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New York Times, Friday, February 1, 1980

Author:
Jeanette K. Brill
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Jeanette K. Brill has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,042
Across
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Chicken ___ king : ALA
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Become dry : SEAR
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Japan's greatest port : OSAKA
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Calculate astrologically : CAST
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Word with love or blue : TRUE
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Salts : CURES
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One of Pres. Carter's sisters : RUTH
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Word with room or chamber : ANTE
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Ant : EMMET
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Flagrant : EGREGIOUS
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Relating to starch : AMYLO
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Prenuptials event : SHOWER
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Intervening, in law : MESNE
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"Ghosts" playwright : IBSEN
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Republic since 1948 : ISRAEL
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Goddess of the hunt : DIANA
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Selvage of cloth : LIST
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Projection at the east end of a church : APSE
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Aide for a D.A. : ASST
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Sec. of State : VANCE
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Hawaiian goose : NENE
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A muffler of sorts : MUTE
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___ time (pronto) : INNO
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Krait, e.g. : ADDER
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Scant : SPARSE
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Vessels for pouring : EWERS
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Kind of vote : STRAW
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Taxco treat : TAMALE
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Having a dull surface : MATTE
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Shade trees : SYCAMORES
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Aromatic emanations : AURAE
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Emulsifier : SOAP
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Furrow, as brows : KNIT
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Hold up the game : STALL
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A Gardner : ERLE
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Border : EDGE
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Safari headgear : TOPEE
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Aspen gear : SKIS
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Poe's "___ Bells" : THE
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Lots of land : ACRES
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Cachinnate : LAUGH
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Kind of dome or turf : ASTRO
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Series of steps : STAIRS
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Conductor Rapee : ERNO
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Vernon Duke song : AUTUMNINNEWYORK
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Teammate of Campanella : REESE
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Indian and Arctic : OCEANS
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Tennessee Williams drama : SUMMERANDSMOKE
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Part of G.A.R. : ARMY
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Howard from Ill. : KEEL
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Anent : ASTO
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Play set in Sicilia and Bohemia : THEWINTERSTALE
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River in western Africa : GEBA
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Locus : SITE
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Joie de vivre : ELAN
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Mimicked : APED
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Feudal underdog : ESNE
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Lascivious look : LEER
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Blocks : DAMS
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"The jig ___!" : ISUP
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Fox terrier of films : ASTA
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Flat-bottomed boat : SCOW
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Four, in Frankfurt : VIER
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Ancient Syria : ARAM
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Historian Henry ___ Commager : STEELE
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Storehouses : ETAPES
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Perverse fools : ASSES
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"Nola" composer : ARNDT
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She played Scarlett : LEIGH
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A first name in cosmetics : ESTEE
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Gin pole : MAST
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Packard or Stutz : AUTO
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Golf hazard : TRAP
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City in Colombia : CALI

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 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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