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New York Times, Saturday, October 3, 1981

Author:
Vincent L. Osborne
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Vincent L. Osborne has 20 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,652
Across
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Place for a throne : DAIS
5
___ passu (equably) : PARI
9
Certain fiddler : CRAB
13
Gallic income : RENTE
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Dash : ELAN
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Rock's companion : ROLL
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Soviet cooperative : ARTEL
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Turned gray : AGED
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City on the Colorado : YUMA
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One of the Leewards : BORABORA
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Preoccupy greatly : OBSESS
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U.S.A. : AMER
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Lubber : LOUT
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Lucille Ball role : MAME
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Character in "Catch-22" : MAJORMAJOR
34
Sino-Soviet border river : AMUR
35
Alt. : ELEV
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Trainer or fighter : PLANE
37
De Soto or Hudson : CAR
38
Facility : PROWESS
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Apoc. : REV
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"For want of ___ . . . " : ANAIL
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Beatles movie : HELP
44
Ecotone : EDGE
45
Reservation dweller in Oregon : WALLAWALLA
47
Gauge face : DIAL
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Pure fiction : LIES
49
Disaccustom : WEAN
51
Fats, waxes, etc. : LIPIDS
54
Former name of Ossining, N.Y. : SINGSING
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"Ramayana," for one : EPIC
59
Feature of a common : LAWN
61
Lend ___ (listen) : ANEAR
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Piedmontese city : ASTI
63
République, perhaps : ETAT
64
Stuffed ___, Jewish dish : DERMA
65
Locust, for one : PEST
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Rickles' synonym for an idiot : YOYO
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Riffle : REEF
Down
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Cheerless : DRAB
2
NASA prefix : AERO
3
Like certain college games : INTRAMURAL
4
Soft-shell clam : STEAMER
5
Tree for a partridge : PEAR
6
Water plant : ALGA
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Field role : RAE
8
Type of baseball : INDOOR
9
Grain of salt, e.g. : CRYSTAL
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Debauchee : ROUE
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Pauper's wherewithal : ALMS
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Lesage's "Gil ___" : BLAS
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Dresden's river : ELBE
21
Abalone : ORMER
23
Ousts, in a way : BUMPS
25
Astronomer or astronaut : LOVELL
26
Lovebird's kin : MACAW
27
___ Society, Iowa sect : AMANA
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Wahines' greetings : ALOHAS
30
Watch bearing : JEWEL
31
Ornamental flower pot : JARDINIERE
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Large Russian lake : ONEGA
33
Wild celebration : REVEL
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Tartan : PLAID
39
Give rise to : SPAWN
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Verboten : ILLICIT
44
TV's Lou Grant : EDASNER
46
Founder of Methodism : WESLEY
50
Mild oath : EGAD
51
Grand jeté, for instance : LEAP
52
___ dixit : IPSE
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Stones : PITS
54
Dominion : SWAY
55
Two prepositions in one : INTO
56
Eponym's contribution : NAME
57
German count : GRAF
60
From ___ Z : ATO

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

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