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New York Times, Wednesday, October 22, 1980

15-Down : Enthusiast

Author:
Richard N. Platt, Jr.
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 46, Avg Word Len: 4.59, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 259 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 57, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Richard N. Platt, Jr. has 5 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,306
Across
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Rotating machine parts : CAMS
5
Physician's org. : AMA
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Prefix for body or tank : ANTI
12
African lilies : ALOES
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Male swan : COB
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Makes tracks : FLEES
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Green item : BERET
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Highest mountain in Crete : IDA
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False ___ : ALARM
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Ike and Monty : COMRADESINARMS
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Maglie or Mineo : SAL
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Siberian river : LENA
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Fool : ASS
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Gruntling : PIG
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Ready for the pitch : ATBAT
33
Boundary : METE
35
Perfume bottle : VIAL
38
Type of Greek architecture : IONIC
40
Bonnie and Clyde : PARTNERSINCRIME
43
Office worker, for short : STENO
44
Van Gogh's brother : THEO
45
Surrounded by : AMID
46
Footwear for W. C. Fields : SPATS
48
Dallas univ. : SMU
50
U. S. humorist: 1866-1944 : ADE
51
Pupil's neighbor : IRIS
54
Unit of energy : ERG
56
Tom and Huck : BOONCOMPANIONS
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Pool owner's bane : ALGAE
64
Issue weapons : ARM
65
Zodiac sign : ARIES
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Brown seaweeds : KELPS
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Actress Zetterling : MAI
69
"___, Dolly!" : HELLO
70
Employs : USES
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Prefix meaning "along with" : SYN
72
Gwyn or Quickly : NELL
Down
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Calloway : CAB
2
Waugh or Guinness : ALEC
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Subject of Katz's "Days of Wrath" : MORO
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Appears : SEEMS
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Kind of test : ACID
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Cover girl : MODEL
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Lower in esteem : ABASE
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___ breve, in music : ALLA
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Approach : NEAR
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Two years in the House : TERM
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Distinctive doctrines : ISMS
13
Kind of hanger : STRAP
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Enthusiast : FANATIC
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Brisk : ALIVE
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Wycherley's "Love ___ Wood" : INA
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Elec. measurements : AMPS
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What parties vie for : SEATS
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___ throat : STREP
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Encircled : GIRT
30
Dry, cold wind : BORA
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Inner self : ANIMA
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Mousy : TIMID
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Sicilian volcano : ETNA
36
Hardwood : ASH
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Epitaph verb : LIES
39
Grant : CEDE
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Bulletin-board items : NOTICES
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Name, to Cicero : NOMEN
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Sign outside a hit : SRO
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Heep : URIAH
52
Moslem rulers : IMAMS
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"Let us ___," firemen's slogan : SPRAY
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Bridge expert : GOREN
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U.S.S.R. oil city : BAKU
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Corrida cries : OLES
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Amorous glance : OGLE
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Fabric surfaces : NAPS
60
Refugee from Uganda : AMIN
61
Blue or White : NILE
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This may be hard or soft : SELL
66
One hundred centavos, in Peru : SOL

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle.

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