson : INGA
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Muse of poetry : ERATO
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Yorkshire river : AIRE
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"A friend in ___ . . . " : NEED
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Part of a train : DINER
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Kind of bed or stead : ROAD
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Parisian airport : ORLY
Down
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Dusting powders : TALCS
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Sailing boat : SLOOP
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Texas shrine : ALAMO
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"Red ___" (comic strip) : RYDER
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Resist : OPPOSE
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Writer Anita : LOOS
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Meted out : DOLED
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"Zoot suit with a drape ___" : SHAPE
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Aim high : ASPIRE
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Laurel or Kenton : STAN
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Franchot of films : TONE
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After "The King" or "The Egg" : ANDI
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Tatum's father : RYAN
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Crown décor : JEWEL
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Severe : HARSH
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Ruth or Herman : BABE
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Breathe wearily : SIGH
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Sounds from Santa : HOHO
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Roman road : ITER
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Segment : PART
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Buck's peach-pit planter : OLAN
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Kind of show or step : SIDE
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Prewedding party : STAG
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"___ boy! Have a cigar!" : ITSA
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Andy Gump's wife : MIN
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Preminger : OTTO
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Varnish base : ELEMI
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Son of Abraham : ISAAC
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Estelle or Robert : TAYLOR
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Let : LEASED
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First name in Egypt : ANWAR
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Mystery-writer Marsh : NGAIO
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Zoo heavyweight, for short : RHINO
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Forty-___ : NINER
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Author of "How To Buy Stocks" : ENGEL
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Duly equipped : READY
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Extinct TV horse : MRED
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Cosmonaut's first name : YURI
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Friend of Kukla : FRAN
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Tardy : LATE
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A Hess who became a dame : MYRA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle.

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