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FATHER'S DAY

New York Times, Sunday, June 15, 1980

Author:
Tap Osborn
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 92, Avg Word Len: 5.20, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 635 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 150, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 9, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Tap Osborn has 111 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,177
Across
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Balk : DEMUR
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Semblance : GUISE
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___ Peak, N.M. : OSHA
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Diagonal spar : SPRIT
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Sky: Comb. form : URANO
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Like a rainbow : ARCED
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Changsha's province : HUNAN
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Ecuador's capital : QUITO
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7:30 A.M. : MRDEEDSGOESTOTOWN
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Inferior : UNDER
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Infant's word : DADA
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Correct : EMEND
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Incendiarism : ARSON
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Sunday best : FINERY
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Shoshoneans : UTES
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Peaked : WAN
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Like newly poured concrete : UNSET
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Bulwer-Lytton heroine : IONE
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Artist Edouard : MANET
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8 A.M. : STRANGERSONATRAIN
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Sign on the dotted line : INK
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Tax : IMPOST
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Lounging slipper : MULE
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Helm letters : NNE
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"___ of Honey" : ATASTE
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Author of "The Morning Watch" : AGEE
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Nabokov novel : DAR
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Tendency : DRIFT
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9 A.M. : THETOWERINGINFERNO
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"___ a Song Go . . . " : ILET
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Tidal flood : BORE
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"China" star: 1943 : LADD
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Catch red-handed : NAIL
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Dinner-party items : NAPERY
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" . . . ___ of sympathy": Emerson : ATIE
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Tucker's partner : BIB
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Balderdash! : PISH
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British rank : SIR
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9 A.M.–5 P.M. : THEPLEASUREOFHISCOMPANY
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Boniface's place : INN
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Cold sea : ROSS
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Luggage shade : TAN
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"You can't pray ___": Twain : ALIE
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Long cloak : CAPOTE
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True grit : GUTS
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Row at the Met : TIER
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California valley : NAPA
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Touch upon : ABUT
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5 P.M. : TAKETHEMONEYANDRUN
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Street show : RAREE
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Fedora : LID
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Innisfail : ERIN
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Spalpeens of 106 Across : SCAMPS
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Dunderhead : ASS
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Peau de ___ : SOIE
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"___ 17" : STALAG
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Kind of shooter : PEA
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5:30 P.M. : THELONGVOYAGEHOME
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Ancient storyteller : AESOP
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Egyptian symbol : ATEN
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Palmer : ARNIE
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100 square meters : ARE
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Idle : LOLL
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Hit man's weapon : HEATER
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Suffix with sect : ARIAN
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Neutralize : ANNUL
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Field : AREA
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Scandinavian Neptune : AEGIR
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7 P.M. : THANKGODITSFRIDAY
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Kashan man : IRANI
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Bantu group : REGGA
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Lunar trench : RILLE
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Concatenate : UNITE
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Mercer creation : LYRIC
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Widgeon : SMEE
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Reflex sites : KNEES
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Jewish feast : SEDER
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Soft-nosed bullet : DUMDUM
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Corrigenda : ERRATA
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Inflame : MADDEN
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Discomfort : UNEASE
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Future swimmers : ROE
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Riot-squad gear : GASMASK
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Pressing : URGENT
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Religious replication : ICON
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Do a farm job : SEED
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Begley and Wynn : EDS
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Magazine section : OUTSERT
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High-hats : SNOOTS
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Goldie : HAWN
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Lewis's "___ Vickers" : ANN
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Peered, in a way : SQUINTED
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Waggish verbalist : PUNNER
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Tease : RIDE
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Journey, to Ovid : ITER
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He kept loyalty to royalty : TORY
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Buckskins, e.g. : HORSES
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Condensation : DEW
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Exotic dance : TANGO
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Paddock newcomer : FOAL
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Remove a dowel : UNPEG
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Entomb : INURN
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Josip Broz : TITO
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Scrupulously exact : RIGID
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Improve : AMEND
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Moreno of the Pirates : OMAR
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Like a beldam : ANILE
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Deduce : INFER
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Reticulate : NETTY
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Neoteric : NEW
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Facing Seaver : ATBAT
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Cleo's god of wisdom : THOTH
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Kite's site : AERIE
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Exorbitant : STEEP
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Some Semites : ARABS
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City on the Jumna : DELHI
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Torn or tear : RIP
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Of Lamb's writings : ELIAN
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Potentially : INPOSSE
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Gullible one : NAIF
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Plaice or dace : FISH
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Kind of ring : ONION
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Branch : ARM
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Pulitzer Prize poet: 1929 : BENET
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Timid : SCARY
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Brightened : LIT
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Solicited earnestly : URGED
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Demoralize : ROUT
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Tallinn native : ESTH
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Dutch genre painter : STEEN
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Raccoon's Tibetan cousin : PANDA
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Tocsin : ALARM
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Stunt : NIPUP
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Lambs : YEANS
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200 milligram : CARAT
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Disconcert : ABASH
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"Big A" prize : PURSE
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Suffix with Capri : OTE
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Pentateuch scroll : TORAH
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Architect Jones : INIGO
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Do a tire job : ALIGN
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"Mother of Russian Cities" : KIEV
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Brawl : MELEE
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Enzyme : ASE
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College sports org. : NCAA
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For the cognoscenti : ESOTERIC
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Rara avis : ONER
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Ear irrigator : SYRINGE
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Former Japanese P.M. : TANAKA
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Distilling phase : AGING
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Reads carefully : PERUSES
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Prep-school freshman's subject : LATINI
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Rowing motion of yore : OARAGE
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Conceal : MANTLE
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Galahad's mother : ELAINE
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Vile : SORDID
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___ of quinine : OLEATE
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Gary of golf : PLAYER
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Mischievous moppet : ELF
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Acclaim : HAIL
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Like a wax museum : EERY
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Culture medium : AGAR
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Psst : AHEM
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Tennis term : ADIN
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Emil Ludwig subject : NILE
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Fin. officers : TRS
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Whence came Mork : ORK
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Eur. country : RUS

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 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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