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New York Times, Friday, November 13, 1981

38-Across : Prepared oysters

Author:
C. J. Angio
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 258 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
C. J. Angio has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,693
Across
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End of a Stein line : ALAS
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Agraffe : CLASP
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Menton and Vichy : SPAS
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Indian music adopted by the Beatles : RAGA
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Corporeal conduit : AORTA
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The Gatlin Brothers, e.g. : TRIO
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Mirror breaker, perhaps : RUER
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Falconer's trainee : SAKER
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Author Jaffe : RONA
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Arabesque : ORNATE
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Slackens : EASESUP
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Warning atop an escalator : WATCHYOURSTEP
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Shrine Bowl teams : EASTS
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Object : INTENT
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"I met a man who ___ there": Mearns : WASNT
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Dick or Schick : TEST
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Relative of a lighter : SCOW
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One-act play by O'Neill : ILE
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Prepared oysters : SHELLED
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Quoits target : TEE
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Victimizes in a scam : CONS
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Space : AREA
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Approach to a pew : AISLE
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Word with gate or inn : KEEPER
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Traffic jam : SNARL
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Beliefs in omens, charms, etc. : SUPERSTITIONS
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Impute : ASCRIBE
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Hilliard-Mann song: 1950 : DEARIE
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Saul's chief herdsman : DOEG
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Do some shuffling : EVADE
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Singer Janet Baker's title : DAME
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"Judith" composer : ARNE
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Glowing through a haze : LURID
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Plural suffix akin to "ese" : ITES
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"Cinderella team" of 1969 : METS
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Rent : LEASE
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"___ la vie!" : CEST
Down
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Toxophilite's item : ARROW
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Author Hobson : LAURA
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Eminence grise : AGENT
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Crusader's foe : SARACEN
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Jones and Stengel : CASEYS
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Mauna ___ : LOA
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"Boner's ___," comic strip : ARK
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Mosshorn : STEER
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Aphid or flea : PARASITE
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Bond and Baker : STREETS
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Views : PROSPECTS
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Japanese aborigine : AINU
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Product of saponification : SOAP
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"___ My Desire," 1931 song : THATS
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Depot: Abbr. : STN
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Paravane : OTTER
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Good for nothing : USELESS
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Strain at a crèche : NOEL
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Cheep's cousin : TWEE
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Part of an oil lamp : WICK
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Tree ___ (quiver tree) : ALOE
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Aging : SENESCENT
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Virgule : SLANT
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Slender, delicate perennial : HAREBELL
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"Vissi ___," Puccini aria : DARTE
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Poinsettias and rubber trees : SPURGES
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Of a certain work having 24 books : ILIADIC
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One of Vanuatu's islands : EPI
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___-camp : AIDEDE
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Ziegfeld creation : REVUE
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Spout : ORATE
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Cathedral city NW of Marseille : NIMES
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"___ thou these great buildings?": Mark 13:2 : SEEST
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London's "Before ___" : ADAM
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Tender : SORE
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Parseghian : ARA
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Hades : DIS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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