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New York Times, Saturday, October 10, 1981

Author:
Tap Osborn
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 264 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 2, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Tap Osborn has 111 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,659
Across
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Fort in 1836 headlines : ALAMO
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Baker's predecessor : ABLE
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At hand : NEAR
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Brazilian city on the Pará : BELEM
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Unflustered : COOL
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Cubitus : ULNA
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Wag's definition of a fine farmer, with 22 Across : AMANOUTSTANDING
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Mocking : SARDONIC
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Follow : ENSUE
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Continuation of 17 Across : INHISFIELD
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Transmit : IMPART
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When the lights go on : DUSK
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Valley for an astronaut to explore : RILLE
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Unruffled : CALM
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He wrote "The Bells" : POE
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What the society butcher considered himself to be : ACUTABOVEOTHERS
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Nails holder : KEG
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Mosque of ___ : OMAR
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Stone weight : CARAT
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"___ Do Is Dream of You" : ALLI
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Acoustical : AUDILE
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How the witty surgeon left his patients : INSTITCHES
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Lariat : RIATA
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One in taxing circumstances : ASSESSEE
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Where the enlightened electrician excels : INCURRENTEVENTS
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Observed : SEEN
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Sioux : OTOE
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West ___, half of New Guinea : IRIAN
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Roll-call response : HERE
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Dam : WEIR
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Apostasy : LAPSE
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Command to a French poodle? : ABAS
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Tony ___, memorable golfer : LEMA
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Winged : ALAR
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Heal : MEND
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"Typee" follower : OMOO
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Muscle protein : ACTIN
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Painter Hieronymus ___ : BOSCH
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Destiny : LOT
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Guidonian note : ELA
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Bore or pest : NUDNIK
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Beethoven's "Für ___" : ELISE
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Cancel : ANNUL
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Went on a temperamental tear : RAGED
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Army outfit : UNIT
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Ship-shaped clocks : NEFS
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Samuel Johnson's "The ___" : IDLER
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Wrestling, in Tokyo : SUMO
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Baghdad's land : IRAK
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Symbols of quietness : MICE
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Commercial : PLUG
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Stop sign, in Roma : ALT
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U.S. cartoonist : REA
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Kind of relief : COMIC
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One of Lana's contemporaries : AVA
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Belle : PERI
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Buccal : ORAL
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This, in Toledo : ESTE
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Leave suddenly : BOLT
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Fort Worth campus : TCU
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"If I ___ a Hammer" : HAD
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Put on the same wave length : ATTUNE
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One given to tergiversation : LIAR
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Fox hunted by a Boer : ASSE
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Kind of stew or potato : IRISH
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Shoe size : NINEE
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Holy, to Horace : SACER
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Milieu for Le Duan : HANOI
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Nitrite is one : ESTER
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Malefic : EVIL
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Disease preventives : SERA
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Short, quick cut : SNIP
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Greek letters : ETAS
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Feudal flunky : ESNE
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Hassle : ROW
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Saison for Sébastien : ETE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 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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