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New York Times, Monday, September 15, 1980

Author:
Richard N. Platt, Jr.
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { C J Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 253 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1 Grid has repeated answers.
Richard N. Platt, Jr. has 5 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,269
Across
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Word with light or street : STOP
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Cobra's relative : MAMBA
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Resound : PEAL
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Tibetan monk : LAMA
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Remained stationary : STOOD
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Sara ___ Jewett : ORNE
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Belligerent son of Zeus : ARES
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Sheer linen cloth : TOILE
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Hersey's "___ the Valley" : INTO
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Kind of ray : MANTA
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Pops the question : PROPOSES
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"Odd Man ___," 1947 film : OUT
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Prefix for dome or turf : ASTRO
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Nosy ___ (a busybody) : PARKER
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Mailer : SENDER
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Catamount : PUMA
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Prefix for gram or nautical : AERO
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Church part : SPIRE
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Russian sea : ARAL
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Australian marsupial : KOALA
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City in Oklahoma : ENID
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Put into type again : RESET
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Canopus or Procyon : STAR
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Exigency : NEED
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Nero or Caligula : DESPOT
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Handles a blooper : FIELDS
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Amy Lowell creation : IMAGE
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Solid caustic : LYE
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Sphere missed by Casey : BASEBALL
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Distinguishing character : ETHOS
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Spellbound : RAPT
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Willow rod : OSIER
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Japanned metalware : TOLE
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Newsman Elie : ABEL
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Chose : OPTED
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Foil's cousin : EPEE
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Great ancient city : TYRE
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Diviners : SEERS
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Tajo and Ebro : RIOS
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This may be grand : SLAM
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Home of Irish kings : TARA
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Red sky at morning, e.g. : OMEN
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Message to Timothy or Titus : PASTORALEPISTLE
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Helena's time, for short : MST
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At the summit : ATOP
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Dancer Shearer : MOIRA
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Machetes of a sort : BOLOS
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Experts : ADEPTS
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Malicious missive : POISONPENLETTER
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Lake in Ireland : ERNE
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Pangolin's meal : ANTS
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Constellation east of Cancer : LEO
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Diving sea bird : AUK
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Prospectors' finds : ORES
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Wood used in shipbuilding : TEAK
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Blender product : PUREE
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Accumulate : AMASS
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Antique autos : REOS
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Broke one's fast : DINED
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Iroquoians : ERIES
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___ Foxx : REDD
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Cowpoke's chum : PARD
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Kind of race : RAT
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King of Norway: 995-1000 : OLAF
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Seed covering : ARIL
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"Come ___," 1931 song : TOME
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Prohibitions : TABOOS
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Cyclone center : EYE
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Canadian peninsula : GASPE
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Crème de la crème : ELITE
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Milt Gross's "Nize ___" : BABY
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Parrot : APER
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Knowing look : LEER
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Arizona Indian : HOPI
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Margarine : OLEO
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Meets a bet : SEES
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"Dirty" one, in a Cagney line : RAT
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Sts. or aves. : RDS

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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