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New York Times, Saturday, February 16, 1980

Author:
Robert Katz
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { G J K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 12, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Robert Katz has 73 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,057
Across
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Innkeeper, in Imola : OSTE
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Montana group : CREE
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___ fide : BONA
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Debatable : MOOT
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___ d'oeuvre : HORS
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Shankar's instrument : SITAR
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"Cruel seas," e.g. : ANTHROPOPATHISM
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Have, in Inverness : HAE
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Mars' Greek counterpart : ARES
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Basket fodder : TRASH
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Loser at sea in 1588 : ARMADA
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Part of H.M.S. : HER
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"Mozart was a child progeny," etc. : MALAPROPISMS
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River under the Ponte Sisto : TIBER
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Grand-___ home run : SLAM
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Hawaiian neckwear : LEI
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Pothers : ADOS
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"Ain't it a ___!" : SHAME
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German basin : SAAR
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Skid follower : ROW
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___-bêche (philatelist's prize) : TETE
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Restaurant feature : TABLE
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"Peter Piper picked . . . ," e.g. : ALLITERATION
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Dancing sound : TAP
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___ quo ante : STATUS
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Pronouncements : DICTA
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Teasdale : SARA
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Cytoplasm component : RNA
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Relative of 16 Across : PATHETICFALLACY
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Spotlight color : AMBER
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Steak order : RARE
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Laze : IDLE
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Garden starter : SEED
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Organic compound : ENOL
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Look, in a way : PEER
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D-day beach : OMAHA
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Submarine finder : SONAR
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Revered symbol, to some : TOTEM
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Old English letter : ETH
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Church song : CHORAL
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Do ranch work : ROPE
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Love god : EROS
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Parapsychologist's subj. : ESP
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North Indian language : BIHARI
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Early U.S. statesman: 1725–83 : OTIS
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Car of the 40's : NASH
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Humerus limb : ARM
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Well-known coccus, for short : STREP
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"M*A*S*H" role : RADAR
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Not out : ATHOME
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Iowa city : AMES
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Hebrew tribe : ASHER
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Rio de la ___ : PLATA
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Part of a clone : RAMET
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Butter slice : SLAB
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Word with square or corn : MEAL
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Begetter : SIRE
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Scarlett O'Hara address : TARA
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"The Fallen ___": Graham Greene : IDOL
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Try for a strike : BOWL
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One ___ a time : STEPAT
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An Arabian capital : SANA
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Destroy a car : TOTAL
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Yearned : ITCHED
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Spud : TATER
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Begin's land : ISRAEL
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Swap : TRADE
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Surrender word : UNCLE
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Suffix for sooth or gain : SAYER
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Kind of school : DAME
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"Let ___," Beatles hit : ITBE
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Survey : SCAN
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Hairdo : AFRO
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___ de deux : PAS
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Anger : IRE
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Leo the ___ (Durocher) : LIP

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

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