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New York Times, Wednesday, January 14, 1981

Author:
Nikki Tenfelde
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q W X }, Scrabble score: 262 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0
Nikki Tenfelde has 11 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,390
Across
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Fish sauce : ALEC
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What glaziers take with their work : PANES
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Pointed missile : DART
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God of destruction, in India : SIVA
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Express sentiment : EMOTE
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"___ and Civilization": Marcuse : EROS
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Ship's bottom timber : KEEL
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Bactrian ___ : CAMEL
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Site of Pizarro's tomb : LIMA
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"From my books ___ of sorrow": Poe : SURCEASE
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Tributary : FEEDER
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Samovars : URNS
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Powwow : CHAT
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It seems to pray over its prey : MANTIS
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City of Lilies : FLORENCE
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Small type : AGATE
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Lull with lullabies : CROON
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Unctuous, flattering speech : OIL
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Round of golf tournaments : ROTA
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Highly gratifying : PROUD
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Matrix : MOLD
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Time : ERA
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England's third-longest river : TRENT
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"Riveter" of W.W. II : ROSIE
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Employed with a fixed income : SALARIED
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Long and slender : LINEAR
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Puppet : TOOL
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Christmas ___, in a Dickens tale : PAST
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Gentle breeze : ZEPHYR
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Fatherly : PATERNAL
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Its natural scale is D : OBOE
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Growing outward : ENATE
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Gaelic isle : EIRE
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Bereft : LORN
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She beguiles with wiles and smiles : SIREN
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"Was it ___ I saw?" (palindrome) : ACAT
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Socially organized insects : ANTS
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Oblique direction : SLANT
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This may seem slow when you fast : LENT
Down
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Writes to Santa : ASKS
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Stead : LIEU
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Constantly : EVER
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Site of the Black Hole : CALCUTTA
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Large hickories : PECANS
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What hoarders do : AMASS
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Gold-rush site in the 90's : NOME
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Solesmes season : ETE
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Ipseity : SELFHOOD
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Cut out : DELETE
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Parched : ARID
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Pinza's birthplace : ROME
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Cossacks' employer : TSAR
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City where most of Perry's ships were built : ERIE
23
Deserve : EARN
25
Ruthian wallop : CLOUT
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___-nest (hoax) : MARES
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Where olpes were bought : AGORA
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Brazilian city since 1597 : NATAL
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Fern leaf : FROND
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Loop : NOOSE
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Eyelashes : CILIA
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Church functionary : ELDER
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Gift for an angler : CREEL
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High-ranking nun : PRIORESS
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City of Saints : MONTREAL
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City taken by Agamemnon : TROY
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Increase in value : RISE
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City of the Violet Crown : ATHENS
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Not manifest : LATENT
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Mass plate : PATEN
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Writer born in Paris: 1840 : ZOLA
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Black : EBON
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___ Said, city in Egypt : PORT
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Another name for the city of Belém : PARA
51
Garibaldi's birthplace : NICE
52
Mullen's "Man of ___" : ARAN
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Native of Riga : LETT
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Zero : NIL

Answer summary: 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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