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New York Times, Wednesday, July 2, 1980

Author:
Norton Rhoades
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J X }, Scrabble score: 301 (avg 1.63)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Norton Rhoades has 24 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Clue for 1-Across isn't quite accurate—duals are multiple solutions to a problem, not multiple problems.

1
D
2
U
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A
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L
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S
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T
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U
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B
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E
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I
11
M
12
E
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T
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E
N
R
O
L
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O
R
A
L
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D
U
M
B
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C
U
C
K
O
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O
P
I
N
T
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I
N
C
A
20
S
H
I
V
S
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S
T
O
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O
D
E
R
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A
I
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T
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U
N
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I
T
I
E
S
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S
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H
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O
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C
K
E
R
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S
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S
A
C
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P
A
R
R
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R
E
C
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S
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G
A
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L
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A
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S
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A
L
S
A
41
B
42
N
A
T
43
O
R
A
L
E
44
S
E
I
Z
E
45
T
R
O
46
T
47
D
I
M
E
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Y
A
49
W
50
F
O
O
51
L
S
C
A
P
52
C
53
A
54
S
Q
U
E
55
S
56
D
D
E
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A
T
T
U
58
E
M
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E
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A
T
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O
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M
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S
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N
E
R
I
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D
I
Z
66
Z
Y
T
R
O
U
67
T
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E
T
A
L
69
E
T
R
E
70
E
L
O
P
E
71
S
E
P
T
72
R
E
A
D
73
R
E
S
E
T
© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,194
Across
1
Chess problems having two solutions : DUALS
6
Boob ___ : TUBE
10
"___ a man . . . " : IMET
14
Enter : ENROL
15
Not written : ORAL
16
Kind of waiter or bell : DUMB
17
Jack-in-the-pulpit's cousin : CUCKOOPINT
19
Cuzco aborigine : INCA
20
Hoods' knives : SHIVS
21
I stand, to Cicero : STO
22
River from Silesia to the Neisse : ODER
23
Small island : AIT
25
Dramatic criteria formulated by Aristotle : UNITIES
27
Movies like "Psycho" : SHOCKERS
32
Anatomical pouch : SAC
33
Young salmon : PARR
34
Accts. : RECS
36
Festive occasions : GALAS
40
Preakness winner: 1942 : ALSAB
42
Cole or Turner : NAT
43
Fanon : ORALE
44
"___ the day!" : SEIZE
45
Take part in the Hambletonian : TROT
47
It once bought a cup of coffee : DIME
48
Veer at sea : YAW
50
Size of writing paper : FOOLSCAP
52
Helmets : CASQUES
56
Ike : DDE
57
Outermost island of the Aleutians : ATTU
58
Uncle, in Edinburgh : EME
60
Particles : ATOMS
64
Faction that exiled Dante : NERI
65
Former Tiger pitcher : DIZZYTROUT
68
Abbr. indicating additional people : ETAL
69
To be, to Jacques : ETRE
70
Marry in haste : ELOPE
71
Family branch : SEPT
72
Master a primer : READ
73
Fix the clock : RESET
Down
1
Mo. for St. Nick : DEC
2
Ringling star who balanced on one finger : UNUS
3
Oboler of radio fame : ARCH
4
Trick-playing god : LOKI
5
Eastern European : SLOVAK
6
___ of the Mark, in S.F. : TOP
7
"Exodus" author : URIS
8
African language : BANTU
9
Britt and John : ELTONS
10
Cues carried by TV crews : IDIOTCARDS
11
"Sic transit gloria ___" : MUNDI
12
Merv, e.g. : EMCEE
13
Ski-slope accessories : TBARS
18
Willow : OSIER
24
Rival of Spade or Queen : TRENT
26
Sly one in Venice : IAGO
27
Baden and Evian : SPAS
28
Hearty's companion : HALE
29
Bears, to Barzini : ORSI
30
Patchwork : CRAZYQUILT
31
Cloth for a bureau : SCARF
35
"I should of ___ in bed": Joe Jacobs : STOOD
37
Not of the clergy : LAIC
38
Mater's predecessor : ALMA
39
Ooze : SEEP
41
___ Brummell : BEAU
46
"___ I am a man" : TODAY
49
Tare eradicator : WEEDER
51
Poe's was "purloined" : LETTER
52
Applies the hickory stick : CANES
53
Last part of a phrase for a chat : ATETE
54
Kind of hanger : STRAP
55
"God shall ___ thee": Acts 23:3 : SMITE
59
Pound the poet : EZRA
61
Heraldic bearing : ORLE
62
Barn sounds : MOOS
63
Extra at the Met : SUPE
66
Londoner's omega : ZED
67
Vietnamese holiday : TET

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 5 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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