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New York Times, Monday, June 23, 1980

17-Across : Octopuses have many

Author:
Raymond F. Eisner
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 41, Avg Word Len: 4.84, Missing: { G J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 263 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,185
Across
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Isinglass : MICA
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Leeway : ROPE
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Homophone for seams : SEEMS
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West of Hollywood : ADAM
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Imperfect goods: Abbr. : IRRS
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Grant : ADMIT
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Octopuses have many : TENTACLES
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Zodiac sign: 9/23-10/22 : LIBRA
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Lunch : EAT
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He has a top job : ROOFER
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He was, in old Rome : ERAT
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Kind of secret : STATE
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Biographer Edwards : ANNE
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Needle: Comb. form : ACU
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Initials of 1944 : ETO
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Sacred sanctuary : TABERNACLE
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City and college in Mich. : ALMAS
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Planes, e.g. : TREES
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Heavy, unmusical clang : TONK
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Show disapproval : HOOT
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Nomads' stops : OASES
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As clear ___ : ASMUD
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He reads the riot act : DUTCHUNCLE
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Scale notes : RES
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Sixty minutes in Milano : ORA
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"And so live ___ ... ": Keats : EVER
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Runagates : HOBOS
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Donizetti heroine : RITA
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Melodic : ARIOSE
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German interjection : ACH
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Eye: Comb. form : OCULO
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Heart chamber : VENTRICLE
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Former stage star Lenore : ULRIC
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Suffix with sermon : ETTE
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Vehicle for Ethan Frome : SLED
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___ through (persevere) : SEEIT
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This must go on : SHOW
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Dame Myra : HESS
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Ducks and drakes : MATES
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Fancy; conceive : IDEATE
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Choral composition : CANTATA
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Pt. or qt. : AMT
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Puerto ___ : RICO
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Plinth : ORLO
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Like some houses, for short : PREFAB
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Early cenobite : ESSENE
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Maglie or Mineo : SAL
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An Adams : EDIE
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Warm welcome : EMBRACE
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Something literally wonderful : MIRACLE
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Formal garden features : STATUES
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"Some ___ born great ... ": Shak. : ARE
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Brit. sea unit : RNR
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Ancient Mexican : TOLTEC
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Insect: Comb. form : ENTOM
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Hosiery shade : TAN
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Make inquiries : ASK
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Maestro Toscanini : ARTURO
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Dayan of Israel : MOSHE
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Shakespearean prince : HAL
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Suffix with malt : OSE
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Fragrant : ODOROUS
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Outer part of the ear : AURICLE
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Basketball recruiter's consideration : STATURE
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Overwhelming defeat : DEBACLE
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Grape : UVA
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Hysteria : NERVES
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" ... him that ___ in the wilderness": Isa. 40:3 : CRIETH
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Column bases : SOCLES
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Part of H.R.H. : HER
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Bunkhouses : SHEDS
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Others: Lat. : ALII
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Not duped by : ONTO
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Ragout or burgoo : STEW
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One of 12: Abbr : OCT
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Ending for fool : ISH

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

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