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New York Times, Wednesday, May 28, 1980

Author:
Jean J. Davison
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J K Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Jean J. Davison has 62 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,159
Across
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Chimney coating : SOOT
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Harry : NAG
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Nice fathers : PERES
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Ferber or Millay : EDNA
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Hawaiian island : OAHU
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Sluggish : INERT
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Important event in the spring : COMMENCEMENTDAY
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Nursery of sorts : TREEFARM
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"___ Fideles" : ADESTE
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For shame! : FIE
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Dictator : TSAR
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Blacksmith : SHOER
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Plaintiff : SUER
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___ the cradle : ROB
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Meager : SCANT
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Diner's concern : MENU
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Nothing more than : MERE
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Handouts in spring : COLLEGEDIPLOMAS
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Associate : ALLY
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Fine poker pair : ACES
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Ones : UNITS
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Sts. or aves. : RDS
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Aspersion : SLUR
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Chatter : PRATE
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Noah's eldest : SHEM
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Uris hero : ARI
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Newt : TRITON
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Regal : PRINCELY
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Handouts in spring : HONORARYDEGREES
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In full agreement : ATONE
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Natural combinations of minerals : ORES
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Entertainer Johnson : ARTE
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Works on a photo print : TONES
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Lair : DEN
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Lout : BOOR
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Faction : SECT
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Reputation : ODOR
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"The drinks are ___" : ONME
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Domesticated : TAME
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Mother-of-pearl : NACRE
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Polite interruption : AHEM
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Chicle : GUM
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Greek poet : PINDAR
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" . . . all ye who ___ here" : ENTER
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R.I. feathered group : REDS
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Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
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Eye problem : STYE
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Walking ___ (ecstatic) : ONAIR
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Decadent : EFFETE
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Relax the rules : EASEUP
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North African city : TUNIS
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Berate : SCOLD
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Carnegie and Albert : HALLS
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Like many a child : ONLY
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Where the Haggadah is recited : SEDER
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Let slacken : REMIT
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Emulate Cicero : ORATE
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Good Queen ___ : BESS
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Cicatrix : SCAR
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Vade ___ (manual) : MECUM
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___ Lisa : MONA
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Lead ore : GALENA
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Siren's forte : LURING
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"To the ___ of Tripoli" : SHORES
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Sticks one's nose in : PRIES
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Hawthorne's "The Great ___ Face" : STONE
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Rosalind's forest : ARDEN
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Demonstrative : THAT
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Printing process, for short : ROTO
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Privy to : INON
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Pile for burning : PYRE
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Hermit, e.g. : CRAB
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Saarinen : EERO
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Apollo's mother : LETO
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Belgian river : YSER
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Gat or roscoe : ROD

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 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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