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New York Times, Saturday, September 20, 1980

Author:
Kathryn Righter
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { F J Q V X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Kathryn Righter has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,274

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Across
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Norm : PAR
4
Part of an oriel : PANE
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Cry of a flushed snipe : SCAPE
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Rash or insolent : AUDACIOUS
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Pole used in Scottish games : CABER
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Old, unpleasant woman : GRIMALKIN
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Relative of Franco : ITALO
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Emulate Pele or Orr : RETIRE
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These never shake love, says Shakespeare : TEMPESTS
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Cuprum-stannum alloy : AES
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Wire job : TAP
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Evening, in Evian : SOIR
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Kind of palm or pepper : BETEL
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Uses a divining rod : DOWSES
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Speed up : ACCELERATE
35
Swiss river : AARE
36
Royce's fellow traveler : ROLLS
37
Namibia, formerly: Abbr. : SWA
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Purify : PURGE
39
Russian river : URAL
40
"The ___," Hellinger opus: 1934 : TENMILLION
42
Conceal or blush : MANTLE
44
Certain trucks : SEMIS
45
Dutch portrait painter : HALS
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Thus : SIC
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Jungfrau is one : ALP
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Connect, as with links : CATENATE
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Drum signal : TATTOO
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Source of hemp fiber : ABACA
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Frameworks in clay modeling : ARMATURES
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King of Naples: 1808–15 : MURAT
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Playfully coy : KITTENISH
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Gujarat, in India, is one : STATE
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Palindromic Latin infinitive : ESSE
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This might give you a laugh : GAS
Down
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Thick soup : PUREE
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Stulms : ADITS
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Branches : RAMI
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Crested, as a woodpecker : PILEATE
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Perfect, to Armstrong : AOK
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This follows 24 Across : NUIT
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Anglo-Saxon underdogs : ESNES
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General who defeated Hannibal : SCIPIO
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Screeches : CATERWAULS
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He mocked Demeter and became a lizard : ABAS
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Skin : PELT
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Cupid, to Clytemnestra : EROS
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Site of the Taj Mahal : AGRA
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Mergers : CARTELS
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Manner : MODE
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Intrinsically : PERSE
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Dare : BELLTHECAT
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Sheer cotton fabrics : LAWNS
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What Indira says to her dresser : SARI
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Cogito follower : ERGO
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Viewed : SEEN
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Calla lily, e.g. : ARUM
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Beloved of Uncas : CORA
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Roderick Dhu's group : CLAN
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Makes the wild mild : TAMES
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Folded or pleated : PLICATE
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Honduran port : TELA
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Ape or parrot : IMITATE
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Woolly : LANATE
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Pale : STAKE
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Open courts : ATRIA
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Type of soil : LOESS
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Luxurious : POSH
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Machine parts : CAMS
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Adjoin : ABUT
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Place named for a mythical Irish queen : TARA
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Strike was her shtick : ERIS
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___ oil, used in varnish : TUNG
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Map abbrs. : MTS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 7 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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