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Charles J. Matonti
Charles J. Matonti

New York Times, Wednesday, October 15, 1980

Author:
Charles J. Matonti
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 265 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Charles J. Matonti has 8 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,299

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Across
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Box : SPAR
5
Half-bottle : SPLIT
10
Bird of the Nile : IBIS
14
Word form with cast or gram : TELE
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"___ and Prejudice" : PRIDE
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Adventure story : SAGA
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"Vissi d'arte" is one : ARIA
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Hard-hit ball : LINER
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Plod through mire : SLOG
20
Tchaikovsky opus : NUTCRACKERSUITE
23
Antithesis of give : TAKE
24
D.D.E. : IKE
25
Sovereign's seat : THRONE
28
Some ticket recipients : SPEEDERS
33
"Cross my ___ . . . " : HEART
34
Room in an old English mansion : EWERY
35
King Cole : NAT
36
Picnic pests : ANTS
37
"Guilty" and "Not guilty" : PLEAS
38
Raison d'___ : ETRE
39
Compass dir. : NNE
40
German cathedral town : TRIER
41
Fawn; cringe : CREEP
42
Most primitive : EARLIEST
44
Some tires : SPARES
45
Word with spring or color : OFF
46
Bucolic areas : LEAS
47
Simon show : CALIFORNIASUITE
55
Theater sign : EXIT
56
Controls : REINS
57
Partner of branch : ROOT
58
Tropical fruit : LIME
59
Tropical fruit : MANGO
60
Spirit : ELAN
61
Ivan or Peter : TSAR
62
Eloper with a dish : SPOON
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Actress Thompson : SADA
Down
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Laurel or Smith : STAN
2
Neighbor of Colombia : PERU
3
Dismounted : ALIT
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Atomic furnaces : REACTORS
5
Hybrid trout : SPLAKE
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Leontyne or Vincent : PRICE
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Chain part : LINK
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___ fixe : IDEE
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Lhasa apsos : TERRIERS
10
Put forth : ISSUED
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Denpasar is its capital : BALI
12
"___ Rhythm" : IGOT
13
Emerson or Jefferson : SAGE
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Rave's partner : RANT
22
Bar on a yoke for oxen : SKEY
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Scottish noble : THANE
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Hair rinse : HENNA
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One who evaluates : RATER
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"___ Charity," Verdon vehicle : SWEET
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Bosc or Seckel : PEAR
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Stage direction : ENTER
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Peep show : RAREE
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Thirty-nine for Donat : STEPS
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Yalies : ELIS
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Biscuits eventually sent to a deejay : PREFORMS
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Typists' headaches : ERASURES
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Quarrel : TIFF
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Tax-form assts. : CPAS
43
Dawdle : LOITER
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Salt : SEASON
46
Argot : LINGO
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Breton or Briton : CELT
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W.W. II losers : AXIS
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Where Pizarro died : LIMA
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Harvest : REAP
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Boy, in Barcelona : NINO
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Kansas city : IOLA
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Bufo or agua : TOAD
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One of Vulcan's workshops : ETNA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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