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New York Times, Saturday, March 8, 1980

Author:
Vincent L. Osborne
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Vincent L. Osborne has 20 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,078

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Across
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Dumas swashbuckler : ATHOS
6
" . . . With a ___ bodkin?": Hamlet : BARE
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Ishmael's skipper : AHAB
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Took an oath : SWORE
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___ corner : AMEN
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" . . . libra nos a ___" : MALO
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Like some locks : TIMED
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Unimaginative rejoinder : SAMETOYOU
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Partner of all or only : ONE
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City on the Tanaro : ASTI
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Balance-sheet item : ASSET
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Scout : RECONNOITER
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Elide : OMIT
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Ensnared : TRAPPED
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Swings around : SLUES
35
Sweet spire : ITEA
37
Ugly emotion : HATE
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Roundhead, in British history : PARLIAMENTARIAN
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Pre : ANTE
42
Little sea pike : SPET
43
With desperate intensity : MADLY
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Having left a will : TESTATE
46
___-do : DOSI
47
Spirit of iconoclasm : IRREVERENCE
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Occasion for reading the Haggadah : SEDER
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___ du Salut : ILES
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Zorro : FOX
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Studding component : TWOBYFOUR
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Angular : GAUNT
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Gauze weave : LENO
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Incipient twigs : BUDS
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More competent : ABLER
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Site of Santa Cruz citadel : ORAN
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Clairvoyant's words : ISEE
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Arkansas River oil city : TULSA
Down
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Actress in "The Maltese Falcon" : ASTOR
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Strong cord : TWINE
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The 76ers' Spectrum, the Lakers' Forum, etc. : HOMECOURTS
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Object of stoping : ORE
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But, to Terence : SED
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Profundo or buffo : BASSO
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Stradivari's teacher : AMATI
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Kind of fever : REMITTENT
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Chemical suffix : ENE
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Andy's sidekick : AMOS
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Forms windrows : HAYS
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Century plant : ALOE
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Fifteen-rounder, e.g. : BOUT
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Historic Irish hill : TARA
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Social creature : ANT
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Western, for one : OMELET
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Nil ___ bonum : NISI
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Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
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Something to coin : PHRASE
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Receipt words : PAIDINFULL
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Wds. after a list of names : ETAL
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Do as Peter did thrice : DENY
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Tiff : SPAT
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Shipping route : LANE
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Lordly : IMPERIOUS
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Whence to drive : TEE
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Tycho Brahe's sci. : ASTR
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"Omnia vincit ___" : AMOR
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Sprightly : AIRY
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Josquin ___ Prés, Flemish composer : DES
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Give the slip : ELUDE
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Chapter's partner : VERSE
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Squirrel's cache : CONES
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One of a Hollywood crowd : EXTRA
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Town almost destroyed in W.W. II : STLO
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Pitcher : EWER
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Lady of Toledo : DONA
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Deep black : EBON
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G-men : FBI
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Heater : GAT
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___ Simbel, on the Nile : ABU

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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