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New York Times, Saturday, October 17, 1981

Author:
Albert E. Lytle
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { B J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,666

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Across
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Froth : FOAM
5
Young oysters : SPATS
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Platform : DAIS
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Writer Bontemps : ARNA
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Bones corresponding to fibulae : ULNAE
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___ dixit : IPSE
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Nothing, in Tours : RIEN
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Pipkins' cousins : PAILS
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Maculation : SPOT
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Lust : CONCUPISCENCE
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Exalts : ENTHRONES
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Constellation : ARA
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D.C. body : USS
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Come forth : EMERGE
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Unit of pain : DOL
32
Torpid state during the hot season : AESTIVATION
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Ditto : IDEM
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Electron tube : DIODE
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Noted Danish composer : ENNA
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Mom-and-Pop place, perhap : RETAILSTORE
43
Muffin : GEM
44
Privileged convict : TRUSTY
45
Certain drs. : GPS
47
Cologne-to-Trier : SSE
48
With an amused expression : SMILINGLY
54
Shrewd : PERSPICACIOUS
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City on the Wabash : PERU
58
Cloth pattern : PLAID
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The Danube, in Hungary : DUNA
60
Pity! : ALAS
61
___ Semple McPherson : AIMEE
62
Nervous : EDGY
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Breed of terrier : SKYE
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Foments : STIRS
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Make an incised mark : RASE
Down
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Mockery : FARCE
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Apollo 16 lunar lander : ORION
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Pertaining to : ANENT
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Chinese dynasty : MANCHU
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Assumer's adverb : SUPPOSEDLY
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Clear : PLAIN
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Flavorsome herb : ANISE
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Rubs with a certain powder : TALCS
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Mobutu ___ Seko, President of Zaire : SESE
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Unrelated : DISCRETE
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"Now" follower on a marquee : APPEARING
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Prefix with bar : ISO
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Prescribe : SET
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Bear up in the skies : URSA
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Hottentot : NAMA
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___ National Park, Fla. : EVERGLADES
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Start of a Mitchell title : GONE
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City of Judah : ENAM
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Gossip : DIRT
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Baltic feeder : ODER
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Cleric's exhortation : LETUSPRAY
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Sibling, for short : SIS
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Add (up) : TOT
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Words to a J.P. : IDO
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Rubdown expert : MASSEUSE
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Roman route : ITER
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Heroic : EPIC
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Duke of diamond fame : SNIDER
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Take it on the lam : SPLIT
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Orange Bowl locale : MIAMI
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More frigid : ICIER
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Dutch cheese : GOUDA
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Skin divers' gear, for short : LUNGS
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Belgian composer-conductor : YSAYE
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Resorts : SPAS
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Ballet step : PAS
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Wearer of a tooth : ELK

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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