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Richard Silvestri
Richard Silvestri

PROPER NOMENCLATURE

New York Times, Sunday, April 13, 1980

9-Down : Hoopster Abdul-Jabbar

Author:
Richard Silvestri
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.13, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 555 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 117, Cheaters: 13, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
Richard Silvestri has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles and 84 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,114
Across
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Due follower : TRE
4
Welfare : WEAL
8
Alias : AKA
11
Assuage : SOOTHE
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Beautiful, in Bonn : SCHON
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Lars Porsena was one : ETRUSCAN
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For example : SUCHAS
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Fields comedy classic : THEBANKRICHARD
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Dutch genre display : STEENS
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Arch in a vault : RIB
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Sought coal : MINED
27
Summer coolers : ADES
28
Looie's aide : SARGE
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Sid's co-star : IMOGENE
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Where Perry triumphed : ERIE
32
Dandy's partner : FINE
33
Piece of wisdom : PEARL
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A place for fins : WILLIAMFOLD
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Lugubrious : SAD
42
Gaelic : ERSE
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Petty quarrel : TIFF
44
"Hard ___!" : ALEE
45
City in Mo. : AVA
46
Woodland deity : SATYR
48
King beater : ACE
49
Begat : SIRED
51
Read a meter : SCAN
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Esthetic movement : ARTHURDECO
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Mulligrubs : COLIC
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Wood sorrel : OCA
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Buffalo, for one : CITY
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Leeds's river : AIRE
62
Conditional release : PAROLE
63
Efface : NULLIFY
65
Moffo and Pavlova : ANNAS
66
Certain steeplejack : RIVETER
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Optimally : ATBEST
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Title Mac held : SCAP
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Special : SALE
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Pres. and prem. : HDS
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Doctor : TREAT
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Urban noisemaker : JOHNHAMMER
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Merit : EARN
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Type of cigar : CLARO
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Hang loosely : LOP
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First P.M. of India : NEHRU
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Envelope abbr. : ATT
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Type of deck : POOP
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Powerful bloc : OPEC
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Grandmother of Timothy : LOIS
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N.B.A. whistler : REF
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Garb of young Sinatra's fans : ROBERTSOCKS
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Nard : SALVE
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Miasma : REEK
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Easy: Scot. : EITH
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Scoop, e.g. : UTENSIL
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Actor from Dublin : BRENT
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Chevet : APSE
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Delays, to D.A.'s : MORAE
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Start of a hole : TEE
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Oxidized : RUSTED
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Ball-park fan : FRANCISFURTERS
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Acclivity : ASCENT
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Circular diamond : RONDELLE
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Silkworms : ERIAS
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Combinations for Serkin : CHORDS
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Suffix with malt : OSE
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Crucifix : ROOD
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Shivaree : DIN
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"___ of heraldry ... ": Gray : THEBOAST
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Rifle : ROB
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Champlevé : ENAMEL
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" ... ___ the worst too young!": Kipling : WEKNEW
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To be: Fr. : ETRE
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Desiccated : ARID
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Director Jean-___ Godard : LUC
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University in Nova Scotia : ACADIA
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Hoopster Abdul-Jabbar : KAREEM
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Connectives : ANDS
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Draft org. : SSS
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External : OUTSIDE
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Immense quantity : OCEAN
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Bathrobe material : THERESACLOTH
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Knack : HANG
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Actual being : ESSE
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Stars' companions : STRIPES
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Foolish fancy : CHIMERA
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Omar from Alexandria : SHARIF
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"Delta of Venus" author : NIN
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Colour : GREY
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Ouphe : ELF
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Skedaddled : FLED
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Restive : ITCHY
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Place : LIEU
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Banking game : FARO
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Violinist ___ Bull : OLE
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Benefited : AVAILED
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Graham's group : DANCERS
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Bigot : RACIST
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A.B.A. member : ATTY
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Celestial being : SERAPH
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Sherbets : ICES
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Miffed : SORE
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Fissure : RIFT
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This is often grande : RANCHO
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City in NW France : DINAN
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Carlsbad attraction : CAVERN
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Carousing : ONATEAR
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Cheap : CUTRATE
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One way to dine : ALBERTFRESCO
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Nap : PILE
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Spare : LEAN
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Hebrew instrument : ASOR
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Inclined plane : RAMP
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Loose garment : SMOCK
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Mock : JAPE
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Waugh or Templeton : ALEC
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Cordon bleu : COOK
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Part of Borg's game : LOB
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Verve : ELAN
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Breed of dairy cattle : HOLSTEIN
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Where the jet set may get wet : RIVIERA
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Democrats' adjective for Grant : USELESS
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Play a role : PRETEND
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Belgian port : OSTEND
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Cry of contempt : POH
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Copies, for short : REPROS
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Mild medicinal beverage : TISANE
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Rode the waves : SURFED
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Become enraged : SEERED
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Board : ENTER
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Greek letter : TAU
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Bric-a-___ : BRAC
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Cattail : RUSH
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Hairdo : AFRO
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Grain sorghum : MILO
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European capital : OSLO
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Skid-row affliction : DTS
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Waxlike: Comb. form : CER
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Part of TNT : TRI

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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