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ACCELERATION

New York Times, Sunday, November 9, 1980

Author:
Bert H. Kruse
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 520 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 110, Cheaters: 20, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Bert H. Kruse has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,324
Across
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Presently : ANON
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___ Belt or Sword : ORIONS
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Actor Parker : FESS
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Charm piece : AMULET
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Expedient : TACTICAL
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Judge's rapper : GAVEL
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Best seller published in 1936 : GONEWITHTHEGALE
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Rhone tributary : ISERE
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Rainbow : ARC
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Wild plums : SLOES
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Shoulder movement : SHRUG
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Narrow ravine : STRID
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Island garlands : LEIS
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Campus figure, for short : PROF
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Piperlike : PIED
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Kind of work : BEAD
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Ultra : TOOTOO
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Usual situations : NORMS
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Snappy comeback : RIPOSTE
43
Humorist Bennett and family : CERFS
45
Arctic explorer : RAE
46
Kitchen appliance : BEATER
47
Long-run Broadway play, with "The" : VOICEOFTHEHARE
53
A hammerhead : BAT
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Liabilities' opposites : ASSETS
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Devil's-bones : YAM
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Pertaining to grandparents : AVAL
58
Mack or Williams : TED
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Frighten : SCARE
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Mates of pas : MAS
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U.S. or English poet : TATE
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English county, for short : OXON
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Skater Babilonia : TAI
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Dismissal, as from a job : RUNNINGPAPERS
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Greek letter : PSI
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Of a historical time : ERAL
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Shipshape : NEAT
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Asian holiday : TET
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Perfect : IDEAL
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Haggard novel : SHE
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Philippine island : CEBU
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Snooze : NAP
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Come out : EMERGE
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Australian native : ABO
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What Roosevelt and Truman were : SPRINTINGMATES
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Pilgrimage-church site near Naples : POMPEI
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Novelist Levin : IRA
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Lost color : PALED
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Quagga, wou-wou et al. : ANIMALS
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Emulate Duccio : PAINT
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What speeders may hear : SIRENS
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Italian river : RENO
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Biblical country : SEBA
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Rackstraw's colleagues : TARS
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Slangy refusal : NOPE
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Borders on : ABUTS
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Guard on a helmet : NASAL
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Standing rib, e.g. : ROAST
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Essex contemporary : REO
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Hymn ascribed to Zoroaster : GATHA
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"The ___" (Wagner opera) : JETTINGDUTCHMAN
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Willow : OSIER
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Showing cessation of growth : ARRESTED
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Secateurs : SHEARS
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Close : NEAR
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Ebullient : YEASTY
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Fulmars' kin : ERNS
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Old love token : AMORET
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Papal representative : NUNCIO
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Comedian Olsen : OLE
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Intelligence : NEWS
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Tryon's "The ___" : OTHER
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Squeals : RATSON
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"___ bin ein Berliner": J.F.K. : ICH
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Inhabitants: Suffix : OTES
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At hand : NIGH
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Steep declivities : SCARPS
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"On a ___ China" : FASTBOATTO
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Scaler's dream : EVEREST
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Arranged in succession : SERIATE
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Monoski user : SLEDDER
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Arab's head cord : AGAL
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Sesame : TIL
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His, to Henri : ALUI
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Influential French artist: 1881–1955 : LEGER
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Dogfaces : GIS
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Add frosting : TOPOFF
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Teamen's forte : SOCCER
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Shop boss : FOREMAN
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Transplanting machine : DIBBLER
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Vacillate : TEETER
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Gold ornaments, in Spain : OROS
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Fall call : RAH
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___ culpa : MEA
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Coal size : PEA
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Hampshire's dwelling : STY
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Spacious, to Stéphane : VASTE
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Duo for de Havilland : OSCARS
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O.T. book : ISAIAH
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Chew the scenery : HAMITUP
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Knocking sound : RATATAT
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Disappear: Abbr. : EVAP
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Ingested : ATE
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Authority : EXPERT
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Medicinal unit : DOSAGE
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N.C.O. : SGT
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McKinley's Ohio birthplace : NILES
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Straightens out a hose : UNCOILS
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Wedding-news word : NEE
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Seizes : NABS
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Burgee : PENNANT
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Ferment or poach : SIMMER
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Cinderella's was mean : LEAPMOTHER
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Blunt or obscure : DEADEN
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Humdinger : PIP
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He, in Roma : EGLI
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Actress Arthur : BEA
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Inlet : RIA
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South Korean city : IRI
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Cruise port : NASSAU
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Perfect diamond of 100 or more carats : PARAGON
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Kind of hit : ONEBASE
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Petty detail : MINUTIA
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Island off Norway : SENJA
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Flans and frangipanes : PASTRY
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Butt : TARGET
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A modern Lear : NORMAN
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Leisters : SPEARS
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Bugs or Max : BAER
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McDowall : RODDY
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Mind-boggling ages : EONS
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D.A.R.'s relative : SAR
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To ___ (on the mark) : ATEE
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Soprano Della Casa : LISA
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Aves. : STS
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Small Asian tree : TCHE
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P.M. periods : NTS
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L.B.J. beagle : HER

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 12 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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