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HIGH SPIRITS

New York Times, Sunday, August 31, 1980

Author:
Joy L. Wouk
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 70, Avg Word Len: 5.30, Missing: { Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 580 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 136, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
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. 11,254
Across
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Chorus in "The Green Pastures" : ANGELS
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Volcanic emissions : EJECTA
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Least attentive : DEAFEST
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Lark or eagle : SOARER
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Paid (up) : PONIED
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Hurriedly : INHASTE
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Assignations : TRYSTS
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River to Hecate Strait : SKEENA
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Office, in Santander : AGENCIA
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Lace tag : AGLET
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"Balloon Hoax" author : POE
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Comic-strip pilot : SMILINJACK
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Early car : REO
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P.S. 6 Man., e.g. : ELEMSCH
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Press : IRON
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Sommer : ELKE
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Po River city : TURIN
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Song syllable : TRA
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Teller's place : CAGE
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"Mr. Republican" : TAFT
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Pigments for Gainsborough : OCHRES
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Ann Ronell's command to a willow : WEEP
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Certain jockey's concern : DISC
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Game, such as rounders : TUT
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Lend ___ (help) : AHAND
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Crab shells : CARAPACES
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Ulithi, e.g. : ATOLL
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Patriotic org. : SAR
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Vedic sky dragon : AHI
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Browning's "___ Duchess" : MYLAST
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Poet St.-John, 1960 Nobelist : PERSE
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Rainbow goddess : IRIS
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Seat for Burger : BANC
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Barbarian : HUN
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" . . . ___ spacious skies" : FOR
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Did some decorative stitching : SMOCKED
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Oar parts : LOOMS
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Tybalt, to Juliet : KINSMAN
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Bergamot, e.g. : OIL
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U.N. arm : ILO
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Augury : OMEN
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Saarinen : EERO
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Obtund : BLUNT
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Mogadishu resident : SOMALI
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Stingo, in Soho : ALE
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Muffler mangler : RUT
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Ouida : RAMEE
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Becoming communicative : OPENINGUP
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Mesta : PERLE
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D.C. agency under McIntyre : OMB
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Occlude : SHUT
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Heller hero : GOLD
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Used a rosary : PRAYED
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Pongo and wou-wou : APES
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"___ volat propriis" (Oregon motto) : ALIS
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Ass, in Tours : ANE
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Flora and fauna : BIOTA
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Ford's running mate: 1976 : DOLE
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Moroccan district : IFNI
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Kentucky Derby winner: 1956 : NEEDLES
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Game played with counters : NIM
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Buccaneers' black banner : JOLLYROGER
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Aria area : CEE
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G.I.'s "sky pilot" : PADRE
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Spanish philosopher: 1864–1936 : UNAMUNO
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Swatch : SAMPLE
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Christie's "The ___ of Chimneys": 1925 : SECRET
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Covered with tin or steel : METALED
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Creates a jam : TIESUP
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Part of a rosebush's hip : ACHENE
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Arranges beforehand : PRESETS
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Kaufman quips : ADLIBS
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___ prunes : STEWED
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"___ Is Born" : ASTAR
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Neighbor of Sverige : NORGE
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" . . . haughty gallant, ___?": N. Rowe : GAYLOTHARIO
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Gaelic : ERSE
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Possessed of learning : LETTERED
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Grads-to-be : SRS
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British spa or college : EPSOM
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Card : JOKESTER
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Paris-to-Reims dir. : ENE
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Co., in Metz : CIE
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Sawbucks : TENS
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He wrote "The Native's Return": 1934 : ADAMIC
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Conversation writer : DIALOGIST
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Donkeys on shipboard : ENGINES
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"Two owls and ___": E. Lear : AHEN
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Kind of aircraft : FANJET
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Reversible machine : ESCALATOR
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Measures of set type : STICKFULS
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Vessel on the range : TEAKETTLE
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Implement for flights of fancy : PEN
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Sultanic say-sos : IRADES
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Fleur-de-___ : LIS
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Quintessence : CREAM
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Opper creation : HAPPYHOOLIGAN
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Inspiration for Keats : URN
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Bedouin's goal, at times : OASIS
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Allure : CHARM
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Farm wagon : WAIN
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Poultry treat : CAPON
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Its capital is N'Djamena : CHAD
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Astringent : ALUM
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Provençal love song : CANSO
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Pithy : TERSE
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Slayer of Eric IV : ABEL
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A quick bread : SCONE
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Region, to Byron : CLIME
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Choice : FINE
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Sharpers : KITES
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Buck heroine : OLAN
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Iodine source : KELP
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Buffoon : MERRYANDREW
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"Any fool can make ___ . . . ": Thoreau : ARULE
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Eminent : NOTED
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Whittier's Miss Muller : MAUD
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Decathlon item : BROADJUMP
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Satirist : LAMPOONER
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Like plants of the carrot family : UMBELLATE
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Grits and chitlins : SOULFOODS
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Choosing : OPTING
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"___ swell foop" : INONE
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Campus group : GLEECLUB
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Broad view : PROSPECT
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Erode : EAT
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Snood : HAIRNET
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Flan : PIE
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Lagerlof et al. : SELMAS
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Mexican institution : SIESTA
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Wheat, in Colmar : BLE
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Abysses : DEEPS
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Drama by S. Johnson : IRENE
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Apportioned : METED
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Time of "comfort and joy" : YULE
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Foray : RAID
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Yearn : ACHE
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Brooks : MEL
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"___ Love You," 1934 song : PSI
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His Most Serene Highness: Fr. abbr. : SAS

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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