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GUESS WHO!

New York Times, Sunday, October 5, 1980

68-Across : Elephant grass

Author:
Raymond F. Eisner
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.24, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 649 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 165, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Raymond F. Eisner has 36 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,289
Across
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Chamber ensemble : OCTET
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Bowler's problem : SPLIT
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"And why the ___ boiling hot" : SEAIS
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___-Powell (Sir R. S. Smyth) : BADEN
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U. of Maine site : ORONO
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Marie Louise de la Ramée : OUIDA
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Sam or Tom : UNCLE
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Anoint, old style : ANELE
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Ann Myrtle Swoyer : NANCYWALKER
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Issur Danielovitch : KIRKDOUGLAS
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Hershfield's "Agent" : ABIE
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Ends of churches : APSES
31
"The ___ of sin ... " : WAGES
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Parts of structures : HBEAMS
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Meccawee, e.g. : ASIAN
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Companies : FIRMS
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Brontë pen name : BELL
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Unit on a space vehicle : LEM
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Relative of a via : ITER
40
Heavenly sustenance : MANNA
41
Dance's partner : DINE
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Liberian native : GBE
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To startle, in Savoie : ALARMER
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Richard Starkey : RINGOSTARR
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___ Palmas : LAS
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Diverse : VARIED
51
Oracle site : DELOS
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Vallee : RUDY
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Campus org. : ROTC
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"Once upon ___ ... " : ATIME
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Twirling rod : BATON
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Yaks : CHINS
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Contralto Glaz : HERTA
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Depend : RELY
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Elaborate party : FETE
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Piggy : SHOAT
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Two-edged sword : RAPIER
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Fool follower : ERY
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Charles Farrar Browne : ARTEMUSWARD
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Charles Henry Smith : BILLARP
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Elephant grass : NAPIER
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Grand backer : STAND
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Onion-flavored rolls : BIALYS
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Small hand drum : TIMBREL
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Nathan Birnbaum : GEORGEBURNS
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Peaked : WAN
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Loved dearly : ADORED
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City in Afghanistan : HERAT
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Word with while : ERST
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Hawaiian shark : MANO
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Horne and Nyman : LENAS
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"___ Macabre" : DANSE
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Latin teacher's command : PARSE
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Tropical fruit : MANGO
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Brewer's yeast : BARM
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Orifice : PORE
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Plein-air painter : MANET
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Is responsible for : CAUSES
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Nebraska Indian : OTO
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Karoline Blamauer : LOTTELENYA
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Express sympathy : CONDOLE
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Pipe joint : TEE
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City of the Huguenots : SENS
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Vice ___ : VERSA
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Bathe : LAVE
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Cain's land : NOD
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Lobes in moss leaves : ALAE
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On a large scale : BIGLY
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Classified : RATED
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Fidel's friends : AMIGOS
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Old: Comb. form : PALAE
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Signorina Scicolone : LOREN
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Laboratory medium : AGAR
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Mary Ann Evans : GEORGEELIOT
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Michael Gubitosi : ROBERTBLAKE
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Nine: Comb. form : ENNEA
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Meat, in Madrid : CARNE
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"___ With Me" : ABIDE
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Spent : ALLIN
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Krupp Works locale : ESSEN
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Eire's first family: 1938-45 : HYDES
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Luciano Pavarotti, for one : TENOR
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Signified : MEANT
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Chaplin's widow : OONA
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Master-tailor : CRAB
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Tennille : TONI
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Suffix with differ : ENCE
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Haydn's ___ Symphony : TOY
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More unctuous : SOAPIER
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Celestial source of radio waves : PULSAR
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Draw a parallel : LIKEN
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When Brutus struck : IDES
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Ralph Rackstraw, e.g. : TAR
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Indonesian statesman : SUKARNO
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Mysteries : ENIGMAS
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Lots of land : ACRES
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Kinds : ILKS
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Conjunction for Cato : SED
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Gewgaw : BAUBLE
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Seraph : ANGEL
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Rue ___ Paix : DELA
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Media was its neighbor : ELAM
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Much-studied lake : NESS
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Was prodigal : WASTED
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William Sydney Porter : OHENRY
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McCartney group : WINGS
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Actress Anouk : AIMEE
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Papal vestment : FANON
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Creepers and rollers : BIRDS
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Molière drama : LAVARE
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Snapping beetle : ELATER
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Norma Jean Mortenson : MARILYNMONROE
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Grain sorghum : MILO
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Intimidate : DAUNT
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Josephine Swenson : GLORIASWANSON
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Swinger in Fenway Park : BATTER
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Steep slope : ESCARP
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Frosted : RIMY
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O.T. juniper : RETEM
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Chord of three tones : TRIAD
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Librarian's device : DATER
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Acknowledge an R.S.V.P. : REPLY
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Climbing pepper : BETEL
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Baby linked with Eng : CHANG
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Batu Khan's Golden ___ : HORDE
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Aula and odeum : HALLS
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Squiffed : FRIED
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Dark-colored : SWART
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Laughing : RIANT
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After, in Avignon : APRES
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Consumers : USERS
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Greek porticoes : STOAE
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Bristle, in Bute : BIRSE
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Garfield's middle name : ABRAM
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Cloud or sun follower : BURST
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Lyle from Pittsburgh : TALBOT
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Preconceive : IDEATE
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Janet Flanner : GENET
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City near Cleveland : BEREA
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San ___, spa in western Texas : ANGELO
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Caught in a springe : NOOSED
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TV couple : HARTS
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Poem by Tennyson : MAUD
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Blackmore's Lorna : DOONE
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Heartsease : PANSY
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Novelist Seton : ANYA
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Like stallions : MANED
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Crosby hit : PLEASE
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Bluish-gray : MERLE
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London's famed Garden : COVENT
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Satan : EVILONE
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Envoys : LEGATES
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Wedding figure : CATERER
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Catch phrase : SLOGAN
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City on the Rio Grande : LAREDO
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Consent to : AGREE
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TV pioneer : BAIRD
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Actor Williams : ROBIN
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Author James: 1909-55 : AGEE
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"___ sana ... " : MENS
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Free electrons : IONS
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Pinter product : PLAY
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It's often pierced : LOBE
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River in Poland : ALLE
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Festival : GALA
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Consanguineous : AKIN
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Take a lease on : RENT
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Flight formation: Abbr. : ECH
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Bandicoot : RAT
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Socko! : BAM

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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