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New York Times, Wednesday, July 23, 1980

5-Down : Con man's trio

Author:
Harriet Gilson Rosenberg
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 264 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 7, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Harriet Gilson Rosenberg has 24 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,215
Across
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"The die is ___!" : CAST
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Pretense : SHAM
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Figaro's land : SPAIN
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Penny ___ : ANTE
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Table d'___ : HOTE
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Dress material : TULLE
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Condemnation : DOOM
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Arthurian lady : ENID
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Papal scarf : ORALE
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Neatly done : INAPPLEPIEORDER
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Wriggling : EELY
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Vulgarian : CAD
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Lagomorphs : HARES
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Awn : ARISTA
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Kind of eclipse : SOLAR
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Patterns used by sign painters : STENCILS
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City on the Mediterranean : ORAN
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Won at chess : MATED
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Desire : URGE
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William H. Seward's $7,200,000 recommendation: 1867 : PURCHASE
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Farm sound : BLEAT
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Daubs : SMEARS
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Deceitful : FALSE
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She, in Bremen : SIE
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Cattle, to Cowper : KINE
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Kind of complexion : PEACHESANDCREAM
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Shaping machine : LATHE
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Vehicle akin to a cutter : SLED
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Classic villain : IAGO
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Tanglefoot, e.g. : ASTER
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Useful Lat. finale : ETAL
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Namesakes ever since Eden : EVES
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Lachrymose : TEARY
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County in Florida : DADE
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Withered : SERE
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Moslem magistrate : CADI
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Later : ANON
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Portico for Plato : STOA
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Part of W.C.T.U. : TEMPERANCE
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Con man's trio : SHELLS
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Proverbial fly catcher : HONEY
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Eagerly expecting : ATIP
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Dose : MEDICATE
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Substituted (for) : STOODIN
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Sound of contentment : PURR
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"When I was ___ ... ": Gilbert : ALAD
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That one, to Tacitus : ILLE
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At no time, poetically : NEER
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Equal : PEER
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Kind of seal : EARED
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Son of Osiris : HORUS
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Frighten : ALARM
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Rooms for cleaning pots and pans : SCULLERIES
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Whitewalls or radials : TIRES
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Kelp and Irish moss : ALGAE
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Weakling : SOP
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Between Sault and Marie : STE
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Harden : SET
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Girl in a Berlin song : MARIE
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Imposed, as a fine : ASSESSED
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Quick-lunch place : HASHERY
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Judge's bench : BANC
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Nero's instrument : FIDDLE
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"I ___ You Now," masseur's song : KNEAD
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Small piece of ground : PLAT
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"Take thine ___ ... ": Luke 12:19 : EASE
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"___ boy!" : ATTA
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Chastity's mother : CHER
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Ski resort in Utah : ALTA
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Roof part : EAVE
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Dyeing apparatus : AGER
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Old man in a song : MOSE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle.

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