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New York Times, Monday, January 7, 1980

Author:
Herb L. Risteen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 3
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,017
Across
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Vain fellow : FOP
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Track athlete : MILER
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Chef's direction : STIR
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Mine entrance : ADIT
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Like a football : OVATE
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Starchy plant : TARO
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U.S. annexation: 1845 : REPUBLICOFTEXAS
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Exists (in) : RESIDES
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Sheeplike : OVINE
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Vehicle pulled by malamutes : SLED
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Decide : RULE
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Lane user : BOWLER
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Clothe : VEST
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Intelligent : APT
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Great Lakes port : ERIE
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Calcutta clothing : SAREE
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Patriotic org. : DAR
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U.S. real estate deal: 1853 : GADSDENPURCHASE
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Was corrosive : ATE
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Violently : AMAIN
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French river : OISE
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Folding money : TEN
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Nomadic Moslem : KURD
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Striped : BARRED
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Portion : DOSE
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City on the Rhine : BONN
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Pass along the edge : SKIRT
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Most skillful : NEATEST
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U.S. statehood entrant: 1907 : INDIANTERRITORY
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Battery unit : CELL
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Publicized : AIRED
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River inlet : SLUE
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Ship section : KEEL
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"___ and Saddles," book by Custer's wife : BOOTS
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Private room : DEN
Down
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By ___ (very much) : FAR
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Breslau's river : ODER
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___ up (speak) : PIPE
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Crumble : MOLDER
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Like some campus buildings : IVIED
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Preservatives : LACS
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Ike's one-time command : ETO
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Sports official, for short : REF
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An Allen : STEVE
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Call heard often in Manhattan : TAXI
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OPEC country : IRAN
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___ of Sharon : ROSE
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Scuffles : TUSSLES
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Ill humor : BILE
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Early Mexican Indian : TOLTEC
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TV movie, at times : RERUN
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Patron : USER
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Oft-repeated verb in Genesis : BEGAT
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Spout : ORATE
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Extend : WIDEN
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Dull : VAPID
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"Robin ___," English song : ADAIR
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Outmoded : PASSE
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Cornered : TREED
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Pitfall : SNARE
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Siouan Indian : DAKOTA
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Big birds : EMUS
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Only their queens survive winter : HORNETS
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Sides of a rink : BOARDS
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He's opposed to the pros : ANTI
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Carpentry tool : DRILL
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Le Havre hat : BERET
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Indisposed : SICK
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Kind of pad or hole : KNEE
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Empty : IDLE
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Agrippina's boy : NERO
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Was very persuasive : SOLD
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Accurate : TRUE
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Seize : NAB
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Cádiz uncle : TIO
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Desire : YEN

Answer summary: 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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