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New York Times, Saturday, December 6, 1980

Author:
Robertson
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 262 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,351
Across
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Athenian archer : EROS
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Postpone : REMIT
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This has a "grate" sound : RASP
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Type of beetle : ROVE
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Tagliavini's tunes : ARIAS
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Former featherweight champ : ERNE
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Aliform : ALAR
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Wine seller, for one : COMMERCIAL
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Air one's wares : TELEVISE
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Bet on both teams : HEDGE
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Half of many a course : NINE
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Black who was really white : AMOS
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Kind of solution : SALINE
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Video V.I.P.'s : SPONSORS
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Jalopy : CRATE
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One of Luna's appearances : PHASE
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Kind of duct : VIA
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Ethereal : AERY
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Blow + spurt = ___ : BLURT
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Burden for a Bedouin's camel : TENT
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Spot for an ad : MAG
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Intended : MEANT
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Pithy : TERSE
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What admen push : PRODUCTS
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Departed from the party : BOLTED
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Actress Dana's opposite? : ELKE
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Abbe who is definitely not a cleric : LANE
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Conjecture (about a tree?) : OPINE
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He puts on many an act : DIRECTOR
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Where plugs are manufactured : MADISONAVE
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Heroine captivated by a captain : AIDA
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Arithmetic for young G.W. : AREA
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Ceremonies that sound correct : RITES
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Old rhyme for hit : SMIT
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Like some TV "People" : REAL
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Distort a report : SLANT
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X, X, X : TENS
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Quod ___ faciendum : ERAT
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Mork or Mindy : ROLE
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Place for a race : OVAL
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Person of honor : SERENITY
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Playwright now found in Wis. : RACINE
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Chop-worn : EROSE
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Marcel Marceau, e.g. : MIME
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"I think, therefore ___" : IAM
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Part of a fly : TSE
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R & R for Junior : RECESS
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Far from fecund : ARID
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Angler's tangle : SNAG
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Athlete who once got his kicks : PELE
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Alpine riser : RHONE
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Virginia creeper (not Dare!) : VINE
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No longer linked : APART
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Simba's share, at least : MOST
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Scaramouch : SCAMP
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To the back : AREAR
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Key follower : LARGO
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Refrains from : SHUNS
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Out in the open : OVERT
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"Hair-dew" : RINSE
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Up to here : SATED
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Home at Shea : PLATE
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Call's partner : BECK
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Air show : TELECAST
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Fancy footwear : MULES
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His debut came in '32 : TONE
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Peter's three-time utterance : DENIAL
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Least furnished : BAREST
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Give some dash to a bash : LIVEN
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Bongo of Gabon : OMAR
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Do a kitchen-police job : PARE
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Germ for a TV pitch : IDEA
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Kind of bank : DATA
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Prime ___ : TIME
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Monocular deity : ODIN
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Cry of a backward star? : RATS
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Certain connections : ORS
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Nada : NIL

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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