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New York Times, Thursday, October 2, 1980

Author:
Eli Wesoff
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { B J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Eli Wesoff has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,286
Across
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Before Sat. : FRI
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Tea Party leader: Dec. 16, 1773 : ADAMS
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Slanted, open passageway : RAMP
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Algerian seaport : ORAN
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___ Gray, inventor of the shimmy : GILDA
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"A Death in the Family" author : AGEE
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Giants' playground : CANDLESTICKPARK
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What every speaker needs : AUDIENCE
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Usher's ground : AISLE
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Regarding : ASTO
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Wrangler's companion : PARD
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Starts, as a horse : SHIES
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Rectangular column : PILASTER
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Word before bone or plaster : SHIN
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Porker : SHOAT
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Workers' group: Abbr. : ILO
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Bakery item : PARKERHOUSEROLL
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Santa ___, Calif. : ANA
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Banking service : LOANS
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Type of arch : OGEE
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Fictional sleuth : SAMSPADE
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The Arno crosses his city : PISAN
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River rising in the Bernese Alps : AARE
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Of sound mind : SANE
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Shield of Zeus : AEGIS
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Desert footgear : SANDSHOE
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Where Old Faithful obliges tourists : YELLOWSTONEPARK
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Martian: Comb. form : AREO
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In agreement : ATONE
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Amorous look : OGLE
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Actress Martha from Fort Worth : HYER
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Deceived : DUPED
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Literary monogram : TSE
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Sauerbraten server : FRAU
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She had several fans : RAND
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Fluid for a cartoonist : INDIAINK
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Their job may be purchasing : AGENTS
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Kind of dancer : DISCO
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An elder in Essen : ALTE
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When Luther was 18 : MDI
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One of Black Hawk's braves : SAC
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What some adventurers shoot : RAPIDS
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Turkish bigwigs : AGAS
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Blackbird : MERL
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Toy dog, for short : PEKE
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S.A. wood sorrel : OCA
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___-majesté : LESE
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System of unarmed self-defense : KARATE
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" . . . the ___ frauds of friendship": Fielding : PIOUS
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Word of woe : ALAS
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"Talking Woman" author, ___ Alexander : SHANA
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___ Ulysses Grant : HIRAM
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Word with radio : PHONE
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N.Y. State county : TIOGA
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Burstyn from Detroit : ELLEN
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This is in a cast : ROLE
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Saratoga Springs and Hot Springs : SPAS
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What to seek in dog days : SHADE
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___ del Norte (Rio Grande gorge) : ELPASO
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Bellow : ROAR
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Early symptom of typhoid fever : ROSESPOT
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London was one; so was O'Neill : SAILOR
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Razzed : PANNED
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Foster's "Massa's ___ Cold, Cold Ground" : INDE
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River in France : SAONE
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Lady's maid in Bombay : AYAH
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Weird : EERY
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Feeling after triumph : GLEE
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Word before order or payment : STOP
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Witches : HAGS
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Chaplet on Galahad's headgear : ORLE
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Scrape by, with "out" : EKE
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Billfold contents : WAD
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Actor ___ Erwin : STU

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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