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INFORMAL GARDEN

New York Times, Sunday, May 4, 1980

Author:
Reginald L. Johnson
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 77, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { J V X Z }, Scrabble score: 522 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 114, Cheaters: 16, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Reginald L. Johnson has 36 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,135
Across
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Chatter : GABBLE
7
Rank : RATING
13
Importunes : DUNS
17
Kind of floor : INLAID
18
Dana and Greeley : EDITORS
20
Johnny of N.F.L. fame : UNITAS
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Sound system : STEREO
24
Royal trimming : QUEENANNESLACE
26
Comical Harold : TEEN
27
Heavy hammers : MAULS
29
Famed Florentine : DANTE
30
Map abbr. : RTE
31
H.S.T., ___, J.F.K. : DDE
32
Bridle part : BIT
33
Kind of car : COUPE
35
Early furrier : ASTOR
37
" . . . but as ___, it ain't": Carroll : ITISNT
40
Creek : RIA
41
Guide : STEER
42
Pelagic bird : ERN
44
Sugar Bill : SWEETWILLIAM
49
Twosomes: Abbr. : PRS
50
Orderly : REGULAR
52
Garden need : HOSE
53
Rely on : TRUST
55
"G.W.T.W." character : ASHLEY
56
Studied intently : PORED
57
In fact : ACTUALLY
61
Word with glass or ice : SHEET
62
Great ___, Mont. : FALLS
63
China item : PLATE
64
Acapulco parrot : ALO
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"Serpico" author : MAAS
66
Cut away : PARED
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Scholar of old Rome : PLINY
68
Moslem call to prayer : ADAN
69
Part of U.S.S.R. : UKR
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A.k.a. : ALIAS
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Preprandial prayer : GRACE
72
Colonel in "Hogan's Heroes" : KLINK
73
Roanoke Island group : SETTLERS
75
Division of the Scythians : ALANS
76
Cross out : DELETE
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"From ___ shining . . . " : SEATO
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"Battle Hymn" author : HOWE
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Vintner's apparatus : PRESSER
80
Arab's garb : ABA
82
King's O.K. : SOLOMONSSEAL
85
Measures of wt. : TNS
86
Latin teacher's command : PARSE
88
Ad ___ (pertinent) : REM
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Large dog : TOWSER
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Steed : HORSE
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Pop : DADDY
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Interdict : BAN
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Paul : LES
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Long follower : AGO
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Puccini opera : TOSCA
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Mosconi ploy : MASSE
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She wrote "Moths" : ASHE
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Coop group : HENANDCHICKENS
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Chaplin's "___ My Song" : THISIS
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Mandatory : NEEDED
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Augment : ENHANCE
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Forty-___ : NINERS
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Uses a shuttle : TATS
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Spring, e.g. : SEASON
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"___ Fideles" : ADESTE
Down
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Main point : GIST
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Fed the kitty : ANTED
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Sob sister : BLEEDINGHEART
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Battle site in Wars of the Roses : BARNET
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Palter : LIE
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Biblical country : EDOM
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Compensate : REQUITE
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Matured : ADULT
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Bows, e.g. : TIES
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Inhabitant of: Suffix : ITE
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Refusal, in Rennes : NON
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Book of religious chants : GRADUAL
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"La Bohème" highlight : DUET
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Dislodge from office : UNSEAT
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Zero : NIL
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One with a gun for a run : STARTER
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Kind of dragon : SNAP
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Mason and Plummer : ACTORS
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Prognosticator : SEER
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Wind dir. : NNE
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Cartoonist Dean : ABNER
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Turning points : CRISES
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Squiffed : OILED
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Partitions : SEPTA
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Key : ISLET
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Control : SWAY
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Indecent : SMUTTY
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Dutch humanist : ERASMUS
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Tremble anew : RESHAKE
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Oarlocks : THOLES
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___ Series : WORLD
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Type style : ITALICS
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Esoteric : ARCANE
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Cauchos : ULES
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Petition : SUE
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Item for Butterfly : PARASOL
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Locks of sorts : LADIESTRESSES
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Plantain, in Spain : LLANTEN
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Where to see standardbreds : YONKERS
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___ middling : FAIRTO
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Sycamores : PLANES
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Delectate : PLEASE
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Kind of shrimp : PRAWN
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"___ right with . . . ": Browning : ALLS
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Stout : ALE
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Forbidding : GLOOMY
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Ships, in poesy : KEELS
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Nicholas I and II : TSARS
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Former sultan of Turkey : AHMED
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Dogfall : DRAW
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Hindu foot soldiers : PEONS
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Farthest point : APOGEE
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Title created by James I : BARONET
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Confers holy orders : ORDAINS
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Well-known quadrennial runner : STASSEN
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Fishing device : SETNET
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Arthurian lady : ELAINE
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Author of "Look Who's Talking!" : HAHN
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G.I.'s award : DSC
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Suffer : ACHE
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Bench, in Bologna : BANCO
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Something to keep on : SHIRT
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Track word : ODDS
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"___ sana" : MENS
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Smoky peak : ETNA
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To be, to Virgil : ESSE
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"Bleak House" heroine : ADA
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"Voi ___ sapete" : CHE
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Mowgli's python : KAA
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Concealed : HID

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 6 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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