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New York Times, Tuesday, March 18, 1980

Author:
Meunier
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 3, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,088

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Across
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Trifles : FIGS
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Row : TIER
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___ of war : SLOOP
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Booty : LOOT
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Manxman's milieu : ISLE
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Brownish gray : TAUPE
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Surreptitiously : UNDERTHECOUNTER
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Greet : HAIL
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C.P.A.'s concerns : NOS
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Cavil : CARP
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Tease : NEEDLE
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Quantity: Abbr. : AMT
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Equal: Fr. : EGAL
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Benefit; use : AVAIL
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G.P.'s profession : MED
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Summer, in Soissons : ETE
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Ordered : BADE
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Overturn : UPEND
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Master-Johnson subject : SEX
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Canberra country : DOWNUNDER
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Antipollution org. : EPA
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Trademark : BRAND
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Collection of Old Norse poetry : EDDA
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Pen point : NIB
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Sail : JIB
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Pungs : SLEDS
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Where to use a wedge : TRAP
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Natural ___ : GAS
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Bilks : CHEATS
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Raja's wife : RANI
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F.D.R.'s successor : HST
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Lease : RENT
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Woozy : UNDERTHEWEATHER
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Coastline : SHORE
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"___ Diary": Twain : EVES
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Otherwise : ELSE
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Aromatic herb : TANSY
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Collector's item : DEBT
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Stained : DYED
Down
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Sniffles plus : FLU
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Charged particle : ION
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Deity : GODHEAD
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Firmed up : STEADIED
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Film producer's decision : TITLE
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Ending for boor or book : ISH
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Soprano Mauti-Nunziata of the Met : ELENA
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Praise an applicant : RECOMMEND
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After PQR : STU
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Weapon for Ahab : LANCE
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Power failures : OUTAGES
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Emulate a b.t.o. : OPERATE
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Confuse : PERPLEX
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Moon feature : RILL
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Belgian seaport : OSTEND
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Snatch : NAB
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Fräulein Braun : EVA
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Letters for Ike : DDE
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Dauntless despite discomfiture : UNABASHED
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"Abel was I ere I saw Cain," e.g. : PUN
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Follower of a prep. : OBJ
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Great architect : WRIGHT
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Yielded : RELENTED
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Commit : ENTRUST
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Voracious S.A. fish : PIRANHA
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Desert : ABANDON
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Fatal : DEATHLY
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Banned pesticide : DDT
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Perverse person : ASS
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Home of Torre's men : SHEA
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Breakwaters : PIERS
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Carlton or Martin : STEVE
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Peak : CREST
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Juan Carlos, e.g. : REY
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Arachnid's creation : WEB
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Compass direction : ESE
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Scarlet : RED

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