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New York Times, Tuesday, March 25, 1980

Author:
Herb L. Risteen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { F Q V X }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 10, XRef: 1, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,095

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Across
1
Word with plant or head : EGG
4
___ four : PETIT
9
French clerical title : ABBE
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Access : DOOR
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New England college town : ORONO
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Sills specialty : ARIA
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Busy as ___ : ABEE
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Alaskan town : SITKA
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What a footpad does : ROBS
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Notre Dame vs. Montclair State, e.g. : MISMATCH
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Knightly combat : JOUST
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Lacerated : TORE
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Border, as of lace : EDGING
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Sports official : SCORER
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Biblical kingdom : MOAB
30
Presidential monogram : HST
33
World's highest capital : LHASA
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Affliction causing loss of hair : MANGE
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Shipment from China : TEA
36
Excellent : AONE
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Showy flower : CANNA
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___ ranch : MINK
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Give it a whirl : TRY
40
Be prominent : SHINE
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___ macabre : DANSE
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Electric ___ : EEL
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Bully : HAZE
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Liquefied by heat : MOLTEN
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Slippery one : ELUDER
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Prefix with suggestion : AUTO
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Kind of shower : LINEN
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Went speedily : BARRELED
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Water growth : ALGA
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Nut of the oak : ACORN
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___ arms : SIDE
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"Cinderella team" of 1969 : METS
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Mournful music : DIRGE
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Sufficient, to FitzGerald : ENOW
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Court celebrity : ASHE
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Generous one : DONOR
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German river : EMS
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Dairy product : EDAM
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Asian desert : GOBI
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Stops at nothing : GOESTOANYLENGTH
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Notice : POSTER
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Author Hoffer : ERIC
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Naturally fitted for : TOTHEMANNERBORN
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India ___ : INK
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"___ Wild Rose" : TOA
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Retired diamond notable : AARON
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Made to conform : BROUGHTINTOLINE
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Infant attire : BIBS
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Middle ___ : EAST
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Contrition : REMORSE
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Statistic in an almanac : AREA
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Correspond : JIBE
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"Death Be Not Proud" poet : DONNE
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Infatuated : GAGA
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Convention decision : SLATE
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Odd job : CHORE
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Homophone for cents : SENSE
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Swindled : TAKEN
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Indian corn : MAIZE
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African lake : CHAD
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"The ___ Falcon" : MALTESE
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Eschew : SHUN
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Gloomy : DOUR
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George Eliot hero : MARNER
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Legal paper : LEASE
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Priest at 33 Across : LAMA
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Parts of France : ILES
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Jason's ship : ARGO
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Biblical land : EDOM
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Moistens : DEWS
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Do arithmetic : ADD
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Labor org. founded in 1938 : CIO

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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