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New York Times, Saturday, May 24, 1980

Author:
David A. Scully
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 258 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
David A. Scully has 5 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,155

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Across
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Silly fool, in Soho : TWIT
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Van Druten's "I Remember ___" : MAMA
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Words of praise on a book jacket : BLURB
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Madcap : RASH
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"___ and Civilization": Marcuse : EROS
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Logrolling tournament : ROLEO
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He wrote: "A bit of talcum/Is always walcum" : OGDENNASH
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Author Cobb : IRVIN
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Dickens : DEUCE
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He wrote "Fables in Slang" : GEORGEADE
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Great amount : REAMS
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Ermine : STOAT
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Erect : REAR
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Involve necessarily : ENTAIL
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She wrote "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" : ANITALOOS
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Reel, e.g. : DANCE
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One of Ghent's rivers : LYS
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Tom Lea's brave bulls : TOROS
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Snood : NET
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Chick chatter : PEEPS
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"Nize Baby" creator : MILTGROSS
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Flank and New York : STEAKS
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Lamb who wrote about a pig : ELIA
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Files : RASPS
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Sequence : ORDER
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He wrote about a jumping frog : MARKTWAIN
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Palls : TIRES
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" . . . nothing like ___" : ADAME
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Creator of Ah Sin : BRETHARTE
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Indian lute : SITAR
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Let out surreptitiously : LEAK
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Hammett heroine : NORA
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Carbines : STENS
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" . . . ___ the fray" : ONTO
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Turkey follower : TROT
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Walked : TROD
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Stake : WAGER
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" . . . tribute to whom tribute ___": Romans : ISDUE
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It's sometimes put before the horse : THECART
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Kingsley's "___ in White" : MEN
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Part of a Kipling line : ARAG
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Asch book : MOSES
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___ as a pistol : ASHOT
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Robin Hood, e.g. : BRIGAND
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Swit of TV : LORETTA
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Nicaraguan group : ULVA
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Publisher Whitelaw ___ (1837–1912) : REID
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Costa or scapula : BONE
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Hercules-vs.-lion site : NEMEA
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Caviar : ROE
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Book by Herbert Gold : SALT
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Woolf's "A ___ of One's Own" : ROOM
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___ Domini : ANNO
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Desserts : ICES
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Some tennis plays : LETS
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Site of the Jungfrau : ALPS
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Muscovite's refusal : NYET
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Listener's phrase : ISEE
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Mouth: Comb. form : ORI
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Dover ___ : SOLE
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Capital of Manche : STLO
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He wrote "Montcalm and Wolfe" : PARKMAN
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Fratianne and Babilonia : SKATERS
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Band for holding a saddle : GIRTH
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Glowing : RADIANT
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Compass pt. : SSW
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Casals : PABLO
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Temptress : SIREN
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Lapse : ERROR
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Backward: Prefix : RETRO
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Mozart's "Coronation ___" : MASS
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Mine access : ADIT
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Birth or death follower : RATE
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Without admixture : NEAT
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Install in office : SEAT
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Ref's decision : TKO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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