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New York Times, Friday, June 6, 1980

Author:
Jean Reed
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Jean Reed has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,168

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Across
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Exclamations : AHAS
5
Part of a dress or mine : SEAM
9
Former Algerian cavalryman : SPAHI
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Pelf : LOOT
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Gardner : ERLE
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Famed violinist : ELMAN
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Word form before dollar or mart : EURO
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Danish-American reformer: 1849–1914 : RIIS
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Side of a quarter : TAILS
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Factitious diamond footing : ARTIFICIALTURF
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Hackney coach : FIACRE
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Takes to court : SUES
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Pelion's partner : OSSA
28
Thirteen, at bridge : TRICKS
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Philosopher who taught at Columbia : EDMAN
36
" . . . baked in ___" : APIE
38
Cheese from France : BRIE
39
Diamond dramatics : GRANDSTANDPLAYS
42
Fort Knox contents : GOLD
43
Idler's anathema : WORK
44
Scholarship high school in N.Y.C. : REGIS
45
Flowering shrub : SPIREA
47
Catechumen : TYRO
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"Don't tread ___" : ONME
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Epoch of the mammal : EOCENE
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Diamond altruism : SACRIFICEFLIES
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Picasso : PABLO
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One of Omar's three wishes : LOAF
62
Caesar's worst day : IDES
63
Chassis items : AXLES
64
Opposite of post : ANTE
65
"One man's ___ is another man's Persian" : MEDE
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Lyrical Lizette : REESE
67
Rip : TEAR
68
___ Mawr : BRYN
Down
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" . . . we all do fade as ___": Isa. : ALEAF
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Nymph for a Moslem in Paradise : HOURI
3
Main artery : AORTA
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Impassive : STOIC
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Diamond classic : SERIES
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The Red : ERIC
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Et ___ : ALII
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Tabletop hills : MESAS
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Dog for a nimrod : SETTER
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Seemingly true : PLAUSIBLE
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Herat bigwig : AMIR
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Period between certain quarters : HALF
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Outs' antitheses : INS
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Fern feature : FROND
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Sealed, as a pipe joint : LUTED
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Prime Minister in Tokyo: 1964–72 : SATO
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Notwithstanding, with "from" : APART
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Rock face : CRAG
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Yelp like a dog : KIYI
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Mtg. : SESS
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Roe : EGGS
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Part of a dose : DROP
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Neighbor of Niger : MALI
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Lion tamer of legend : ANDROCLES
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Black : INKY
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Hindu holy man : SWAMI
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Suffix with fool or weather : PROOF
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"La Vie ___" : ENROSE
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Joint or jacket : REEFER
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Keynote for Elgar : EFLAT
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Go up : CLIMB
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Kind of down : EIDER
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Impoverished : NEEDY
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Krupp's spot : ESSEN
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Grayish blue : SAXE
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Habile : ABLE
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Calif. geological formation : IONE
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Down: Prefix : CATA
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___ avion : PAR

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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