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Alex F. Black
Alex F. Black

CLUED-IN PEOPLE

New York Times, Sunday, December 14, 1980

Author:
Alex F. Black
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { Z }, Scrabble score: 524 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 114, Cheaters: 17, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
Alex F. Black has 12 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,359
Across
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Easy gait : AMBLE
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Something special : TREAT
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Raphaelle or Rembrandt : PEALE
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Nestor's father : NELEUS
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Starr of a foursome : RINGO
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Persian Gulf measurements : BARRELS
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Mediumistic miss : CLAIREVOYANT
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Sends par avion : AIRMAILS
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Bowlers and dicers : HATS
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Opposite of disassociate : RELATE
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Others, in Orizaba : OTROS
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Rhythmic dance : TAP
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Tierra del Fuegian : ONA
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Leading lady in a pastorale : BELLEWETHER
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Yucca : PITA
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Outer coat : RIND
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Not neg. : POS
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British pokey : QUOD
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Sat : POSED
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Ramses I's successor : SETI
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Cravat material : REP
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Rumple : MUSS
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Bretons and Britons : CELTS
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Outback cry : COOEE
44
"Angela ___," 1928 song : MIA
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U.S.S.R. sea : ARAL
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Tali or tarsi : ANKLES
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Stadium event : BALLGAME
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Mythical beast : YALE
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Also-ran at Aqueduct : PLATER
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Draper or Potter : PAUL
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Decorative strip : OGEE
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Call it ___ : ADAY
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"___ Jimmy Valentine" : ALIAS
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Amorous author : BILLYDOUX
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Runner or racer : SNAKE
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Undiluted : NEAT
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Hunt : SEEK
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Word with poem : TONE
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Takes both sides : HEDGES
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Within: Prefix : ENDO
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Ney and Foch : MARSHALS
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Not so cheap : DEARER
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Violent protest : RIOT
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Canaday's subject : ART
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Numbers game : BEANO
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Stick : CLING
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Grant : CARY
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Triton : EFT
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Yen : URGE
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U.S. painter: 1871–1951 : SLOAN
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Hit rock musical : HAIR
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Biographer Winslow : OLA
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Antitoxins : SERA
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Sliding bolt : PAWL
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Senior citizen : JERRYATRICS
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"Pourquoi ___?" : PAS
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Circle segment : ARC
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Separates : SORTS
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Kitchen utensil : GRATER
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Crooked : BENT
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Computer measurement : REALTIME
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Backslider : RHETTROGRADE
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Kind of legs or pockets : TROUSER
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Orange variety : NAVEL
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Fur hunter : SEALER
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No-nos : DONTS
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In reserve : ASIDE
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Ruhr city : ESSEN
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Grapnels : ANCHORS
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Ashley's wife : MELANIE
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Offensively obtrusive : BLATANT
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Waikiki garlands : LEIS
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Neighbor of Afr. : EUR
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"Phineas Finn" author : TROLLOPE
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Money in Saudi Arabia : RIYALS
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Mother's sister, e.g. : ENATE
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D.C. dropout: 1973 : AGNEW
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Bit of rum : TOT
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Matched : PAIRED
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Solecism : ERROR
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Estuaries : ARMS
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He wrote "The King Ranch" : LEA
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Oligarch's relative : ELITIST
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Montenegrin : SERB
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Anticlimax : BATHOS
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Schedules : SLATES
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Prexies' understudies : VEEPEES
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Fokker fighter : SPAD
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Giant slain by Apollo : OTUS
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Balanced : EQUAL
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Multi-husbanded helpmate : POLLYANDROUS
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Arbitrary fellow : DICKTATORIAL
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Pod occupant : PEA
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Vlodrop's river : ROER
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One of the Waves : MILLYTARY
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Early Manitoban : CREE
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Cheers for Manolete : OLES
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Buffet : MAUL
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N.Y.S.E. competitor : AMEX
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Destructive hurricane: Aug. 1980 : ALLEN
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Soprano role in "Ariadne auf Naxos" : NAIAD
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Thwarts : BALKS
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Hoods or simps : GOONS
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Chill : AGUE
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Saw : ADAGE
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Nixon is one : LAKER
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Spuds' buds : EYES
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Sheet of stamps : PANE
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Mole : PIER
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___ Generation : BEAT
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Dunce-cap wearer : DOLT
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Ballet star Lavery : SEAN
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Ecologist's concern : SMOG
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Preliminary race : HEAT
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One of a common trio : HARRY
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Vandal : DEFACER
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Caravansary : INN
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Put down : BELITTLE
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Bordeaux product : CLARET
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Deuce or trey : LOWCARD
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Jimmy or Nick : CARTER
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What some put on : AIRS
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Abrogates : REPEALS
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Spanish nobleman : GRANDEE
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___ Seaboard : EASTERN
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Box : SPAR
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Caduceus carrier : HERMES
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Held forth : ORATED
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Beam : JOIST
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Titled Turks : AGHAS
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Famed fountain : TREVI
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Angels' favorite signs : SROS
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Shock : STUN
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Arm, in Armentières : BRAS
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Trevanian's "The ___ Sanction" : LOO
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Genetic factor : RNA
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Order to Dobbin : GEE

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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