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New York Times, Friday, December 5, 1980

Author:
Jean J. Davison
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J K W X }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 3, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Jean J. Davison has 62 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,350
Across
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Cries of surprise : AHS
4
Mets' league: Abbr. : NATL
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Spotlight color : AMBER
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___ Raton, Fla. : BOCA
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Follower of head or back : ACHE
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Hot cloth stimulating circulation : STUPE
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Mate of a countess : EARL
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Article in a list : ITEM
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Chased woman : SIREN
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Strong in-group loyalty : TRIBALISM
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Designer of Kennedy Library at Harvard : IMPEI
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Mother of Dionysus : SEMELE
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Temporary halt : PAUSE
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Range of hills : RIDGE
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Prospects : VISTAS
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Hero of a famous 1897 editorial : SANTA
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Even, in Cherbourg : MEME
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Panacea : CURE
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Lily plant : ALOE
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TV and radio, e.g. : MEDIA
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Word with father or ladder : STEP
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He played Zola, Pasteur et al. : MUNI
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Soon : ANON
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Crouch : SQUAT
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Corrects : EMENDS
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Scarf : FICHU
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Rope maker's material : SISAL
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Top and bottom round : ROASTS
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Preserves : SALTS
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Form a scar : CICATRIZE
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Tramontane of sorts : ALIEN
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Like a certain duckling : UGLY
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Zest : ELAN
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Between Bess and Jackie : MAMIE
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God: Prefix : THEO
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Mild oath : DARN
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Garden glorifier : PEONY
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Collarless jacket : ETON
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Dir. from Buffalo to Olean : SSE
Down
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Aids a felon : ABETS
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Viscount Templewood : HOARE
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Curtain material : SCRIM
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___ down (settled definitely) : NAILED
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Drama opening : ACTI
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C, in 9 Down : THESPEEDOFLIGHT
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Proposition in proving a theorem : LEMMA
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St. Francis' milieu : ASSISI
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E = ___ : MTIMESCSQUARED
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Baby-feeding finale : BURP
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Relative of a rapier : EPEE
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Bolognese painter : RENI
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Author of famous equation at 9 Down : ALBERTEINSTEIN
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Inter ___ : ALIA
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Part of the iris : UVEA
27
Feds : GMEN
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Ballet skirt : TUTU
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Range : AREA
31
Clan : SEPT
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Ditto : SAME
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An astringent : ALUM
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What "the poor dog" had : NONE
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Type of bus : MINI
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M, in 9 Down : MASS
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Word with put or gun : SHOT
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A land bears his name : DISNEY
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Kindergarten need : CRAYON
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Crucial : ACUTE
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Marner or Lapham : SILAS
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Ivan and Nicholas: Var. : TZARS
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Brussels' river : SENNE
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Coarse hominy : SAMP
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Amor's wings : ALAE
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Exec's car : LIMO
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Egyptian queen, for short : CLEO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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