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New York Times, Wednesday, December 24, 1980

Author:
Tap Osborn
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { F X }, Scrabble score: 300 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Tap Osborn has 111 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,369
Across
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Colonnade : STOA
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Cap for a dervish : TAJ
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Oriental marketplace : BAZAAR
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Tarragon, e.g. : HERB
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Lithium source : ORE
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Iago's wife : EMILIA
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Bleach out : ETIOLATE
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"Flow ___, sweet Afton": Burns : GENTLY
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Had words : ARGUED
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Antler part : PRONG
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Broadway singing star John : RAITT
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Brisket, e.g. : MEAT
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One of the Aleutians : ADAK
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Substance of genetic importance : DNA
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Farm sight : BARN
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"Spirit of St. Louis," e.g. : PLANE
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Landing spots : QUAYS
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Oakland athlete : RAIDER
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Harry Warren–Al Dubin 1935 hit : LULUSBACKINTOWN
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Nervous : UNEASY
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Metal fastener : RIVET
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Singer Kay : STARR
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Soccer great : PELE
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Youth : LAD
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Cause for legal action : TORT
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City on the Oka : OREL
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"You'll ___ Know," Warren-Gordon 1943 hit : NEVER
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Prohibit : ESTOP
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Belvedere : GAZEBO
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Echo : PARROT
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Baltic country, formerly : ESTHONIA
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Bandage : SWATHE
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Chafe : RUB
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Phooey! : NUTS
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Enclosed : INDOOR
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Gielgud's title : SIR
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Exploit : GEST
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Do a fleecing job : SHEAR
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Group of four : TETRAD
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Source : ORIGIN
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Warren-Dubin 1935 hit, "___ Nine" : ABOUTAQUARTERTO
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Amphibian : TOAD
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Composing, for one : ART
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Warren-Mercer 1938 hit : JEEPERSCREEPERS
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Sired : BEGOT
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Hymn ending : AMEN
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Warren-Robin 1952 hit : ZINGALITTLEZONG
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High, in music : ALT
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Distress : AIL
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Bandleader Bloch : RAY
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Service call : LET
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Went on the ballot : RAN
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Yucatán native : MAYA
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Pedestal part : DADO
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Over : ANEW
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Jerome of songdom : KERN
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Coddle : BABY
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Star facet : PANE
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U.N. member : USSR
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Cleave : RIVE
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Inordinate desire : LUST
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"Render therefore ___ . . . " : UNTO
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"Book of Nonsense" author : LEAR
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Veto : KILL
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Favoring : PRO
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Lexington or Madison : AVENUE
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Charges : DEBITS
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Fish-eating mammal : OTTER
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Slangy turndown : NAH
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TV "tribute," à la Martin : ROAST
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London area : SOHO
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Europe's largest island: Abbr. : GTBR
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Greek letter : PSI
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Cereal bristle : AWN
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TV's precursor : RAD
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___ generis (unique) : SUI

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 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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