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New York Times, Sunday, October 4, 1981

Author:
Joy L. Wouk
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 92, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 691 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 127, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
Joy L. Wouk has 124 pre-Shortz puzzles and 9 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,653
Across
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Cordial : WARM
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Double agent : SPY
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Bruins' home : UCLA
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Humane org. : SPCA
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Belfry occupant : BAT
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Russian range : ALAI
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Contains : HAS
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Scheme : PLAN
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Landed : ACRED
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Suffix with indent : URE
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Wolf's visitor : LITTLEREDRIDINGHOOD
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Singer Tillis : MEL
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Before febrero : ENERO
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Emulate Columbo : CROON
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Praying woman, in classical art : ORANS
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Girasol : OPAL
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Forsake : DESERT
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Jerry-built : MAKESHIFT
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Summer quaff : ADE
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Short necklace : CHOKER
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Trotsky : LEON
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Haves : OWNERS
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Barrette : PIN
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High-warp tapestry : ARRAS
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Gladiolus root : CORM
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Court celebrity : ASHE
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Secret agcy. : CIA
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Pierre's girlfriend : AMIE
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Fall mo. : OCT
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Propose : SUGGEST
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Certain tidal waves : EAGRES
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"Woodman, ___!": Morris : SPARETHATTREE
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"Black Oxen" author et al. : ATHERTONS
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Intersecting lines, in geometry : SECANTS
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Gr. tense : AOR
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Bailey or Buck : PEARL
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Young oyster : SPAT
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Redactor's process : EDITAL
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Trouser feature : CREASE
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Quid of tobacco : CHEW
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Stand for : DENOTE
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Brainy group : THINKTANK
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Old fiddles : REBECS
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Saragossa's river : EBRO
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Coal-gas ingredient : ETHENE
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Scopes's attorney : DARROW
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___ California : BAJA
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Tasks, in Taxco : OBRAS
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Young seal : PUP
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Abélard's lover : HELOISE
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Issuance : EMANATION
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Warning on a 1775 Navy flag : DONTTREADONME
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Take it all back : RECANT
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Gamester John and family : SCARNES
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Kind of painting : OIL
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Granny or bowline : KNOT
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Cartoonist's need : INK
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Nap : DOZE
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Levy : DUTY
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Goals of forty-niners : LODES
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Balaam's mount : ASS
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Goethe's dreams : TRAUME
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Noted cosmetician : MONO
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Withdraw : RETIRE
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Elec. unit : AMP
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Barney Google's mount : SPARKPLUG
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Black bucks : SASINS
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Pamper : BABY
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Cache : STORE
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"___ unattractive old thing ... ": W. S. Gilbert : AMOST
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"___ vincit amor" : OMNIA
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Flow's partner : EBB
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Henry VIII and Victoria : DEFENDERSOFTHEFAITH
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Former ring king : ALI
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Shrewd : ACUTE
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Change : VEER
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Work unit : ERG
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Nobelist in Medicine: 1947 : CORI
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Shea player : MET
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Gaucho's cattle-catcher : BOLA
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Corn units : EARS
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Stein : MUG
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Door part : KNOB
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Ridged : WALED
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Skirt style : ALINE
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Appraises : RATES
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British bishop's headdress : MITRE
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Haggard novel : SHE
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Parisian oasis : PARC
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North Sea feeder : YSER
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Din : UPROAR
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Toast sound : CLINK
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Youth : LAD
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Cuckoo : ANI
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Bavarian sheep : SCHAF
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Sudden impulses, in Madrid : PRONTOS
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Simonides' birthplace : CEOS
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Append : ADD
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Farmer's delight : BUMPERCROP
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Space : AREA
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Have an effect : TELL
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Smiling broadly : AGRIN
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He wrote "Yerma": 1934 : LORCA
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Crowns of furnaces : DOMES
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" ... there warn't ___ like a raft": Twain : NOHOME
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Verse form : ODE
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"Of Thee I Sing" role : THROTTLEBOTTOM
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Funeral oration : ELOGE
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Suit material : SERGE
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Lend ___ (heed) : ANEAR
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Mus. groups : ORCHS
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Set of judo exercises : KATA
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Some used-car salesmen : WHEELERDEALERS
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Tuscan city : SIENA
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Went by : PASSED
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Hinder : IMPEDE
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Member of the vitamin-B complex : NIACIN
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Now in progress : CURRENT
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Censure : ATTACK
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Kind of prof. : ASST
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Muse for Marceau : ERATO
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Kipling's "Just So ___" : STORIES
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Thus, to Burns : SAE
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Wts. of 2,240 lbs. : GTS
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Growing out : ENATE
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Buckle clasp : TACH
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Initials for Elizabeth II : HRH
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Schulz strip : PEANUTS
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Egyptian spirit : AKH
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London borough : STEPNEY
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Wooded country : WEALD
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Muscular : TOROSE
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Rel. of Jupiter : NEPT
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Put up with : BROOK
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Author of "Distaff" : ERINNA
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Carl Sagan's TV program : COSMOS
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Nougat and caramel : SWEETS
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Baseball stat. : RBI
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Sudanese native : BERI
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Idiot : AMENT
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Western hare : JACKRABBIT
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Library treasure : ANA
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Aged: Abbr. : ANC
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Spyri opus : HEIDI
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Sale-sign words : ANDUP
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Squiffed : DRUNK
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Successful : ONTOP
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John Wellborn or Elihu : ROOT
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Idolized : ADORED
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Piquant : ZESTFUL
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___-mutton sleeve : LEGOF
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___ Marmara : SEAOF
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Locksley Hall girl : AMY
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Epernay's river : MARNE
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Grapevine growths : RUMORS
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Ovid was one : POETA
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Light-amplification device : LASER
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Slap : SMACK
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Cranial bump : INION
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Part of TNT : NITRO
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Hindu's word for Clive : SAHIB
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Show delight : BEAM
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Qualified : ABLE
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Dry, as an arroyo : SECO
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Stanch : STEM
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Done, for short : THRU
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Small flounder : DAB
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Massenet oratorio : EVE
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Cartoonist Gardner : REA
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Dominique's donation : EGG

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 19 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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