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New York Times, Monday, August 11, 1980

Author:
Herb L. Risteen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 3
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,234
Across
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Truck part : CAB
4
John Wayne type : HEMAN
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Slight : SLIM
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Woeful word : ALAS
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Pal from Ponce : AMIGO
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Present : POSE
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Marry : MATE
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Helmet part : VISOR
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Actor's ambition : ROLE
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Seaver, Guidry et al. : PITCHERS
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Enjoyed : LIKED
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French cathedral town : LAON
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"Mood ___," 1931 song : INDIGO
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Dishes out dough : SPENDS
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Possessive : OURS
30
City on the Danube : ULM
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Casper's wife in old comics : TOOTS
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Available : ONTAP
35
Light meal, in London : TEA
36
Tolkien creature : ELF
37
Bluish-gray : SLATY
38
Isle of ___ : MAN
39
Immie : MIB
40
One of Oberon's subjects : FAIRY
41
Day laborers : PEONS
43
Worthless thing : SOU
44
Roman historian : LIVY
45
Read : PERUSE
46
Dock device : LOADER
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Merit : EARN
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Chair part : SPLAT
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Was repetitious : ITERATED
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___ de combat : HORS
56
Trooper's beam : RADAR
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Designate : NAME
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Malarial fever : AGUE
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Aspect : ANGLE
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Sop to Ma Bell : DIME
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Belgian city : MONS
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Stable occupant : STEED
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Be off guard : NAP
Down
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Military abode : CAMP
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Half the name of a game : ALAI
3
Civil War engagement : BATTLEOFBULLRUN
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Places of refuge : HAVENS
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African V.I.P. : EMIR
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Civil War engagement : MISSIONARYRIDGE
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Past : AGO
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Conjunction : NOR
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Stripling : SPRIG
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Civil War engagement : LOOKOUTMOUNTAIN
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Map marking : ISLE
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Reward, in poesy : MEED
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Intersecting line, to a geometer : SECANT
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Coal scuttles : HODS
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Speak imperfectly : LISP
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Like a kook : NUTTY
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Low cart : DRAY
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Checks : STEMS
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Ailment suffered by F.D.R. : POLIO
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Inclines : LEANS
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Parson's residence : MANSE
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Shade of green : OLIVE
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Port ___, Egypt : SAID
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"Tortilla ___" : FLAT
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Orchard product : PEAR
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Mission for Mom : ERRAND
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Took a look : PEERED
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Saharan spots : OASES
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Pretend : SHAM
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Comic-strip hero : POGO
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Narrative : TALE
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Jane Austen novel : EMMA
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Profound : DEEP
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Abyssinian title : RAS
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Tiny colonist : ANT

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