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New York Times, Saturday, December 13, 1980

Author:
Vincent L. Osborne
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Vincent L. Osborne has 20 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,358

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Across
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"M*A*S*H" actor : ALDA
5
Has dinner : SUPS
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Vibrant : ALIVE
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Faustian commodity : SOUL
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Father Flye's famous correspondent : AGEE
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Composer of "Pavane for a Dead Princess" : RAVEL
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November choices : STRAIGHTTICKETS
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Highway maneuver : UTURN
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Tyrrhenian and Timor : SEAS
22
Weather satellite : ESSA
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Leader of the Afrika Korps : ROMMEL
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Gerrymander, perhaps : REMAP
27
Coating for iron : ZINC
29
Jazz dances : STOMPS
33
Name of 12 popes : PIUS
37
Othello, for one : MOOR
39
Lachrymal : TEARY
40
Victor over H.M.S. Guerrière : USSCONSTITUTION
43
Emulates a Lippizaner : REARS
44
Apply a mordant : ETCH
45
Hack and rip followers : SAWS
46
Certain barge cargo : REFUSE
48
River to Cairo : OHIO
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County north of San Francisco : MARIN
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Flash lamp : STROBE
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Gad : ROAM
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Slalom obstacle : GATE
62
Ready for broadcasting : TAPED
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Big Eight 11 : OKLAHOMASOONERS
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Alamo ordeal : SIEGE
67
Bar to equity : BIAS
68
Early Montanan : CREE
69
Trucklers' responses : YESES
70
Swing around : SLUE
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Mend : HEAL
Down
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Supreme national god of Assyria : ASSUR
2
Keno's relative : LOTTO
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Wheat variety : DURUM
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Yegg's undoing : ALARM
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Time for bears : SAG
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Sounds of aversion : UGHS
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Hopper in an Eastertime tune : PETERCOTTONTAIL
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Bristles : SETAE
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Rainbow : ARC
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Wordsworth, Coleridge and Southey : LAKEPOETS
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Famous name in lithography : IVES
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V.F.W. members : VETS
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Maxwell of columns, films and parties : ELSA
18
Don Juan's mother : INEZ
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Philosophies, perhaps : ISMS
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Sketch : LIMN
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Westernmost point of the Aleutians : ATTU
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Bozo's beezer : NOSE
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Eldest of the Pleiades : MAIA
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Place for a figurehead : PROW
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Roget's wds. : SYNS
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Run smoothly, as an engine : PURR
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Words of understanding : ISEE
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TSgt's branch : USAF
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Rugby play : SCRUMMAGE
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In clover : RICH
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Greek peak : OSSA
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"Upon ___ rock ... " : THIS
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Word after a minor premise : ERGO
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Holy Roman emperor : OTTO
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Feet of common measure : IAMBS
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Estancia : RANCH
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___ citato, footnote words : OPERE
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Kentucky college : BEREA
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Son of Henry : EDSEL
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Cheerful : ROSY
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Tom Joad, for instance : OKIE
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Porters : ALES
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Son of Rebekah : ESAU
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Males : HES
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Suffix with verb : OSE

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

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