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New York Times, Thursday, December 11, 1980

Author:
Rubin
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 296 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,356
Across
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Brittle : CRISP
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Ski spots : ALPS
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Quaternary : FOUR
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___-dory : HUNKY
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One of Vulcan's spheres : FIRE
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"___ Sprach Zarathustra," 1973 song : ALSO
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Before : UNTIL
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Newgate, e.g. : GAOL
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Sway : REEL
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Miller or Google : BARNEY
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"___ of W.B. Yeats," elegy by Auden : INMEMORY
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Kenton or Musial : STAN
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"___ and Me," H. Lamarr autobiography : ECSTASY
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Call for Mrs. Bloom : YOOHOO
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Afternoon, in Avila : TARDE
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Greek letter : CHI
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Fed. investigator : TMAN
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Hubert's widow : MURIEL
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Abode : HABITAT
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Crowns : DIADEMS
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He was no con man : EDISON
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Singer Vikki : CARR
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Prevaricate : LIE
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Sir's counterpart : MADAM
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Berlin hit: 1925 : ALWAYS
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Admonition : WARNING
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Kind of apple : CRAB
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___-tails : CATONINE
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Soprano Malbin : ELAINE
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Old grad : ALUM
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Fit of ill humor : FUNK
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Urge on : IMPEL
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Musical round : ROTA
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Kind of show : LATE
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Exhausted : SPENT
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Like some silk : SPUN
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Princess of Braband : ELSA
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Considerations for Cassatt : TINTS
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Fish used as bait : CHUBS
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Attack : RUNAT
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Prefix with mural or state : INTRA
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Emaciated : SKINNY
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W.W. II journalist : PYLE
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Neighbor of U.S.S.R. : AFG
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Affaire d'amour : LIAISON
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Quickly : PRONTO
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Nobelist novelist-poet Lagerlöf : SELMA
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Grange area : FARMYARD
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TV backdrop : OLEO
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He can't get enough of snuff : USER
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___-poly : ROLY
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G. & S. character : YEOMAN
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Sea inlet : ESTUARY
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Songbird : CHAT
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Footstool : OTTOMAN
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Cambodian money : RIEL
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Prefix denoting size : DEMI
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Otherwise : ELSE
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Sci. course : CHEM
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"If I Only ___ Heart" : HADA
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Footnote abbr. : IBID
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Fata morgana : MIRAGE
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"She ___, therefore may be woo'd": Shak. : ISAWOMAN
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Haggard novel : DAWN
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Lawyer's bread and butter : CLIENTS
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Etesian : ANNUAL
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Large, greenish prawns : SCAMPI
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Jaeger's companion : RIFLE
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Mature : RIPEN
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In reference to : ANENT
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Encircles : BELTS
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Telphers : CARS
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Asymmetrical : ALOP
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Garb for a Balanchine vehicle : TUTU
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Catalogue : LIST
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Large parrot : KEA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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