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New York Times, Friday, October 9, 1981

Author:
Nancy McCarthy
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { F J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 2
Nancy McCarthy has 47 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,658

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Across
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Inverness is one : CAPE
5
Kind of strip : COMIC
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Struck, old style : SMIT
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Across the plate : OVER
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Seed : OVULE
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River in a canine's name : AIRE
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Gardner's lawyer-detective : PERRYMASON
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Caesar's etymological cousin : TSAR
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Subject of a book by Adelaide Bry: 1976 : EST
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Anguineous creatures : EELS
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Not so prolix : TERSER
24
Sometime partners of stars : BARS
25
First name of the 18th U.S. President : HIRAM
26
Identity documents : PAPERS
29
Hammett private eye : SAMSPADE
32
With 40 Across, a patriot : ETHAN
33
Visorless cap : BERET
34
Punty : ROD
35
Cut of meat : LOIN
36
Passages for gas, steam, etc. : PORTS
37
Chevet : APSE
38
Form for Frank Lloyd Wright : ELL
39
Plods, as through mud : SLOGS
40
See 32 Across : ALLEN
41
Stretch : ELONGATE
43
Gripping tool : PLIERS
44
Forage plant : VETCH
45
Licorice or parsnip : ROOT
46
Laud : PRAISE
48
One of Adam's boys : SETH
49
Hood's quaff : ALE
52
___ Kong : HONG
53
Spillane's slugging shamus : MIKEHAMMER
56
Setting for a gem : OUCH
57
Heed Revere's warning : ARISE
58
Home of the Hawks : OMNI
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Items in Trevino's bag : TEES
60
Slender candle : TAPER
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Blessing : BOON
Down
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Clerical mantle : COPE
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Some are rarae : AVES
3
Flibberti-gibbety : PERT
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Commit a blooper : ERR
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Promising ones : COMERS
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Athletic fields : OVALS
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Put into disorder : MUSS
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Intl. labor group : ILO
9
Small French coins : CENTIMES
10
Petty ruler : SATRAP
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Christie's gumshoe : MISSMARPLE
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Of wrath: Lat. : IRAE
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HI before 1959 : TERR
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Pine for : YEARN
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Formerly, formerly : ERST
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One of the astronauts : BEAN
25
Male red deer : HARTS
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West Indian volcano : PELEE
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Coral island : ATOLL
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Van Dine's suave sleuth : PHILOVANCE
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Twilled fabric : SERGE
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Medicine applicator : DOSER
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Beautiful areas : EDENS
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Salvation Army founder : BOOTH
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Dining-table doily : PLACEMAT
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Finished a flight : ALIT
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NCO's : SGTS
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Love, in Lanai : ALOHA
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Whinnies : NEIGHS
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Commotion : POTHER
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A.F.B. in Texas : REESE
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Unit of illumination : PHOT
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Libertine : ROUE
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Between hop and jump : SKIP
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Bullets and bombs, for short : AMMO
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Light, gauzy fabric : LENO
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Milesian's land : ERIN
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A Gershwin : IRA
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Kind of scene : MOB

Answer summary: 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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