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COIN TOSS

New York Times, Sunday, January 4, 1981

Author:
Nancy A. Wood
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.21, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 556 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 123, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 10, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Nancy A. Wood has 3 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,380
Across
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Canon : LAW
4
Donnybrook : BRAWL
9
Feeling ennui : BORED
14
Party item : FAVOR
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M.D.'s group : AMA
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Weird : EERIE
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A dweller on Parnassus : ERATO
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Judge : OPINE
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Tail heads : PIGSWALLOWFANANDBROAD
27
Ready : PREPARED
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The best policy : HONESTY
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One-fifth of CCLX : LII
30
Rages : IRES
31
Strong point : FORTE
32
The Black Prince : EDWARD
35
Sniveled : WHINED
38
___ en scène : MISE
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Callas or Tallchief : MARIA
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Dromedary features : HUMPS
42
Cleave : RIVE
43
Golf shot : CHIP
45
Religious council : SYNOD
49
Body of Kaffir warriors : IMPI
50
Prefix for typist : TELE
51
Tones down : COOLS
52
Digression : ASIDE
53
Kind of opera : SOAP
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Something unique : ONER
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Dodge : ELUDE
56
Builder's material : STEEL
57
Italian seaport : TRIESTE
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Pure air : OZONE
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Dep. : STA
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Tail and head tails : RACEWINDANDWATERS
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___ de plume : NOM
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Remains : RUINS
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Indubitable : CERTAIN
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Slow, musically : TARDO
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Oligophrenic : MORON
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Incite : SPUR
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Likewise : ALSO
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Heeling : ALIST
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Succeed : ENSUE
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Hors d'oeuvre item : PATE
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"And, will you, ___ you . . . ": Shak. : NILL
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"Tiger" man of poetry : BLAKE
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Female ruffs : REES
84
French fabric : SOIE
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Abbr. on some invoices : ADVAL
86
Bothered : IRKED
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Wellington's school : ETON
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"___ upon the midnight . . . " : ITCAME
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" . . . that worn-out ___ idly spoken": Lytton : WORDSO
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Soil sci. : AGRON
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Division word : INTO
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Corroded : ATE
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Moor growth : HEATHER
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Set apart : INSULATE
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Head heads : CHUCKLEBLOCKEGGANDFAT
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Esteem : HONOR
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Barbecue : ROAST
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"Worn-out" adjective (see 90 Across) : ALONE
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Prefix with puncture : ACU
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Rows : TIERS
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Evicts : OUSTS
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Soft : MUTED
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Louis XIV, e.g. : ROI
Down
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Finn's neighbor : LAPP
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Moslem nobleman : AMIR
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Pay : WAGE
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Is on guard : BEWARES
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Rose like a horse : REARED
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Van Gogh lived here : ARLES
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Frenzied : WILD
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Zodiac sign : LEO
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Prior to : BEFORE
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Praying figure : ORANT
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Rajah's wife : RANEE
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Japanese outcasts : ETAS
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Wouk's "___ Stop the Carnival" : DONT
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Watch chain : FOB
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Spring mo. : APR
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Duke Orsino's bride : VIOLA
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Buoyantly : ONAIR
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Made over : REDID
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Tail tails : SPINPIPEANDSKID
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"___ woods these are . . . ": Frost : WHOSE
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The vat man : DYER
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Fin : FIVER
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Catastrophe : DISASTER
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Head tails : WAYSTARTANDCOLD
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Card game : WHIST
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Thurber forte : HUMOR
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Damage : IMPAIR
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Distance for Coe : MILE
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Common fungus : MILDEW
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Vaulted projection : APSE
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Start over : RENEW
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Punctuation marks : COLONS
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Hecate's companion : HOUND
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Never, in Bonn : NIE
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Epicede, e.g. : ODE
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Actor Duilio ___ Prete : DEL
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Carved emblem : TOTEM
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"Les Baigneurs" creator : CEZANNE
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Kiddy vehicles : SCOOTERS
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Hateful : ODIOUS
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Cordwood measure : STERE
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Pressed : IRONED
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Dog's role in "Peter Pan" : NURSE
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Sharp : ACUTE
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___ test, for a race horse : SALIVA
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Moslem faith : ISLAM
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___ prosequi : NOLLE
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Label : TAB
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Tennis term : ALL
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Inlet : RIA
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Nothing but : MERE
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Number 3 wood : SPOON
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Distress : PAIN
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Openbill : STORK
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Harmonized : ATTUNED
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Cairene's eye shadow : KOHL
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Puts up : ERECTS
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Maniacal : INSANE
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German guard : WACHT
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H.R.E. ruler: 962–73 : OTHOI
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What alumni do : REUNE
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Global supporter : ATLAS
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Shade : GHOST
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Bar at Fort Knox : INGOT
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Saarinen : EERO
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Hassan in "The Arabian Nights" : ABOU
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Dome-shaped edifice : IGLU
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Distant : AFAR
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Mexican fare : TACO
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Small case : ETUI
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Heart, to Hadrian : COR
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Old Ger. coins : KRS
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Gr. resistance movement : EAM

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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