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New York Times, Tuesday, January 13, 1981

Author:
Mark Krusemeyer
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { B J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Mark Krusemeyer has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,389
Across
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Fastening : HASP
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Russian sea : ARAL
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Con man's forte : SCAM
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Play opener : ACTI
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Gentleman's gentleman : VALET
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Doral target : HOLE
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N.Y.–Can. area for boaters, anglers et al. : THOUSANDISLANDS
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Baste : SEW
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"Ruy Blas" author : HUGO
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Utah range : UINTAS
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Penalty for illegal parking : FINE
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Kind of tube : INNER
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Task : STINT
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South African settlement : STAD
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Likely : APT
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Adored image : ICON
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Zenith : ACME
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Dernier ___ : CRI
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N.H. spot for those who want to be high : MOUNTWASHINGTON
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Timetable abbr. : ARR
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Vassar purchase : HOPS
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Solitary : LONE
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Males : MEN
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Optimistic : ROSY
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Fern propagator : SPORE
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Nimble : AGILE
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Creator of Eliza Doolittle : SHAW
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Hardened volcanic froth : PUMICE
51
Accessible : OPEN
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Tibetan gazelle : GOA
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Ga.–Fla. spot for those wild about wildlife : OKEFENOKEESWAMP
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Confined : PENT
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Roger Moore role : SAINT
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Sheltered, on a liner : ALEE
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Soaring swifties : SSTS
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Foster and Knight : REDS
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Money in Pretoria : RAND
Down
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Bowlers, e.g. : HATS
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Relative of a twinge : ACHE
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Lade : STOW
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More, in music : PIU
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Shakespeare's "Scram!" : AVAUNT
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Extent : RANGE
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Moro or Ray : ALDO
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Garland : LEI
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Soprano Rita : SHANE
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Builder, muscle or bridge player : CONTRACTOR
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Actor Alan : ALDA
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Meal on the Missouri : MESS
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Tidal wave : TSUNAMI
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Leg part : SHIN
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Basswood : LINDEN
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Trollope's "Phineas ___" : FINN
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Yen : ITCH
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Twenty : SCORE
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Knightly sport : TOURNAMENT
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Fresh : SASSY
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Disposed : PRONE
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Fork part : TINE
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Colleague of an alim : IMAM
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"___ is he arm'd . . . ": Shak. : THRICE
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Winter garments : WOOLENS
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Church area : APSE
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Shine : GLOW
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Some of these are fitted : SHEETS
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Kitchenware : PANS
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Some are certificates : GIFTS
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Use up : SPEND
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Boston ___ : POPS
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Luau instruments, for short : UKES
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Tom Joad, for one : OKIE
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Fete : GALA
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Soothsayer's cue : OMEN
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Copied : APED
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Rower : OAR
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What Mars never barred : WAR

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