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New York Times, Friday, October 23, 1981

Author:
Rabinowitz
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 46, Avg Word Len: 4.71, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 259 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 61, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 5, XRef: 2, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,672

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Across
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Lucre : PELF
5
Duchesse, e.g. : SATIN
10
Whistlers on courts : REFS
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Redolence : ODOR
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Finale : CLOSE
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Charlie Plumb's "___ Cinders" : ELLA
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Asian staple : TARO
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Mrs. Chaplin et al. : OONAS
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Marianas isle : GUAM
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With 48 Across, a Shakespearean line : MENOFFEWWORDS
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President who became a Chief Justice : TAFT
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Glance : PEEK
25
Tunes : AIRS
27
Type of parking : VALET
30
Prefix with plasm : ECTO
31
Subject of a Kant critique : REASON
33
Batman and Robin, e.g. : DUO
36
Shakespearean trio : THEWEIRDSISTERS
39
Eternally, to a poet : EER
40
Ukrainian river : DONETS
41
Shakespearean villain : IAGO
42
Gunpowder ingredient : NITER
43
"Merry Wives . . . " lass : ANNE
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Oil cartel : OPEC
46
Safety and straight : PINS
48
See 20 Across : ARETHEBESTMEN
54
Xeric : ARID
55
Rousseau novel : EMILE
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Deesis : ICON
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Bear's order : SELL
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Eastern V.I.P. : AMEER
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"There is no living with ___": Addison : THEE
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Fainéant : IDLE
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Peep show : RAREE
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Darn this thing : HOLE
Down
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Smugglers' "grass" : POT
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Dutch cheese : EDAM
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Wisdom : LORE
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Area near the pit : FRONTROW
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Sneer : SCOFF
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In the air : ALOFT
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Pitch : TONE
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"The Last Time ___ Paris" : ISAW
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Vane letters : NESW
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Rue : REGRET
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Dodge : ELUDE
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Ampulla : FLASK
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Houston : SAM
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Western alliance initials : OAS
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Gapes : OPENS
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Relative of smart : ACHE
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Road for Cato : ITER
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Darth of "Star Wars" : VADER
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Aide: Abbr. : ASST
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Clark's girl : LOIS
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Nice summer : ETE
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Uproar : RIOT
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Fish hawk's cousin : ERNE
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Martin or Jagger : DEAN
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Yen : URGE
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Bear, to Pedro : OSO
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Ukase : EDICT
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Metalworker : TINSMITH
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Pester : NEEDLE
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Pismire : ANT
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Sculled : OARED
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Rich copper ore : PRILL
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Martinique menace : PELEE
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French department : ISERE
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Audition : HEAR
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Austen heroine : EMMA
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Rathskeller quaff : BIER
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Nymph who loved Narcissus : ECHO
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Coward : NOEL
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"The World ___ See It": Einstein : ASI
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George Eliot, ___ Evans : NEE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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