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New York Times, Saturday, April 5, 1980

45-Across : Formative

Author:
Benson
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.76, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 245 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Benson has 7 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,106
Across
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What Queen Mab waves : WAND
5
Pro ___ (proportionally) : RATA
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"The ___ Man," Sammy Davis Jr. hit song : CANDY
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Song for Leontyne Price : ARIA
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Components of psyches : EGOS
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Cognizant : AWARE
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Loser to Joe Louis in 1946 : CONN
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Blacks, in Bologna : NERI
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Hayworth and Coolidge : RITAS
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The Black Muslims : NATIONOFISLAM
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Chisholm Trail town : ENID
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Brioches : ROLLS
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Before: Prefix : PRE
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Part of a new car purchase, often : TRADEIN
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Fisherman for congers : EELER
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Morns : AMS
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Black, e.g. : RACE
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Black Muslims' leader : WALLACEMUHAMMAD
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Goren's clean sweep : SLAM
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Second person : EVE
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Form of somniloquy : SNORE
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Formative : PLASTIC
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Brooke was one: Abbr. : SEN
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Shakespearean character : ARIEL
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Cupid : EROS
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Black Muslim leader slain in 1965 : MALCOLMLITTLE
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Ancient region of Asia Minor : IONIA
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Paintings by Cassatt : OILS
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Tip-top : AONE
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Grinder's instrument : ORGAN
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"It's a Sin to Tell ___" : ALIE
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African tribesmen : IBOS
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Requirements : NEEDS
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Small marks : DOTS
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Settle in cozily : NEST
Down
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Army woman : WAC
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Steinbeck character : ARON
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Actress Foch : NINA
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Alighieri : DANTE
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Impressionist painter : RENOIR
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Program : AGENDA
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Tauromachy figure, in Madrid : TORO
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Quasi : ASIF
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Johnny or Kit : CARSON
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"Where there's ___" : AWILL
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Of birth : NATAL
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Small amounts : DRAMS
13
Truckler's automatic response : YES
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Prefix with mural : INTRA
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Modern Celts : IRISH
25
Church parts : PEWS
26
Former Spanish coin : REAL
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Fitzgerald or Logan : ELLA
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Sirs' mates : DAMES
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Australian bird : EMU
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Popular street name : ELM
34
Successor to L.B.J. : RMN
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Otis of the K.C. Royals : AMOS
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"If I Didn't ___," 1939 song : CARE
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Anthony of England : EDEN
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Relative of a violin : CELLO
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Actress Le Gallienne : EVA
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Race track in Berkshire, Eng. : ASCOT
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Pie ingredients : PECANS
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Baldwin's "Go ___ on the Mountain" : TELLIT
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Rainbows : IRISES
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Love, to Carlo and Sophia : AMORE
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Kitchen appliance : RANGE
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Homeric work : ILIAD
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Spoil : STAIN
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Cargo : LOAD
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Heller's Minderbinder : MILO
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Part of the ear : LOBE
58
Son of Seth : ENOS
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Charged atom : ION
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Sum, es, ___ : EST

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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