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New York Times, Monday, November 2, 1981

Author:
Evelyn Benshoof
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Evelyn Benshoof has 71 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,682
Across
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Cutting remark : BARB
5
Liqueur : CREME
10
Milwaukee product : BREW
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Addict : USER
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John Wayne type : HEMAN
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Metalliferous deposit : LODE
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Queen who fell in love with Aeneas : DIDO
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Certain news items : OBITS
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Helper : AIDE
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What loud noises do to all other sounds : DROWNOUT
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Bare : UNCLAD
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Aerie or nidus : NEST
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Migration : TREK
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Meadowlike : GRASSY
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Parachute jump : FREEFALL
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Oodles : RAFTS
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Heath : MOOR
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Dinner item : OLEO
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Peculiar: Comb. form : IDIO
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Ringlets : CURLS
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Scottish seaside resort : OBAN
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Homophone for a sea eagle : EARN
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Soviet sea : ARAL
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Martin or Canyon : STEVE
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Home of the Packers : GREENBAY
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Bootblack : SHINER
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Satiate : FILL
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Benumb : STUN
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Occasional : SPARSE
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Flaxen : BLONDISH
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Nimbus : HALO
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Bobwhite : COLIN
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Peru was his milieu : INCA
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Algerian seaport : ORAN
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Battery part : ANODE
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Iota : ATOM
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Vanished : WENT
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Classed : RATED
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Memorandum : NOTE
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Melville hero : BUDD
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Saudi Arabian province : ASIR
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Fix up : REDO
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House that was a mark of wealth in the 19th century : BROWNSTONEFRONT
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Fastidious : CHOOSY
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Contradict : REBUT
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Send forth : EMIT
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Floor covering : MAT
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Those who guarantee : ENSURERS
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An Algonquian : BLACKFOOTINDIAN
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Agitate : ROIL
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Icelandic literature : EDDA
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Poison ivy, e.g. : WEED
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Loch ___ : NESS
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Jane Rochester, ___ Eyre : NEE
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Fish on the move : TROLL
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"Peer Gynt" composer : GRIEG
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Electronic signal : RADAR
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Blazing : AFIRE
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Raid : FORAY
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First name of The Veep : ALBEN
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Bequeath : LEAVE
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Anchorite : LONER
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Michelangelo's "Last Judgment" is one : MURAL
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San Francisco attraction : CABLECAR
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Treat like an untouchable : SHUN
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Birthplace of Constantine the Great : NIS
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Plastered : STONED
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Move quietly and smoothly : SLIDE
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Exhibit : SHOW
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Trim : PARE
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Author Paton : ALAN
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Stain : BLOT
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"___ each life . . . " : INTO
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Macbeth or Macduff : SCOT
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Harness part : HAME
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"___ Clear Day," 1965 song : ONA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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