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New York Times, Monday, November 24, 1980

5-Down : Correspondents

Author:
Carol Dutting
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Carol Dutting has 10 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,339
Across
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Lively dance : GALOP
6
Flavor : SAPOR
11
Certain drs. : GPS
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Castle or Dunne : IRENE
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"Bernard ___," Farrell novel : CLARE
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Try for office : RUN
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Slam bid : SEVENHEARTS
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Exist : ARE
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Native of an Asian country : TAI
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Kind of button : PANIC
22
Capital of Crete : CANEA
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Ersatz : FAKE
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Dogged : HOUNDED
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Unstable : LABILE
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Via ___, tourists' mecca in Rome : VENETO
31
Sharif and Bradley : OMARS
32
Rod's partner : REEL
33
Roof ornaments : EPIS
36
Game at a Reno casino : DICE
37
Unkempt : MESSY
38
Fine lawn : LENO
39
Annoys : IRKS
40
Wine city : ASTI
41
More tender : SORER
42
Ranges : GAMUTS
44
Meal : REPAST
45
Merry trio in songs : TRALALA
47
Borge or Hamlet : DANE
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Frost-covered : RIMED
49
Moslem priests : IMAMS
51
Hunter or Fleming : IAN
54
Tenet : ISM
55
Bad news in a board game : DONOTPASSGO
58
Modernist : NEO
59
Lycée attender : ELEVE
60
Carries : TOTES
61
Hostelry : INN
62
Crusader at D.C. : NADER
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Lyric poem : EPODE
Down
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Nub : GIST
2
Region : AREA
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Dolly of "Hello, Dolly!" : LEVI
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"___ Fine Day" : ONE
5
Correspondents : PENPALS
6
Act unit : SCENE
7
Part of the name of a fronton game : ALAI
8
Board game of Indian origin : PARCHEESI
9
Women's service org. : ORT
10
Save : RESCUE
11
Metropolitan event : GRANDOPERA
12
Blend : PUREE
13
Golfing great : SNEAD
18
Relative of a cod : HAKE
23
Kudu or dik-dik : ANTELOPE
24
Discount event : FIRESALE
26
Sole : ONLY
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City in N.J. : LODI
28
Moslem prince : AMIR
29
Board game : BACKGAMMON
30
Waistcoats : VESTS
32
Dyed again : RESTAINED
34
Chemical suffixes : INES
35
Kind : SORT
37
Manhandle : MAUL
41
Able to feel, taste, etc. : SENSATE
43
Infuriate : MADDEN
44
Inclined access : RAMP
45
Singer Lopez : TRINI
46
Up and about : RISEN
47
Library tool : DATER
50
Chess action : MOVE
51
Ratio words : ISTO
52
Well along in years : AGED
53
Snout : NOSE
56
Spanish wave : OLA
57
Bribe : SOP

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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