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New York Times, Monday, December 15, 1980

Author:
David Galef
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { G K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,360
Across
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Demure : PRIM
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Aries–Taurus time : APRIL
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Cut short : CROP
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Halo : AURA
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"The March King" : SOUSA
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Hawaiian souvenirs : LEIS
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Photocopy, for short : STAT
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Tendon : SINEW
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Bridge seat : EAST
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Chaucerian work : THEHOUSEOFFAME
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Is not indefatigable : TIRES
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Ornamental vase : URN
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Tangled or untangled : RAVELED
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Asian or swine follower : FLU
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Man in blue : COP
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Historical periods : ERAS
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Indonesian island : BALI
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Chemical suffix : ENE
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Chaucerian work, with "The" : CANTERBURYTALES
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Honest ___ : ABE
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Observed : SEEN
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Talk harshly : BLAT
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Letter addenda : PSS
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Half a fly : TSE
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Andover and Groton : SCHOOLS
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Iota : JOT
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Go on ___ (indulge in a spree) : ATEAR
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Part of 35 Across : THEPARSONSTALE
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Ship's front : PROW
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Netting for snaring : TOILS
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Moslem chief : IMAM
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Dogleg. e.g. : HOLE
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Rickenbacker : EDDIE
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Arena at Atlanta : OMNI
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Pastoral poem : IDYL
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Spores : SEEDS
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Yuletime : NOEL
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Bygone : PAST
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O.T. book : RUTH
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Dies ___ : IRAE
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Algebra exam, for one : MATHTEST
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Give confidence to : ASSURE
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Self-confident : POISED
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Characters with mystical meanings : RUNES
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Lake in Lombardy : ISEO
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How criminals do not behave : LAWFULLY
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Scour : CLEAN
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Paper amount : REAM
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French river : OISE
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Attention-getter : PST
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"Black gold" : OIL
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Papaya or muskmelon : FRUIT
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TV newscaster's summary : RECAP
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Fine steeds : ARABS
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Wind indicators : VANES
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Distant : FAR
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Casals played it : CELLO
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Ryan or Tatum : ONEAL
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Aphids and weevils : PESTS
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Kolacky : BUN
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Bar legally : ESTOP
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Clarifies, perhaps : RESTATES
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Apoidea member : BEE
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Subject of many demonstrations : ABORTION
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Phlegmatic : STOLID
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Perfumes with a thurible : CENSES
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Owns : HAS
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Chatoyant or peridot : JEWEL
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Play device : ASIDE
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Walked on : TROD
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Sacrosanct : HOLY
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Emulated Shoemaker : RODE
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Munitions, informally : AMMO
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Back street : LANE
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Ludwig or Cooper : EMIL
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Greek letter : PHI

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