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New York Times, Wednesday, April 2, 1980

Author:
Robert Katz
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 265 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, 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. 11,103

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Across
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Keystone ___ : KOPS
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Newsman's delight : SCOOP
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Pater, in Paris : PERE
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Drama award : OBIE
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Debate : ARGUE
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Assert : AVER
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Comedienne Imogene : COCA
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Sheds feathers : MOLTS
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Stadium section : TIER
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Jogger's nightmare : HEARTBREAKHILL
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"Some ___ meat . . . ": Burns : HAE
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Robert De ___ : NIRO
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Juan or Don : CARLOS
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Article with Moines or Plaines : DES
30
Small pocket : FOB
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Robin ___ of ballad fame : ADAIR
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Compositions for two : DUOS
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Iroquoian tongue : ERIE
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Jogger's goal : SEVENMINUTEMILE
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City in Normandy : CAEN
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"Lord, ___ I?" : ISIT
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Niamey is its capital : NIGER
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Entire : ALL
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Dunce : ASS
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Turning parts : ROTORS
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___ homo : ECCE
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Prefix with content : MAL
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Jogger's dream : BOSTONMARATHON
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Wrongful act, in law : TORT
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Serviceable : UTILE
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North African gully : WADI
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Bread spread : OLEO
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What caliologists study : NESTS
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Do a household job : IRON
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Freeway exit : RAMP
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Unexpected source of joy : TREAT
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Flat or spare follower : TIRE
Down
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Mayor of N.Y.C. : KOCH
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Tuner of the orchestra : OBOE
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Twelve-point type : PICA
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Catch on a firearm : SEAR
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Brazilian dances : SAMBAS
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Ten million rupees : CRORE
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Size up, in a way : OGLE
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Downright : OUTANDOUT
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Most bothersome : PESKIEST
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Place to eat alfresco : PATIO
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Satan sows its seeds : EVIL
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Film-can contents : REEL
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Stray : ERR
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This rose with the rose : THORN
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What mins. become : HRS
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First to stab Caesar : CASCA
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"Let's Make ___" : ADEAL
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Loose thread : RAVEL
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Mortgage : LIEN
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Cold: Comb. form : FRIGO
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Texas athlete : OILER
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Some are light : BEERS
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Rebel : DISSENTER
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Prefix for cycle or form : UNI
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Send out : EMIT
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Ballot-box bungle : MISCOUNT
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___ Gay : ENOLA
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Do Hamlet : ACT
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Least common : RAREST
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Bar, to the bar : ESTOP
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Where Valletta is : MALTA
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South-of-the-border weapon : BOLA
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Utah city : OREM
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___ en scène : MISE
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Taunt : TWIT
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Mata, the spy : HARI
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Gardenia feature : ODOR
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The Mets, for one : NINE
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High craggy hill : TOR

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

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