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New York Times, Tuesday, May 20, 1980

Author:
Judson G. Trent
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { F J Q X }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Judson G. Trent has 51 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,151
Across
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___ saxophone : ALTO
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Persians' foes: 550 B.C. : MEDES
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Halloween mo. : OCT
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Ruth's homeland : MOAB
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Play it to the hilt : EMOTE
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Whimper : MEWL
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Vermont product : MAPLESUGAR
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Actress Adams : EDIE
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Geographic hub of N.Y. : ONEIDA
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Protract : ELONGATE
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Commit to another : VEST
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Tear's partner : WEAR
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Duck or fabric : PEKIN
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Apparel for Arafat : ABA
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Wilde : OSCAR
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Peter the cartoonist : ARNO
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King of Waters : AMAZON
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Word of disbelief : HUH
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Suffix with scan : SION
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"Cry the Beloved Country" author : PATON
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Soprano Grist : RERI
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Hanoi holiday : TET
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Items in the spectrum : COLORS
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Straight ___ arrow : ASAN
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Houston athlete : ASTRO
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Dir. from Milan to Udine : ENE
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Publishing decision : TITLE
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Days of ___ : YORE
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Birl or whirl : SPIN
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Embeds : IMPLANTS
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User who may be a loser : ADDICT
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Drudge : MOIL
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Hartford tree blown down in 1856 : CHARTEROAK
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Corn bread : PONE
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Fountain of ___ : YOUTH
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Aware of : ONTO
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Berg's "___ Wein" : DER
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Remedies : CURES
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Basenji and Manx, e.g. : PETS
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Caisson load, for short : AMMO
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Kind of shark : LOAN
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Finish line : TAPE
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Lethe : OBLIVION
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Flattops, in N.M. : MESAS
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Cassowary's cousin : EMU
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Venetian ruler : DOGE
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Lat. catchall : ETAL
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Asian antelope : SEROW
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Followers of psis : OMEGAS
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Storage box : CEDARCHEST
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Taunt : TWIT
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Brenda or Peggy : LEE
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Paradise : EDEN
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Inert gas : NEON
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Fare for Felipe : TAMALE
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Linguini, for one : PASTA
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Hurons' neighbors : ERIES
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Paneling for a den : KNOTTYPINE
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Wand : BATON
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Atlantic islands : AZORES
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Of the ear : AURAL
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Lorelei's waters : RHINE
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Mil. address : APO
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Sides of cricket wickets : ONS
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Shower unit : RAINDROP
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Girl in "The Last of the Mohicans" : CORA
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Word with skate or towel : ROLLER
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Ebb or neap : TIDE
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Reference vol. : ENCYC
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"The ___ of glory . . . ": Gray : PATHS
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Puckerel : IMP
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"___ Indigo" : MOOD
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Decalogue word : THOU
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Lizard: Comb. form : SAUR
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Bulwer-Lytton heroine : IONE
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Carrie Chapman ___ : CATT
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Fight finishes, for short : TKOS
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U.S. 1 is one : RTE

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

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