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New York Times, Thursday, July 24, 1980

Author:
C. J. Angio
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 261 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
C. J. Angio has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,216
Across
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Place featuring baths : SPA
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It's on the watch : DIAL
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Jampan : SEDAN
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R.P.I. rooms : LABS
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College in New Rochelle, N.Y. : IONA
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Fontana of fame : TREVI
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Island group off New Guinea : AROE
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East Indian hemp : SUNN
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Babbled incessantly : RANON
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Bridge builder's concern : STRESS
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Prelude to a plot : IDEA
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___ Jima : IWO
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Blew one's top : HITTHECEILING
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Noted German author: 1864-1947 : HUCH
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Dicer's "lucky 7" : NATURAL
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Yes man's daily activity : ASSENTING
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Spile : STAKE
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His mate became saline : LOT
38
Hoity-toity people : SNOBS
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Can material : TIN
41
Their soil has oil : ARABS
44
Action taken by Jessica and Lorenzo : ELOPEMENT
47
Tom Watson's arithmetic : STROKES
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Interlaken's river : AARE
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Protested noisily : RAISEDTHEROOF
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Modernist : NEO
57
Adjective for a pittance : MERE
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Plugged ___, 1980 Derby entrant : NICKLE
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Like ___ on a log : ABUMP
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Cartoonist Paul Robinson's heroine : ETTA
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Contemporary of Ellery : ERLE
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___ Fields: 1931-78 : TOTIE
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Adriatic feeder : DRIN
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Commando force's action : RAID
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Erect : ONEND
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Sower's grower : SEED
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French possessive : SES
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Cut : SLASH
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Start of a book : PARTI
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Scrub, as a space project : ABORT
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Analyzes closely : DISSECTS
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Gambler's mark : IOU
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Broadway musical : ANNIE
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LCI, LCM or LCT : LANDINGBOAT
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Dire ___, rock group : STRAITS
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Mayan or Mundane : ERA
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Malign; slander : DENIGRATE
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Say it is so : AVOW
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Little muchacho : NINO
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Be very agitated : SEETHE
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Turn away from : SHUN
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___-Mana-Mou, famous race horse : ELA
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Vermilions : CHINESEREDS
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Chinquapin : NUT
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Consanguineous : AKIN
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Period after Shrove Tuesday : LENT
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Sad disyllable : ALAS
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Get the wash ready : SORT
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Private mail carrier's rural beat : STARROUTE
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___-pros (drop a suit) : NOL
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" ___ Sain and pray for rain" (Braves' old slogan) : SPAHNAND
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Stole : BOA
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Counted every penny : SKIMPED
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Part of a well-known palindrome : EREI
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"Laura" lyricist : MERCER
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Wind dir. : ESE
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Raison ___ : DETRE
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Plants grown for their pods : OKRAS
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Kukla's friend : OLLIE
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Takes nourishment : FEEDS
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Pact acronym : NATO
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Jet black : EBON
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Andy Gump's wife : MIN
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Stalemate : TIE

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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