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New York Times, Saturday, March 22, 1980

Author:
Jean J. Davison
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 262 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Spans: 3
Jean J. Davison has 62 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,092

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Across
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Socialite, for short : DEB
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Shopper's consideration : COST
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Bethlehem product : STEEL
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Change for a five : ONES
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Discordant : AJAR
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Bisect : HALVE
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Viva voce : ORAL
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Dover ___ : SOLE
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Peregrine : ALIEN
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Rationale for cooperation : NOMANISANISLAND
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Oilers or Steelers : ELEVEN
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Taboo word : DONT
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___ polloi : HOI
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Man-made fabric : DACRON
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Slander : SMEAR
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"___ fan tutte" : COSI
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Tradition : LORE
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Attempt at cooperation: 1920–46 : LEAGUEOFNATIONS
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Other, in Ponce : OTRO
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Prefix for toxin : ANTI
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Great Lakes acronym : HOMES
46
Sawbuck : TENNER
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N.F.L. man : PRO
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Portico : STOA
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Lure : ENTICE
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Biblical directive for cooperation : LOVETHYNEIGHBOR
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Withstand : ABIDE
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Form of John : EVAN
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Prefix for space or gram : AERO
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Dorian Gray's creator : WILDE
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Slope : RISE
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Angered : IRED
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Something to get up : STEAM
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Word with dog or bob : SLED
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Half a fly : TSE
Down
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Surname in a Blackmore novel : DOONE
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Register : ENROL
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N.Y.C.'s former mayor : BEAME
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Gambling house : CASINO
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What a señorita flashes : OJOS
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Chicken or egg follower : SALAD
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Roma–Firenze vehicle : TRENO
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Kind of daisy : SHASTA
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___ in the saddle : TALL
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Lamb : ELIA
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Tied : EVEN
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Afford temporarily : LEND
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Central European : SLAV
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Hindu statesman : NEHRU
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Country of 21 Down : INDIA
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Object of worship : ICON
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Muse of history : CLIO
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"___ at the Top": Braine : ROOM
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French river or department : ORNE
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Cape : NESS
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Track of a deer : SLOT
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Homophone for meat : METE
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Deserve : EARN
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Contest, Greek style : AGON
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Frequently, in poesy : OFT
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Pert one : SNIP
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Kind of worm or work : EARTH
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Strip of leather : THONG
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Value : ESTEEM
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Checked by pulling : REINED
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Certain courts : OYERS
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Hammer's partner : ANVIL
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Siamese : THAI
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Jacques ___, French composer : IBERT
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Centers : CORES
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Eat away : ERODE
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Enactments : LAWS
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Necrology : OBIT
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Disgusting : VILE
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Work attributed to Snorri Sturluson : EDDA
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Facility : EASE

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