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Charles J. Matonti
Charles J. Matonti

New York Times, Monday, February 9, 1981

Author:
Charles J. Matonti
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 43, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 251 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 50, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Charles J. Matonti has 8 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,416
Across
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Roof ornament : EPI
4
Church part : APSE
8
Recede : EBB
11
" . . . ___ can lend three thousand ducats?": Shak. : ACUR
12
Aquarium fish : TETRA
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Word with shoe or family : TREE
15
The Copts of Egypt : CHRISTIANS
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Inlets : RIAS
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Bawls out or jumps aboard : HOPSON
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Ancient natives of Mytilene : LESBIANS
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Went first : LED
22
Loose, heavy overcoat : ULSTER
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Prill and mispickel : ORES
25
Guitar part : FRET
26
Much, in Munich : SEHR
29
Prefix with fortune or name : MIS
30
Peddle : VEND
31
Arab chieftain : EMEER
33
Incarnations : AVATARS
35
Kneecap : PATELLA
37
Fads : RAGES
38
Quixote, Juan and Carlos : DONS
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Author Yutang : LIN
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N.T.'s James the ___ : LESS
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Examination : TEST
42
Something to shuffle or swab : DECK
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Least wild : TAMEST
45
Place for play : PEN
46
English dandy: 18th century : MACARONI
49
Rock salt : HALITE
52
"Step ___!" : ONIT
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King Jeroboam's people : ISRAELITES
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Musical unit : NOTE
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___ and Liverpool Canal : LEEDS
57
Native of Tara : CELT
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Anagram for nay : ANY
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Attraction at Riverfront Stadium : REDS
60
Monogram of a 1948 Nobelist : TSE
Down
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Feedback of a sort : ECHO
2
Area celebrated by Zane Grey : PURPLESAGE
3
Elizabeth Taylor's are violet : IRISES
4
Envelope abbr. : ATTN
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Architect I. M. : PEI
6
Delayed : STALLED
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Hemingway or Seton : ERNEST
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Silkworm : ERIA
9
Lima or kidney : BEAN
10
Porgy's love : BESS
11
Exclamation in Augsburg : ACH
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Aide: Abbr. : ASST
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Galley for Galba : TRIREME
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Blanket of grass : SOD
20
Surrounds : BESETS
22
Vases on pedestals : URNS
23
Persian poet : OMAR
24
One eager to compete and defeat : RIVAL
25
Alexandre Eiffel's iron : FER
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Greeks : HELLENITES
28
Holy memorial : RELIC
30
Famed Poughkeepsie brewer : VASSAR
32
File's partner : RANK
34
Having left a will : TESTATE
35
"___ No Bills" : POST
36
Insect not found in Antarctica : ANT
38
Singer of "Send in the Clowns" : DESIREE
41
Not so relaxed : TENSER
42
Offense, to an LL.B. : DELICT
44
Drudge : MOIL
45
Buddy : PAL
46
Leonardo's Lisa : MONA
47
Soon : ANON
48
___ of God (Paradise) : CITY
49
Memorable English pianist : HESS
50
Prefix with prompter : TELE
51
N.Y. winter time : EST
54
Tack on : ADD

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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