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LITERARY RELATIVITY

New York Times, Sunday, March 23, 1980

Author:
Hal R. Hollinger
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 92, Avg Word Len: 5.27, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 658 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 151, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Hal R. Hollinger has 10 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,093
Across
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Like Kate, as a wife : TAMED
6
Son of Eric the Red : LEIF
10
Moon crater : ROMER
15
Coronet's cousin : TIARA
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Cat-quick : AGILE
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Brother of Brynhild : ATLI
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Reserved : DEMURE
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Sitting pretty : ONTOP
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Orwell prediction for 1984 : BIGBROTHER
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Educe : ELICIT
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Suffix for Rock : ETTES
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Fair to middling : SOSO
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"The ___," rock group : WHO
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"In ___ are many mansions": John 14:2 : MYFATHERSHOUSE
33
Declines : WANES
35
Sessions for Borg : SETS
36
Take ___ the lam : ITON
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Sch. for shavetails : OCS
40
Prefix with chance : PER
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Part of Caesar's trio : VENI
42
Sends back to the Hill : REELECTS
46
Like April, proverbially : SHOWERY
48
Back of a leaf : VERSO
49
Black-and-blue : LIVID
50
Relative of H.I.M. : HRH
51
Hopeless cases : GONERS
52
Sohrab, to Rustum : SON
53
Make interesting : ENLIVEN
55
Much-wived Henry : VIII
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Crell's river : OISE
57
Behave badly : ACTUP
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Anatomical passage : ITER
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Dig for data : DELVE
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Wood sorrel : OCA
62
Olga, Masha and Irina : THREESISTERS
66
Binge : BENDER
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Kind of mother : DEN
68
Actor in "Four Daughters" : RAINS
69
Milieu of "Mother Courage" : STAGE
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Banish : DEPORT
71
Sleep lightly : DROWSE
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Spile : STAKE
74
Herodias's daughter : SALOME
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Provision in a contract : CLAUSE
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Made-to-order kin : CLONE
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Item for a high-stepper : STILT
78
Dir. : NNE
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___ l'oeil : TROMPE
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She wrote "My Life's History" : GRANDMAMOSES
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Mrs. Weller's boy : SAM
85
Les Folies Bergère, for one : REVUE
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Sleuth with a "number one son" : CHAN
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Plaintive poem : ELEGY
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Canton is here : OHIO
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Western team : UTES
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Discipline : CHASTEN
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"Life with Father" name : DAY
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Author of "Eight Cousins" : ALCOTT
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Telpher, e.g. : CAR
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Mother Seton's mainstay : FAITH
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Jewish ceremonial dinner : SEDER
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Special article : FEATURE
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Tangles : ENSNARLS
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Castor, to Pollux : TWIN
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Adj. for some verbs : IRR
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Mrs. Skelton's favorite color? : RED
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Fearful, in a way : AWED
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Satisfy : FILL
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Walking ___ : ONAIR
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Lear production : ALLINTHEFAMILY
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One of the Cole family : NAT
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Uniform, in Paris : EGAL
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Furuncles : BOILS
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Lubricator : OILCAN
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Ivan Petrovich Voinitsky : UNCLEVANYA
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Montague's offspring : ROMEO
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Swann's wife : ODETTE
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Somersault : ROLL
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President: father or son : ADAMS
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Inexorable : STERN
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Wield a divining rod : DOWSE
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One of 52 : TREY
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Mrs. Rochester's kin : EYRES
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Sugar daddy pickups : TABS
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Exchange premium : AGIO
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Russian planes : MIGS
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Ell : ELBOW
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"___ Rosenkavalier" : DER
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Like some detergents : LATHERY
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Group character : ETHOS
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___ du Diable : ILE
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Company : FIRM
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Anagram for Oriental : RELATION
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Skips : OMITS
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Loads : MUCH
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Part of HOMES : ERIE
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Chesapeake Bay is one : RETRIEVER
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Fragile footing : TOEHOLD
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Perform Gregorian chants : INTONE
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Island in the Near group : ATTU
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Bambi's aunts : ROES
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Recess : APSE
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Purpose of the DEW line : DEFENSE
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Some of the haves : OWNERS
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River to the North Sea : YSER
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She wrote about Mrs. Reynolds : STEIN
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Little, e.g. : APER
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First U.S. Postmaster General : OSGOOD
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Option : CHOICE
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Lawrence relationships : SONSANDLOVERS
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Mother of Aeneas : VENUS
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Cleaves : RIVES
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Time for Alice, Allegra and Edith : CHILDRENSHOUR
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Hot-plate holder : TRIVET
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Less gregarious : SHIER
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"My Wife's a Winsome ___ Thing": Burns : WEE
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Has one's say in the U.S.A. : VOTES
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Quart in a London pub : LITRE
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Part of "I Remember Mama" : SCENE
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Belgian steel center : LIEGE
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Viper's defense : VENOM
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Rebel : ARISE
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Car part : PISTON
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Storage places : DEPOTS
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Barnstorm : TROUPE
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Bow neck : HAWSE
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Tolerate : STAND
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"___ Along," 1959 song : TAKEME
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She has a ball at a ball : BELLE
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Mrs. Miller's naïve daughter : DAISY
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Branch, to a botanist : RAMUS
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Edit subjectively : SLANT
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"El ropo" : STOGY
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King Minos was one : CRETAN
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Evel Knieval upheaval : CRASH
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Vilification : SMEAR
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To be born, in Brest : NAITRE
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Overplayed : EMOTED
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Cease-fire : TRUCE
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Indian river landings : GHATS
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A Pilgrim Father : ALDEN
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Time of your life : CHILDHOOD
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Mo. for hobgoblins : OCT
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Proofreader's mark : CARET
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Make a guess : ESTIMATE
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Couturier's annual surprise : NEWLINE
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Charge with gas : AERATE
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Gulls, terns, etc. : LARI
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Cringes and flatters : FAWNSON
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Pickle : DILL
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At long last : FINALLY
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User of spads and brads : NAILER
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Scientist's concern : FACTS
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Tante's husband : ONCLE
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Rough's partner : READY
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Digests, for short : ABRS
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Corsair's quest : LOOT
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Thorny tree : LIME
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Image: Comb. form : EIDO
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Took a Concorde : FLEW
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Mongol tent : YURT
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Snarl : GNAR
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Contemporary French author : AYME
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Bonnie bairn : LASS
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Hide ___ hair : NOR
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___ victis : VAE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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