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New York Times, Tuesday, October 21, 1980

Author:
Herb L. Risteen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 265 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,305

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Across
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Queen in a Shelley poem : MAB
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"Good-bye" composer : TOSTI
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Handles awkwardly : PAWS
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O. T. book : AMOS
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Of the bone below the humerus : ULNAR
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Assembly section : UNIT
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Like ___ out of hell : ABAT
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English novelist: 1814–84 : READE
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Tabula ___ (blank slate) : RASA
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Costa ___ : RICA
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Seoul soldier : ROK
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Kitchen utensil : DICER
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Formerly : ONCE
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Traveler in a umiak : ESKIMO
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Surgical knife : LANCET
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Have ___ for (hold a grudge) : ITIN
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Cotton knot : NEP
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"Hedda Gabler" playwright : IBSEN
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Idaho boundary river : SNAKE
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Year in the reign of Justinian I : DLI
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Catches cod : NETS
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Tony winner LuPone : PATTI
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Troglodyte's place : CAVE
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Patriotic org. : DAR
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Woodworking tool : LATHE
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Sky sight : COMET
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"___ Blue?": 1929 song : AMI
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Century plant : ALOE
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City in California : SONORA
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Zookeeper's activity : CAGING
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American colonizer : PENN
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Peteman's purchase : NITRO
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Down Under animal : ROO
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Of hearing : OTIC
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Reputation : ODOR
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Modify to suit : ADAPT
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Starchy plant : TARO
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Immunizing agents : SERA
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Adjust anew : RESET
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Arthurian lady : ENID
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Amenable : EASY
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In disorder : MESSY
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Happy ___ lark : ASA
Down
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Picasso's "Dora ___ Seated" : MAAR
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Prefix with dextrous : AMBI
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Pythons : BOACONSTRICTORS
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Castle feature : TURRET
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Grocery item : OLEO
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Treacherous person : SNAKEINTHEGRASS
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Young boy : TAD
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Fighting temper : IRE
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This occurs in Adar : PURIM
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Western city, famed for mining : ANACONDAMONTANA
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Sapient : WISE
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Excel : STAR
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Postures : STANCES
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Wine's partner : DINE
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One hundred yrs. : CEN
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Kind of craft : STATE
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Cuyler of baseball's Hall of Fame : KIKI
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Actress Christian : LINDA
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Opposite the middle of a ship's side : ABEAM
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Young eel : ELVER
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Michelangelo work : PIETA
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Squelched : SATON
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Nuuanu ___, scenic spot on Oahu : PALI
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Imply : CONNOTE
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Como, to Carlo or Carlos : LAGO
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Sebastian ___, record-breaking miler : COE
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Irregular : SPOTTY
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Order : ARRAY
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___ around (pry) : NOSE
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Concept : IDEA
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Uncloses, to Shakespeare : OPES
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Garden bloom : IRIS
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Musical finale : CODA
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Weapon : ARM
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English river : DEE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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