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OLD-FASHIONED CHALLENGER

New York Times, Sunday, March 16, 1980

Author: C. J. Angio
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 70, Avg Word Len: 5.30, Missing: { F K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 558 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 123, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
C. J. Angio has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,086
Across Down
1. Nudges : JOGS
5. Steep slope : SCARP
10. Thaumaturgy : MAGIC
15. Maguey center in Mexico : APAM
19. Moonfish : OPAH
20. Relating to stakes : PALAR
21. Japanese pottery center : AWATA
22. Vendition : SALE
23. Prophesy : VATICINATE
25. Gibberish : GALIMATIAS
27. Londoner's lift : ELEVATOR
28. Plastics source : VINYL
30. Habit; custom : PRAXIS
31. Busy as ___ : ABEE
32. Buttons : PAGE
33. Companionway : STAIR
35. Character in "The Rivals" : ACRES
37. Hagiologist's topic : SAINTS
39. Thespian : HISTRIO
43. The clear sky : ETHER
44. Bookworm : BIBLIOPHAGE
46. Desinence : END
47. Erudition : LORE
48. Summon : CALL
49. Cut down : HEWN
50. Large number : SCAD
51. Without limit : ANY
52. Linguists : PHILOLOGERS
56. Mezzo-soprano Marilyn : HORNE
57. Fledgling : NESTLER
59. Oenochoes : EWERS
60. Rush wildly : CAREER
61. Mt. Ida maiden : OREAD
62. French toast : SANTE
63. Prynne's town : SALEM
64. Almondy drink : ORGEAT
66. Japanese-American : NISEI
67. Ineffectual : USELESS
70. Largest asteroid : CERES
71. Science comparing computers with man's nervous system : CYBERNETICS
74. Forty winks : NAP
75. Wellaway! : ALAS
76. Like a quidnunc : NOSY
77. Nurse shark : GATA
78. Asian evergreen : ATLE
79. Embouchure : LIP
80. Giraffes : CAMELOPARDS
84. Growing out : ENATE
85. Gain : ACHIEVE
87. Freshets : SPATES
88. Integuments : ARILS
89. Liberals in Canada : GRITS
91. Football's Panthers, for short : PITT
92. Pillow cover : SHAM
93. Ambling horse : PADNAG
96. Henry the sculptor : MOORE
98. Most fuliginous : SOOTIEST
102. Scientific study of colors : CHROMATICS
104. Temperance : SOPHROSYNE
106. Autocrat : TSAR
107. "Cosi fan ___" : TUTTE
108. Small combos : TRIOS
109. One of triplets : TRIN
110. "___ Came Running': Jones : SOME
111. Weltanschauung : ETHOS
112. Due e cinque : SETTE
113. Family branch : SEPT
1. Zeus, to Nero : JOVE
2. Cacholong : OPAL
3. Channel for molten metal : GATE
4. Noisy, mock serenade : SHIVAREE
5. Wrongs deliberately : SPITES
6. Buckeye or piroque : CANOE
7. Opposite of apteral : ALAR
8. Bandicoot : RAT
9. Succeed : PREVAIL
10. Type of dynamo : MAGNETO
11. Not in : AWAY
12. Annoys : GALLS
13. "Lord, is ___?": Matt. 26:22 : ITI
14. Madison Ave. drive : CAMPAIGN
15. Suddenly : ASTART
16. Rue de la ___ : PAIX
17. Jai ___ : ALAI
18. G.I. refectory : MESS
24. Pole in a Scottish sport : CABER
26. Rebel : ARISE
29. Fire: Comb. form : IGNI
32. Picasso or Casals : PABLO
34. Unbends : THAWS
35. In harmony : ATONE
36. Write in letters of gold : CHRYSOGRAPH
37. Horizontal timber : SILL
38. Earth or baseball : SPHERE
40. Like dross : RECREMENTAL
41. Vacant : INANE
42. More bizarre : ODDER
43. Joie de vivre : ELAN
44. TV pioneer : BAIRD
45. Linen marking : HERS
48. Thimblerig : CHEAT
50. City in Canada : SOREL
52. Nul tiel records : PLEAS
53. Hire : LEASE
54. One having legal title : OWNER
55. Arrive : GETIN
56. Forces to go to court : HALES
58. Robles and wicopies : TREES
60. First to stab Caesar : CASCA
62. Sorceresses : SIBYLS
63. Four for Goren : SUITS
64. Silver Springs's neighbor : OCALA
65. Vestige : RELIC
66. Big Board initials : NYSE
68. Preserves : SALTS
69. Germany's Count von ___ : SPEE
71. Celestial streaker : COMET
72. Plume : EGRET
73. Moppets : TADS
76. Direct a jet : NAVIGATE
78. To them, stones have souls : ANIMISTS
80. One of the Moluccas : CERAM
81. Sets against : OPPOSES
82. Match : PAIR
83. Certifies : ATTESTS
84. Muse for Sappho : ERATO
86. Neglect : IGNORE
88. Cry from Richard III : AHORSE
90. Vulcan : SMITH
92. Not ___ (mediocre) : SOHOT
93. Cuts for agts. : PCTS
94. Chan's exclamation : AHSO
95. Three scruples : DRAM
97. Eight: Comb. form : OCTO
98. Brochette : SPIT
99. Brontë heroine : EYRE
100. Minx : SNIP
101. Yurt or marquee : TENT
103. Word of disapproval : TUT
105. Mispickel is one : ORE

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 13 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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