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ID'S

New York Times, Sunday, November 15, 1981

Author:
Nancy W. Atkinson
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 96, Avg Word Len: 5.15, Missing: { F Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 632 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 116, Cheaters: 16, FITB: 18, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 19
Nancy W. Atkinson has 16 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,695
Across
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Establishes as true : PROVES
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Nursery items : SHRUBS
13
Author of "De Oratore" : CICERO
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Sojourn anew : REVISIT
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Property recipient : ALIENEE
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Solid ___ : ASAROCK
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Invention : ELECTRICLAMPTAE
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Film of 1963, with "The" : BIRDSAH
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Tpk. : RTE
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Night crawlers : BAIT
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Meek's teaser, in comics : EEK
30
Vino locale : ASTI
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Note from Guido : ELA
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Town on the Vire : STLO
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___ qua non : SINE
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Black and Valentine : KARENS
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"___ is an island . . . " : NOMAN
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Detective : POIROTAC
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Triple, e.g. : HIT
42
Stevens of opera : RISE
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Ohio university town : ADA
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" ___ Sincere?": 1957 song : AREYOU
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Ran off : ELOPED
49
Soccer great : PELE
51
Do wrong : ERR
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Memorabilia : ANA
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Costello or Grant : LOU
55
Theory : RELATIVITYAE
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What Allen and Keaton often do : COSTAR
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Ukrainian port : ODESSA
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" ___ of horns . . . ": John Day : ANOISE
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Hurriedly : INHASTE
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Five-eighths of a mi. : KIL
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Dodo and Hogg : IMAS
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Casino employee : DEALER
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Cambodian coin : RIEL
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Short story : RAINSM
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" . . . ___ and not heard" : BESEEN
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Kin of etc. : ETAL
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Cartoon character : MINNIEMOUSEWD
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Bit of news : ITEM
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Head: Comb. form : CRANIO
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Cash for tacos : DINERO
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Prado name : GOYA
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___ as gold : ASGOOD
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Brahmin : SNOB
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E.M.K. is one : SEN
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A kind of gambler : TINHORN
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___-café : POUSSE
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Chipmunk or beaver : RODENT
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Hand warmer : MITTEN
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Statue : THETHINKERAR
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"Agnus ___" : DEI
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Letter for Sappho : PSI
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Heraldic colors : ORS
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Altman's "Welcome ___" : TOLA
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Some New Delhi women : RANEES
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Nymph deserted by Paris : OENONE
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Part of Can. : NWT
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Annie, for one : GIRL
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Scottish pike : GED
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Professor, at times : ASSIGNER
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Duffer's problem : SLICE
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Slip by : ELAPSE
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Communion, e.g. : RITE
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Eras upon eras : AEON
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Felt shoe : PAC
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Type of rug : SHAG
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Lee Mazzilli, e.g. : MET
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Desiccate : SEAR
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City transp. : ELS
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Connecting device : ADAPTER
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Royalty : LEARANDHAMLETWS
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Novel : TYPEEHM
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Like some gems : INCISED
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Separate : DISJOIN
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Binges : SPREES
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Plain of a sort : STEPPE
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Place with lots of dough : BAKERY
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Beginning for package : PRE
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Family mem. : REL
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Rest upon : OVERLIE
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Phrase from a W.W. II speech : VICTORYATALLCOSTSWC
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Tasso's patron : ESTE
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Guinness, for one : SIR
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Blind part : SLAT
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Play by e. e. cummings : HIM
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Fraudulent voters : REPEATERS
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___ den Linden : UNTER
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Goblet : BEAKER
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Episcopacy : SEE
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Hacks : CABS
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"Lord, ___ I?": Matt. 26:22 : ISIT
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Keellike part : CARINA
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European shrew : ERD
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Novel character : ROSEMARYIL
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City in Florida : OCALA
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Shinbone : TIBIA
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"Shall Caesar send ___?" : ALIE
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Kublai ___ : KHAN
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Wipe out : CANCEL
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Brains or beauty : ASSET
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Bad Ems or Bex : SPA
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Craggy place : TOR
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Astronaut Roosa : STUART
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Gymnastic feat : KIP
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Australasian palm : NIPA
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Poem : ODETOANIGHTINGALEJK
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Namesakes of Chaplin's widow : OONAS
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Erich Weiss : HOUDINI
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Biblical priest : ELI
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Pay a brief call : LOOKINON
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He played Ricky on TV : DESI
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Gave the go-by : EVADED
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Scratch out : RASE
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Hood's exit : LAM
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Relative of curare : INEE
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Suffix with racket : EER
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Glossy finish : CIRE
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Step ___ (hie) : ONIT
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Neighbor of La Guardia : SHEA
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Otherwise : ELSE
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Hibernia : ERIN
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Type of ballot : ABSENTEE
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Melampus or Mopsus : SEER
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Cannes cordial flavoring : ANIS
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Sci-fi year : MMD
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Cram at Cambridge : SWOT
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Achieved success : MADEIT
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Compiègne's department : OISE
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Not finished : UNENDED
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Tug's salute : TOOT
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Brontë heroine : EYRE
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Horace or Thomas : MANN
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___ ha-Shanah : ROSH
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Smart as a whip : APT
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N.Y.C. area : SOHO
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Painting : GUERNICAPP
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Ice name : ORR
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Wild hog : BOAR
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Obtrude : IMPOSE
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Japanese-American : NISEI
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Place for a hot rod : DRAGSTRIP
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Wooden peg : NOG
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Light for the set : KLIEG
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"Fatha" Hines : EARL
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O.T. book : ISAIAH
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Born : NEE
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Stub ___ (miscalculate) : ONESTOE
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Modernist : NEO
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Pelagic flier : ERN
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SAT participant : TESTEE
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Wail : LAMENT
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Fine fiddle, for short : STRAD
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Aped an angry cat : SPAT
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Kind of man or maid : LADYS
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Corps for J.F.K. : PEACE
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Foxx : REDD
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Foolish giggle : HEHE
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Shaw's "___ and the Man" : ARMS
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Dirk of yore : SNEE
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The Adamsons' pet : ELSA
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Via : PER
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Lyon lily : LIS
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Viper : ASP
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Child's marble : MIB
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We, in Weimar : WIR
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Curve in a hull : SNY

Answer summary: 16 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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