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DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH

New York Times, Sunday, June 8, 1980

Author:
Walter Webb
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.13, Missing: { Y Z }, Scrabble score: 519 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 100, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Walter Webb has 2 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,170
Across
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Initials of the Wagner Act: 1935 : NLRA
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They play at Shea : JETS
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Attention-getter : AHEM
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To ___ (precisely) : ATEE
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Smoothed : EVENED
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Spread not fit for a bed : OLEO
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Pitch : SALESTALK
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Contemporary rendezvous : SINGLESBARS
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Logarithmic instrument : SLIDERULE
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One-on-one gamble, usually : SIDEBET
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Riled : IRATE
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Irish peer : AIRE
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Trattoria treat : LASAGNA
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Men to be headed off at the pass : ENDS
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" . . . ___ to touch": Brooke : FURS
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Prefix with meter and liter : DECI
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Mac's nix : NAE
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Brest beast : BETE
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Distributor : ISSUER
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Take : PROCEEDS
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Coral islands : ATOLLS
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Dir. from Pisa to Verona : NNE
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Horn leader : TIN
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Versatile one : TRIPLETHREAT
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Garrison : POST
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Brut's relative : SEC
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N.L. team : ENNEAD
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Consequently: Var. : THEREFOR
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Squeeze, in Savoie : SERRE
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Prank : DIDO
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U.S.N. or U.S.A.F. : SER
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His home has a dome : ASTRO
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Guidry, Cey and Santo : RONS
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Emulate Fisk : CATCH
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Word before stand or draw : WITH
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Short surplice : COTTA
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Aves. : STS
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"___ Spake Zarathustra" : THUS
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Good vision, to an umpire : ASSET
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Rude : IMPOLITE
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Journalism, for one : ESTATE
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Kind of hen : MUD
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Batters' stats : RBIS
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"Gulf Stream" painter : WINSLOWHOMER
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___ word (briefly) : INA
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This, to Thérèse : CET
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Oil exporters : IRAQIS
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Fragmented, as food : MORSELED
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Some have fallen : ARCHES
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Gists : NUBS
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Plath's "The Bell ___" : JAR
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Former darling of the Met set : ALDA
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Discard : SHED
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All trailer : STAR
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One with aspirations : DESIRER
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How some runners pull up : LAME
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Strike areas : LANES
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CB O.K. : TENFOUR
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Zinc, e.g. : BASEMETAL
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Military command : ONTHEDOUBLE
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Put back in office : REINSTATE
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Sailing : ASEA
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Pals of Fran and Stan : OLLIES
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Transactions : ACTA
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It's for the birds : SEED
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Linen marking : HERS
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Canonical hour : SEXT
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Promontory : NESS
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Half of CXIV : LVII
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Sunder : REND
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Like putti : ANGELIC
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Coaching, e.g. : JOB
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May who worked with a Mike : ELAINE
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___ alba (gypsum) : TERRA
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N.L. pitcher : SOSA
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Nominee endorser in Britain : ASSENTOR
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McRae of baseball : HAL
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Inventor Howe : ELIAS
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Middle: Comb. form : MEDI
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Father of Agamemnon : ATREUS
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Greek letter : TAU
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Wing : ELL
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Get by, with "out" : EKE
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Exile island : ELBA
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Rivers in Scotland and Wales : DEES
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Feudal underlings : SERFS
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Substitute : STANDIN
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Thirty-two are a mouthful : TEETH
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Caught one's breath : GASPED
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Strike out : DELETE
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Average : RUNOFTHEMILL
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Stimulus-response device : SENSOR
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Org. units : DPTS
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American Indians : ERIES
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Musical standard : CONCERTPITCH
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What Fred Lynn wields : BAT
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That cad: Lat. : ISTE
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Kind of rocket : RETRO
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"A portion of the ___": Shelley : ETERNAL
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Gannets' kin : ERNES
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Comic Bert : LAHR
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Nonclerical group : LAICS
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Snorri Sturluson's summary : EDDA
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Vexers : PESTS
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Agriculturists : RAISERS
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Printing processes, for short : ROTOS
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Hall of Famer : OTT
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Be quiet! : SHUSH
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Plug : CHEW
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Dilute : WATER
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About : CIRCA
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European graylings : OMBERS
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Ado : STIR
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Flat occupant : TENANT
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Plant openings : STOMAS
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___ in (aware) : TUNED
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"There be fools alive, ___ . . . ": Shak. : IWIS
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Ancient Semitic tongue : AMORITE
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Art movement : DADA
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Cried harshly : SQUALLED
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Sept. 23–Oct. 22 baby : LIBRA
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W.W. II group : OSS
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Sharp reprimands : EARFULS
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City once called Last Chance : HELENA
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Dutch cheeses : EDAMS
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Fool : JESTER
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Bristles : SETAE
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Compact : DENSE
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Change the interior : REDO
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Organic compound : ENOL
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World Series winners: 1969 : METS
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Early wildlife preserver : NOAH
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Stage prize : OBIE
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Eurasian shrub : ULEX
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Musical symbol : REST
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Undergarment : BRA
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N.R.C. predecessor : AEC
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Ride the bench : SIT
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Consumed : ATE
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Owns : HAS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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