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New York Times, Wednesday, May 21, 1980

Author:
Benson
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { F K Q U X Z }, Scrabble score: 264 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Benson has 7 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,152
Across
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Catch flies : SHAG
5
Fun's companion : GAMES
10
Actor Richard, from S.F. : EGAN
14
Campbell of the Oilers : EARL
15
Author Jong : ERICA
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Branch chosen by J.F.K., G.R.F. and J.E.C. : NAVY
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Date of Columbus's last voyage : MDII
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Claw : TALON
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Word with clothes or shoe : TREE
20
He wrote "The Fire Next Time" : JAMESBALDWIN
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Nieuwe ___, Rotterdam's river : MAAS
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Draw forth : ELICIT
26
De Niro : ROBERT
29
Black Sea port : ODESSA
31
Rare individuals : ONERS
32
Lessen : ABATE
35
Onto the jive : HEP
36
"___ is more": Browning : LESS
37
Bridge parts : SPANS
38
Mil. groups : DETS
39
Kindled : LIT
40
Poor : NEEDY
41
A.F.B. in Texas : REESE
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Bowdler was one : EDITOR
44
Does a grammar exercise : PARSES
45
Unpaid debt : ARREAR
47
Mrs., in Poland : PANI
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He wrote "Invisible Man" : RALPHELLISON
52
Dry : ARID
54
Of a certain time period : HORAL
55
Start of a plot : IDEA
57
Hamlet, e.g. : DANE
58
Silly : INANE
59
Weskit : VEST
60
Cake ingredients : EGGS
61
Allotted : METED
62
U.S. satellite : ESSA
Down
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Theological inst. : SEM
2
Pilgrimage : HADJ
3
Part of an opera : ARIA
4
Dim perceptions : GLIMMERS
5
Influences by bribery : GETSAT
6
Some members of OPEC : ARABS
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"___ 18," Uris book : MILA
8
Elève's milieu : ECOLE
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Young hitters' haunts : SANDLOTS
10
Lure : ENTICE
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Attaches a debtor's property or wages : GARNISHEES
12
Galba's greeting : AVE
13
American humorist : NYE
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Sonar, to a destroyer : EARS
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Word with angle or eyed : WIDE
25
African fly : TSETSE
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Esther of "Good Times" : ROLLE
27
N.Y. county, city, lake or river : ONEIDA
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Rousing : BESTIRRING
30
Church parts : APSES
32
Mimic : APE
33
Like Leroy Brown : BAD
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"___ Wednesday," Robards vehicle : ANY
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Heavenly beings : SERAPHIM
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Scornful : DERISIVE
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Coward : NOEL
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Rajah's mate : RANI
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Occupations : TRADES
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Wearied : PALLED
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River of Europe : RHONE
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Carpenter's tool : PLANE
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Quod ___ faciendum : ERAT
50
Lyrical literature : ODES
51
Monster's milieu, perhaps : NESS
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Cool drink : ADE
53
Joplin composition : RAG
56
___ loss for words : ATA

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

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