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JUMPING JEHOSHAPHAT!

New York Times, Sunday, October 12, 1980

Author:
Tap Osborn
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.32, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 597 (avg 1.63)
Open Squares: 135, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Tap Osborn has 111 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,296
Across
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Beaver or Angel : FALLS
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Finery : REGALIA
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Invention of the 1830's : REAPER
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___ of quinine : OLEATE
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Tuesday chore : IRONING
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Last : ENDURE
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Start of a verse : RAISINGFROGSFORPROFIT
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Abuse : MISTREAT
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Août's saison : ETE
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Southpaw's stat : ERA
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Charge : FEE
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Prepare for action : GIRD
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Sorrow : DOLOR
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Red-carpet recipient : VIP
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Hot Mediterranean wind : SOLANO
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"Iron pumper" : HEMAN
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Secured : FAST
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Farm animal : EWE
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Greek letters : PSIS
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Boxer's garment : ROBE
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Learned role on TV : MAMA
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Careless : LAX
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Second line of verse : ISAPLAINANDSIMPLEJOKE
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Nürnberg article : EIN
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Young conger : ELVER
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Seine tributary : OISE
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Drill : AUGER
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Abased : DEGRADED
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Like a heliogram : CODED
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Father : PRIEST
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Protest : AVER
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Kitchen aid : PARER
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Balm for a rash : TALC
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Addict's pill : DOWNER
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Viscous : SLIMY
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Practiced horticulture : GARDENED
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Toss out : EVICT
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Foal producer : MARE
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___ the good : ALLTO
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Hogg : IMA
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Third line of verse : FORHOWCANONEMAKEMONEY
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Bar order : ALE
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Shell : HUSK
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Refuse : DENY
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Airhole : VENT
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Yo-yo, for one : TOY
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Severe wound : GASH
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Penned in : CAGED
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Pageboy, e.g. : HAIRDO
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Giant of fame : OTT
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Boxing is his job : CASER
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Bivouac : CAMP
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Evian, for one : SPA
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Wine: Comb. form : ENO
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U.S.N.A. grad. : ENS
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Panaceas : CUREALLS
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Last line of verse : WHENSOMANYOFTHEMCROAK
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Throw open the windows : AIROUT
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Child born early in Nov. : SCORPIO
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Sailboat : SHARPY
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L.T.A. craft : BLIMPS
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Damselfish : PINTANO
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Emulate Juliet : ELOPE
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Compose : FORM
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Jai ___ : ALAI
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Garlands : LEIS
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At the ___ (just before the end) : LASTGASP
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Recipe phrase : STIRIN
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Estrangement : RIFT
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Bungle : ERR
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Stickum : GOO
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Lansbury : ANGELA
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Loser to Clay: 1964 : LISTON
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Read into : INFER
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Past : AGO
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Avenger's act : REPRISAL
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Spellbound : ENRAPT
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Hassle : ADO
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Variety of pastry : PUFF
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Canal finished in 1825 : ERIE
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Network : RETE
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Madrid month : ENERO
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Rove idly : GAD
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Overhaul : REVAMP
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Exclude : DEBAR
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Augur : OMEN
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Glimpsed : SPIED
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Actor Davis : OSSIE
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Old Peking weight : LIANG
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Sharpened : HONED
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Celebrated : FAMED
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R.I.P. speech : ELOGE
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Arouses : WAKES
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Strive : EXERT
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Place for birling : RIVER
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Molière's Harpagon : MISER
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Bequeath : LEAVETO
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Rot-resistant wood : ALDER
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Hotel employees : DOORMEN
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Journalist Hugh : SIDEY
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Nobleman's domain : EARLDOM
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Electricity : JUICE
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Estancia : RANCH
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City of about 6,000,000 : CAIRO
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Ex ___ (one-sided) : PARTE
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Floorboard : PLANK
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Garrulous : TALKY
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Make skim milk : DEFAT
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Convex molding : OVOLO
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Lean and supple : WIREY
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Boffo : SMASH
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Thymus, for one : GLAND
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" . . . miner, forty-___" : NINER
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Correct : EMEND
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"Good ___ you": W. S. Gilbert : DAYTO
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Arab chief : AMEER
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Bric-a-brac holders : WHATNOTS
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Usage : CUSTOM
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Advantage : EDGE
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Producing eggs hatched outside the body : OVIPARAL
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Ascends : GOESUP
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Grand ___ : CANYON
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Arrange : ASSORT
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Preminger's "In ___ Way" : HARMS
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Don of late shows : AMECHE
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Shelley subject : CENCI
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Hoppe's "weapon" : CUE
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Mop : SWAB
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Bandleader Harris : PHIL
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Air: Comb. form : AERI
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Half a toy train : CHOO
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Parrot fish : LORO
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Finn's neighbor : LAPP
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___ terrier : SKYE
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___ de plume : NOM
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Viper : ASP
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"Conning Tower" monogram : FPA
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Pewter metal : TIN

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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