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New York Times, Monday, December 29, 1980

Author:
Johnson
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 257 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 10, XRef: 0
Johnson has 29 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,374
Across
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Kid sister to boy of 17 : PEST
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Author Luce : CLARE
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Beach toy : PAIL
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Wears away : EATS
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Fieldwork : REDAN
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Salvation ___ : ARMY
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Like Arnold's action : TREASONOUS
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Mrs. Sprat's anathema : LEAN
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Competitors : ENTRANTS
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Governors, e.g. : ISLAND
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Marvin from N.Y.C. : LEE
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Stepping stone for Eliza : FLOE
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Part of O.A.S. : STATES
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Game bird's perch in a carol : PEARTREE
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Livestock feed : MASH
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Surface burn : SINGE
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"Exodus" hero : ARI
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Rose's lover : ABIE
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Explorer ___ de León : PONCE
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Mining nail : SPAD
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Walton's need : ROD
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The nominees : SLATE
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Compiègne's river : OISE
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Crazy places for a little rock 'n' roll : TREETOPS
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Auction participant : BIDDER
46
Kind of bug : LADY
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"None ___ the brave . . . ": Dryden : BUT
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He doesn't deserve the fair : COWARD
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Many a G.I. : SELECTEE
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Skip : OMIT
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Yews, e.g. : EVERGREENS
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Caught, as a train : MADE
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Income in Indre : RENTE
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"The ___ in Spain," 1956 song : RAIN
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Produced : BRED
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Thomas and Warner : SETHS
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Ye ___ tea shoppe : OLDE
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"For the love of ___!" : PETE
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Get by get-up-and-go : EARN
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Let it stand : STET
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Autocrat : TSAR
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Haggard hags : CRONES
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Festina ___ (make haste slowly) : LENTE
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Fusses : ADOS
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Ambassador from India: 1948–49 : RAU
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Fodder : ENSILAGE
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Small bed : PALLET
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Surveyor's measure : AREA
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City NNE of Vladivostok : IMAN
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"Middletown" sociologist : LYND
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Merchant's ploy : SALE
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Tender : SORE
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Use an epee : FENCE
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Don Adams TV role : SMART
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Fife's accompaniment : TABOR
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Digression : ASIDE
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"Stan ___ Man" Musial : THE
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Ale measures : PINTS
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___ transit : RAPID
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Rub off : ERASE
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Sea duck : EIDER
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Unctuous : SOAPY
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Slow-but-steady students : PLODDERS
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Lawn builder : SOD
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Outstanding one : STAR
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Joyful : ELATED
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Dieters' losses : BULGES
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Trip for Trajan : ITER
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Place on a wharf : BERTH
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Search carefully : COMB
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Mosque of ___, in Jerusalem : OMAR
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Extensive : WIDE
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Homophone for cent : SENT
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Game fish : CERO
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Shade of blue : TEAL
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Wife of Geraint : ENID
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Early laborer : ESNE
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Victory letter : VEE

Answer summary: 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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