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New York Times, Tuesday, April 8, 1980

Author:
Gerald Brooks
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,109
Across
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As neat as ___ : APIN
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Heavy knives : BOLOS
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___ Hedin, Gobi explorer : SVEN
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Singing alone, as a diva : SOLA
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Manifest : OVERT
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Homophone for seed : CEDE
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Food : SUSTENANCE
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"Rock of ___" : AGES
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Injury : TRAUMA
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Kin of 9 Down : TUMBLERS
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Frolic : ROMP
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Dessert : SWEET
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Drink : POTATION
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Hull House founder : ADDAMS
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___ Polytechnique : ECOLE
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Sly looks : LEERS
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Denizen of an alveary : BEE
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Bugle call : TAPS
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A la ___ : CARTE
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Certain pastry : FLAN
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Some railroads, for short : ELS
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Navigation device : LORAN
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They don't pay for their license : POETS
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One of the Marianas : SAIPAN
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Game invented by American Indians : LACROSSE
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Attacks : RAIDS
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Uttered : SAID
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Picnic servings : COLDCUTS
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Dishonest or dishonorable : UNFAIR
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" . . . two peas in ___" : APOD
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Something to eat : COMESTIBLE
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Islamic covering : VEIL
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Avoid : ELUDE
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Sediment : SILT
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English queen : ANNE
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Far from famished : SATED
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Dame Myra : HESS
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Type of prof : ASST
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Officiate at a tea : POUR
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Bergman role in "Casablanca" : ILSA
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Seven and eleven at dice : NATURALS
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Good friend: Fr. : BONAMI
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Base for Ovid's omelet : OVA
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Fast time : LENT
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Roman god of the underworld : ORCUS
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Dinner glasses : STEMWARE
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Surmounted a mount : SCALED
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Mangel-wurzels, rutabagas, etc. : VEGETABLES
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German reservoir : EDER
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T-man of fame : NESS
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Play the ham : EMOTE
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Areas for plants : BEDS
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Kind of bear : POLAR
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Fountain and Rose : PETES
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Florida city : OCALA
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Steakhouse order : TOPSIRLOIN
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Chemical liquid : NERAL
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Popular entrees : MEATS
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Taste is one : SENSE
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Laboratory burners : ETNAS
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Leads toward : CONDUCES
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Tuna, bass, etc. : FOODFISH
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Secular : LAIC
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Finger mark : PRINT
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Sine qua non when up the creek : PADDLE
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Brought about : CAUSED
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Roman robe : STOLA
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Gallic O.K. : CAVA
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___ sesame : OPEN
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Obscene material : SMUT
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Hershfield cartoon character : ABIE
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Escapees from Pandora's box : ILLS
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Soaks flax : RETS
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Netherlands town : EDE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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