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New York Times, Tuesday, October 6, 1981

Author:
Judson G. Trent
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { B J K Q V W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 260 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,655

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Across
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Covenant : PACT
5
Mail rte. : RFD
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Counterpart : MATCH
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"Woe is me!" : ALAS
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Greek underground org. of W.W. II : ELAS
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Gem State : IDAHO
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Gold-rush center in 1900 : NOME
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Clod : LUMP
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Eminent : NOTED
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Economists' stat. : GNP
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S.A. plant growing in mountainous regions : PAMPASGRASS
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Mar : EFFACE
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Pharaohs : RULERS
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Hercules' captive : IOLE
27
Mount : STEED
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Pomme de ___ : TERRE
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Young fellows : LADS
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Pewter ingredient : TIN
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Turkish imperial standard : ALEM
35
Age or wall leader : STONE
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Glazier's need : PANE
38
"My country, ___ . . . " : TIS
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Bold Bidder, to Spectacular Bid : SIRE
40
Bedouin : NOMAD
41
Nobelist Pauling : LINUS
42
Kind of hole or show : PEEP
43
Gadget : DOODAD
45
Pontificates on a platform : ORATES
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Colonial civil servant : LAMPLIGHTER
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Bosh! : ROT
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Day's march : ETAPE
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Vittles : EATS
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Cartagena child : NINO
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Upper air : ETHER
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Galley mark : STET
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Site of Vance A.F.B. : ENID
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Hampton ___ : ROADS
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Bway. sign : SRO
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Old oath : EGAD
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Throe : PANG
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Isolated : ALONE
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Gathering places for certain scouts : CAMPFIRES
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Monogram of Prufrock's creator : TSE
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Fasten anew, as boots : RELACE
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Water chute : FLUME
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Moist : DAMP
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Intermixes : MINGLES
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Emulated Héloïse : ADORED
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Language spoken around Kazan : TATAR
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The mating game : CHESS
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Scuttles : HODS
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Athenian's rival : SPARTAN
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Wan : PALE
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Napped leather : SUEDE
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Race-track bettor's consideration : FORM
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Blackthorns : SLOES
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Make trimmings : TAT
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Biblical prophet : ELI
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Meddler's activity : TAMPERING
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___ tizzy : INA
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Sparks of old flicks : NED
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Moses' mountain : SINAI
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Plods : TRUDGES
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Frost or Burns : POET
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Furtive movers : SIDLERS
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Stingy : NEAR
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Truncated : LOPPED
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Quickly : PRESTO
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Moro chief : DATTO
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Triple Crown winner: 1935 : OMAHA
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Mink's kin : OTTER
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"Crime and Punishment" character : SONIA
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Groucho expression : LEER
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Cloches or toques : HATS
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Mary ___ Lincoln : TODD
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Born : NEE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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