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Judith C. Dalton
Judith C. Dalton

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New York Times, Sunday, December 13, 1981

Author: Judith C. Dalton
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 68, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 539 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 127, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Judith C. Dalton has 8 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,723
Across Down
1. Whet : HONE
5. Gift for a virtuoso : AMATI
10. Turkish cavalryman : SPAHI
15. Jazz singing : SCAT
19. ___ Bator, Mongolia : ULAN
20. Coarse cotton cloth : DENIM
21. Court dance : PAVIN
22. Young animal : TOTO
23. Southern musician : MISSISSIPPIANIST
26. Tub plant : ALOE
27. Egg-shaped ornaments : OVA
28. Cat's-paw : TOOL
29. Earls, barons et al. : LORDS
30. Bars at the bar : ESTOPS
32. Memorize again : RELEARN
34. Horse blanket : MANTA
35. Gallery at D.C. : FREER
36. Rochet's relative : ALB
37. Craze : MANIA
38. ___ jerk (weight-lifting term) : CLEANAND
41. Stale : MOLDY
44. Mining-area examiner : MONTANALYST
46. "Diga Diga ___," 1928 song : DOO
47. Disney's inventive mouse : AMOS
48. Penalty : FINE
49. Painter Mondrian : PIET
50. Helix : COIL
51. Saint Anthony's cross : TAU
52. Austin evaluator : TEXASSESSOR
56. Mud volcano : SALSE
57. Lively : ANIMATED
59. Stake of a sort : ANTE
60. Harangue : SCREED
61. Farmer, often : SOWER
62. "Deutschland über ___" : ALLES
63. Rorschach items : BLOTS
64. Descendants : SCIONS
66. Nourish : REAR
67. Baldness : ALOPECIA
70. Cautious : CHARY
71. Thankless wretch from Cheyenne : WYOMINGRATE
74. O'Neill's monogram : EGO
75. Chevalier's strap : RENE
76. To's antithesis : FROM
77. Sponsorship : EGIS
78. Shortly : ANON
79. Period : ERA
80. Dixie dilettante : ALABAMATEUR
84. Metric measure in Manchester : LITRE
85. Eavesdrops, modern style : WIRETAPS
87. Have ___ for news : ANOSE
88. Unite : WED
89. Wooden-soled shoes : CLOGS
90. Well-worn : TRITE
91. Like some doughnuts : SUGARED
95. Musical key : ASHARP
97. "Beau ___" : GESTE
98. Gas: Prefix : AERI
99. Pinna : EAR
100. Reno token : CHIP
101. Sooner official : OKLAHOMAGISTRATE
105. Polanski film : TESS
106. Follower of book or wood : LOUSE
107. "All ___ for Christmas . . . " : IWANT
108. Great Barrier Island : OTEA
109. Loathe : HATE
110. Kefauver : ESTES
111. Largest asteroid : CERES
112. Rhabdos : WAND
1. Indulge : HUMOR
2. Oil producer : OLIVE
3. Twangy : NASAL
4. Quartet in "No, No, Nanette" : ENS
5. Collect liquid in condensed form : ADSORB
6. Nuclear particle : MESON
7. Blue dye : ANIL
8. Baksheesh : TIP
9. Grafted part : IMPLANT
10. Native of Laconia : SPARTAN
11. Zoo attraction : PANDA
12. Rara ___ : AVIS
13. "___ Dog": Terhune : HIS
14. Personal influence : INTEREST
15. New York island : STATEN
16. Western teenager : COLORADOLESCENT
17. Surmounting : ATOP
18. Dactyl and hallux : TOES
24. Where Leghorn is : ITALY
25. Asia Minor region of yore : IONIA
31. Garment part : SEAT
33. Engineer James Buchanan : EADS
34. Spirits, to Seneca : MANES
35. Pamphlet : FLYER
37. Unit : MONAD
38. Muse for Thucydides : CLIO
39. Cacophony : NOISE
40. Gave out sparingly : DOLED
41. Conductor Eduardo : MATA
42. Middle East land : OMAN
43. Bayou revolutionary : LOUISIANARCHIST
44. Good party guest : MIXER
45. Church parts : APSES
48. Galas : FETES
50. Bill of fare : CARTE
52. Brownish-yellow : TAWNY
53. Oregon's capital : SALEM
54. Chou ___ : ENLAI
55. Unyielding : STERN
56. Range : SCOPE
58. George or Marianne : MOORE
60. Grooves : SLOTS
62. Bouquet : AROMA
63. D.C. house : BLAIR
64. Fastener : SCREW
65. Colette novel : CHERI
67. Debate : ARGUE
68. Borodin's Prince : IGOR
69. The best : AONE
71. Envelops : WRAPS
72. Soho fellows : YOBS
73. Gaggle members : GEESE
76. Schoolyard sight : FLAGPOLE
78. Verdi opera : AIDA
80. Doer: Suffix : ATOR
81. Paludous places : MARSHES
82. Philippine idol : ANITO
83. Like carved emblems : TOTEMIC
84. On the up and up : LEGIT
86. Slide by : ELAPSE
88. Sausages : WURSTS
90. Hector : TEASE
91. Sight from Pont Neuf : SEINE
92. Lariat : REATA
93. Ingested : EATEN
94. Great fear : DREAD
95. Kin of cortisone : ACTH
96. Jets' and Mets' home : SHEA
97. Nimiety : GLUT
98. Kanten : AGAR
102. Ring events : KOS
103. Reverence : AWE
104. Tier : ROW

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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