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New York Times, Friday, January 9, 1981

Author:
Dorothea E. Shipp
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 4.89, Missing: { J K Q V X }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Dorothea E. Shipp has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,385

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Lighter : BARGE
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Martial ___ : ARTS
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It: It. : ESSO
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Washington's ___ Stage : ARENA
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Shred of wool or silk : NOIL
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Excoriate : FLAY
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Items in His Honor's wardrobe : TOGAS
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Rhea's relative : EMEU
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Biblical weed : TARE
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Turmoil : HURRYSCURRY
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La ___, Bolivia : PAZ
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Baltic island, to Berliners : OSEL
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Truant : IDLE
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Song in "A Chorus Line" : AND
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Complete collection : SET
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Mamie Eisenhower, née ___ : DOUD
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Author of "Peg Woffington" : READE
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Little sea pikes : SPETS
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British bulldozer : RASER
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Burst inward : IMPLODE
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Rose Franken's "___ Claudia": 1943 : ANOTHER
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Ground gripper for Griffey : CLEAT
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Flat-bottomed boats : SCOWS
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"Broom ___," comic strip : HILDA
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Clay : MARL
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Acad. : SCH
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Author Whitten : LES
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Kind of way or code : AREA
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Olive genus : OLEA
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Sporran wearer's headgear : TAM
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Rigidly binding : HARDANDFAST
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Time is one : AGER
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Nautical prison : BRIG
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Rose oil : ATTAR
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Crackerjack : LULU
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On one's own : LONE
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Farm-implement pioneer : DEERE
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Sedate : CALM
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Homophone for use : EWES
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Over : ENDED
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Anticlimax : BATHOS
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Stir emotions : AROUSE
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Emulate Miss Otis : REGRET
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Twist badly : GNARL
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Like a certain street : EASY
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Brief, interesting tale : ANECDOTE
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Instigator of the rape of the Sabines : ROMULUS
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Describing a stadium : TIERED
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Curved musical symbol : SLUR
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Newt : EFT
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Careless : SLAPDASH
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Allgood or Teasdale : SARA
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Town crier's word : OYEZ
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Exhibited partisanship : SIDED
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Plant used by Indians to cure earaches : YARROW
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___-foot oil : NEATS
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Fourth letter : DEE
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Make a typo : ERR
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Sole of a plow : SLADE
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Dead Sea product : POTASH
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"___ Dien," princely motto : ICH
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Date 15 years prior to Norman Conquest : MLI
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Lickety-split : PELLMELL
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Lots and lots of lots : ACREAGES
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Actor Lloyd : NOLAN
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Part of a smorgasbord : SARDINE
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Pith : MARROW
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Like some roofs : SLATED
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Basso Siepi : CESARE
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Odium : HATRED
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In many instances : OFTEN
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Rensselaerite : TALC
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Type of toad : AGUA
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Qualified : ABLE
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Florida's richest county : DADE
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Product of Barbados : RUM

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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