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New York Times, Wednesday, December 10, 1980

Author:
Jean J. Davison
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J K Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 265 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 3
Jean J. Davison has 62 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,355
Across
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Large car, familiarly : LIMO
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Greek island : CORFU
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Hold fast : GRIP
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Square yardage, e.g. : AREA
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Some of Saint-Saëns' songs : ARIAS
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Tease : RIDE
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Ploys involving shells and shills : CONFIDENCEGAMES
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Finis : END
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Word with school or crossing : GRADE
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Item in the black : ASSET
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Did a garden chore : HOED
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B.&O. and others : RRS
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Pater's wife : MATER
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Useful byproducts : SPINOFFS
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Mimic : APER
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Thick French soup : POTAGE
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One of the Dolomites : ALP
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Magician : PRESTIDIGITATOR
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___ Yutang (Chinese author) : LIN
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Fled from the homestead to wed : ELOPED
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Butte's kin : MESA
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Hamlet's milieu : ELSINORE
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Pert and impertinent : SASSY
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Word with hazel or butter : NUT
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Jut of land : SPIT
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Do a cleaning chore : SCOUR
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Burgle : STEAL
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Goal : AIM
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Sub rosa : SURREPTITIOUSLY
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Item not found on a tundra : TREE
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Ozawa waves it : BATON
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Cadence : LILT
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Mtg. : SESS
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Something to cast : STONE
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Vehicle for Loretta Swit : MASH
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Tatter's product : LACE
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Steel source : IRON
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Heal : MEND
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Lummox : OAF
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Framework : CADRE
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Mountain nymph : OREAD
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Peel : RIND
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Stand up to : FACE
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Function : USE
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V.I.P. at Hartford : GRASSO
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Edges : RIMS
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___ fixe : IDEE
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Gnat, e.g. : PEST
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Stravinsky : IGOR
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A deep red : GARNET
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Towel marking : HERS
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Stiff : RIGID
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Syrup source : MAPLE
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Fourth of 12 : APRIL
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Troubled years, usually : TEENS
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Mushroom stalk : STIPE
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British "buttons" : PAGE
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Clotho, Lachesis and Atropos : FATES
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Dental ___ : FLOSS
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Flower arrangement : SPRAY
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Helmsman : PILOT
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Bouquet : ODOR
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Professor's goal : TENURE
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Third of a Latin trio : AMAT
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Habituates : INURES
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Granger's structure : SILO
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Author Ernest Thompson ___ : SETON
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His pen was mightier than George's sword : PAINE
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Fast jets : SSTS
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What a mountebank's product won't do : CURE
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Bauxite and stibnite : ORES
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R.B.I.'s, e.g. : STAT
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Late European leader : TITO
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Where yaks and zebus roam : ASIA
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"To hastening ___ a prey": Goldsmith : ILLS
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Tale about Thor : MYTH
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ETV source : PBS
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City on the Danube : ULM

Answer summary: 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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