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REVERSE ENGLISH

New York Times, Sunday, September 28, 1980

Author:
Herb L. Risteen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.10, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 547 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 107, Cheaters: 15, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,282
Across
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Leaping lights : ARCS
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Casts off : SHEDS
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Founder of Lower Slobovia : CAPP
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Ill composed : LAME
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Opinion : VIEW
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Sound of Washington : PUGET
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Big book : FOLIO
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Cupid : AMOR
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"Christabel" poet : SAMUELTAYLORCOLERIDGE
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Five Nations group : SENECAS
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Departer from Orly : AVION
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Came about : AROSE
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Early sixth-century date : DII
30
Places for loafers : FEET
31
Split-lipped mammal : HARE
33
"Invictus" poet : WILLIAMERNESTHENLEY
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Whip mark : WALE
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Companion of Enyo : ARES
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Kind of ant or brat : ARMY
44
Soho swell : NOB
46
Electrical units : OHMS
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On the house : FREE
48
Deck posts : BITTS
50
Unadorned : BARE
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Lobster coral : ROE
52
He wrote "The Cheats" : CAPEK
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Giotto subject : DANTE
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Analyze grammatically : PARSE
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Twist the meaning of : TORTURE
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Threnody : DIRGE
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Equivocate : PALTER
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Mayor of Plymouth: 1581 : SIRFRANCISDRAKE
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Goose-pimply : SCARED
66
After, in rouge et noir : APRES
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Treated a lawn : AERATED
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Officiates at a tea : POURS
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Culloden Moor fighters: 1746 : SCOTS
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Minds : CARES
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Harem room : ODA
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Pop singer Gibb : ANDY
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Arbuckle : FATTY
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At another time : ANON
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Stiffly precise : PRIM
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Far East tongue : TAI
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Flippant : AIRY
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Alaskan island : ATTU
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Water current : RACE
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Ambassador at Paris: 1814–15 : THEDUKEOFWELLINGTON
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Layers : HENS
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Arabic letter : ALIF
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Pro ___ : TEM
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Houston athlete : ASTRO
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Fragrant seed : ANISE
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Missionary priest : PAULIST
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Philip Stanhope : THEEARLOFCHESTERFIELD
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Like certain controls : DUAL
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Window type : ORIEL
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Hawk's weapon : TALON
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___ avis : RARA
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Betray : SELL
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Hit hard : BASH
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Soft-soaps : SNOWS
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Warren : SLUM
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Prayer : AVE
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Manipulates : RIGS
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Grant : CEDE
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Cons : SWINDLES
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Coined money : SPECIE
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Mimetic dance : HULA
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Parts of psyches : EGOS
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Calendar abbr. : DEC
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Machine-guns : STRAFES
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Prairie preyer : COYOTE
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King or Bates : ALAN
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Alveolus : PIT
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Eur. land : POL
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Victory emblem : LAUREL
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War supplies, for short : AMMO
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Bygone birds : MOAS
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Gaelic : ERSE
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Swift kangaroo : FLIER
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Check : REIN
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Calcar : OVEN
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C.S.A. commander : EARLY
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Ah Sin's creator : HARTE
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Intentions : AIMS
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Uncouth person : YAHOO
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Gantry : ELMER
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Novelist Lee : HARPER
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Dryad's home : TREE
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Hide's companion : SEEK
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Topic : MATTER
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" . . . shut yourself up ___ . . . ": Flaubert : INART
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Less desirable : WORSE
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Herbaceous plant : WORT
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Ginger ___ : BEER
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Unit of capacitance : FARAD
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Potential playhouses : BARNS
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Actress Swenson : INGA
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Raft material : BALSA
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Gherkins, for short : CUKES
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Cuts up : DICES
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Poker holdings : PAIRS
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Comics hero : TERRY
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___ tricks : DIRTY
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Dress up : PREEN
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Metrical foot : DACTYL
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Maculation : SPOT
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King of Egypt: 1936–52 : FAROUK
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Young oyster : SPAT
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Literary middle name : CONAN
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TV sound equipment : AUDIO
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The Pentateuch : TORAH
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Rescript : EDICT
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Knight's wife : DAME
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Agra attire : SARIS
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Quaestor under Scipio : CATO
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Stake : ANTE
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Twain hero : FINN
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Lévesque, Peckford et al. : PREMIERS
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"The ___ Innocence": Wharton : AGEOF
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Moves : AFFECTS
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Cause to vibrate : THRILL
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Malayan tree : LANSEH
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Architect Gottlieb ___ Saarinen : ELIEL
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Thought's "father" : WISH
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Motoring maneuvers : UTURNS
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Walter ___ Mare : DELA
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Augments : ADDS
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Pivot : SLUE
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Greenwing : TEAL
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Monkshood : ATIS
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Water ___ : POLO
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Down, to a skipper : ALOW
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Pledge : SEAL
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Done, for short : THRU
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Rifle : ROB
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Christian or Caesarean : ERA
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Stir up : FAN
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Head covering : TAM

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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