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New York Times, Saturday, February 9, 1980

27-Down : Fountain drinks

Author:
Federing
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { J Q V X }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,050
Across
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Certain exams, for short : COMPS
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Cleopatra's killer : ASP
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Subordinate's response : NOSIR
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Sluggish : INERT
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Definite article : THE
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Wide-awake : ALERT
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Robert Nagy is one : TENOR
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Mexican matzohs : TORTILLAS
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TV program once hosted by Groucho : YOUBETYOURLIFE
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Atmosphere: Comb. form : AER
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Chemical suffix : IDE
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Wonderland's mad one : HATTER
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Dove's call : COO
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Numbers man: Abbr. : CPA
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Hindu garb : SARI
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Where fodder ferments : SILO
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Merchandise : WARES
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Groucho the doctor : HUGOZHACKENBUSH
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Reconcile : ATONE
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Layer : TIER
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Astronaut Slayton : DEKE
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Dominique, e.g. : HEN
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Agcy. once run by Ickes : PWA
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Soundness : SANITY
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"___ Na Na," TV program : SHA
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The John Birch org., for one : SOC
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Movie of 1937 (see 36 Across) : ADAYATTHERACES
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Flight having risers : STAIRCASE
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Floor: Fr. : ETAGE
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Trattoria meat dish : POLLO
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Blemish : MAR
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Bulgarian capital : SOFIA
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In ___ (tousled) : AMESS
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Con's opposite : PRO
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Scalp lock : TRESS
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Gary or Eugene : CITY
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___'clock (dandelion) : ONEO
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Bill of fare : MENU
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Testing period : PROBATION
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Wall or Fleet : STREET
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___ Gen. : ATTY
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Scat! : SHOO
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City on the Wabash : PERU
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Settle definitely : NAILDOWN
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Dragon of TV fame : OLLIE
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Narcissist's love : SELF
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Dies ___ : IRAE
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Certain punches: Abbr. : RTS
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The Bee Gees, e.g. : TRIO
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Tom ___, former Yankee : TRESH
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Terre ___ : HAUTE
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Inert gas : ARGON
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Lariat : RIATA
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Fountain drinks : COKES
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Vinegar bottle : CRUET
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Troublesome : PESKY
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Racketer Arthur : ASHE
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Pahlevi : SHAH
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Omaha Beach vessel : LCI
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Edward VIII in 1936 : ABDICATOR
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Greek god of the west wind : ZEPHYROS
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Cancel : ERASE
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British servicewoman : WAAC
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"Desire hath ___": Burton : NOREST
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Flying jibs : SAILS
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Monad : ATOM
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Evans from Uvalde, Tex. : DALE
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Drive down lightly : TAMP
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Romanov title : TSAR
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Paragon : HERO
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___ au lait : CAFE
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Auspices : EGIS
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Proverbial septet : SEAS
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Karlovy Vary is one : SPA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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