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New York Times, Friday, October 3, 1980

Author:
Nikki Tenfelde
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { B J K Q U X Z }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Nikki Tenfelde has 11 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,287
Across
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Consort : MATE
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Barter : SWAP
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Ruddy duck : SPRIG
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Express : EMIT
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Unnatural desire to eat chalk, ashes, etc. : PICA
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"What is ___ is mine" : THINE
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Thought transference : TELEPATHY
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Figure on a quarter : EAGLE
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What spellbinders do : ENTRANCE
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Bogs; marshes : WASHES
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Close by : NIGH
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Board for Bruegel : PALETTE
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Bondman : THRALL
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Fissure : REFT
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Eighth of a piece of eight : REAL
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He discovered Greenland : ERICTHERED
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Integument : ARIL
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Self-love : EGO
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President of France: 1954–59 : COTY
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Joseph Smith was one : POLYGAMIST
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Summon : CITE
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Caustic : ACID
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Machine in a textile plant : REELER
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Adjective for Hawaii : SEAGIRT
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Pet in "The Yearling" : FAWN
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Jerusalem's Arch of ___ : PILATE
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Forte of Crick, Watson and Wilkins : GENETICS
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Law enforcer in old Rome : EDILE
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Where Ichabod Crane presided : CLASSROOM
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" . . . ___ go to sea": Gilbert : NEVER
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Sherpa's bête noire : YETI
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Dictator's phrase : INRE
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Mother Hubbard : DRESS
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Balance : REST
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Transfer : CEDE
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Allot : METE
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Assent : AMEN
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Incline : TILT
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For aeons and aeons and more : ETERNALLY
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Paillette : SPANGLE
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Beldam : WITCH
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Yearn : ACHE
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Dunner's imperative : PAY
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Cat burglar's sine qua non : STEALTH
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Side : PHASE
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Precise : RIGHT
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Passage to a culvert : INLET
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Embdens, e.g. : GEESE
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Relative of a pipkin : PAIL
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Bear along buoyantly : WAFT
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___ Bill, legendary cowboy : PECOS
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Light carriage : TRAP
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Paragon : HERO
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Mudhen : RAIL
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Obdurate : RIGID
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Pardon : REMIT
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Unconventional person : ECCENTRIC
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Vex : ROIL
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Mignon's follower : ETTE
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He wrote "Pulling Your Own Strings" : DYER
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High overshoes : GAITERS
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Important port in the Crusades : ACRE
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"Sic ___ gloria mundi" : TRANSIT
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Kids' mothers : EWES
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What sports do : SPEND
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Sea duck : EIDER
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Quick-witted : ALIVE
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Outbursts, as of laughter : GALES
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Herculean deeds : FEATS
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Mirth : GLEE
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Girl loved by Glaucus : IONE
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Ribbed fabric : CORD
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Pintail duck : SMEE
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St.-___, seat of a military school : CYR

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 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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