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New York Times, Monday, October 6, 1980

Author:
Peter Swift
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q X Y }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 59, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Peter Swift has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,290
Across
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Intended : AIMED
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Umpire's call : SAFE
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Accurate : TRUE
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Climb up or over : SCALE
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Placid : EVEN
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Philosopher Descartes : RENE
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"Till ___" (a long time) : HELLFREEZESOVER
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Boater's need : OARS
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Cheat, with "off" : RIP
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Bestows : IMPARTS
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Roman statesman : AGRIPPA
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Takes care of : NURSES
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Tropical black bird : ANI
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Small room : CELL
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Moods of irritation : SNITS
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Move gradually : EDGE
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"Preacher" of pitching fame : ROE
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"Till ___" (a long time) : DEATHDOUSPART
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"N'est-ce ___?" : PAS
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Haughty manners : AIRS
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Powerful clique : ELITE
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Denizens of a formicary : ANTS
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Road map abbr. : RTE
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More spiteful : MEANER
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Duns : PESTERS
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Grammar students, at times: Brit. : PARSERS
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A long time ___ : AGO
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Begrime : SOIL
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"Till ___" (a long time) : THECOWSCOMEHOME
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One of the Channel Islands : SARK
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Relative of etc. : ETAL
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Temptress : SIREN
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Urges (on) : EGGS
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Taps gently : DABS
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Use up : SPEND
Down
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Wood for skis : ASH
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Word with cream or pick : ICE
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___ de mer : MAL
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Building extension : ELL
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Clear away the trees : DEFOREST
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Prophets : SEERS
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Rarae ___ : AVES
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Red cap : FEZ
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Latent powers : ENERGIES
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___ of Capricorn : TROPIC
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Accelerate a motor : REV
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French article : UNE
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Always: Poet. : EER
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Exclamation of annoyance : RATS
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Title Chaplin held : SIR
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Those in power : INS
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Worldly : MUNDANE
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Residents of a rectory : PRIESTS
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Nick and Nora's pooch : ASTA
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Former county in Scotland : ANGUS
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Actress from Galveston : PERRINE
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Member of a cabal : PLOTTER
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Pub drink : ALE
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Revere : ADORE
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Emends : EDITS
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Did a farm job : HARROWED
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Unmatched : PEERLESS
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Cry of despair : ALAS
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Baby food : PAP
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Sounds of hesitation : ERS
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Followers of hay and smoke : STACKS
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Mutilate : MAIM
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Conceit : EGO
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Mutual funds : POOLS
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Anathema to an A.F.L. member : SCAB
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Monogram of a memorable poet: 1888–1965 : TSE
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Crone : HAG
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Unit of work : ERG
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RR stop : STA
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Wise: Slang : HIP
58
Swedish coin : ORE
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Board-game pieces : MEN
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Last word in many books : END

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 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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