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Richard Silvestri
Richard Silvestri

POLYGLOT

New York Times, Sunday, July 27, 1980

Author:
Richard Silvestri
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 5.07, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 513 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 107, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Richard Silvestri has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles and 84 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,219
Across
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Slabs of peat : TURFS
6
W.W. II front : ETO
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Say further : ADD
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Tool for planting seeds : DIBBLE
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At the summit : ONTOP
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___ New York : GREATER
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Sports official : SCORER
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Alter : OLDERINGERMANY
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Principles of faith : TENETS
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Notable play of 1921 : RUR
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Gaggle group : GEESE
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"What ___, Life?": Masefield : AMI
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It's often hard to break : LEASE
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Hole enlargers : REAMERS
31
Monroe follower : ADAMS
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Cowboy's chum : PARD
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Computer fodder : INPUT
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Arena : SANDINSPAIN
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April initials : IRS
42
Spotted : SEEN
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Con men : NOES
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Toward the mouth : ORAD
45
Hoop hanger : NET
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Driller's deg. : DDS
48
Hill dweller : ANT
49
Oligophrenic : MORON
51
Tower locale : PISA
52
Due : ITALIANFORTWO
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Roman road : ITER
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Newspaper's logo : SIG
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Simian space traveler: 1959 : ABLE
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Amonasro's daughter : AIDA
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Reiner or Sagan : CARL
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In a clumsy way : INEPTLY
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Bobwhite : COLIN
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Pass on, as responsibilities : DEVOLVE
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Hair style : AFRO
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City once called College Farm : AMES
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Big book : TOME
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Still : YET
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Dumb performer : MIME
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Mar : SPANISHFORSEA
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Red-cased cheese : EDAM
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Underworld : HADES
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Nucleic acid, for short : RNA
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Hindrance : RUB
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Coin of Japan : SEN
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Stony weather : HAIL
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U.S.S.R. range : ALAI
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Scarce : RARE
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Ouph : ELF
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Tout : ALLINFRANCE
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Sea lion's entourage : HAREM
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Windigo : OGRE
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Protuberant : BULGY
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Objective outlook : REALISM
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Rubber capital : AKRON
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Start of a hole : TEE
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Leo et al. : SIGNS
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Difference between the ai and the unau : TOE
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Tank feature : TURRET
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Court : FRENCHFORSHORT
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Black Sea port : ODESSA
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Speaker's concern : DICTION
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Having a scent : OLENT
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Most uncouth : RUDEST
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Guitarfish : RAY
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March 15, in Milano : IDI
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English battle site: May 14, 1264 : LEWES
Down
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Part of TNT : TOLUENE
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Like some statues : UNDRAPED
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Map abbr. : RTE
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Overlook : FORGET
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Screen in a British manor house : SPIER
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Roe : EGGS
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Monkey puzzle, e.g. : TREE
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Done, to Donne : OER
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Cossack chief : ATAMAN
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Casual wear : DENIMS
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Anhydrous : DRY
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Summer in N.Y.C. : DST
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Where Fischer beat Spassky : ICELAND
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Goof : BONER
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Pane : BREADINITALY
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Court calls : LETS
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Gaelic : ERSE
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"___ of Gaul," medieval romance : AMADIS
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Perfume base : ORRIS
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Capone's nemesis : NESS
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Sic transit gloria ___ : MUNDI
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Hoosier humorist : ADE
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Big spender : SPORT
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Instrument for Serkin : PIANO
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Broadway heroine : ANNIE
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___ bene : NOTA
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In a line : AROW
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Store or stock : RESERVE
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Hollywood hopeful : STARLET
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Photocopy : STAT
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Associate : ALLY
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In style : MODISH
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Algerian port : ORAN
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One-trillionth: Comb. form : PICO
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Lat. case : ABL
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Names meaning "sweet or pleasant" : NAOMIS
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Does clerical work : FILES
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Thai : SIAMESE
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Non-Moslem, to Moslems : INFIDEL
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Rot : GERMANFORRED
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Skald's opus : POEM
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Malacca : CANE
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Tennyson heroine : DORA
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German river : EMS
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Change direction : VEER
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Keynote : TONIC
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A source of oil : SHALE
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Water carrier : PAIL
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Off-the-cuff remark : ADLIB
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Kukla's friend : FRAN
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Of the ear : AURAL
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Merrill or Milnes : BARITONE
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Tackle : HARNESS
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Silvery : ARGENT
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Not of the cloth : LAY
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Vichy et al. : RESORTS
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Irish patriot : EMMET
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Beaverlike fur : NUTRIA
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Like cumulus clouds : FLEECY
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"Cogito, ___ sum" : ERGO
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Fight : HASSLE
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Juniper : GORSE
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Register : ENROL
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Noun suffix : ATOR
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African antelope : KUDU
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Wearing pumps : SHOD
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Former African province of Spain : IFNI
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Use a shuttle : TAT
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Four-termer's monogram : FDR
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Twice LI : CII
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Fell : HEW

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 8 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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