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New York Times, Thursday, September 18, 1980

Author:
C. J. Angio
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 10, XRef: 2, Spans: 3, 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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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,272
Across
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Amo, ___, amat : AMAS
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Recycling material : SCRAP
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Emcee's place : DAIS
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Cold, dry wind : BORA
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Give the ___ (prove to be false) : LIETO
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"___ Perpetua," Idaho motto : ESTO
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With 34 Across, doctor's question to an amnesiac : CANYOUTELLMEHOW
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Rats : STOOLIES
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Héloïse and Abélard : LOVERS
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"___ Work If You Can Get It," 1937 song : NICE
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Hold sway : RULE
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Macédoine, e.g. : SALADE
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Gas-company employee : METERMAN
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Stevedore's milieu : PIER
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Kierkegaard and Melchior : DANES
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In the past : AGO
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See 17 Across : ITHAPPENEDTOYOU
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D.C. agency: 1948–51 : ECA
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Heroine of a Poe poem : IRENE
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Forsaken : LORN
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Masonic order, for short : SHRINERS
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Book of the Apocrypha : ESDRAS
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Neural network : RETE
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Make cardigans : KNIT
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Rubbernecking : ASTARE
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Most thought-provoking : MEATIEST
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Amnesiac's reply : NOIDONTREMEMBER
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Agatha Christie was one : DAME
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"___ evil . . . " : SEENO
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Roof edge : EAVE
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Rulers of a movie planet : APES
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Pliny the ___ of Rome : ELDER
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Old dagger puzzlers are stuck with : SNEE
Down
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Pre-primer fundamentals : ABCS
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Item under a drawbridge : MOAT
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Pisa's river : ARNO
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Geisha's goodbye : SAYONARA
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Floodgate : SLUICE
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Person quoted or honored : CITEE
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Pawnees' neighbors : REES
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Expanse east of N.A. : ATL
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Like many U.S. rivers and streams : POLLUTED
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Kipling's dastardly Danny : DEEVER
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Retired court star : ASHE
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"Take ___ leave it" : ITOR
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Their mates may be boars : SOWS
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Reeking : OLID
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Harass : MOLEST
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Ballerina Jeanmaire : RENEE
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Northern ___ (apples) : SPIES
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It follows gee : AITCH
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Composer of "The Merry Widow" : LEHAR
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Horace, Thomas and Delbert : MANNS
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Koch of New York : MAYOR
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Greek marketplace : AGORA
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These are often subjects : NOUNS
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Maker of early steel plows : DEERE
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Mrs. Tanqueray's creator : PINERO
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It's only make-believe : PRETENSE
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What "it seems like" in a pop song : OLDTIMES
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Islamic flats : IRADES
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Captivate : ENAMOR
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Locale : SITE
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City in N.H. : KEENE
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"On a wing ___ prayer" : ANDA
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Product of saponification : SOAP
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One of an impatient duo : TIME
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Talking horse of old TV : MRED
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Abba of Israel : EBAN
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Golfer Ballesteros : SEVE
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Word with hat or shoe : TREE
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___ Aviv : TEL

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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