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New York Times, Friday, November 28, 1980

Author:
Eli Wesoff
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J K Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Eli Wesoff has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,343
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Button Gwinnett was one : SIGNER
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Desert rat's quest : LODE
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Séance sound : RAP
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Achieve success : ARRIVE
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Tel ___ : AVIV
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High note : ELA
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Devotee of Bantingism : DIETER
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Asbestos, asphalt, etc. : MINERALS
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Denticulate : SERRATE
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Subjects to detrition : ERODES
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Caught a monarch : NETTED
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Cheap booze : REDEYE
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Suffix with lemon or cannon : ADE
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China, for one : SEA
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___ d'Or, French wine area : COTE
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Famous clinic : MAYO
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Teutonic trio : DREI
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Forum garb : TOGAE
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Expert : ADEPT
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Table scrap : ORT
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Uncivil : SURLY
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Actor George of "Away All Boats" : NADER
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Phocid : SEAL
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"So long" : TATA
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Abounding : RIFE
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Cockchafer : DOR
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Aye : YES
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Loser in 1588 : ARMADA
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Seek release from an obligation : BEGOFF
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Post-riot criminal : LOOTER
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Cure-alls : ELIXIRS
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Puritanical person : BLUENOSE
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Dental problem : CARIES
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Cubit : ELL
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Race track, with "the" : TURF
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Arabian romance : ANTARA
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Silent assent : NOD
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Satisfy for a time : STAY
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Schoolmaster, in Stuttgart : LEHRER
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Disconsolate : SAD
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Rainbow : IRIS
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Kind of monster : GREENEYED
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Saltpeter, in Southampton : NITRE
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Turns inside out : EVERTS
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Changed an evaluation : RERATED
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Disabled : LAMED
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Egg: Comb. form : OVI
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Moola, in Mexico : DINERO
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Men's lounging slippers : EVERETTS
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Aptly named novelist : READE
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Allen's or Gasoline ___ : ALLEY
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Effete : PASSE
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___ the storm (survived) : RODEOUT
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Flower named for its scent : TEAROSE
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"___ for All Seasons" : AMAN
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Nursery sound : DADA
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Fortress : CITADEL
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Function : OPERATE
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Before, to the Bard : ERE
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Franciscan : GRAYFRIAR
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Familiar term for Adenauer : ALTE
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Unfledged bird : EYAS
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Fish spears : TRIDENTS
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Reasonable : LOGICAL
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Avant-garde, in street lingo : FAROUT
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Cyrano's beloved : ROXANE
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First name of "the Veep" : ALBEN
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Jacob Abbott's juvenile hero : ROLLO
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"The glass of fashion and the ___ of form": Shak. : MOULD
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Thickset : BEEFY
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Narrow arm of the sea : FIRTH
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Dry : SERE
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Mrs. below the border : SRA
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Patriotic org. : SAR

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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