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New York Times, Monday, August 18, 1980

Author:
Herb L. Risteen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { F J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 57, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,241
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Leave in a hurry : SCAT
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Hawkshaw's help : CLUE
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One of two before "hooray!" : HIP
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Melody for Scotto : ARIA
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Supporting timber : CROSSPIECE
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"___ Jim": Conrad : LORD
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Learning technique : REPETITION
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Letter : ESS
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___ mail : HATE
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Mountain lakes : TARNS
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Quiet : SEDATE
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Kind of table or hall : POOL
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Cut out : PRUNE
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River in Venezuela : ORINOCO
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Surfaced : PAVED
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___ Guard, at the Vatican : SWISS
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Polish or chafe : RUB
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Patriot of '76 : OTIS
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Add interest to : SPICE
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Very small thing : MOTE
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End of the seventh century : DCC
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Farm animals : SWINE
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Irritable : RASPY
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Like some platefuls : HEAPING
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Oil center in Okla. : TULSA
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Title Christie held : DAME
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Edible, spiny-finned fish : MULLET
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Principal component : BASIS
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Rounded part : LOBE
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Understand the lingo : DIG
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Durant or Nash : AUTOMOBILE
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Mafeking fighter: 1899–1900 : BOER
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Critical point or place : CROSSROADS
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Finnish poem : RUNE
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Stammer : HAW
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Middlecoff of P.G.A. fame : CARY
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Barrister: Abbr. : ATTY
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Fire ___ : SALE
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Peevish person : CROSSPATCH
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Armed-forces branch : AIRSERVICE
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Young boy : TAD
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Where Mt. Ida is : CRETE
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Bound along : LOPE
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Treat : USE
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Time-belt letters : EST
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Legatee : HEIR
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Revered object : ICON
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Slammers : PENS
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Pack in a box : CRATE
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Iron pegs for mountain climbers : PITONS
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Aviator Balbo : ITALO
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Workman : HAND
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U.A.W. treasurer's accumulation : DUES
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___ supports : PRICE
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French river or department : OISE
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In debt : OWING
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Deleted : CROSSEDOUT
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One in the care of a clinician : OUTPATIENT
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Seed case : POD
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Book part : SPINE
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Titled personage in Turkey : BEY
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Dance resembling the watusi : SWIM
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Shopping site : MALL
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Spurts of energy : SPASMS
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Hold sway : RULE
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Final word in Toledo : ADIOS
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Conduits : TUBES
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Antiquated : MOLDY
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Composer of "St. Matthew Passion" : BACH
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Emanation : AURA
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Put into storage : STOW
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Truth stretcher : LIAR
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"Vivian ___," Disraeli novel : GREY
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Tolkien creature : ORC
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Stole : BOA
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Item in a lingerie dept. : BRA

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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