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New York Times, Saturday, October 24, 1981

Author:
C. J. Angio
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { F J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 261 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
C. J. Angio has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,673
Across
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Phyllis Diller's birthplace in Ohio : LIMA
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Marquand shamus : MOTO
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Shifts policy abruptly : TACKS
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Anagram for Nora, Arno and roan : ORAN
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Cry at a Dionysian bash : EVOE
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Former president of Peru : ODRIA
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Character in "Turandot" : PING
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One of the Teutonic Fates : NORN
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Damp; soggy : MOIST
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October bouquet : ASTERS
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Lampblack : SOOT
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Monogram of an American-British poet : TSE
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One who dreads the sea : THALASSOPHOBE
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Of anger: Lat. : IRAE
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Adjective for irrepressible laughter : HOMERIC
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Memorable maestro: 1867–1957 : TOSCANINI
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Part of a doorframe : STILE
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___ de Waart, San Francisco Symphony Orchestra conductor : EDO
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Town WNW of Mantua : ASOLA
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T. N. Page's "In ___ Virginia" : OLE
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Jeanette or Lloyd : NOLAN
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Routes like 1 and 80 : MAINLINES
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Device on an organ : TREMOLO
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Ollie's sidekick : STAN
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Motion-picture theater, to a Londoner : CINEMATOGRAPH
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Sand's "Elle et ___" : LUI
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Count or viscount : PEER
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Play idly on an instrument : NOODLE
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Photographer Adams : ANSEL
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Award named for Antoinette Perry : TONY
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"Pigeons on the grass, ___": Stein : ALAS
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Isle in Taiwan Strait : MATSU
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Original Moabites : EMIM
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Rather and Rowan : DANS
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Charabancs : BUSES
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Sentences in slammers : RAPS
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Lot or spot : SITE
Down
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"Steady Eddie" of pitching fame : LOPAT
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G. M. Cohan's ancestors : IRISH
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Devilfish : MANTA
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Like putti : ANGELIC
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"___ in corpore sano" : MENSSANA
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Ab ___ (from the start) : OVO
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Museum exhibit : TORSO
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Vintner's best customer : OENOPHILIST
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These are beaten on the warpath : TOMTOMS
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Second word in a Shakespeare title : ADO
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Touchstone : CRITERION
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Romeo's last action : KISS
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Cloy : SATE
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___ avis : RARA
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Cry of amused surprise : OHO
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Device recording our planet's movements : SEISMOMETER
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Parlay, e.g. : BET
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"Winnie ___ Pu," Lenard book : ILLE
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Homophone for seize : CEES
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"Pagliacci" prop : TENT
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Onion property : ODOR
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They say, "We done it!" : SOLECISTS
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Ship that picked up Glenn : NOA
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Sad-happy, good-bad, etc. : ANTONYMS
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Start of a Cain question : AMI
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Puzzle : NONPLUS
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Como, to Carlo : LAGO
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Injurious encroachments : INROADS
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"The Gray Fox" : LEE
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An asset of mint : AROMA
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Two-time loser to Dwight : ADLAI
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Mill, for one : PLANT
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Nobelist in Literature: 1946 : HESSE
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Shish kebab item : LAMB
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Two-toed sloth : UNAU
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Suffix with journal : ESE
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Piquancy : NIP

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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