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New York Times, Thursday, December 10, 1981

Author:
Kathryn Righter
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Kathryn Righter has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,720
Across
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Overwhelm; swallow : ENGULF
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Roams in search of prey or plunder : PROWLS
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Apprentice : TRAINEE
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Beaming : RADIANT
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State ranking 30th in population : ARIZONA
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Insignia for a brigadier general : ONESTAR
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___ avis : RARA
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Walk pompously : STRUT
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Mother of Ares : HERA
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Ear: Comb. form : OTO
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___ at (attacked) : HAD
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Disencumber : RID
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Kin of an ophicleide : TUBA
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Kingly : REGAL
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Temple, to Keats : FANE
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One with an affected smile : SMIRKER
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Bank department : SAVINGS
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She loved Aeneas : DIDO
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Name of three English rivers : AVON
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Source of vitamin A : CAROTIN
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Fur-lined cloak : PELISSE
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State : AVER
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Not so trite : NEWER
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Stalk : STEM
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Radiation unit : REM
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Bad Nauheim is one : SPA
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Bark : YAP
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A son of Seth : ENOS
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Light, hurried meal : SNACK
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___ kanfoth, Orthodox Jewish male's garb : ARBA
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Epithet : SURNAME
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Breakfast cereal : OATMEAL
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Tropical plants or seeds : SESAMES
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Purge : CLEANSE
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Group of seven : SEPTET
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Certain confections : KISSES
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Printer's mistake : ERRATUM
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Capital of Kenya : NAIROBI
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City near the Egyptian pyramids : GIZA
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Numero ___, tops in Roma : UNO
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Camera part : LENS
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Grow rich, as an opportunist : FEATHERONESNEST
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Vainly displaying self-importance : PROUDASAPEACOCK
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Orate wildly : RANT
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Wordsworth's "___ to Duty" : ODE
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Desire : WISH
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Former papal residence : LATERAN
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Activity of the Sirens : SNARING
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Fortunetelling cards : TAROTS
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Swaps : TRADES
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Tatter : RAG
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Lady Chatterley's emotion : ARDOR
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"Nature, ___ tooth or claw": Tennyson : REDIN
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Rod of tennis : LAVER
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Conclusion : FINIS
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Young fox : KIT
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Tome: Abbr. : VOL
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Fondle : CARESS
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Broad streets : AVENUES
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Self-reproach : REMORSE
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Ingredient of synthetic rubber : STYRENE
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Marine fish : SEABASS
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Run through with a skewer : EMPALE
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F.D.R. measure : WPA
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Fastener : SNAP
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Pintail duck : SMEE
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Glasswort : KALI
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Amo, ___, amat : AMAS
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Sum: Abbr. : AMT
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Thy: Fr. : TES

Answer summary: 2 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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