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New York Times, Tuesday, December 9, 1980

Author:
Sidney L. Robbins
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Sidney L. Robbins has 153 pre-Shortz puzzles and 50 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,354
Across
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Where a muchacho lives : CASA
5
Panel strip : SPLAT
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The Adamson cat : ELSA
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Sale sign : ASIS
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Emulate Jean Brodie : TEACH
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Linguistics expert Chomsky : NOAM
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Grid situation : FIRSTANDTENTOGO
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Oriental : EASTERN
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Abalone : ORMER
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Pig pad : STY
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It's sometimes crashed : GATE
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Commencements : ONSETS
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Hindu garb : SARI
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Author Hyman : MAC
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Spume : FOAM
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Keen relish : GUSTO
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Added wing : ELL
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Punishment for delaying or moving too soon : FIVEYARDPENALTY
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Japan follower : ESE
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Eradicate : ERASE
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Pit : SEED
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Ruffing of baseball fame : RED
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Tax : LEVY
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Orb : SPHERE
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Part of a threatening phrase : ELSE
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Hinder : BAR
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Dote on : ADORE
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Like some vitamin pills : ONEADAY
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What hotdoggers indulge in : GRANDSTANDPLAYS
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French roast : ROTI
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Bit of color : TINGE
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Wings of insects : ALAE
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Church recess : APSE
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John Jacob : ASTOR
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Very, in Berlin : SEHR
Down
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___ au lait : CAFE
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Where to meet lamas and gurus : ASIA
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Letter opener : SIRS
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Type of prof : ASST
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Shows fright : STARTS
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"___ Lane," Beatles song: 1967 : PENNY
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Terhune canine hero : LAD
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Something to put on : ACT
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Article used every day : THE
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___ nous : ENTRE
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Device for weaving : LOOM
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"Riders of the Purple ___": Grey : SAGE
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Cupid : AMOR
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Use for litmus paper : TEST
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Knickknack : NOTION
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Quebec peninsula : GASPE
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"Vissi d'___," Puccini aria : ARTE
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Bid : OFFER
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Cacophony : NOISE
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Salvaged : SAVED
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Palindromic Scotch friend : EME
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Like bubble baths : SUDSY
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Fracas : MELEE
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Do tailoring : ALTER
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Bonnie's beau : CLYDE
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Solemn : GRAVE
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Said "Ziss, boom, bah!" : YELLED
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War god : ARES
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Residue : ASH
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Carpentry tool : SANDER
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Get ready, for short : PREP
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Cartoonist Bushmiller : ERNIE
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Drum or antelope : BONGO
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Where Akbar died : AGRA
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Type of kick : DROP
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Feel one's ___ : OATS
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"Woe is me!" : ALAS
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Hill's partner : DALE
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Nursemaid in New Delhi : AYAH
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River of Flanders : YSER
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Union in D.C. is one : STA
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Opposite of 't aint : TIS
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Picnic pest : ANT

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

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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