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New York Times, Friday, May 16, 1980

Author:
Jack L. Steinhardt
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 29, Avg Word Len: 5.44, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 96, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Jack L. Steinhardt has 39 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,147
Across
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Engraves with dots and flicks : STIPPLES
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Humiliated : SHAMED
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Overcome by guilt : CONTRITE
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Green film on copper : PATINA
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Decreed : ORDAINED
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Alters a bill : AMENDS
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Defendants at court : REI
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Corporative consolidations : MERGERS
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Memorable Giant : OTT
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Kind of apple or grass : CRAB
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Furtive fellow : SNEAK
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Malay outrigger : PROA
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Edges : HONES
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Dolt : ASS
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Kitchen utensil : RICER
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Dangle : LOLL
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South African region : THERAND
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Pillage : RAPINE
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Kudus' cousins : ELANDS
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Dusk : EVENING
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Move swiftly : FLIT
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___ hand (assist) : LENDA
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C.I.O. affiliate : AFL
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Shakespeare's "Aliena" : CELIA
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Silk producer : ERIA
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Threadlike : FILAR
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"The ___ rim dips . . . ": Coleridge : SUNS
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Marine channel : GAT
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Hydrocarbons used in lighters : BUTANES
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Teacher's ___ : PET
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Satellite launching stages : AGENAS
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Dormant : INACTIVE
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Domingo and Vickers : TENORS
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Legal fee : RETAINER
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Bestial wanderer : ESTRAY
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Untidy woman : SLATTERN
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Burn a surface : SCORCH
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Matador : TORERO
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Amerind : INDIAN
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Sch. affiliate : PTA
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Proper's partner : PRIM
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Queues : LINES
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Timeless : ETERNAL
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Rushlike plants : SEDGES
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Stimulate interest : SPARK
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Muggers : HAMS
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Partook of : ATE
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Spanish islander : MINORCAN
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Abutting : ENDTOEND
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Cravens : DASTARDS
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New York river : EAST
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"Johnny ___," Wyman's Oscar winner : BELINDA
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Infringes on a copyright : PIRATES
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Character in "War and Peace" : SONIA
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Keepsake : RELIC
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Deighton : LEN
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Daughter of Loki : HEL
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Banish : RELEGATE
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Means : AVERAGES
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See 15 Across : PENITENT
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Single-foot, e.g. : GAIT
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Slacks or shirt material : FLANNEL
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Knacks : FLAIRS
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Wolfish : LUPINE
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"___ saw a Purple Cow" : INEVER
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Behind a jet : ASTERN
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Punctilious : FUSSY
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Llanero's lariat : REATA
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Silent vamp : BARA
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Fitzgerald forte : SCAT
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Alternative conjunction : NOR
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___ for tat : TIT

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

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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