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New York Times, Friday, August 15, 1980

Author:
Joy L. Wouk
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J Q Y Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Joy L. Wouk has 124 pre-Shortz puzzles and 9 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,238
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Thin sheet placed over stage lights : GEL
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Flying jib or spanker : SAIL
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First words of "A Tale of Two Cities" : ITWAS
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Caesar's wife, e.g. : UXOR
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Radius's neighbor : ULNA
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Spell of duty : TRICK
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Wash : LAVE
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Belfry residents : BATS
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Game ragout : SALMI
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"Mid ___ and palaces ... ": Payne : PLEASURES
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Done : ENDED
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Tourist, at times : STARER
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Bagels, e.g. : ROLLS
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Old fiddle : REBEC
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Furnish : AFFORD
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Opposite a ship's middle : ABEAM
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Its capital is N'Djamena : CHAD
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Theater award : OBIE
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Follower of high or base : BORN
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Haircut's companion : SHAVE
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It bestrides the Tevere : ROMA
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Ship's jail : BRIG
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Corn bread : PONE
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Daub : SMEAR
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Lamb, at Maxim's : AGNEAU
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Garbo : GRETA
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Subdivide minutely : MINCE
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Behrman's "___ for Comedy" : NOTIME
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Site of the House of Seven Gables : SALEM
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Narrow margins : HAIRLINES
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Families : CLANS
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Spain's longest river : EBRO
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Rows : OARS
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Trunk vessel : AORTA
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Greek political org. : ELAS
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Garibaldi's birthplace : NICE
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Beauty's companion : BEAST
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Actor Holliday : KENE
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Tyrannosaurus ___ : REX
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Swigs : GULPS
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Aggrandize : EXALT
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"I ___ Parade," 1931 song : LOVEA
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Scarsdale or Shaker Heights : SUBURB
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Wing-shaped : ALAR
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Like some machine parts : INTERCHANGEABLE
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Riata : LASSO
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"For love is still most precious in ___": Shak. : ITSELF
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Potion's effect on Dr. Jekyll : TRANSFORMATION
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Like "the blue yonder" : WILD
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Peak : ACME
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Supporting plank : SKID
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New dispositions : REARRANGEMENTS
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Look : SEEM
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Burden : LADE
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High-low signal, in bridge : ECHO
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Electronic navigation system : OBOE
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"Green Mansions" girl : RIMA
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Letter opener : DEAR
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Popular Swedish quartet : ABBA
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King of the courts : BORG
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"Come Back to ___" : ERIN
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Affirm : AVER
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Kind of glass or sugar : SPUN
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Aircraft acronym : STOL
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Draws a bead on : AIMSAT
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"La Vie ___," 1946 song : ENROSE
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Nerve : CHEEK
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" ... bombs bursting ___" : INAIR
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Choreographer Cunningham : MERCE
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Favorite of Elizabeth I : ESSEX
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Nonstriker : SCAB
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Lily's relative : ALOE
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Pasternak heroine : LARA
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Land bordering the Caspian : IRAN

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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