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New York Times, Wednesday, November 4, 1981

Author:
C. J. Angio
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { F K Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, 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. 11,684
Across
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Certain Scandinavian rugs : RYAS
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Spanish city or province : JAEN
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He wrote "The Raggedy Man" : RILEY
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Tops : AONE
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Marine flier : ERNE
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Playwright's ploy : ASIDE
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Call at a barn dance : PROMENADE
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Done in : SLAIN
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Kegler's game : TENPINS
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Ascends at Logan : DEPARTS
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Bridge expert Culbertson : ELY
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Ex-quarterback Dawson : LEN
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Poisonous snake : COBRA
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Issue dodger : STRADDLER
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A Gabor : EVA
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Spot for a hot pot : TRIVET
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Newscaster Abel : ELIE
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Italian actress: 1859–1924 : DUSE
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Precipitancy : HASTE
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Make an incised mark : RASE
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Baba and Pasha : ALIS
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River, county, city or lake in N.Y. : ONEIDA
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Sparks of old films : NED
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Profound; abstruse : RECONDITE
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Bonkers : LOONY
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Low digit : TOE
51
Small dog, for short : POM
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Hunter's requisite : LICENSE
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Crosby epithet, with "The" : GROANER
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Frogs, toads, etc. : ANURA
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One afraid of foreigners : XENOPHOBE
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Ferber novel : SOBIG
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"That's one small step for ___ . . . " : AMAN
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Earldom once held by Eden : AVON
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Harness strap : TRACE
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Violin attachment : MUTE
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Dwarf: Comb. form : NANO
Down
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Spellbound : RAPT
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Auld lang syne : YORE
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Ever's partner : ANON
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"Sic ___ tyrannis" : SEMPER
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Soprano Lind : JENNY
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Macaws or screw pines : ARAS
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Terminus : END
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Require : NEED
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Made a harsh sound : RASPED
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Hawaiian, e.g. : ISLANDER
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Ananias : LIAR
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Do some redacting : EDIT
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Hankerings : YENS
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Gulf of Aqaba port : EILAT
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On cloud nine : ELATED
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Pencil wood : CEDAR
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Small egg : OVULE
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___ English : BASIC
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Pass-catcher Michael ___ : SIANI
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One of more than 76 million in the U.S. : TVSET
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Bind anew : RETIE
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Spanish-American grassy plain : LLANO
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Shipment to Essen : EISEN
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Long and thin : REEDY
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___ scholar : RHODES
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Beyond the ken of most people : ESOTERIC
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Knocked for ___ : ALOOP
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Youthful period : NONAGE
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President Ford, by birth : OMAHAN
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Disposed : PRONE
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"Krapp's ___ Tape": Beckett : LAST
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"___ we are spoil'd!": Shak. : INOR
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A discovery in 1492 : CUBA
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Trial at C.C.N.Y. : EXAM
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Punkie : GNAT
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PBS program : NOVA
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Deep black : EBON
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City near the Comstock Lode : RENO
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Second-largest bird : EMU

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 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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