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New York Times, Friday, May 2, 1980

Author:
Ghulam Y. Faruki
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { F K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Ghulam Y. Faruki has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,133

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Across
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Jetty : PIER
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Sound seeking attention : AHEM
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"M*A*S*H" man : MEDIC
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Range : ROVE
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Capital of Togo : LOME
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Advice, to Alfonso : AVISO
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Individuals : ONES
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"Clowns of the plains" : GNUS
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Lubricated : OILED
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One good turn leading to another? : VIRTUOUSCIRCLE
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Well-armed mollusk : OCTOPUS
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Passageway for a U.M.W. man : ADIT
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Pikes: Abbr. : RDS
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Not to be trusted : SLY
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Salad : SLAW
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Puzzled : ATSEA
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Collars : NAILS
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Geological period : ERA
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Curt corsair? : SHORTJOHNSILVER
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Inflate an expense account : PAD
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Hit musical of 1978 : EUBIE
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Aquatic nymph : NAIAD
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Kind of decision : SNAP
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Women's ____ : LIB
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Patriotic org. : SAR
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Third Reich greeting : HEIL
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Kegs' pegs : SPIGOTS
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Liberty taken by novelists? : PROSAICLICENSE
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Hog's sound : GRUNT
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Uninteresting : ARID
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Catch on a gunlock : SEAR
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Misrepresent : BELIE
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Unfinished or uncouth : RUDE
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Famed puppeteer : SARG
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Glasses, for short : SPECS
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River of northern France : YSER
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"So what ___ is new?" : ELSE
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Brigham Young U. site : PROVO
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Architectural style : IONIC
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Turn outward : EVERT
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Tate employee : RESTORER
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Full of sea moss : ALGOUS
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___ Wagner of baseball fame : HONUS
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Australian avifauna : EMUS
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Kin of LSD : MESCALINE
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N.Z. native : MAORI
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Ousts : EVICTS
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Pickle flavoring : DILL
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What "video" means : ISEE
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Cape named for a fish : COD
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Revise what has been outmoded : UPDATE
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Pastoral compositions : IDYLS
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Kipling, in Lahore : SAHIB
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Eshkol of Israel : LEVI
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What Alaska has over Texas : AREA
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Maiden name of 38 Down : WARD
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Aswan hissers : ASPS
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Trailer for better or for worse : THAN
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Chaser : SODA
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Pertaining to peers : NOBILIARY
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Of an Egyptian peninsula : SINAIC
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Mrs. Howe : JULIA
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Generous gifts : LARGESSE
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Ending for stereo : PHONIC
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Charlotte, in a children's book : SPIDER
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Kefauver : ESTES
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Hook ___, in baseball : SLIDE
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Ryan or Tatum : ONEAL
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"The ___ Bride," Rimsky-Korsakov opera : TSARS
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Conductor Koussevitzky : SERGE
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Kind of school : PREP
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___ out (exclude) : RULE
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Shank : CRUS
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Shavian monogram : GBS

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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