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New York Times, Thursday, October 8, 1981

Author:
John Greenman
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
John Greenman has 52 pre-Shortz puzzles and 12 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,657
Across
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Chits : TABS
5
Do a parent's job : REAR
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Limited amount of time : SPAN
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"A part to tear ___ in": Shak. : ACAT
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Manx's relative : ERSE
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Scintillated : SHONE
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Baptism, e.g. : RITE
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Item in many still lifes : VASE
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Part of a Dante opus : CANTO
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Cleaves : ADHERES
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Opera star Alda : FRANCES
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Some scares for Dick Weber : SPARES
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Signed a contract : INKED
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Range of influence : SPHERE
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Suspenseful : TENSE
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Word of consolation : THERE
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Red and Black : SEAS
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Like one side of Luna : DARK
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"Cabaret" lyricist : EBB
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Grew crops in a fixed order : ROTATED
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Merry, in Avignon : GAI
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Autocrat : TSAR
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Hebrew letters : MEMS
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"Grandfather Stories" author : ADAMS
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Not ___ in the world : ACARE
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Stock-market declines : SLUMPS
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Sunnite deity : ALLAH
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Fix rattan furniture : RECANE
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Outstanding, as a performance : STELLAR
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Hammett whodunit, with "The" : THINMAN
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Lag behind : TRAIL
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___ Rios, Jamaica : OCHO
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1953 Pulitzer Prize playwright : INGE
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Lower-echelon personnel : AIDES
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Spread : OLEO
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Author Ephron : NORA
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Rockfish : BASS
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Brimming : FULL
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Punkie : GNAT
Down
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"G.W.T.W." setting : TARA
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Kind of rain : ACID
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Mother of Solomon : BATHSHEBA
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More sharply sloped : STEEPER
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Legendary equestrian : REVERE
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Cover one's traces : ERASE
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Beast that balks : ASS
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Coral ridge : REEF
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Hit the golf ball with the heel of the club : SHANKED
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City in Puerto Rico : PONCE
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Paid for a hand : ANTED
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Modernists : NEOS
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What a radar beam does : SCANS
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Thinner in density, as gases : RARER
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Hair treatment : RINSE
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Shore-dinner tidbit : STEAMER
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Directive to typesetter : STET
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Degs. for would-be Kants : PHBS
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Highway sign : EATS
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Ending for hip or poll : STER
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Father of Electra : AGAMEMNON
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Storm : RAMP
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Oversized chocolate chip : KISS
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Mid-American Indian : OMAHA
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Lama of renown : DALAI
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Auto races : RALLIES
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Collection agency's tactic : DUNNING
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Directions to square dancers : CALLS
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Dolphin colony : SCHOOL
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Roman villa features : ATRIA
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Clues : LEADS
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A Kennedy : ETHEL
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Puncture : STAB
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Mouth part : ROOF
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Taj Mahal site : AGRA
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Undiluted, as whisky : NEAT
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Actor Gulager : CLU

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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