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New York Times, Saturday, May 10, 1980

14-Down : Author of "Dear Me"

Author:
Sara V. Tuckerman
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 30, Avg Word Len: 5.57, Missing: { F J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 258 (avg 1.32)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Sara V. Tuckerman has 40 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,141
Across
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Folds : PLEATS
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Fishing vessel : SEALER
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Verse form : RONDEAU
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Sicilian wine : MARSALA
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Supplicates : OBTESTS
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Piloted a plane : AVIATED
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Lillie : BEA
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Colossal : TITANIC
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Tanguay or Le Gallienne : EVA
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Landed : ALIT
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Curtain material : NINON
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Study hard : CRAM
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Like some floors : TILED
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Author of "This Hunger": 1945 : NIN
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Roofing : SLATE
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White House area : EASTROOM
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Low, marshy areas : SWALES
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Quixote's creator : CERVANTES
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Cardinal's headgear : REDHAT
38
Prospective juror : TALESMAN
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Willow branch : OSIER
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Canty of fiction : TOM
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Parisienne's jeweled headpiece : TIARE
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Hurried : SPED
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Centers : CORES
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Boast : CROW
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Take tiffin, in London : EAT
50
English correctional school : BORSTAL
52
Large cask : TUN
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Chaplets : ANADEMS
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One of the amino acids : ALANINE
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Home of the Blue Jays : TORONTO
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Verbal nouns : GERUNDS
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Presidential palace in Paris : ELYSEE
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Crazes : MANIAS
Down
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Prove a will : PROBATE
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Plant of the bellflower family : LOBELIA
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Necessitates : ENTAILS
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Ending with stock or block : ADE
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Tryout : TEST
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Glossy fabric : SATIN
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Creeping juniper : SAVIN
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Novelist Ambler : ERIC
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"Not ___ Stranger" : ASA
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To the side : LATERAL
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Exalt : ELEVATE
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Verdi hero : RADAMES
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Author of "Dear Me" : USTINOV
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Massenet opera : MANON
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Dumbo's creators : ANIMATORS
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Not all there : TETCHED
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Homer's "Iliad," e.g. : CLASSIC
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Dismal, to poets : DREAR
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Nectarous : SWEET
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Women's service org. : ORT
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Theological degree : STL
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Identification on Alumni Day : NAMETAG
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Optimistic : ROSEATE
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Man from Madrid : ESPANOL
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Daily food allowance : DIETARY
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Bar order : MARTINI
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Ring-___-rosy : AROUNDA
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Unfamiliarity : NEWNESS
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Museum piece : TORSO
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French nobleman : COMTE
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Western capital : SALEM
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Nota ___ : BENE
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Zhivago's love : LARA
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___ Passos : DOS
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Mother Seton was one : NUN

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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