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New York Times, Saturday, January 5, 1980

Author:
Kathryn Righter
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.34, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Kathryn Righter has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,015

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Across
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Kind of bunt or race : DRAG
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Their motto is "Semper Paratus" : SPARS
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Hedge plant : PRIVET
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Oriental staple : SEAWEED
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Former Barbary State : TRIPOLI
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Victor Hugo hero : HERNANI
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Refuge : HAVEN
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Mother-in-law of Ruth : NAOMI
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Kin of aves. : STS
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Gulf of the Arabian Sea : ADEN
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Rich tapestry : ARRAS
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"___ yourself" : DOIT
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Finished first : WON
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Damage : SPOIL
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English poet-clergyman : DONNE
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One of the Cyclades : PAROS
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Whalebone : BALEEN
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Euphoric : ONTOPOFTHEWORLD
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Elegant carriage : BERLIN
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Tanker tender : OILER
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Kept a secret watch on : SPIED
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Titan who wasn't 28 Across : ATLAS
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Disorderly crowd : MOB
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Loser to Taylor in 1848 : CASS
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Nonsensical : SILLY
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Pharmacist's word for wax : CERA
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Diminutive suffix : ULE
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Midshipman : CADET
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Of muscular power : TONAL
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Be a donee : RECEIVE
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Manage or run : OPERATE
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Concerns of a probate court : ESTATES
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Elysee, e.g. : PALACE
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___ Park, Colo. : ESTES
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Thurber's "The ___ Animal" : MALE
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Pushed; forced : DRIVEN
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Mature : RIPEN
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English river : AVON
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Colloid : GEL
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Appears : SEEMS
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Equal: Prefix : PARI
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Grain beard : AWN
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Newscaster Harry : REASONER
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Guard : SENTINEL
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Madrid museum : PRADO
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"Cat on a Hot ___" : TINROOF
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Sand bar : SHOAL
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Swell : DISTEND
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Melt : THAW
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Tutor of Alexander the Great : ARISTOTLE
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Part of a stage : APRON
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Sorrow : DOLOR
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Palatable : SAPID
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U.S. Vice President: 1925–29 : DAWES
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Natives of Lublin : POLES
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Relative of "Avast!" : BELAY
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Ambiguous : OBSCURE
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Natives of Katmandu : NEPALESE
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Divides into three equal parts : TRISECTS
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Follow the hunt on foot : HILLTOP
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Coadjutors : AIDES
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Threaten : MENACE
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Declaim : ORATE
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Bundle : BALE
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Redeems : SAVES
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Lithophyte, for one : CORAL
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Quote : CITE
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Seaport in Honduras : TELA
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Take tiffin in London : EAT
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Jack of clubs : PAM

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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