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New York Times, Tuesday, November 18, 1980

Author:
John R. Prosser
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
John R. Prosser has 10 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,333
Across
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Where Mazzilli menaces moundsmen : SHEA
5
Maundy money : ALMS
9
Trod the boards : ACTED
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Onus : LOAD
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Tabby's utterance : MEOW
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Samuel ___, U.S. artist : MORSE
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Sidekick : ASSOCIATE
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Aplomb : POISE
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Parlay, e.g. : BET
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Conforms : AGREES
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Bandleader Lewis : TED
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Suppress : SITON
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Site of the Henley Regatta : THAMES
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Limits : STINTS
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Large scale : SCUTE
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At this time : TODAY
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Monopoly-board street : STATESAVE
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Foretoken : OMEN
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Jeopardize : STAKE
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Sunday drive : SPIN
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Ancestry : PARENTAGE
42
Recorded : TAPED
43
Sergio ___, movie director : LEONE
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Basketball players : CAGERS
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Over and above : BEYOND
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Unit of light energy : LUMEN
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Holbrook or Linden : HAL
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Chattels : ESTATE
51
"Never say ___" : DIE
54
Bouquet, as of wines : AROMA
57
Full house, e.g. : POKERHAND
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Elbow-bender : TOPER
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Mellows : AGES
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Bluebeard, e.g. : OGRE
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Type of preview : SNEAK
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Acerb : TART
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Juvenile : TEEN
Down
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Flat, thick piece : SLAB
2
Knee breeches : HOSE
3
Park Avenue resident, e.g. : EASTSIDER
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Fuss and feathers : ADO
5
Mexican friends : AMIGOS
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Ascertain : LEARN
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Minute particle : MOTE
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Sugary pastry : SWEETCAKE
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Electrical unit, for short : AMP
10
Murmur fondly : COO
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Banal : TRITE
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Snaky forms : ESSES
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Quitclaim : DEED
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Slyly malicious : CATTY
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"On the Beach" author : SHUTE
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How asses behave : INANELY
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Noshed : ATE
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"___ from Málaga," book by MacInnes : MESSAGE
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Shut up shop : STOP
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TV show about police: 1973–74 : TOMA
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Where Tandy is dandy and Hume at home : STAGE
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Opposes change : STANDSPAT
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One of an octopod's octad : APPENDAGE
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Four, in Frankfurt : VIER
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At loose ___ : ENDS
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Sculptured mountain in Georgia : STONE
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Prefix with Catholic or Confucian : NEO
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More pusillanimous : TAMER
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Most dainty : CUTEST
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"Hide the ___," Creasey novel : BARON
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Wing to a J.P. : ELOPE
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Abdul-Jabbar is one : LAKER
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Tin, top, felt and straw followers : HATS
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Judicial robe : TOGA
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With regard to : INRE
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Jack London's "Martin ___" : EDEN
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"Give ___ kiss . . . ": Herrick : MEA
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"Boner's ___," comic strip : ARK
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On a winning streak : HOT

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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