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New York Times, Wednesday, September 24, 1980

5-Down : Supermarket employee

Author:
Kathryn Righter
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 304 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, 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. 11,278
Across
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Garret : ATTIC
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Part of a window blind : SLAT
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Narrow opening : SLIT
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Goddess of the hunt : DIANA
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Surface undulation : WAVE
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Milne's "When We ___ Very Young" : WERE
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Official receiving a 19-gun salute : AMBASSADOR
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In the distance : AFAR
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French possessive pronoun : MES
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Holographic : HANDWRITTEN
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Ventilates : AIRS
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Part of the foot : ARCH
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Made a touchdown : SCORED
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Kind of tennis stroke : BACKHAND
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Player of pibrochs : PIPER
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Strives successfully : COPES
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Conjunction : NOR
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Prayers : AVES
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Is concerned : CARES
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Icelandic literary work : EDDA
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X : TEN
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Blanket or lid : COVER
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Sound from an unoiled hinge : CREAK
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King of England: 978-1016 : ETHELRED
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Cook gently : CODDLE
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Wing-shaped : ALAR
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Lake, source of the Blue Nile : TANA
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Garb for "Second Hand Rose" : HANDMEDOWNS
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Rex's Gallic relative : ROI
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Wavy, in heraldry : UNDE
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Be received; arrive : COMETOHAND
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One on the move : GOER
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Arboret, e.g. : TREE
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Even : LEVEL
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Finishes : ENDS
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Ingredient of mortar : SAND
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Mineral for grinding and polishing : EMERY
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"Supermoney" author, ___ Smith : ADAM
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Kind of keeper : TIME
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Small flaps : TABS
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"___ Mist," 1928 song : INA
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Supermarket employee : CASHIER
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Producers of cygnets : SWANS
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His gun was for hire in 1942 : LADD
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Declare : AVOW
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Galleries or colonnades : TERRACES
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Cloth sample : SWATCH
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Like an insincere compliment : LEFTHANDED
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Dies ___ : IRAE
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Sea bird : TERN
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Red chalcedony : SARD
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Annoys : IRKS
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The Greek Tiu : ARES
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Sudden outpouring : SPATE
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Little spotted skunk : CIVET
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Liberal; generous : OPENHANDED
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World-weary : BORED
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Mimicker : APER
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Pertaining to knots or bumps : NODAL
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Male mallard : DRAKE
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Home to a Paleolithic man : CAVE
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Emends : CORRECTS
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Wagnerian role : ERDA
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Quahog : CLAM
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Comfort or cheer : CONSOLE
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Church officials : ELDERS
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Argot : CANT
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"Ring" leader of Tammany Hall : TWEED
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Enormous : HUGE
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"___, good nurse!": Juliet : ANON
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One of the Copperfields : DORA
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Straw in the wind : OMEN
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Talk wildly : RAVE
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Unique item or person : ONER
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In a lazy manner : IDLY
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Couturier's line : HEM

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

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