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New York Times, Monday, January 19, 1981

Author:
Nikki Tenfelde
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Nikki Tenfelde has 11 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,395
Across
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Tired old horse : JADE
5
Clergyman : VICAR
10
Pith : MEAT
14
Mild oath : EGAD
15
Accustom : INURE
16
Chaplet for Percivale : ORLE
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Forefather : SIRE
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Small herring : SPRAT
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Baltic city : RIGA
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Rear seating in vintage cars : TONNEAUS
22
Knave : RASCAL
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Weight allowance : TRET
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"The ___ to you!" : SAME
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Maroon : STRAND
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Tribute : ACCOLADE
33
Greek island : CRETE
34
Fruit of the blackthorn : SLOES
35
Popular vehicle : VAN
36
Ferris wheel or whip : RIDE
37
Scottish estate owner : LAIRD
38
Puff : PANT
39
Collection : ANA
40
Dicer's "natural" : SEVEN
41
Kind of ant or elephant : WHITE
42
Edifice in Arlington, Va. : PENTAGON
44
Stripper : PEELER
45
Distant : AFAR
46
Advocatory statement : PLEA
47
Skeleton in the closet : SECRET
50
Gershwin's "Blue" opus : RHAPSODY
54
Hamper : CLOG
55
Dolt : IDIOT
57
To shelter, on a ship : ALEE
58
"Clown of the orchestra" : OBOE
59
Mount a soapbox : ORATE
60
Shapely : NEAT
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"They ___ thataway" : WENT
62
Hose material : NYLON
63
Ankles or anklebones : TALI
Down
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Emulate Feste : JEST
2
Exchange premium : AGIO
3
Mend : DARN
4
Lacking teeth : EDENTATE
5
Endorsed a passport : VISAED
6
Money used for a business project : INPUT
7
Contemptible fellows : CURS
8
Constellation : ARA
9
Went back over again : RETRACED
10
Bit : MORSEL
11
Norwegian navigator : ERIC
12
Rootless plant : ALGA
13
River duck : TEAL
21
Lake in Ireland : ERNE
23
Prophet of the eighth century B.C. : AMOS
25
Derision : SCORN
26
Whit : SCRAP
27
Threefold : TRINE
28
V-shaped fieldwork : REDAN
29
Strange : ALIEN
30
Make use of : AVAIL
31
___ Gabriel Rossetti : DANTE
32
Pierce : ENTER
34
Taste with pleasure : SAVOR
37
Diplomatic mission : LEGATION
38
Game bird : PHEASANT
40
Secure : SAFE
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Lament : WEEP
43
Quarry : TARGET
44
Typewriter roller : PLATEN
46
Paparazzo's product : PHOTO
47
Flat-bottomed boat : SCOW
48
Altona's river : ELBE
49
Relative of a possum : COON
50
Monetary unit of Iran : RIAL
51
Olive, to Ovid : OLEA
52
Barter : DEAL
53
Himalayan "Bigfoot" : YETI
56
Desiccate : DRY

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