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New York Times, Tuesday, January 27, 1981

Author:
Christopher Sherwood
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 248 (avg 1.34)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 1
Christopher Sherwood has 22 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,403
Across
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Thrust : STAB
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Sulfuric or carbolic substance : ACID
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Gird : BELT
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Soprano Della Casa : LISA
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Resiliency : TONE
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"___ nothing" : ALLOR
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Dinner for Secretariat : OATS
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"Camptown Races," e.g. : TUNE
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A fertilizer : GUANO
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Max Hirsch and Hirsch Jacobs : TRAINERS
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Hammered to shape : PEENED
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Sulky feature : HARNESS
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Type of shot : LONG
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Broke a fast : ATE
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Derby competitors : ENTRIES
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Meadowlands racers : PACERS
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"Somebody bet on de ___" : BAY
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Against: Prefix : ANTI
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Most race tracks : OVALS
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Specialty for some thoroughbreds : MUD
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English track : ASCOT
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Truck of a sort : SEMI
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Hungry Horse or horse's mother : DAM
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Adjective for jackassery : INSANE
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Seismic events : TREMORS
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"Equus" sign on many a night : SRO
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Rainbow goddess : IRIS
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Old horses' home : PASTURE
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Snooze : CATNAP
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Jockey : MANEUVER
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Sub of a sort : UBOAT
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Hindu garment : SARI
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Euphonium : TUBA
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Ornamental groove : FLUTE
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Utah ski resort : ALTA
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Cheers for Escamillo : OLES
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Winning owner's party : FETE
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Faculty head : DEAN
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The Preakness is one : RACE
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Indolence : SLOTH
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Triple crown for John Paul II : TIARA
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"___ Is Born" : ASTAR
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Landlocked harbor : BASIN
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Certifies or demonstrates : ATTESTS
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Track : COURSE
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Public houses : INNS
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Fourth-rate mark : DEE
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___ Region, famed for horse farms : BLUEGRASS
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What colts and fillies have : ELAN
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Silver's ___ Ranger : LONE
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Walked heavily : TROD
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Emissary : AGENT
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Approaches : NEARS
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Small horse : PONY
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Mr. Shoemaker's goal : LEAD
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Ancient Peruvian : INCA
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School founded by Henry VI : ETON
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Goshen, former Hambletonian ___ : SITE
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Race-track marker : POST
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Swear : AVER
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Arrived : CAME
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Defeat in a heat : ELIMINATE
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Kind of steer at a track : BUM
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Suffolk Downs loc. : MASS
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Win by ___ : ANOSE
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Creep or twerp : DRIP
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Native of Kerman : IRANIAN
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Take the podium : ORATE
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Ancient capital of Laconia : SPARTA
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Teach privately : TUTOR
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Lobe in the mouth : UVULA
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Antique stringed instrument : REBEC
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Rub out : ERASE
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Shirt feature : CUFF
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This trails ready and willing : ABLE
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Track character : TOUT
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Stallion or gelding : MALE
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Like a losing bettor : SAD

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