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New York Times, Monday, January 12, 1981

Author:
Evelyn Benshoof
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { F J Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0
Evelyn Benshoof has 71 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,388
Across
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Perceived : ESPIED
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Remorseless enforcers : GESTAPO
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Large, open area : EXPANSE
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Ceased, as a lease : EXPIRED
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Labor unrest : STRIKES
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Extremities : TERMINI
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Tailless amphibian : TOAD
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Assignment : CHORE
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Bay State cape : ANN
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Nevada city : ELY
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Shot forth : SPROUTED
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Short race : SPRINT
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Part of N.B.A. : ASSN
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Abusive criticism : DIATRIBE
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Salad item : TOMATO
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Free from tension : UNBRACE
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Mexican food : TAMALES
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Straight man : STOOGE
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Contest at law : LITIGATE
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French town : TOUL
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Clergyman : CURATE
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Peons : LABORERS
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Hagiographer's interest: Abbr. : STS
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"___ it a vision ... ?": Keats : WAS
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Orion's brightest star : RIGEL
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Retail establishment : SHOP
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Charge : EXPENSE
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Look into closely : EXPLORE
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Cheerfulness : ELATION
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Surfeit : SATIATE
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Ancestry : DESCENT
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Fastener : STAPLE
Down
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Commend enthusiastically : EXTOL
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Bunch of flowers : SPRAY
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Discharged an obligation : PAID
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Cartoonist's need : INK
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Compass point : ESE
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Picture : DESCRIBE
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Publish : GETOUT
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Bear down : EXERT
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Binge : SPREE
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Comedian Conway : TIM
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"Un bel di" is one : ARIA
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Keystone State founder : PENN
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The Norse Zeus : ODIN
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Noble name in Ferrara : ESTE
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Sharpen : HONE
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Roof prop in a coal mine : SPRAG
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Leontyne or Vincent : PRICE
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Hurt : DAMAGE
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Saunter : STROLL
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Room for Raúl : SALA
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Word on a galley : STET
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Olfactory organ : NOSE
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"___ thou art ... " : DUST
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Up on : INTO
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"___ Ben Adhem" : ABOU
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Golden Horde member : TATAR
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Skips : OMITS
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Indefatigable : TIRELESS
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Decoy : LURE
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Compelling : COGENT
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Famed golfer's nickname : ARNIE
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Wisent : BISON
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Sandbank : SHOAL
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Rich cake : TORTE
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Graf ___ : SPEE
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Purslane, e.g. : WEED
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Wheel part : AXLE
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Evian and Menton : SPAS
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Faux pas : SLIP
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Inclusive abbr. : ETC
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Carved Indian pole : XAT
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Sch. group : PTA

Answer summary: 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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