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New York Times, Monday, June 2, 1980

Author:
Herb L. Risteen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,164
Across
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Fraud : SHAM
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Bitter : ACRID
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Astringent : ALUM
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Hebrides island : IONA
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Patriot of '76 : PAINE
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Mediocre : SOSO
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Impending disaster : SWORDOFDAMOCLES
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Boiling : ENRAGED
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Take it easy : COAST
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Angers : IRES
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Author Harte : BRET
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Delight : ELATE
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___ chops : VEAL
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Algonquian : SAC
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Game animal : STAG
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De ___ (in reality) : FACTO
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Bear or Lion : PRO
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Fictional trio : THREEMUSKETEERS
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Become weaker : LAG
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Meddlesome : NOSEY
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In apple pie order : NEAT
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Folding-money item : ONE
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Hutch dwellers : DOES
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Comrade : BUDDY
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Ringlet : CURL
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Without defects : PURE
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Search carefully : SCOUR
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___ hunters : BARGAIN
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Acted threateningly : LOOKEDDAGGERSAT
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Cutting tool : ADZE
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Of the ear : AURAL
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Sailors' saint : ELMO
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Work sessions : BEES
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Metaphysical poet : DONNE
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Consider : DEEM
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Family member : SIS
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Sewing-machine inventor : HOWE
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Presently : ANON
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Mozart's "The ___ of Figaro" : MARRIAGE
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Peak : APOGEE
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Tourists' meccas : CAFES
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Lorna's John ___ : RIDD
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Wycherley's "Love ___ Wood" : INA
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Carter or Kennedy: Abbr. : DEM
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Necktie : ASCOT
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Montez or Albright : LOLA
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Treats : USES
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Nearly all : MOST
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Bolt : DART
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Fierce feline : OCELOT
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Thackeray heroine : BECKY
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Be worthy of : RATE
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Edith Wharton hero : ETHAN
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Capacious : LARGE
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Potiches : VASES
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Kind of trap : SPEED
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Formation : ARRAY
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Expense : COST
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Norman town : STLO
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___ oil (a source of alcohol) : FUSEL
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Keep on : ENDURE
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Wasteland tract : MOOR
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Inspired affection : ENDEARED
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Rob : BURGLE
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Impulse : URGE
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Gherkins, colloquially : CUKES
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"___ Love Song" : PAGAN
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Place for a pitcher's toe : SLAB
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___ of laws : CODE
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Trickle : OOZE
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Storage structure : BARN
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Map marking : ISLE
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Designate : NAME
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Mom's man : DAD
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Brace : DUO
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Male animal : TOM

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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