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Alex F. Black
Alex F. Black

FEMININE MYSTIQUE

New York Times, Sunday, June 22, 1980

Author:
Vicki & Alex Black
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 81, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 549 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 120, Cheaters: 16, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,184
Across
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Teeny or weeny : SMALL
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Yearns : ACHES
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Script girl : MSCUE
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Dormant : ASLEEP
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Roman fountain : TREVI
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Is conscience-stricken : REPENTS
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Nancy Drew : MSADVENTURES
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Instances of syncope : ELISIONS
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Tennis star : BORG
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Deduce : REASON
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Connives : ABETS
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King Cole : NAT
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Soldat's weapon : ARME
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U.N. translator : MSCONSTRUES
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Bog : MIRE
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Endings for young and old : STERS
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Much used article : THE
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Misses' antonym : HITS
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Hymn : PSALM
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Theologian's degree : SSD
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Faded : PALE
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Networks on charts : GRIDS
43
Makes leather : TANS
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Customs : MORES
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Kind of pocket or brush : AIR
46
Web-footed one : TEAL
48
Sinks : BASINS
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Columnist for the lovelorn : MSADVISE
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Soil : LOAM
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Nothing's alternative : DOUBLE
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Grey or McCrea : JOEL
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Paton or Hale : ALAN
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In a bad way : ILLY
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Gets one's goat : RILES
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Swamplands : FENS
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Smear : BLUR
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Greek physician : GALEN
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Where to find Moab : UTAH
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Regretted : RUED
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Cultivates : HOES
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Tincture for bruises : ARNICA
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City in Arizona : MESA
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Anchor woman : MSREPORT
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Minute quantities : TRACES
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Flower holder : VASE
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Airline pilot's record : LOG
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Syrian-Lebanese sect member : DRUSE
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Stork's relative : IBIS
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The Hulk, e.g. : BRUTE
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Many eras : EONS
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IRT's running mate in N.Y.C. : BMT
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"Oh, I am ___ . . . ": Gilbert : ACOOK
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Ancient Syria : ARAM
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Southwest Conf. member : SMU
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Corpulent : OBESE
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Mister, in Munich : HERR
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Jane Marple : MSAPPREHEND
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Sundance Kid's girl : ETTA
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Top pilot : ACE
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Dare not, in Dogpatch : DASNT
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Fine : AMERCE
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Type of hog : WART
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Pestered : BADGERED
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Woman behind the throne : MSCHIEFMAKER
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Geese, ducks, etc. : POULTRY
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Thimblerig : CHEAT
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Brewer : TERESA
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Seamstress : MSFIT
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Property rights : LIENS
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Unkempt : MESSY
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Desperado of the 19th century : SAMBASS
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Postmistress : MSSORTS
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Startled : ALARMED
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Account book : LEDGER
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Money in Bulgaria : LEV
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Ambassador's aides : ATTACHES
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He thanked God for Friday : CRUSOE
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Everglades denizen : HERON
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Ties : EVENS
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Adele, to Fred : SIS
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Fracases : MELEES
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Necks of land : SPITS
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Luck, in Limerick : CESS
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Singular prefix : UNI
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Shelley was one : ETONIAN
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Short wave : PERM
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Contradicts : REBUTS
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Shows teeth : SNARLS
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Lies close : NESTLES
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Halt : STEM
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Saharan : ARID
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Last stop before home : THIRD
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Leader of a women's group : MSALLIANCE
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Booty : SPOILS
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Educational org. : PTA
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Composer of "Judith" : ARNE
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Methane and butane : GASES
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Coin for Khomeini : RIAL
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Emily Post : MSBEHAVIOR
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Despot : TSAR
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Poetic time : EEN
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Piaf was here : BOITE
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Halls or large rooms : AULAS
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Tout le ___ : MONDE
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Gentleman's gentleman : VALET
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Son of Tros : ILUS
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Kukla's friend : OLLIE
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Templeton and Waugh : ALECS
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Talkative starling : MYNA
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One of the timpani : DRUM
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Deride : JEER
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Unite : FUSE
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Entertaining Dane : BORGE
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Eastern governor : GRASSO
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"6 ___ Riv Vu" : RMS
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Strigine sound : HOOT
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___ for one's money : ARUN
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Pleasingly zaftig : PLUMP
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Rout : TROUNCE
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Request : ASK
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Bad marks : DEMERITS
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Arctic feature : ICECAP
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Ennui : BOREDOM
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Snifter contents : BRANDY
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Absorbed : RAPT
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___ oneself (goes) : BETAKES
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Coiffeuse : MSTRESS
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Salver for a certain service : TEATRAY
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Peck role : AHAB
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Aver : ASSERT
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U.S. cardinal : SHEHAN
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Word of warning : BEWARE
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Cuban writer-patriot: 1853–95 : MARTI
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Hebrew scholar: 1040–1105 : RASHI
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Carson role : EMCEE
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Nimble : DEFT
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Heraldic symbol : DELF
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Astronaut Grissom : GUS
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Law degree : MCL
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Hebrew letter : MEM

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 9 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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