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New York Times, Wednesday, January 7, 1981

Author:
Joy L. Wouk
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J Q W X }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Joy L. Wouk has 124 pre-Shortz puzzles and 9 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,383

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Across
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Org. in Africa, S.A. and Asia : OPEC
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Dissolve : MELT
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British ___ : ISLES
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Tiresome one : PILL
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___ patriae (patriotism) : AMOR
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Jabiru's relative : STORK
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"Hard ___!" : ALEE
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Costa ___ : RICA
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Arouse to action : RALLY
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Calculator's aid : LOGARITHMTABLE
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He wrote "Sophie's Choice" : STYRON
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Decorticate : PEEL
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Foretold : READ
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Opts : ELECTS
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" . . . ___ angel faces smile": Newman : THOSE
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"___ we forget!" : LEST
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Adriatic wind : BORA
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Algebraic formula discovered by Omar Khayyám : BINOMIALTHEOREM
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Brother of Evelyn Waugh : ALEC
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Brief autobiography : VITA
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Force units : DYNES
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Pianist Lhevinne : ROSINA
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___ in one's bonnet : ABEE
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Eldest, in Colmar : AINE
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Muscat residents : OMANIS
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Cottontail's specialty? : MULTIPLICATION
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Teutonic gods : AESIR
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Beget : SIRE
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Ulna, e.g. : BONE
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White mark on a horse's face : BLAZE
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Host at Valhalla : ODIN
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Hershfield's "agent" : ABIE
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Some are on sidewalks : CAFES
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___ in Japan : MADE
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Word with leap or lunar : YEAR
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Girasols : OPALS
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Cooper's "The ___": 1823 : PILOT
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Gray's greatest : ELEGY
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Far from foggy : CLEAR
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Seascape : MARINE
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Issue : EMIT
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___ Lomond : LOCH
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Hike : TRAMP
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Where to see a kibbutz : ISRAEL
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Young currier or groomer : STABLEBOY
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Dangle : LOLL
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Writer Gardner : ERLE
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Word with light or line : SKY
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Composer Ned : ROREM
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Sprockets : TEETH
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Jai ___ : ALAI
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Mekong ___ : DELTA
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Cure by salting : CORN
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Word with axle or shoe : TREE
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Browne and Houston : SAMS
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Ski-lift part : TBAR
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Hawaiian city : HILO
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Units : ONES
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Mix : SOCIALIZE
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A go at it : STAB
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Grand duke of Moscow: 1328–41 : IVANI
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This attacks tomatoes and humans : EDEMA
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British imports : NITRES
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Epoch in the Tertiary Period : EOCENE
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Downs or salts : EPSOM
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Like cornered prey : ATBAY
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Legendary weeper : NIOBE
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Locale of ancient Ephesus : IONIA
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Show contempt : SNEER
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Indian fair : MELA
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Group to which SAC belongs : USAF
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"___ Rose," 1957 song : LIDA
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Lilylike plant : IRID
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Start of tot's refrain : ABC

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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