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New York Times, Thursday, April 10, 1980

Author:
Ruth N. Schultz
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 43, Avg Word Len: 4.67, Missing: { J K Q X }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 52, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Ruth N. Schultz has 21 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,111
Across
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Eight: Prefix : OCTA
5
Coleridge's "sacred river" : ALPH
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Mischievous child : ELF
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Weak; slight : FRAIL
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Balkan ridged area : BILO
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Understand : SEE
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Triple Crown winner: 1977 : SEATTLESLEW
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Beach acquisition : TAN
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Shepherd boy of rhyme : LITTLEBOYBLUE
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Yoko : ONO
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Equal, in Lille : EGAL
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Ancient monk : ESSENE
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Raison d'___ : ETRE
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Ballade's final stanza : ENVOI
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"You said it!" : AMEN
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"Auld Lang ___" : SYNE
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It was, to Ovid : ERAT
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Red or Dead : SEA
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Henry VIII's ailment : GOUT
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Turn over ___ leaf : ANEW
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Neighbor of Miss. : ALA
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Stocking-run cause : SNAG
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"Red Roses for a Blue ___" : LADY
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Bow : BEND
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Jewish feast : PURIM
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Relative of okeh : YEAH
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Saint's home in Umbria : ASSISI
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Common abbr. : ETAL
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Ohm's antithesis : MHO
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Milne opus : WINNIETHEPOOH
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Letter after wye : ZEE
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"Tippecanoe ___" : ANDTYLERTOO
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Poetic word : OER
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Edson Arantes do Nascimento : PELE
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Iroquoians : ERIES
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City RR's : ELS
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German river : EDER
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Cereal grasses : RYES
Down
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Bryan's forte : ORATORY
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Carrie Chapman ___ : CATT
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Baron, e.g. : TITLE
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State as an excuse : ALLEGE
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Pardon : ABSOLVE
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TV's Tomlin : LILY
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Common : PLEBEIAN
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Lupine cries : HOWLS
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Thinks highly of : ESTEEMS
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Meadow : LEA
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Marsh : FEN
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Tricks an opposing boxer : FEINTS
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Plum type : SLOE
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Abba : EBAN
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Neighbor of Can. : USA
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Maiden-name word : NEE
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Alfonso's queen : ENA
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Chang's twin : ENG
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A feast ___ famine : ORA
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Dawn goddess : EOS
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Far: Prefix : TEL
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Free flowing, as hair : UNPINNED
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Sigma follower : TAU
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What John O'Hara's horse knows : WAY
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Arab cloak : ABA
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"___ Misérables" : LES
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Replies : ANSWERS
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Person with a mat : GREETER
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Takes down a peg : DEMOTES
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Gulliver discovered them : YAHOOS
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Twice CCLI : DII
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___-bitty : ITTY
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Composer of 10 symphonies : MAHLER
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Sounds of merriment : HOHO
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Taper a timber : SNAPE
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Suspicious : LEERY
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Not working : IDLE
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___-dieu : PRIE
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Caldwell or Akins : ZOE
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Moray : EEL

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

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