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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
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Nudges : JOGS
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Steep slope : SCARP
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Thaumaturgy : MAGIC
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Maguey center in Mexico : APAM
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Moonfish : OPAH
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Relating to stakes : PALAR
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Japanese pottery center : AWATA
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Vendition : SALE
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Prophesy : VATICINATE
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Gibberish : GALIMATIAS
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Londoner's lift : ELEVATOR
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Plastics source : VINYL
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Habit; custom : PRAXIS
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Busy as ___ : ABEE
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Buttons : PAGE
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Companionway : STAIR
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Character in "The Rivals" : ACRES
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Hagiologist's topic : SAINTS
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Thespian : HISTRIO
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The clear sky : ETHER
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Bookworm : BIBLIOPHAGE
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Desinence : END
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Erudition : LORE
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Summon : CALL
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Cut down : HEWN
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Large number : SCAD
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Without limit : ANY
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Linguists : PHILOLOGERS
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Mezzo-soprano Marilyn : HORNE
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Fledgling : NESTLER
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Oenochoes : EWERS
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Rush wildly : CAREER
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Mt. Ida maiden : OREAD
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French toast : SANTE
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Prynne's town : SALEM
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Almondy drink : ORGEAT
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Japanese-American : NISEI
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Ineffectual : USELESS
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Largest asteroid : CERES
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Science comparing computers with man's nervous system : CYBERNETICS
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Forty winks : NAP
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Wellaway! : ALAS
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Like a quidnunc : NOSY
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Nurse shark : GATA
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Asian evergreen : ATLE
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Embouchure : LIP
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Giraffes : CAMELOPARDS
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Growing out : ENATE
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Gain : ACHIEVE
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Freshets : SPATES
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Integuments : ARILS
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Liberals in Canada : GRITS
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Football's Panthers, for short : PITT
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Pillow cover : SHAM
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Ambling horse : PADNAG
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Henry the sculptor : MOORE
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Most fuliginous : SOOTIEST
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Scientific study of colors : CHROMATICS
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Temperance : SOPHROSYNE
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Autocrat : TSAR
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"Cosi fan ___" : TUTTE
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Small combos : TRIOS
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One of triplets : TRIN
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"___ Came Running': Jones : SOME
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Weltanschauung : ETHOS
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Due e cinque : SETTE
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Family branch : SEPT
Down
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Zeus, to Nero : JOVE
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Cacholong : OPAL
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Channel for molten metal : GATE
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Noisy, mock serenade : SHIVAREE
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Wrongs deliberately : SPITES
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Buckeye or piroque : CANOE
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Opposite of apteral : ALAR
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Bandicoot : RAT
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Succeed : PREVAIL
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Type of dynamo : MAGNETO
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Not in : AWAY
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Annoys : GALLS
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"Lord, is ___?": Matt. 26:22 : ITI
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Madison Ave. drive : CAMPAIGN
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Suddenly : ASTART
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Rue de la ___ : PAIX
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Jai ___ : ALAI
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G.I. refectory : MESS
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Pole in a Scottish sport : CABER
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Rebel : ARISE
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Fire: Comb. form : IGNI
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Picasso or Casals : PABLO
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Unbends : THAWS
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In harmony : ATONE
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Write in letters of gold : CHRYSOGRAPH
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Horizontal timber : SILL
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Earth or baseball : SPHERE
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Like dross : RECREMENTAL
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Vacant : INANE
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More bizarre : ODDER
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Joie de vivre : ELAN
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TV pioneer : BAIRD
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Linen marking : HERS
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Thimblerig : CHEAT
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City in Canada : SOREL
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Nul tiel records : PLEAS
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Hire : LEASE
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One having legal title : OWNER
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Arrive : GETIN
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Forces to go to court : HALES
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Robles and wicopies : TREES
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First to stab Caesar : CASCA
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Sorceresses : SIBYLS
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Four for Goren : SUITS
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Silver Springs's neighbor : OCALA
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Vestige : RELIC
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Big Board initials : NYSE
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Preserves : SALTS
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Germany's Count von ___ : SPEE
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Celestial streaker : COMET
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Plume : EGRET
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Moppets : TADS
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Direct a jet : NAVIGATE
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To them, stones have souls : ANIMISTS
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One of the Moluccas : CERAM
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Sets against : OPPOSES
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Match : PAIR
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Certifies : ATTESTS
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Muse for Sappho : ERATO
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Neglect : IGNORE
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Cry from Richard III : AHORSE
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Vulcan : SMITH
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Not ___ (mediocre) : SOHOT
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Cuts for agts. : PCTS
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Chan's exclamation : AHSO
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Three scruples : DRAM
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Eight: Comb. form : OCTO
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Brochette : SPIT
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Brontë heroine : EYRE
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Minx : SNIP
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Yurt or marquee : TENT
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Word of disapproval : TUT
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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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