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New York Times, Saturday, November 21, 1981

Author:
Fraas
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 262 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Fraas has 6 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,701
Across
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Quote : CITE
5
An anagram for anil : LAIN
9
Promote : BOOST
14
Do a teamster's job : HAUL
15
Eleven, in Cuba : ONCE
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Main artery : AORTA
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Legal prohibitions on commerce : EMBARGOES
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Stylish, informally : SHARP
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___ Dhabi, Arab emirate : ABU
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Responds : REACTS
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Vega, for one : STAR
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Cants : TILTS
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Pasha and Baba : ALIS
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Yoko : ONO
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Cicatrix : SCAR
30
Ship's commercial officer : SUPERCARGO
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Mature : RIPEN
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Start : OUTSET
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Triclinium meal : CENA
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Alphabetic quartet : BCDE
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Melodious : ARIOSO
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"___, all ye faithful" : OCOME
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Author of "Le Roi s'amuse" : VICTORHUGO
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Annoyance : PEST
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Daughter of the Curies : EVE
50
Small spring : SEEP
51
Actor Nick : NOLTE
52
Change the wallpaper : REDO
54
Relief for Mom and Pop : SITTER
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Rune equivalent to "w" : WEN
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Flower extract : ATTAR
60
Hodgepodges : FARRAGOES
62
Embden and Toulouse : GEESE
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___ out (stretches) : EKES
64
Architectural fillet : ORLE
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Consort of Arcas : ERATO
66
Plexus : RETE
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Town on the Skunk River : AMES
Down
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Swindles : CHEATS
2
Certain satirical verse : IAMBIC
3
Fistulous : TUBULAR
4
___-Mana-Mou, famous race horse : ELA
5
Booth : LOGE
6
Celebes ox : ANOA
7
Glacial mass : ICECAP
8
Settle snugly : NESTLE
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Roulette bet : BAS
10
Cries of delight : OOHS
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Rhetoricians : ORATORS
12
Houston Open winner in 1980 : STRANGE
13
Plant's main feeder : TAPROOT
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Santa Fe and others: Abbr. : RRS
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Hot Mediterranean wind : SIROCCO
25
Knitted fabric : TRICOT
27
Old Italian coin : SCUDO
30
Madrileños : SENORES
31
Spenser heroine : UNA
32
In time: Music : ATEMPO
34
Argentine money : PESOS
37
Marsh : BOG
38
Mean's cousin : AVERAGE
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Rosie of W.W. II : RIVETER
40
Summer cooler : ICEDTEA
42
Small nematode : EELWORM
44
Young cow : HEIFER
45
Ventilating shaft : UPTAKE
47
Isaac Bickerstaff was one of his pen names : STEELE
48
Past and present : TENSES
51
Org. against gun control : NRA
53
Cockle : OAST
55
Tare's partner : TRET
56
Old tongue : ERSE
59
Culprit, in Catania : REO
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Former Portuguese colony : GOA

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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