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New York Times, Friday, December 26, 1980

Author:
Vincent L. Osborne
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { F J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 257 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Vincent L. Osborne has 20 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,371
Across
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Figure on Lebanon's flag : CEDAR
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Phlegmatic person : CLOD
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Calumniator, for one : LIAR
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Site of world's largest oil refinery : ARUBA
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Adriatic resort : LIDO
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Florence's river : ARNO
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To the ___ (full) : GILLS
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Chained Lady of the heavens : ANDROMEDA
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Selective : ECLECTIC
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Mielziner designs : SCENES
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Hauberk : ARMOR
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Feature of a blue jay : CREST
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Hostler's milieu : STABLE
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Mount St. Helens menace : LAVA
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Sound : HALE
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City in SW California : SANTAMARIA
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Where batters are transformed : OVEN
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Word in many mastheads : TIMES
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Kind of tree or oil : TUNG
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Kentucky capitalists : DISTILLERS
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"___ in Love with Amy" : ONCE
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Hold : DEEM
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Give a performance : APPEAR
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Of bristles : SETAL
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___ Varden in "Barnaby Rudge" : DOLLY
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Soviet peninsula : CRIMEA
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Uneasy : RESTLESS
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Descriptive of Bob Cratchit : UNDERPAID
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Cry to hounds : HALLO
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Bar to a sale : LIEN
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Scoria : SLAG
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Bermuda, e.g. : ONION
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For fear that : LEST
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French pronoun : ELLE
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Vespiaries : NESTS
Down
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Teller's locale : CAGE
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Norse mariner : ERIC
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Obtund : DULL
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Fit : ABLE
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Spanky, for one : RASCAL
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Adjuster's concern : CLAIM
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Tails on a penny : LINCOLNMEMORIAL
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Fey : ODD
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Actress from Swindon, Eng. : DORS
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More claudicant : LAMER
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Personification of peace : IRENE
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Aconcagua's range : ANDES
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Pan : ROAST
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Noted English philosopher: 14th century : OCCAM
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Wooden horse : TRESTLE
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Tax-board member : RATER
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Did a farrier's job : SHOD
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Rikki-tikki-___, Kipling mongoose : TAVI
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Draft choices : ALES
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Penchant : BENT
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Liegemen : VASSALS
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Was in the grip of la grippe : AILED
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In the crow's-nest : ATOP
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Mystical mark : RUNE
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Huayna Capac, e.g. : INCA
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Radio-tube stabilizer : AGER
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Drone : IDLER
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Dragon killed by Apollo : PYTHON
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Oar : SCULL
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"Sesame Street" Muppet : ERNIE
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Minas Basin's claim to fame : TIDES
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Catkin : AMENT
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Toehold for Hillary : LEDGE
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Area at the end of the choir : APSE
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Lois of the Daily Planet : LANE
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Site of ancient games : ELIS
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Letter drop : SLOT
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Fyodor Karamazov's offspring : SONS
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"___ That Jazz" : ALL

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle.

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