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New York Times, Saturday, November 29, 1980

Author:
Nikki Tenfelde
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { F J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 86, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Nikki Tenfelde has 11 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,344
Across
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Lassoed : ROPED
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Rub clean : WIPE
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Edicts : ACTS
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President ousted by Amin in 1971 : OBOTE
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Solar disk : ATEN
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Like a 1913 Liberty Head nickel : RARE
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Marine skeleton : CORAL
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Tiber tributary : NERA
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Seaport in Algeria : ORAN
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Informal party with light refreshments : KETTLEDRUM
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Clips : MOWS
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Moderate : REASONABLE
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Yoke : TEAM
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Route 1 is one : ARTERY
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One receiving a share : ALLOTTEE
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Rabbit fur : LAPIN
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Repellent in a closet : CAMPHOR
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Bent : PRONATE
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Japanese word meaning "first generation" : ISSEI
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Ripples or rustles : CRINKLES
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Halo; nimbus : GLORIA
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Kind of wave : HEAT
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Disjointed : INCOHERENT
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Reverberation : ROLL
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Prophetic disclosure : APOCALYPSE
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Encompassed by : AMID
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One place to see an ibis : NILE
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Merits : EARNS
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Subdued : TAME
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Word between speak and mind : ONES
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Country youth : SWAIN
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Utopian spot : EDEN
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Famed T-man : NESS
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Narrow passage in an English cathedral : SLYPE
Down
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What Sisyphus pushed : ROCK
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Joseph Robinson plays it : OBOE
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Algeciras is one : PORT
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Berliner's budget : ETAT
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Secluded valley : DELL
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Aeneas was one : WANDERER
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Battologize : ITERATE
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Examine : PERUSE
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Charm : ENAMOR
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It rises from a rose : AROMA
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Kin of a honey locust : CAROB
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Fishing net : TRAWL
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What gibberish doesn't make : SENSE
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Mother of Azan : ERATO
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Versatile material : NYLON
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"Shut up!" in Siena : TACI
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Greek W.W. II military org. : ELAS
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What eleemosynars give : ALMS
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Brood or dawdle : MOPE
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Region of the femur : THIGH
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Egyptian cross symbolizing life : ANKH
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"___ Moon," 1920 song : PALE
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Sweet spire : ITEA
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Set of boxes : NEST
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Ida or Ino : PRINCESS
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Lariat : RIATA
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Some Mardi Gras celebrants : CREOLES
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"___ Me," Bill Withers hit song : LEANON
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Plant also called "live-forever" : ORPINE
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Enraged : IRATE
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Tuareg, e.g. : NOMAD
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Region, to Ruskin : CLIME
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Ancient : OLDEN
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Minus : LESS
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Small boat : YAWL
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Preacher's advice : PRAY
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Shred : SNIP
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Anglo-Saxon laborer : ESNE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 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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