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New York Times, Thursday, August 7, 1980

Author:
C. J. Angio
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J W X Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
C. J. Angio has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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Across
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"Jack and the Beanstalk" theft : HARP
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Humane org. : SPCA
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"Curmudgeon" in F.D.R.'s Cabinet : ICKES
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El Hadj ___ Bongo, President of Gabon : OMAR
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Follower of turkey or fox : TROT
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Kitchen intruder : ROACH
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What Satan asked : HOTENOUGHFORYOU
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Ciceronian collection : ORATIONS
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Engrossed : INTENT
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Brink : EDGE
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"Coffee, Tea, ___": Baker and Jones : ORME
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Place for a parade : AVENUE
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Hedonist's quest : PLEASURE
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Like Williams's "Menagerie" : GLASS
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Jampan : SEDAN
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Only, in Oldenburg : NUR
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Vice principal : AIDE
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Kind of jury : PETIT
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Tennis term : ADIN
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Designer of Kennedy Library at Harvard : PEI
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Hot under the collar : IRATE
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Lopez from Dallas : TRINI
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Span for angels or devils : ETERNITY
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Ryan's "A ___ Too Far" : BRIDGE
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___ buco, Italian dish : OSSO
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Plum for gin : SLOE
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"___ the public" : OPENTO
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Water sports : AQUATICS
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See 17 Across : BURNINGQUESTION
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Trolley track : IRAIL
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Spades, e.g. : SUIT
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Opera that opens in Memphis : AIDA
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Item for Mary Cassatt : EASEL
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Immies : MIBS
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Brat's mouthwash : SOAP
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Accompaniment for Kringle's jingles : HOHO
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Cupid : AMOR
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Pro ___ : RATA
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It's only make-believe : PRETENSE
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Curly, Moe or Larry : STOOGE
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Sourpuss : PRUNE
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Gear teeth : COGS
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Decathlon participant: Abbr. : ATH
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Epithet given Lou Gehrig : IRONMAN
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Legislative body of Spain or Portugal : CORTES
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Danny, Sammy or Stubby : KAYE
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A social sci. : ECON
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Occlude : SHUT
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Breeding place : NIDUS
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"___ will!" : FIREAT
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Any pop song of Pop's day : OLDIE
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Yawning : AGAPE
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John ___ Lindsay : VLIET
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She was a lady : EADIE
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Nit-picking : PETTY
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Ruined : UNDID
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Feeling contrite : RUING
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Banks of baseball fame : ERNIE
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Former kin of NATO : SEATO
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Newgate, for one : PRISON
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Short songs for sopranos : ARIETTAS
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Put in drop by drop : INSTILL
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Priam's territory : TROAS
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Singer Milsap : RONNIE
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Flowers of the madder family : BLUETS
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Lampoon : SQUIB
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Off Broadway award : OBIE
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Aqua ___ : PURA
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Christian and Caesarean : ERAS
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Here, to Hernando : AQUI
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Year in reign of Louis VI : IIIO
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Musical epilogue : CODA
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Ginger follower : SNAP
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Loser to R.M.N. in 1972 : GSM

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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