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New York Times, Thursday, October 1, 1981

Author:
Martha J. DeWitt
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Martha J. DeWitt has 72 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,650
Across
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Finishing nail : BRAD
5
Disguised prince : FROG
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Kind of cherry or chestnut : DWARF
14
Rich material : LAME
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Regan's father : LEAR
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Epicure, e.g. : EATER
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Ancient coin : OBOL
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Family that lost Modena in 1803 : ESTE
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Beldame : CRONE
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Reprimand : CALLONTHECARPET
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Fives and nines, e.g. : TEAMS
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Miami's county : DADE
25
Of flying: Prefix : AERO
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Landlord's income : RENTAL
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Israel's first ambassador to U.S. : ELATH
36
Result of a hole in a molar : ACHE
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Volume : TOME
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Write a malicious, destructive critique : DOAHATCHETJOBON
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Awful : DIRE
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Señor, in Stuttgart : HERR
44
Dull; slow : INERT
45
Small opening, as on a cactus : AREOLE
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Merit : EARN
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Baff the golf ball : LOFT
51
Guam's capital : AGANA
55
Censures : READSTHERIOTACT
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Get up : ARISE
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He wrote "Metamorphoses" : OVID
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Monk parrot : LORO
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Kind of house : MANOR
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City of Seven Hills : ROME
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V.I.P. at Kabul : AMIR
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Writer Terkel : STUDS
68
___ Islands (part of the Aleutians) : NEAR
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Left or right, e.g. : SIDE
Down
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Political alliance : BLOC
2
City on the Bou Regreg : RABAT
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Soap plant : AMOLE
4
Reese or Street : DELLA
5
Cut blubber from a whale : FLENSE
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Advice to an energumen : REST
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Curser's mouthing : OATH
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One cause of corruption : GREED
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1971–80, e.g. : DECADE
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City in Ga. or Mo. : WARRENTON
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On : ATOP
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Coty or Clair : RENE
13
Worry : FRET
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___ Beach, of D-day fame : OMAHA
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Proofreader's mark : CARET
26
Foot or potato follower : RACE
27
Pigment for Opie : OCHRE
29
Soliloquy starter : TOBE
30
Cupid : AMOR
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Period after Mardi Gras : LENT
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Norse heroic song : EDDA
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European dormouse : LOIR
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Alpine stream : AARE
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Emerald Isle : THEOLDSOD
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Juno's Greek counterpart : HERA
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Illegal lifting : THEFT
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Chauvinist : JINGO
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Proverbial weepers : LOSERS
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Jim Plunkett is one : RAIDER
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Rose's seamy side : THORN
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Great burden-bearer : ATLAS
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Elimelech's wife : NAOMI
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Biting : ACRID
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Eleven in L.A. : RAMS
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He was: Lat. : ERAT
57
Aborigine of Japan : AINU
58
"Whoopee!" in Pan's parties : EVOE
59
Hudson heroine : RIMA
60
Sped : TORE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 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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