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New York Times, Friday, November 14, 1980

32-Down : "Cavalcade" playwright

Author:
Eli Wesoff
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q V X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 260 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 59, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Eli Wesoff has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,329
Across
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___ cum laude : MAGNA
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High mil. office : CINC
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Nag : CARP
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Prospero's servant : ARIEL
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Meat stew : OLIO
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Spread : OLEO
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All-pro Jack Ham is one : LINEBACKER
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His ___ (personage) : NIBS
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Office equipment : DESK
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Mocha, Java, etc. : COFFEES
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Straw-filled tick : PALLET
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Mercy : LENIENCE
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In the direction of movement : ALEE
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Season in Calais : ETE
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One of a quadrillion on Earth : ANT
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Cribbage item : PEG
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Sing like Columbo : CROON
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"___ long way toTipperary, ... " : ITSA
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Welt producer : CATONINETAILS
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Word with oven or poke : SLOW
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Sticker : LABEL
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Decide : OPT
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Take tiffin : EAT
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Arthur's ebony spear : RON
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Noted French teacher of deaf and dumb children: 18th century : EPEE
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Like some bricks, raisins, etc. : SUNDRIED
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Away : ABSENT
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Busman's door-opening item : TREADLE
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Name for a señorita : INES
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Second Israeli ambassador to U.S. : EBAN
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Leif's father : ERICTHERED
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Powder ingredient : TALC
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Jockey : RIDE
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Flavoring for ouzo : ANISE
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Snick's partner in bygone days : SNEE
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Scorch : SEAR
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Middle East desert region : NEGEB
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___ de mer : MAL
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Onassis : ARI
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Type of fizz : GIN
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Cleopatra's ___, in Central Park : NEEDLE
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"The Sandbox" playwright : ALBEE
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Small pile of hay : COCK
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Kind, unkindly speaking : ILK
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Amy, to Billy : NIECE
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Cigar type : CORONA
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Paper for celebrations : CONFETTI
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Sci-fi film of 1979 : ALIEN
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Viol ancestor : REBEC
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Band playing in a western : POSSE
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" ... ___ and distant shore": Thayer : ASTERN
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Lampshade topper : FINIAL
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Hack's output : PAP
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Templeton and Guinness : ALECS
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Kind of tender : LEGAL
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Lightweight champ: 1917-25 : LEONARD
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Helot's lot : TOIL
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"Cavalcade" playwright : COWARD
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Mountain climbed by Moses : NEBO
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Spot for a kanone : SLOPE
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Ditto above : ASPEN
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Perform like Tallchief : TOEDANCE
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Landlord's correlative : TENANT
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Holiday in Hanoi : TET
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Mosaic workers : TILERS
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Ancient ascetic : ESSENE
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Proofreaders' marks : STETS
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___ renewal : URBAN
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"Jerusalem the Golden" author : NEALE
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Uncanny : EERIE
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Literature's "Borstal Boy" : BEHAN
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Refrigerator : ICER
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Cantor song : IDA
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Outfit : RIG
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Vane direction : ESE
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Coming-out girl : DEB

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later.

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