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New York Times, Saturday, June 14, 1980

Author:
Jean J. Davison
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.89, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 254 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Jean J. Davison has 62 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,176
Across
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Word with tight or still : SIT
4
Elementary : BASIC
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Agile : SPRY
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Bow : PROW
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Broadway musical : EVITA
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Canadian Indian : CREE
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Bigfoot's Asian cousin : YETI
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Passover dinner : SEDER
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Certain paintings : OILS
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Motto of a 1775 flag : DONTTREADONME
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Chimney powder : SOOT
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Awkward : INEPT
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Uncultivated : FALLOW
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Remuneration : WAGES
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As bald as ___ : ACOOT
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Relative of the hula : SIVA
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Holder of an LL.B. : ATT
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Old Glory : REDWHITEANDBLUE
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Suffix with Annam : ESE
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Void's partner : NULL
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Lariat : REATA
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Squander, possibly : SPEND
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Dais : PODIUM
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Fall flower : ASTER
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Voyage : SAIL
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Feature of the 1777 flag : THIRTEENSTARS
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Word with flat or angle : IRON
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Bayou : INLET
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Drudge : MOIL
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Soil : DIRT
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Loser to Dwight : ADLAI
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Shopper stopper : SALE
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Chooses : OPTS
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"Thanks ___" : LOADS
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Holiday drink : NOG
Down
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Triple agent : SPY
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Angered : IRED
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In ___ (entirely) : TOTO
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Give : BESTOW
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Prevent : AVERT
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Word with step or stroke : SIDE
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Virginia willow : ITEA
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Sweater named for a general : CARDIGAN
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Treats at tea : SCONES
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Groom : PRIMP
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Sublease : RELET
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Sycophant's favorite word : YES
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Homer the artist : WINSLOW
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Molar, e.g. : TOOTH
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" . . . ___ nation under God" : ONE
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The high cost of leaving : FARE
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Winners of five dogfights : ACES
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Ore deposit : LODE
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Brandish : WIELD
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Of grandparents : AVAL
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Astound : STUN
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Turkestan range : ALAI
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Ballet skirt : TUTU
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Jets, Mets or Nets : TEAM
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Opposing change : INERTIAL
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"Dieu et mon ___" : DROIT
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States of chaos : BEDLAMS
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Tasks : STINTS
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Part of m.p.h. : PER
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"The ___ a bucket of ashes": Sandburg : PASTIS
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Anchor position : ATRIP
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Out of funds : SHORT
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Slammer on the links : SNEAD
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Conductor Akiro ___ : ENDO
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Ending with citron : ELLA
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Horse color : ROAN
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Storage bin : SILO
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Words at the altar : IDO
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Part of a journey : LEG

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

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