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New York Times, Monday, December 22, 1980

Author:
Jay Livingston
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Jay Livingston has 4 pre-Shortz puzzles and 4 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,367
Across
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"___ Misbehavin'" (Waller, Brooks, Razaf) : AINT
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Rich Little's forte : APING
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Savoir-faire : TACT
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Cicatrix : SCAR
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City or county in Mich. : IONIA
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___ patriae : AMOR
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Waller-Razaf hit: 1929 : HONEYSUCKLEROSE
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Former Spanish queen : ENA
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Arm bones : ULNAE
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Hit, biblical style : SMITE
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Coaster : SLED
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Harper Valley group : PTA
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Having a dull finish : MATTE
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N.Y.C.'s is 212 : AREACODE
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Narrow pass in the Southwest : ABRA
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Dealt in secondhand goods : RESOLD
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Joplin piece : RAG
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Song popularized by Waller : YOURFEETSTOOBIG
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Pindar specialty : ODE
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Puzzle-column heading : ACROSS
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Italian monetary unit : LIRA
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Editor : REDACTOR
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Nymph's pursuer : SATYR
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Dolores del ___ : RIO
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Rest period for Jets : HALF
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Bulgaria's capital : SOFIA
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"It takes a ___ livin' . . . ": Guest : HEAPO
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Rip or jig follower : SAW
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Song sung by Waller : TWOSLEEPYPEOPLE
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Tale starter : ONCE
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Angler's basket : CREEL
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One kind of test : ACID
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Sale sign : ASIS
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Silly ones : GEESE
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Waller : FATS
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Court retiree : ASHE
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Religious image : ICON
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Zola heroine : NANA
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Uno + due : TRE
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Bridal path : AISLE
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Poet born in Idaho : POUND
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Old Andean : INCA
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U.S. missile : NIKE
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"My ___ Sal," 1905 song : GAL
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Runway material : TARMAC
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Mine, in Nîmes : AMOI
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Price : COST
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Tannenbaum, for one : TREE
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Christmas : YULE
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Chihuahua or Durango : ESTADO
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Magi's guide : STAR
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Furrier's purchase : PELTS
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Koch or Byrne : MAYOR
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Home : ABODE
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Brought a wheel into balance : TRUED
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John Jacob or Lady : ASTOR
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Thurber's "The Years with ___" : ROSS
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Planetary path : ORBIT
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Kind of farm : DAIRY
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Actress Samantha : EGGAR
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Right-hand page : RECTO
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Saarinen : EERO
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Beauty treatment : FACIAL
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Scandinavian name : OLAF
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Goes up : ARISES
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Blackthorn : SLOE
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Grant's successor : HAYES
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Tell's target : APPLE
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Greek portico : STOA
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Has : OWNS
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Central points : FOCI
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Present : HERE
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Rapier's relative : EPEE
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Humane gr. : SPCA
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Landed : ALIT
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Takes a wife : WEDS
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Cardiologist's chart, for short : ECG
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Simpleton : OAF

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