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New York Times, Friday, August 8, 1980

Author:
Eli Wesoff
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 261 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Eli Wesoff has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,231
Across
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Important golf tourn. : PGA
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Uses a dirk : STABS
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A queen of Sparta : LEDA
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Waggish : ARCH
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Porter's "You Don't Know ___": 1929 : PAREE
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Actor Holliman : EARL
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Rake : ROUE
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Pump attachment : ANKLESTRAP
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Destroy utterly, as a car : TOTAL
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Follies star Gray : GILDA
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Air rifle ammo : BBS
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___ Bow, river in Wyo. : MEDICINE
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Lorelei ___, Loos woman : LEE
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Montenegrin : SERB
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Since, to Scottie : SYNE
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Game in which at least two men come to pass : FOOTBALL
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Bodkin : NEEDLE
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River rising in Mongolia : AMUR
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He wore a Union suit : MEADE
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Ink follower : WELL
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Helicopter airfoils : ROTORS
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No longer out of order : REPAIRED
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Potent beginning : OMNI
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Preserve : SALT
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Time past : AGO
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Slants : INCLINES
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Seabees' org. : USN
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Beanery : DINER
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Where Vulcan plied : AETNA
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What an onychophagist bites : FINGERNAIL
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Tibia : SHIN
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Spread : OLEO
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"Ill ___ moonlight, proud Titania" : METBY
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Family branch : SEPT
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Pop : SODA
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Phoenix's milieu : ASHES
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Meadowland : LEA
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Segment : PART
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He has a stable job : GROOM
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Crucial : ACUTE
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Baden-Baden is one : SPA
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Like certain assets : TANGIBLE
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He was once in "Luv" : ARKIN
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"G.W.T.W." scarlet woman : BELLE
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Go to ___ (deteriorate) : SEED
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Allow : LET
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Chatterbox : EARBENDER
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Mousy : DRAB
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The Pennines, e.g. : ALPS
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Obstinate : HEADSTRONG
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Mud volcano : SALSE
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Dear, in Dortmund : LIEB
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Stuffs : CRAMS
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Evidence giver : EYEWITNESS
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Swiss linear unit : ELLE
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Wide's partner : FAR
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"Typee" sequel : OMOO
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Against superior forces : OUTMANNED
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Spirit of ancient Rome : LAR
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Neighbor of Tibet : NEPAL
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Antiquity, in poesy : ELD
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Trace the outline of : DESCRIBE
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___ la Plata, S.A. estuary : RIODE
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Inter ___ : ALIA
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Orator of '76 : INNES
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Ray Milland's birthplace in Wales : NEATH
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Merman or Barrymore : ETHEL
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Wading bird : SNIPE
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Saucers, to some : UFOS
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Rural storage space : SILO
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"My Friend ___" : IRMA
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Drama group acronym : ANTA
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Asian antelope : GOA
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French-Belgian river : LYS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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