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New York Times, Monday, December 8, 1980

Author:
Herb L. Risteen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J Q U V X Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,353
Across
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Sweet potato : YAM
4
Beat soundly : BASTE
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Leave in a hurry : SCAT
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Son of Aphrodite : EROS
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___ Howe, Hall of Fame inventor : ELIAS
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Tramp : HOBO
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Baltic port : STOCKHOLMSWEDEN
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Most hackneyed : STALEST
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Delight : ELATE
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Slighter : LESS
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Kind of boy or buoy : BELL
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Baghdad air express : CARPET
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Share : PART
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Do arithmetic : ADD
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Nautical direction : ALEE
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Avian abode : AERIE
34
Court : WOO
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Baltic port : KIELWESTGERMANY
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Printing measures : ENS
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A Shaw who married a Gardner : ARTIE
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Sarah ___ Jewett, U.S. author: 1849–1909 : ORNE
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River into Solway Firth : DEE
43
Novel need : PLOT
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Arboretum : GARDEN
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Rank or row : TIER
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Lost in delight : RAPT
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Bilk : CHEAT
51
Apes : SIMIANS
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Baltic port : HELSINKIFINLAND
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Smell ___ (be leery) : ARAT
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Amusing Milton : BERLE
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Boom or gaff : SPAR
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Equine : PONY
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Boxing is his "bag" : CASER
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Cooper's "The ___" : SPY
Down
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Affirmative : YES
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___ and crafts : ARTS
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Debatable : MOOT
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Command : BEHEST
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At ___ (uncertain) : ALOSS
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Sediment : SILT
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Inverness headwear : TAM
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Kind of curve : ESS
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Light boat : SHELL
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Final musical passage : CODA
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Urge on : ABET
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___ down (soften) : TONE
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Surgeon-to-nurse order : SCALPEL
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Swiss painter: 1879–1940 : KLEE
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Confusion : WELTER
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Cargo craft : BARGE
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Great Lakes port : ERIE
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Hardened : CAKED
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Adjust : ALINE
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Singer Della : REESE
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Kind of jury : PETIT
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Grant : AWARD
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Great "metaphysical poet" : DONNE
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Diplomatic dean : DOYEN
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One of "the 400" : ASTOR
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Elk : WAPITI
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Author Gardner : ERLE
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Human beings : MORTALS
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Pluckier or more malodorous : GAMIER
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Neat as ___ : APIN
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Savory : TASTY
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Ransack and rob : RIFLE
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Fellow : CHAP
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Story character : HERO
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Spirit : ELAN
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Titled ones : SIRS
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Is off guard : NAPS
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Kind of cookie : SNAP
55
TV initials : NBC
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New Zealand parrot : KEA
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Like the Gobi : DRY

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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