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New York Times, Wednesday, November 26, 1980

Author:
Judson G. Trent
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { H K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 61, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Judson G. Trent has 51 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,341
Across
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Boys' ammo : BBS
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Tooth part : CUSP
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Faux pas : GAFFE
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Pelage : COAT
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Glacial ridges : OSAR
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Town in S Calif. : ELRIO
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Ponte Vecchio's river : ARNO
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Guido of Bologna : RENI
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"Deirdre" playwright : YEATS
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Syllogism's opener : MAJORPREMISE
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Uris novel : EXODUS
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M. Coty : RENE
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___ gratia artis : ARS
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Pedagogue's deg. : MED
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Mason's tool : TROWEL
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Improvise : ADLIB
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Fiscal or academic follower : YEAR
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Ming treasure : VASE
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Sign warning poachers and trespassers : PRIVATEPROPERTY
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"City of Kings" : LIMA
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Holy ___ : WRIT
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Locale of Pili and Pular : ANDES
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Retaliate : AVENGE
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___ volatile : SAL
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Browning's "___ Bratts" : NED
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Fast time : LENT
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Surpassed : BESTED
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Rural mart : GENERALSTORE
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Mamba's kin : COBRA
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Liana, e.g. : VINE
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Furniture style : ADAM
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Kind of jumper : CLAIM
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Heroic poetry : EPOS
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Damsel : LASS
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Primitive chisels : CELTS
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Let : RENT
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Spud bud : EYE
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Cleansing agent : BORAX
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"___ Eyes" (Cantor) : BANJO
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Tolerated : STOOD
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Carr's "The ___ in the Waxworks" : CORPSE
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Coleridge, with regard to opium : USER
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More rational : SANER
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Kind of time : PRIME
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Old Faithful, e.g. : GEYSER
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America's Cup term : ALEE
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Ecclesiastical title : FRA
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Healthy : FIT
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She changed a king into a grasshopper : EOS
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"I ___, I saw . . . " : CAME
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Mambo's kin : RUMBA
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Emcee's spiel : INTRO
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Oscar or Tony : AWARD
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Residue, in Rouen : RESTE
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Weavers' reeds : SLEYS
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Beautician, at times : DYER
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Microwave or Dutch ___ : OVEN
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"A man, ___, a canal, Panama" : APLAN
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Get-up-and-go : DRIVE
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Treated the lawn : LIMED
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Czarist name : IVAN
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Prefix for center or graph : EPI
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Some are fine : ARTS
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'Twixt : TWEEN
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Pickets : PALES
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" . . . gracious, golden, glittering ___": Shak. : GLEAMS
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Most capable : ABLEST
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" . . . ___ the twain . . . " : NEVER
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Balderdash : TRIPE
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Vapid : STALE
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Brokaw show : TODAY
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Cancel : ERASE
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H.S.T. and J.F.K. : DEMS
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Horatio Alger hero's virtue : GRIT
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Soon : ANON
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Depression ecology org. : CCC
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Bull of Bergen : OLE
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Robe de ___, dance frock : BAL

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 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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