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Anne Fox
Anne Fox

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New York Times, Sunday, June 29, 1980

Author:
Anne Fox
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 88, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 687 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 126, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 16, XRef: 1, Spans: 7, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Anne Fox has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,191
Across
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Pretext : PLEA
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Underwater gear : SCUBAS
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Act of 1765 : STAMP
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Island off Venezuela : ARUBA
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Acclaim : LAUD
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Hag in "Ivanhoe" : ULRICA
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Of bodily tissue : TELAR
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Tutelary deities : GENII
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Boston Tea Party (à la O. W. Holmes) : ATRIBEOFREDMENAXEINHAND
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Daughter of Tantalus : NIOBE
30
Flavor : SALT
31
Dugout : ABRI
32
Creek : RIA
33
Dr. Rhine's field : ESP
34
Cutting tool : DIE
36
Acacia or tulip : TREE
37
___ bono : CUI
39
Meeting: Abbr. : SESS
43
Valley Forge (à la T. B. Read) : THEWINTERFIERCEANDWHITE
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Devilkin : IMP
51
Vex : RILE
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Ancient Syrian city : EMESA
53
___ Moines : DES
54
Type of shoe, for short : BAL
56
Barristers, in Brest : AVOCATS
59
Malay canoe : PROA
60
Appoint summarily : COOPT
62
Monmouth (à la L. E. Richards) : MOLLYWITHYOUREYESSOBLUE
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Sandy's word : ARF
67
Frosh course : ENGI
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Clear : NET
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Opposite of ant. : SYN
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Carried away : RAPT
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Siberian antelope : SAIGA
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Desserts : ICES
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Heavyweight champion: 1934 : BAER
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Press org. : UPI
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"___ unfurled" (Concord, à la Emerson) : THEIRFLAGTOAPRILSBREEZE
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Cuckoo : ANI
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Actor Frobe : GERT
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Gobi explorer Hedin : SVEN
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Bay : INLET
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B ___ Baker : ASIN
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Relative of Inc. : LTD
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Fall call : RAH
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Willing : GAME
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Loot for Cortés : ORO
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Lexington (à la J. Parker) : DONTFIREUNLESSFIREDUPON
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Back: Comb. form : DORSO
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N.T. book : ACTS
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Trains : SCHOOLS
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Home: Abbr. : RES
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Call ___ day : ITA
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Soubise, e.g. : SAUCE
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S.A. cape : HORN
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Johnny Reb's govt. : CSA
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Crossing the Delaware (à la G. E. Woodberry) : CHRISTMASSNOWWASFALLING
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Certain age : TEEN
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Singer Janis : IAN
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Space agcy. : NASA
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Baba : ALI
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Female rabbit : DOE
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Trouble : AIL
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Sully : SOIL
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Navy recruit : BOOT
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Showy flower : PEONY
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Betsy's battle flag (à la M. Irving) : KEEPSTHECOLOROFTHESKIES
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Canvas holder : EASEL
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Flabbergast : AMAZE
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Barber's window sign : UNISEX
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Sharpen : EDGE
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Penned : WROTE
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Softened : MUTED
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Mother ___ : NATURE
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French window : DOOR
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Earth, e.g. : PLANET
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Somewhat tardy : LATISH
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Grand Tour site : EUROPE
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Star in Draco : ADIB
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Solicit : SUE
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Cupboard : CLOSET
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Turkish city : URFA
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Take part in a roleo : BIRL
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Vinegar: Comb. form : ACET
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Kind of sack : SAD
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Soprano Eleanor : STEBER
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Insectivorous mammal : TENREC
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Jai ___ : ALAI
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First name of 76 Across : MAX
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Grand ___ : PRE
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Fire god : AGNI
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Go over again : REHASH
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"Faerie Queene" heroine : UNA
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Receptacle for grain : BIN
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Help : AID
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Obscure : BEDIM
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Former filly : MARE
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Blue flags, e.g. : IRIDS
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Hocked : INPAWN
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Affix, in a way : TIETO
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Portuguese poet: 1524–80 : CAMOES
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Restless : UNEASY
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Phantoms : EIDOLA
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Advance : STEPUP
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Six-line stanza : SESTET
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One of the Durants : WILL
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Sexy literature or art : EROTICA
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Affluent : RICH
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Excoriate : FLAY
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Weird : EERY
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City on the Brazos : WACO
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Mount ___, Idaho : BORAH
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Caine role: 1966 : ALFIE
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Long watch : VIGIL
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Basks : SUNBATHES
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Soprano Roberta : PETERS
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Actor Pat : OBRIEN
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Topgallant : MAST
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Long : YEARN
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Harvest : REAP
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Slight : SNUB
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Colossi : GIANTS
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Kind of roll : EGG
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Ships' parts : STERNS
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Atlas abbr. : RIV
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Nosed : PRIED
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Thread: Comb. form : FILI
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Buccal : ORAL
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Foreign and American : LEGIONS
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Tangle : SNARL
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Run off : ELOPE
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Ciphers : ZEROS
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Collar type : ETON
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Devotee : ADDICT
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Placate : SOOTHE
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___ form (at one's best) : INRARE
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Emotional shock : TRAUMA
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Region of India : DECCAN
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Mexican liquor : MESCAL
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Conductor Lukas ___ : FOSS
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Salt Lake City team : UTES
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Indistinct vowel sound : SCHWA
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Indicate : SHOW
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Tribunals : FORA
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Russian river : URAL
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With lance in hand : ATILT
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Fluffs : SLIPS
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Peevish : INAPET
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Nap : SNOOZE
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Caught red-handed : NAILED
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Where the Storting sits : OSLO
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Pilgrim ___ : FATHER
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Martin-Preston vehicle : IDOIDO
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External world : NONEGO
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Sporadic spouter : GEYSER
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Man, for one : ISLE
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Ella's forte : SCAT
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___ fide : BONA
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What ___? (So?) : OFIT
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Honshu city : OTSU
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Squeezed (out) : EKED
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___ Gardens : KEW
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Type of drum : EAR
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Inner: Comb. form : ESO
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Son of Noah : HAM
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Ratite bird : EMU
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Bull ___ : RUN
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Devon river : EXE

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 13 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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