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New York Times, Friday, September 5, 1980

Author:
Goldmann
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { J K X Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,259

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Across
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Feet for W. S. Gilbert : IAMBS
6
"That's one small ___ for a man ... " : STEP
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Word in a Hope-Crosby film title : ROAD
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Unexpected delight : TREAT
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Contemporary of Haydn : ARNE
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Indian of a New York region : ERIE
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Obliterate : ERASE
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___ qua non : SINE
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Pinnacle : ACME
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Hawthorne slept here : MANSE
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First king of Israel : SAUL
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El Centro's gift to entertainment : CHER
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Penultimate G. & S. opera : UTOPIALIMITED
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Gurth, in "Ivanhoe" : SERF
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Yalies : ELIS
28
Venus or Mars : ORB
31
Memorable singer: 1936–73 : DARIN
34
Come in : ENTER
37
"'Twas ever ___" : THUS
39
OPEC member : QATAR
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Author of a famous elegy : GRAY
42
Became strengthened, with "up" : TONED
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Decorative stroke on a letter : SERIF
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Part of "to be" : ARE
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Former N.Y.C. newspaper : TRIB
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Applaud : CLAP
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Antepenultimate G. & S. opera : THEGONDOLIERS
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Metallic element : IRON
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Stand on line : WAIT
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Bonnie or John of singing fame : RAITT
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One of the Roosevelts : SARA
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Puccini heroine : MIMI
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With 43 Down, undignified : INFRA
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Object to : MIND
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With, in Tours : AVEC
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Famous Swiss mathematician : EULER
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Koko's weapon : SNEE
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Suffix with sweet or low : NESS
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Paellas, e.g. : STEWS
Down
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Piece of news : ITEM
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Chilean pianist : ARRAU
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Had in mind : MEANT
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Hines and Moll : BASSOS
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Brewed tea : STEEPED
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Tree yielding a flavoring agent : SASSAFRAS
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"The ___," Orson Welles film: 1962 : TRIAL
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Boredom : ENNUI
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"___ a grape" (Mae West line) : PEELME
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Responding to a stimulus : REACTING
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Mehta leads one : ORCHESTRA
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Directed, as a missile : AIMED
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Does, for instance : DEER
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Where the Euphrates flows : IRAQ
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___ de la Cité : ILE
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Pittsburgh catcher : OTT
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Greek letter : RHO
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"Fleshly poet" of "Patience" : BUNTHORNE
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Suffix with Brooklyn or Bronx : ITE
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Serious social problem : NARCOTICS
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Sound receiver : EAR
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"A pocket full of ___" : RYE
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Schubert favorite : SERENADE
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Small stream : RILL
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See 62 Across : DIG
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Women's chorus in "Iolanthe" : FAIRIES
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Archer : BOWMAN
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What G. W. Carver converted into axle grease : PEANUT
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Prepare for a bout : TRAIN
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Simple : NAIVE
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Ma Bell's collection : DIMES
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Weapon for a jaeger : RIFLE
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Spread about : STREW
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Certain theories : ISMS
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Men's chorus in "Pinafore" : TARS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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