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New York Times, Friday, December 12, 1980

Author:
C. J. Angio
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q V }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
C. J. Angio has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,357
Across
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Spongy cake : BABA
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Beast under T. E. Lawrence : CAMEL
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Garnish, in a way : LARD
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Item for G. Apley : OBIT
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___ Stage, in D.C. : ARENA
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Role in a Mel Brooks film : IGOR
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Spline : SLAT
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Idlers; rascals : LOONS
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Author of "Betty Zane": 1904 : GREY
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Jeweler : HESELLSWATCHES
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Alaskan cape : NOME
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Jerry of the P.G.A. : PATE
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Liza's friend : GOLDIE
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Picaroon's prize : LOOT
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An apple, for short : MAC
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Suffix with sect or tract : ARIAN
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Knight's backup : PIPS
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"Let ___ Lover!" (1954 song) : MEGO
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Relating to rearrangements : TRANSPOSITIONAL
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He has trumpet, will pump it : HIRT
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Wreath on Galahad's headgear : ORLE
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___ voce : SOTTO
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Cod's kin in Mass. : ANN
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High as a ___ : KITE
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Noted Danish astronomer: 1795–1874 : HANSEN
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Homophone for a sea eagle : EARN
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Ruth's homeland : MOAB
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Jailer : HEWATCHESCELLS
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Heroine of Zona Gale's "Faint Perfume" : LEDA
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Rock that splits into bits : SHALE
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Babilonia feat : AXEL
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U.S.S.R. mining center : ORSK
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European blackbird : OUZEL
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Kind of skirt or bus : MINI
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Bonnie spot beside the Afton : BRAE
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Manumits : FREES
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Where Dunne became Leonowens : SIAM
Down
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Empty talk : BOSH
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Senator's adjective for a colleague : ABLE
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Diagonal of a fabric : BIAS
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Iras or Charmian, to Cleopatra : ATTENDANT
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Words followed by "Al" or "Madam" : CALLME
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What the minutemen did : AROSE
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Tabby's plaint : MEOW
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Province in Sicily : ENNA
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Taps, to a Tommy : LASTPOST
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What prisms refract : LIGHT
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Covenants : AGREEMENTS
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Anonymous Richards : ROES
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Jejune : DRY
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Cuts of meat : LOINS
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Member of a clowder : CAT
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Sanskrit hymn : GATHA
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Sen. Hatch from Utah : ORRIN
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"A ___ good memory": Quintilian : LIARNEEDSA
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Certain knit goods : LISLE
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Artist known as the "Cornish Wonder" : OPIE
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Type of type : AGATE
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Frequent follower of Sirs : COLON
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Postprandial treat : PORT
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Song in Herbert's "The Red Mill" : MOONBEAMS
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___ order (Sen. McCarthy's questions) : POINTSOF
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Early father of twins : ISAAC
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Croo monkey : KRA
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Sockets in heads of golf clubs : HOSELS
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Leave the Land of Nod : AWAKE
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Rowdydow : MELEE
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Mr. in Munich : HERR
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Swiss tourist resort : CHUR
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Vapor of fog, smoke, etc. : HAZE
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Twice XXXI : LXII
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Horne or Nyman : LENA
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Slender : SLIM
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Tennis storke : LOB

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 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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