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New York Times, Thursday, January 1, 1981

Author:
C. J. Angio
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { F J Q U X Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, 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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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,377

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Across
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Afternoon TV programs : SOAPS
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"See ___ and . . . " : APIN
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Kensington Gardens vehicle : PRAM
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Historian Nevins : ALLAN
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False attitude : POSE
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Singer Coolidge : RITA
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January 1 is one : NATIONALHOLIDAY
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Use to excess : OVERWORK
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Señor from Peru's capital : LIMENO
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"___ a man with . . . " : IMET
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Twofold : BINARY
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High-low play in bridge : SIGNAL
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European quart : LITER
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Join in a cause : ALIGN
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Nine nines : EIGHTYONE
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"Life ___ jest": Gay : ISA
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Wheelwork part : COG
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Character in "Little Men" : NED
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Lombardo's Royal ___ : CANADIANS
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Tire pattern : TREAD
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Mallards' milieus : PONDS
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Open-house drink : SHERRY
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Cries wolf : ALARMS
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Turnovers : PIES
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Tropical tree with white flowers : ACACIA
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N.F.L. team : PATRIOTS
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Cynical question on January 1 : SOWHATELSEISNEW
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"Thus with a kiss ___": Romeo : IDIE
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Part of a geometer's expression : ERAT
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Commemorative slab : STELA
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Suffix with high or glad : NESS
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Cloy : SATE
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Big Bertha's birthplace : ESSEN
Down
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" . . . in corpore ___" : SANO
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King at Oslo : OLAV
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Old man, in Munich : ALTE
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Synapsis : PAIRING
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Ephemeral sculpture : SNOWMAN
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To one side : APART
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First dark horse elected U.S. President : POLK
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Suffix with sheep or wolf : ISH
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Stone Age implement : NEOLITH
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Chief : PRIMARY
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Rotten Row figure : RIDER
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___ rate (in whatever event) : ATANY
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Virginia from St. Louis : MAYO
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Seasonal song : NOEL
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"Morte d'Arthur" lass : LINET
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Dr. who introduced diphtheria antitoxin in U.S. : BIGGS
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Levantine ketch : SAIC
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Bergman role in "Casablanca" : ILSA
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Composer ___ Carlo Menotti : GIAN
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Celebrities : LIONS
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Plants modified by environment : ECADS
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Kayo blow : ONER
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Kind of beer : NEAR
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Gurge : EDDY
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Raiders of the Old West : APACHES
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Andrea ___ : DORIA
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Group in the 1975 Oscar-winning film : INMATES
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"___ of Silas Lapham": Howells : THERISE
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Does not yield to : RESISTS
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Realtor's item : SITE
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Kipling's "___ of Morals" : ACODE
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"The ___ a ass . . . ": Dickens : LAWIS
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Jellylike candy : PASTE
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"Pleasure's ___ . . . ": Byron : ASIN
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Municipal map : PLAT
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Change for a five : ONES
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Part of TV : TELE
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Type of dive : SWAN
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Stage of a sort : ERA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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