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NICKNAME DROPPING

New York Times, Sunday, November 2, 1980

Author:
George Rose Smith
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.30, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 633 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 161, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 9, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 18
George Rose Smith has 10 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,317
Across
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Arabic letter : ALIF
5
Egyptian Christian : COPT
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Lay away : ENTOMB
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Was solicitous : CARED
20
Fanaticism : MANIA
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___ fixe : IDEE
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Power for a jinrikisha : COOLIE
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Coeur d'___, Idaho : ALENE
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The end : OMARGARETA
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Like aged Beethoven : STOEDWARDEAF
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Deliverance : RANSOM
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Moroccan capital : RABAT
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"Josh" is his autobiography : LOGAN
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Bone: Prefix : OSTE
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Snaps : SETUPS
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Vichy prime minister: 1942–44 : LAVAL
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Certain murals : SERTS
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Poet's contraction : EER
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Printers' marks : STETS
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Metric quart : LITER
45
O.T. word : SELAH
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Like Mr. Dick : MAD
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Sarcastic : IRONALDICAL
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Testified : DEPOSED
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Spartan king : AGIS
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Cuchulainn's wife : EMER
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Barbizon painter : COROT
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Breakfast serving : RASHER
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A pastry, for short : DONUT
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Insect appendages : PALPS
68
Omphalos : NAVEL
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Metric measure : STERE
71
Taws : AGATES
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Think : DEEM
74
Ancient country : ELIS
76
Drag, as logs : SNIG
77
Became a keener : MOURNED
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Emulated Babilonia or Fleming : SKATHARINAD
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Legal point : RES
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Crocs' kin : GATERS
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Rootstock : ORRIS
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Popular appetizer : CELERY
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The horned horse : GNU
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Fickle, à la M. R. Rinehart : SKITLETITIA
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Savors : DEGUSTS
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"The Years with ___": Thurber : ROSS
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Antibodies : SERA
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One of the Aesir : ODIN
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Yellowish pink : SALMON
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___ salt (delicate wit) : ATTIC
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Smears : DAUBS
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Fortification : REDAN
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Defunct defense org. : SEATO
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Goth, for one : TEUTON
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Cassandra's father : PRIAM
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Dutch cheese : EDAM
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Tie : DRAW
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Fictitious, as a name : ASSUMED
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Medicine-chest item : ATHOMASIZER
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Culbertson : ELY
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Natural, at Reno : SEVEN
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Con man who duped 114 Across : SINON
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Made public : AIRED
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Biblical king : ASA
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The filthy weed, in Nice : TABAC
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Spoils : BOOTY
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Remain aloof : SITOUT
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Forearm bone : ULNA
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Of a dowry : DOTAL
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Fates, for instance : TRIAD
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Mediterranean fish : NONNAT
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V.I.P. : DIGJUANITARY
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Goblet : CHAROLDICE
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Perfect : IDEAL
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Square accounts : EVENUP
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Man, in Milano : UOMO
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Remove stannic coating : DETIN
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Pomme de ___ : TERRE
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Part of H.S.H. : SERENE
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Recluse : MONK
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Soaks : RETS
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Cupid : AMOR
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Esther Williams' spouse : LAMAS
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Asinine : INANE
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Sports triumphs : FIRSTS
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Approx. : CIR
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River to the Baltic : ODER
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Flower part : PETAL
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Perforated sphere : TEABALL
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Beside oneself : ECSTATIC
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Part of a jury verdict : NOT
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Saw, e.g. : TOOL
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Bread spreads : OLEOS
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No-see-ums : MIDGES
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Was circumspect : BEWARED
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Benny's Maxwell : CAR
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Moro or Ray : ALDO
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A.F.B. in Texas : REESE
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Growing out : ENATE
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Yield precedence : DEFER
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S.A. rodent : AGOUTI
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Famed French physicist : AMPERE
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Horn : ANTLER
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Cupidinous : AVID
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Jazz dance : STOMP
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Lycée event : LECON
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Former cough cures : SAPAS
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Three-time P.G.A. champ : SNEAD
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___ avis : RARA
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Communion wafers : HOSTS
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"___, I'm Adam" : MADAM
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Galore : AGOGO
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Thingamajig : DINAUGUSTUS
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City on the Rhone : ARLES
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Rodgers-Hart hit: 1933 : LOVER
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Energy-saving way to go : SHENRYSMARE
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Mysterious : EERIE
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Sediment : DREGS
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Sermon by Buddha : SUTRA
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Purposive : TELIC
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Dress types : TENTS
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Kind of tea : PEKOE
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Chichi : SMART
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Wrinkled : LINED
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Strives for : SEEKS
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Soupy : SALES
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Cut's companion : DRIED
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Relative of tetra : TRI
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___ miss : HITOR
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Play byplay : ASIDE
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Parisian artist : DEGAS
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Part of a slip : STRAP
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Held sway : RULED
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Persona ___ : GRATA
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Lecture material : NOTES
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La Plante or Baugh : LAURA
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Staff group : AIDES
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Universal : TOTAL
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Like Kilimanjaro : SNOWY
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Position : SITUS
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Gymnast Comaneci : NADIA
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Kohoutek, e.g. : COMET
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Snaffles : BITS
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Sir, to Din : SAHIB
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Hakenkreuzler : NAZIS
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Battle Born State : NEVADA
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A species constituting a genus : MONOTYPE
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White sheep : MERINO
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Prepares to dice chicken : DEBONES
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Anchor : MOOR
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Front porch : ANTICUM
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Like certain Hawthorne tales : RETOLD
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Autochthonous : NATIVE
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A Christmas reindeer : DONDER
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C.P.A.'s task : AUDIT
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Lab item : SLIDE
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Wrath : ANGER
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Supply food : CATER
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A subject of the Houyhnhnms : YAHOO
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Combine : UNITE
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Understood : TACIT
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Showing a crack : AJAR
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Miler's path : LANE
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Execrate : DAMN
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Lacrosse teams : TENS
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Caucho : ULE
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Streamlet : RUN
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Soldier at Seoul : ROK

Answer summary: 15 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 8 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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