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MALAPROP POPS UP AGAIN!

New York Times, Sunday, March 9, 1980

Author:
Bert H. Kruse
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 100, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 647 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 132, Cheaters: 22, FITB: 18, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11 Grid is asymmetric.
Bert H. Kruse has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,079
Across
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Peridot : JEWEL
6
Poet Shapiro : KARL
10
E.r.a. or r.b.i. : STAT
14
"High ___ Windy Hill" : ONA
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End of a Stein line : AROSE
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Roosevelt and Teasdale : SARAS
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Hemidemisemiquaver : NOTE
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Robert ___ Sherwood : EMMET
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Mail service, to M. : PARTIALPOST
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M.'s name for Athens's famous height : APOCALYPSE
26
Sommer from Berlin : ELKE
27
Final disposal : MOPUP
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Fight : SCRAP
30
___ of quinine : OLEATE
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Polytheistic : PAGAN
32
Kind of pool : KELLY
33
Salver : TRAY
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Undrafted mil. group : USV
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Mouths : ORA
38
Don't, in Dundee : DINNA
40
German emperors : KAISERS
43
Treat under glass : PHEASANT
46
M.'s considered opinions : SEDIMENTS
49
Actress Hagen : UTA
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Worsted : SERGE
52
Life of Riley : EASE
54
Stew : RAGOUT
55
___ Penh : PNOM
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Harvested alfalfa, e.g. : HAYED
57
Public-utility magnate of the 30's : INSULL
59
Sailing problem : CALM
60
Iraqi port : BASRA
61
Killer whales : ORCS
62
Pyknic : OBESE
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"Ripeness ___": King Lear : ISALL
65
Shipbuilder's strip of wood : BATTEN
66
Father ___, in a Wolff opera : TYL
67
M. identifies a certain law : STATESTATUE
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Netherlandish : DUTCHY
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Film awards : OSCARS
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S.A. port, for short : RIO
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Pacify : SOOTHE
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Dahlias' kin : ASTERS
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M.'s word for future generations : PROSPERITY
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Wander idly : GAD
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One not dry behind the ears : GREENY
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Skipper's order : LIETO
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City in Ohio : NILES
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Except : SAVE
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Face with stone : REVET
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Word to a dog : HEEL
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Caught lepidopterans : NETTED
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Santo ___, Philippine university : TOMAS
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Lulu : ONER
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Tenderhearted one : SOFTIE
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Banker's decision : LOAN
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U.S.S.R. monetary unit : RUBLE
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Merry, in Metz : GAI
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What M. learned : CATACLYSM
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Secy. of the ___ (Cabinet post, to M.) : INFERIOR
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They use gins to get skins : SNARERS
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"Half Mile Down" author : BEEBE
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Measure of area : ARE
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Blaster's need : TNT
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Tiny chorine : PONY
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These make some love N.Y. : SHOWS
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Creator of the Moffats : ESTES
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Sugar, e.g. : STAPLE
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Large barges : SCOWS
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Aristocles : PLATO
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Shock : JOLT
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M. gets a medical checkup : HASAFISCAL
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M.'s sharp perceptions : KEENINSIDES
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Practical : UTILE
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Bore : PALL
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Ex ___ (one-sided) : PARTE
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Religious society of Iowa : AMANA
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British collation : TEA
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Canasta item : TREY
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More underhanded : SLYER
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Rhode Island Red : LAYER
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Play tricks : JAPE
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Of an age : ERAL
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Solve, as a puzzle : WORK
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Commune near Padua : ESTE
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Hawaiian wreath : LEI
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Greek letter : KAPPA
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Here and there : AROUND
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Wood file : RASP
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W.W. II craft : LST
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Jam that's not sweet : SNARL
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"Rob Peter ___ Paul" : TOPAY
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Surmounting : ATOP
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L.A.P.D. member : TEC
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Insecticide, for short : OMPA
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Hatching post : NEST
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Fit to ___ : ATEE
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Madison Ave. product : SLOGAN
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Athenian's homeland : ELLAS
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"Light of ___!": Herbert : MYEYE
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Soprano Lucine : AMARA
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Tense for Thucydides : AORIST
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Transmit : SEND
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Director René : CLAIR
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Propounded : POSED
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Genuflect : KNEEL
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Late great jazz pianist : TATUM
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Outcome : UPSHOT
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Having an uneven gloss : SHEARY
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M.'s singular vascular problem : VERYCLOSEVEIN
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Sends forth : ISSUES
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Hillock : KNOLL
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M. ranges from A to Z : RUNSTHEGAMBIT
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Part of a London building : STOREY
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Jaques' septet : AGES
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M.'s lessees : TENETS
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Portuguese colony off China : MACAU
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Parisienne's peer : EGALE
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Galsworthy's "___ of Devon" : AMAN
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Fox of southern Africa : ASSE
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Herd of seals : PATCH
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Building steel : IBARS
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Relationship : LIAISON
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Lt. col.'s group : BATT
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Kind of seal : OTARY
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Fret on a guitar : STOP
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Channel markers : BUOYS
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Gift for milady : SCENT
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Jog : TROT
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Was foolishly fond : DOTED
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Filet mignon source : STEER
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Cousins of satyrs : SILENI
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Punta ___, Chile : ARENAS
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Buonarroti masterpiece : PIETA
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Holy Grail, e.g. : RELIC
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Inter : ENTOMB
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Singer Coolidge : RITA
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King Arthur's final home : AVALON
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Painted ___, Ariz. : DESERT
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Tar's quaff : GROG
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Ring blows : LEFTS
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Off-key : SOUR
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Very old : HOARY
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Red ___ (southern African shrubs) : ELSES
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Last of a Hemingway title : TREES
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Play start : SCENEI
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Be rude in a crowd : ELBOW
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Sources of archers' bows : YEWS
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Not so slovenly : NATTIER
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Refrigerant : FREON
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Dismay : APPAL
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Husband of Pocahontas : ROLFE
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Where to catch congers : EELERY
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Squama : SCALE
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Buddy of rock fame : HOLLY
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"A votre ___!" : SANTE
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Occlude : SHUT
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Poet laureate after Shadwell : TATE
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Where Bhutan is : ASIA
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Cicatrix : SCAR
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Resound : PEAL
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Iwo ___ : JIMA
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Singer Anita : ODAY
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Unaspirated : LENE
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Winter Palace resident : TSAR
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N.Y.C. or Balt. : SPT
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G.I. aides to cooks : KPS
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Gal of songdom : SAL

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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