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New York Times, Tuesday, December 2, 1980

Author:
Joy L. Wouk
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Joy L. Wouk has 124 pre-Shortz puzzles and 9 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,347
Across
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Tale starter : ONCE
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Pierre's apple : POMME
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"___ Shanter" : TAMO
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Composed : COOL
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Advantage : AVAIL
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Part of U.A.R. : ARAB
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Russian device : HAMMERANDSICKLE
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Resistance unit : OHM
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Ratio phrase : ISTO
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___ Parker (busybody) : NOSEY
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Concede : AGREE
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Flows' partner : EBBS
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Paddled : CANOED
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Winglike : ALAR
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Scarcely : ILL
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___-de-camp : AIDE
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Discharge : FIRE
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Prefix with lith and plastic : NEO
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Turkish device : CRESCENTANDSTAR
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___ Majesty the Queen : HER
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Hautboy : OBOE
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Son of Jacob : LEVI
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Wynn and Begley : EDS
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Heath : MOOR
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Marianne and Clement : MOORES
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Neighbor of Va. : TENN
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Entangle or untangle : RAVEL
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Broad cravat : ASCOT
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Humber tributary : OUSE
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Harem part : ODA
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American device : STARSANDSTRIPES
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Follower of air or sea : PORT
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Let fly : LOOSE
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Docile; gentle : MEEK
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Tell them to go climb a tree : SAPS
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Less contaminated : PURER
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Shaw's "___ and the Man" : ARMS
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Siete follower : OCHO
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Ham's father : NOAH
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Naval officers : COMMANDERS
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Dutch ___ : ELM
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Described grammatically : PARSED
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Like Humpty Dumpty : OVATE
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___-war bird : MANO
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Prefix with day or land : MID
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Urban sights, for short : ELS
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Cantina fare : TACOS
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Synagogue features : ARKS
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Cob or buck : MALE
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Refrain from contumacy : OBEY
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Prime Minister De Valera's land : EIRE
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Acquired early and deeply : INBRED
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"As Maine ___, so . . . " : GOES
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Lamb : ELIA
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Go around Robin Hood's ___ : BARN
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Hide : CACHE
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Broadcast : AIRED
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Word with taste or glow : AFTER
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Gate crasher : INTERLOPER
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Permission : LEAVE
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Lemur of Asia : LORIS
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Tailed celestial bodies : COMETS
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Black : EBON
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"High ___," 1952 film : NOON
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Kind of gin : SLOE
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Ibsen's "The ___ Builder" : MASTER
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Word with eat or feed : OVER
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Considerations for some courts : TORTS
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Charlotte ___ : RUSSE
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Vipers : ASPS
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Porch for Plato : STOA
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Cousin of a buffalo fish : CARP
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Aroma : ODOR
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Judge : DEEM
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Solicits : ASKS
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Eisenhut, for one : ALP
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___-turn (road sign) : NOU
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Hogg or Dodo : IMA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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