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New York Times, Saturday, May 3, 1980

Author:
Rae
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { F J W X Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,134

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Across
1
Inquires : ASKS
5
Spring time in Spain : ABRIL
10
Plant disease : SMUT
14
Stylish : CHIC
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German statesman slain in 1919 : HAASE
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Game originated in Persia : POLO
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Hawaiian hand-waver : HULADANCER
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Balanced : EVEN
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Shoulder wrap : STOLE
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Cutting tool : DIE
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Ryan's girl in "Love Story" : ALI
23
Item waved by a fan dancer : PLUME
25
Rose and Seeger : PETES
27
Ethiopian prince : RAS
30
Faced with a predicament : INASPOT
32
Sine ___ non : QUA
34
Eden's man : ADAM
36
They waved from outer space : ASTRONAUTS
38
Seek funds : SOLICIT
40
Hand-waving Frenchman : ORATEUR
41
Spanish handshaking official : PRESIDENTE
43
Nothing but : MERE
44
Affirmative : YES
45
Most weird : EERIEST
47
Composer Rorem : NED
48
Be freehanded : SPEND
50
Autumn blossom : ASTER
52
U.N. labor unit : ILO
53
An N.C.O. : SGT
54
Like Eric the Red : NORSE
58
Tail-wagger on film : ASTA
60
Braking devices on railroads : TRAINSTOPS
62
Faith order : SECT
63
Lena or Marilyn : HORNE
64
Arabian gulf : OMAN
65
Tennis-elbow symptom : ACHE
66
Orange or Indian : OSAGE
67
Like a nonesuch : RARE
Down
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Exclamations in Berlin : ACHS
2
Close : SHUT
3
Kind of gram or meter : KILO
4
Sell tickets illegally : SCALP
5
Villain's cry : AHA
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Parade or concert hand-waver : BANDMASTER
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Most spicy : RACIEST
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Seer's phrase : ISEE
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Celtic Neptune : LER
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Type of wheat : SPELT
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Hollywood hand-waver : MOVIEQUEEN
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Rubber tree : ULE
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Heavy weight : TON
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Where to buy pastrami : DELI
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Vulcan's home : AETNA
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On one's own : UNAIDED
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Having the least : POOREST
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Medical stitching : SUTURE
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Grating : RASPY
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Worships : ADORES
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A hand-waving come-on : SALESPITCH
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Demonstrators' activity : PROTESTING
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___ as a beet : ASRED
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Prefix with handle : MIS
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Upper air: Abbr. : ATM
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Mire, in Mexico : CIENO
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Place for some hand-holders : NIAGARA
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Honor cards : TENS
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Make joyful : ELATE
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Helicopter part : ROTOR
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Abbrs. outside some dramatizations : SROS
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Eternal City, to Italians : ROMA
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Room or gaff : SPAR
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Medieval drudge : ESNE
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As mad ___ wet hen : ASA
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Big Board's Big Brother: Abbr. : SEC
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However, for short : THO
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Designating a maiden name : NEE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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