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TRIPLE TALK

New York Times, Sunday, July 13, 1980

Author:
William J. Yskamp
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.39, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 683 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 157, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 14, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
William J. Yskamp has 3 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,205
Across
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Era : PERIOD
7
Clean-cut : CRISP
12
Poses : SITS
16
Possesses : HAS
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Neighbor of Siberia : ALASKA
20
Of the air or ear : AURAL
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Asian sea : ARAL
22
West Indian Indian : CARIB
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Marsupial in Washington zoo : WALLAWALLAWALLABY
27
Greek vowel : OMEGA
28
Koko's weapon : SNEE
29
March of ___ : DIMES
30
Greenish blues : CYANS
31
Degrades : UNMANS
32
Bond : SOLDER
34
"Oberto" composer : VERDI
35
Cheese of Normandy : ANGELOT
36
Frequently, to FitzGerald : OFT
39
Variegated : PIED
40
Ruth : BABE
41
Spectral type : NSTAR
42
Numbs : DEADENS
44
Mediocre women's club : SOSOSOROSIS
47
Thickset horse : COB
50
Astray : ERRING
51
King Cyaxares' subjects : MEDES
52
Christie's "___ at End House" : PERIL
53
Letters : MAIL
54
Flocks of mallards : SUTES
55
Kind of talk or tax : SALES
56
Stairs to the Ganges : GHATS
57
Unit of 1,000 kilograms : TONNE
58
Spline : SLAT
59
Mine roof prop : SPRAG
60
Flashy fowl : CHICHICHICKS
62
Atmosphere: Comb. form. : AER
63
Dance diagrams : CHACHACHARTS
65
Plague : HARASS
66
Counter-balances : TARES
68
Barbarian : HUN
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Made of a grain : OATEN
70
Asian peninsula : ARABIA
72
Dessert makers' contests : BABABAKEOFFS
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Wheel tooth : COG
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Tuaregs' headgear : BERBERBERETS
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Book by D. S. Freeman : RELEE
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Pomander : CASE
85
Took steps : ACTED
86
Korbut and Romanov : OLGAS
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Elvis ___ Presley : AARON
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Dantean division : CANTO
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Guy : STAY
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Beckett's absent character : GODOT
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Companionway : STAIR
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Floor finisher : SANDER
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Long time : EON
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"Farewell, polliwog" : TATATADPOLE
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Household chore : DUSTING
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Brazilian port : BELEM
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Baksheesh : ALMS
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"Stop it!" : DONT
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E.T.O. head : DDE
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Santa Anna at the Alamo : STORMER
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Tern : SCRAY
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Combed wool : CARDED
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Niobe's brother : PELOPS
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Massenet opera : THAIS
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Italian poet: 1544–95 : TASSO
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Domino, e.g. : ROBE
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Of a piece : ALIKE
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Queues for canine meals : CHOWCHOWCHOWLINES
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Diehard's cry : NEVER
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Swiss river : AARE
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Type of type : ELITE
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Uncle's darlings : NIECES
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Bk. of the Bible : GEN
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Stowe novel : DRED
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Ruth St. ___ : DENIS
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Placid : SERENE
Down
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Manhandles : PAWS
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Dash : ELAN
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Respiratory sound : RALE
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British ___ : ISLES
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Orel's river : OKA
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Vacationer's nonactivity : DAWDLING
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Soothed : CALMED
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Archon : RULER
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Cleo's co-attendant : IRAS
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Use a crosscut : SAW
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Sugar pills : PLACEBOS
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Caesar, e.g. : SALAD
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Man of Kerman : IRANI
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Keep ___ on : TABS
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Stallone's sobriquet : SLY
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Glockenspiel player's implement : HAMMER
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Of a region : AREAL
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"In hoc ___ vinces" : SIGNO
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Latin American dances : CONGAS
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Fiber for ropes : BAST
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Candy stripers : AIDES
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Trichords : LYRES
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"Wait ___ Dark" : UNTIL
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Starts the bidding : OPENS
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Potiches : VASES
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Neighbor of Perugia : ASSISI
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Black Sea port : ODESSA
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The hickory stick : FERULE
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Irascible Scot's garment : TARTARTARTAN
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Grocery, in Granada : BODEGA
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Bridge positions : NORTHS
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___ of Worms : DIET
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Psalm word : SELAH
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Wealthy biblical city : OPHIR
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Undergo chemical change : REACT
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Shot of a dance : CANCANCANDID
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Sty talk : OINKS
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Sampler word : BLESS
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Crushed grape skins : MARC
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Wavy pattern in fur : MOIRE
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Bex and Dax : SPAS
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Cocoa-exporting land : GHANA
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"___ Amore," 1953 hit : THATS
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Clip : SHEAR
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Squawfish : CHUBS
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Irritate : CHAFE
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Bawled : CRIED
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Fireside ___ : CHATS
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Cloister : ABBEY
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W. Budapest, to Berliners : OFEN
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Demean : ABASE
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Right-hand page : RECTO
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Hag : BELDAM
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Underworld tongue : ARGOT
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Rossetti's "___ Beatrix" : BEATA
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African enclosures : KRAALS
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Weird : EERIE
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Whistling swans, etc. : OLOR
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Belgian port : OSTEND
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First name of 40 Across : GEORGE
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Pele was one : BOOTER
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Whining speech : CANT
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Tiny particle : ATOMY
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Social stratum : CASTE
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Ketch tippers : GALES
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Made an ostentatious display : SPLASHED
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Preludes to night : SUNDOWNS
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What a hothead loses : TEMPER
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Old Persian coin : DARIC
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Back: Comb. form : DORSO
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Out of order : BROKEN
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Track events : DASHES
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Nine inches : SPAN
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Morse course: Abbr. : TELEG
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Popeye's friend : OLIVE
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Part of S. P. : SHORE
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Made corvine sounds : CAWED
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Chollas : CACTI
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Varnish additive : DRIER
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The Indian Desert : THAR
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Doppelgänger, to a live person : TWIN
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___ and for all : ONCE
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"It might have ___" : BEEN
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Actual being : ESSE
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Heel : CAD
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Cheer in Madrid : OLE
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Golfer's concern : LIE

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 14 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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