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Alex Black
Alex 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 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 Down
1. Easy gait : AMBLE
6. Something special : TREAT
11. Raphaelle or Rembrandt : PEALE
16. Nestor's father : NELEUS
18. Starr of a foursome : RINGO
19. Persian Gulf measurements : BARRELS
21. Mediumistic miss : CLAIREVOYANT
23. Sends par avion : AIRMAILS
25. Bowlers and dicers : HATS
26. Opposite of disassociate : RELATE
27. Others, in Orizaba : OTROS
28. Rhythmic dance : TAP
29. Tierra del Fuegian : ONA
30. Leading lady in a pastorale : BELLEWETHER
32. Yucca : PITA
33. Outer coat : RIND
35. Not neg. : POS
36. British pokey : QUOD
37. Sat : POSED
38. Ramses I's successor : SETI
39. Cravat material : REP
40. Rumple : MUSS
41. Bretons and Britons : CELTS
42. Outback cry : COOEE
44. "Angela ___," 1928 song : MIA
45. U.S.S.R. sea : ARAL
46. Tali or tarsi : ANKLES
48. Stadium event : BALLGAME
51. Mythical beast : YALE
55. Also-ran at Aqueduct : PLATER
56. Draper or Potter : PAUL
57. Decorative strip : OGEE
58. Call it ___ : ADAY
59. "___ Jimmy Valentine" : ALIAS
60. Amorous author : BILLYDOUX
62. Runner or racer : SNAKE
63. Undiluted : NEAT
64. Hunt : SEEK
65. Word with poem : TONE
66. Takes both sides : HEDGES
67. Within: Prefix : ENDO
68. Ney and Foch : MARSHALS
70. Not so cheap : DEARER
71. Violent protest : RIOT
73. Canaday's subject : ART
74. Numbers game : BEANO
75. Stick : CLING
77. Grant : CARY
79. Triton : EFT
80. Yen : URGE
84. U.S. painter: 1871–1951 : SLOAN
85. Hit rock musical : HAIR
86. Biographer Winslow : OLA
87. Antitoxins : SERA
88. Sliding bolt : PAWL
89. Senior citizen : JERRYATRICS
93. "Pourquoi ___?" : PAS
94. Circle segment : ARC
95. Separates : SORTS
96. Kitchen utensil : GRATER
97. Crooked : BENT
98. Computer measurement : REALTIME
100. Backslider : RHETTROGRADE
102. Kind of legs or pockets : TROUSER
103. Orange variety : NAVEL
104. Fur hunter : SEALER
105. No-nos : DONTS
106. In reserve : ASIDE
107. Ruhr city : ESSEN
1. Grapnels : ANCHORS
2. Ashley's wife : MELANIE
3. Offensively obtrusive : BLATANT
4. Waikiki garlands : LEIS
5. Neighbor of Afr. : EUR
6. "Phineas Finn" author : TROLLOPE
7. Money in Saudi Arabia : RIYALS
8. Mother's sister, e.g. : ENATE
9. D.C. dropout: 1973 : AGNEW
10. Bit of rum : TOT
11. Matched : PAIRED
12. Solecism : ERROR
13. Estuaries : ARMS
14. He wrote "The King Ranch" : LEA
15. Oligarch's relative : ELITIST
17. Montenegrin : SERB
19. Anticlimax : BATHOS
20. Schedules : SLATES
22. Prexies' understudies : VEEPEES
24. Fokker fighter : SPAD
27. Giant slain by Apollo : OTUS
31. Balanced : EQUAL
32. Multi-husbanded helpmate : POLLYANDROUS
34. Arbitrary fellow : DICKTATORIAL
37. Pod occupant : PEA
39. Vlodrop's river : ROER
40. One of the Waves : MILLYTARY
41. Early Manitoban : CREE
43. Cheers for Manolete : OLES
44. Buffet : MAUL
45. N.Y.S.E. competitor : AMEX
46. Destructive hurricane: Aug. 1980 : ALLEN
47. Soprano role in "Ariadne auf Naxos" : NAIAD
48. Thwarts : BALKS
49. Hoods or simps : GOONS
50. Chill : AGUE
52. Saw : ADAGE
53. Nixon is one : LAKER
54. Spuds' buds : EYES
55. Sheet of stamps : PANE
56. Mole : PIER
60. ___ Generation : BEAT
61. Dunce-cap wearer : DOLT
62. Ballet star Lavery : SEAN
64. Ecologist's concern : SMOG
66. Preliminary race : HEAT
69. One of a common trio : HARRY
70. Vandal : DEFACER
72. Caravansary : INN
74. Put down : BELITTLE
75. Bordeaux product : CLARET
76. Deuce or trey : LOWCARD
77. Jimmy or Nick : CARTER
78. What some put on : AIRS
81. Abrogates : REPEALS
82. Spanish nobleman : GRANDEE
83. ___ Seaboard : EASTERN
84. Box : SPAR
85. Caduceus carrier : HERMES
86. Held forth : ORATED
89. Beam : JOIST
90. Titled Turks : AGHAS
91. Famed fountain : TREVI
92. Angels' favorite signs : SROS
95. Shock : STUN
97. Arm, in Armentières : BRAS
99. Trevanian's "The ___ Sanction" : LOO
100. Genetic factor : RNA
101. Order to Dobbin : GEE

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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