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New York Times, Thursday, October 23, 1980

Author:
Jeanette K. Brill
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { G J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Jeanette K. Brill has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,307

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Across
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Spiny-finned fish : BASS
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Commentator-writer Alexander : SHANA
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Hebrew dry measure : EPHA
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City founded by Harold III : OSLO
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Name meaning "lovable" : MABEL
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Skelton role : CLEM
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Furrow : SEAM
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Mouthpiece of a musical instrument : EMBOUCHURE
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Ornamental shrub with roselike flowers : CAMELLIA
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House for Henri : MAISON
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Waver; falter : HALT
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Delineate : LIMN
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Devices for Figaro : STROPS
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One aided by Nader : CONSUMER
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Apt homophone for cruise : CREWS
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The Elephant Boy of films : SABU
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Storage bin : SILO
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Gypsy man : ROM
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Like some court judgments : INREM
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Chat informally : RAP
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Poet Naso : OVID
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Exigency : NEED
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Having a dull finish : MATTE
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Spotted : DETECTED
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Noisy disturbance : POTHER
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Klinger of "M*A*S*H" : FARR
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Oaf : DOLT
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Evening reception : SOIREE
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Supporting structure : BUTTRESS
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Stoutness : EMBONPOINT
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Medicinal plant : ALOE
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French corn : MAIS
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With 47 Down, actress from Louisville : IRENE
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Boite : CAFE
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M.I.T. or R.P.I. : INST
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Challenged : DARED
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Nicholas I or II : TSAR
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Variety of pear : BOSC
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On the main : ASEA
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Feat in bridge : SLAM
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In one way or another : SOMEHOW
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What olfactometers measure : SMELLS
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___ up (emote onstage) : HAMIT
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Swedish rock group : ABBA
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Avant-gardist : NEO
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Most abundant metal in earth's crust : ALUMINUM
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Sea urchin : ECHINUS
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Ne ___ ultra (acme) : PLUS
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Leander's love : HERO
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Prayer ending : AMEN
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Trippets : CAMS
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Swathes : LAPS
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Having a rounded projection : LOBED
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Young cod or haddock : SCROD
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Treasure ___ : TROVE
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Send payment : REMIT
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Was concerned about : CARED
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Glee : MIRTH
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Gladden : ELATE
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Noted pollster : ROPER
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Scoff : SNEER
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Resolutely fearless : INTREPID
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Thaw out : DEFROST
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Shed, as feathers : MOLT
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Entice : ATTRACT
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Normandy city : CAEN
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Preserved, in a way : POTTED
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See 59 Across : DUNNE
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Kind of trailer : SEMI
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SW Asian country : OMAN
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Wading bird : IBIS
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Berliner's brew : BIER
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Greek underground org. in W.W. II : ELAS
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Lounge piece : SOFA
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Crystal gazer : SEER
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Mouths: Lat. : ORA

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

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