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New York Times, Wednesday, March 26, 1980

Author:
Robert Katz
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Robert Katz has 73 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,096
Across
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Sink part : PIPE
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___ Island, N.Y. : CONEY
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Performer's favorite sound : CLAP
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"God's Little ___" : ACRE
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Without company : ALONE
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___ Christian Andersen : HANS
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Rome airport : LEONARDODAVINCI
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Women's service org. : ORT
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Chili ingredient : BEAN
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Tall and thin : REEDY
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Provokes anger : RILES
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Open an envelope : SLIT
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What soda is to Scotch : CHASER
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Least sincere : PHONIEST
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Sprint : RACE
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Full of salt : BRINY
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Marriage contract word : NEE
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Italian family : ESTE
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Catapulted : SLUNG
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Diminutive suffix : ETTE
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W.W. II theater : ETO
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Empty-headed : INANE
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"Younger ___ Springtime" : THAN
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Pleasure garden : PARADISE
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Wiseacre : SMARTY
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Political leaning : LEFT
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Stone memorial : STELA
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Hard work : SWEAT
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Timetable abbrs. : ETAS
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Captain's diary : LOG
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Paris airport : CHARLESDEGAULLE
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Sword part : HILT
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Adoree of silents : RENEE
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What little children should be : SEEN
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Currier's partner : IVES
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Turf : SWARD
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Brink : EDGE
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___ Alto, Calif. : PALO
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Champagne bucket : ICER
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Angle plotter : PROTRACTOR
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Dusk, to poets : EEN
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Go headlong at top speed : CAREER
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As ___ the hills : OLDAS
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Zenith time : NOON
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Player who may be tight : END
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Lasting 12 months : YEARLONG
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Abruzzi town or province : CHIETI
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Ship's eventual destination : LAND
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Noun suffix : ANCY
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Before omega : PSI
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Ready, willing and ___ : ABLE
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Like some leaves : VEINY
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Words of understanding : ISEE
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Spruce up shoes : SHINE
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Emulate Swee' Pea : CREEP
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___ la vista : HASTA
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Trim vines : PRUNE
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What Svengali did : ENTHRALLED
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Attack : SETAT
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Very small : TEENY
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TNT sound : BLAST
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Goblets for brandy : SNIFTERS
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Relative of etc. : ETAL
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Utopian : IDEAL
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Puts on guard : ALERTS
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Put on Broadway : STAGED
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Hill of sorts : MESA
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Take the helm : STEER
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Gat's sharp cousin : SHIV
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Ridge : WALE
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Poet Millay : EDNA
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One of the Cassinis : OLEG
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Kelly or Tunney : GENE
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Mayor Byrne's city, for short : CHI
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Emulate Dorcas : SEW
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"How ___ doth breed a habit . . . ": Shak. : USE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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