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New York Times, Wednesday, December 16, 1981

20-Across : "Three's Company" is one

Author:
Bert H. Kruse
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { F G J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 303 (avg 1.64)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Bert H. Kruse has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,726
Across
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"___ way to go" : ATTA
5
Body : SOMA
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Greek letters : PSIS
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False god : BAAL
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Hermit, e.g. : CRAB
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Storage place : ATTIC
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King Arthur's weapon : EXCALIBUR
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Cow catcher : RIATA
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"Three's Company" is one : SITCOM
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Sitter in danger : DAMOCLES
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Malayan dagger : KRIS
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Pout : SULK
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Singer Davis : MAC
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Relative of etc. : ETAL
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Considered : DEEMED
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Wing : ELL
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W.W. II powers : AXIS
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Was at the wheel : DROVE
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Thunder unit : CLAP
41
Gads : ROVES
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Dispatch a fly : SWAT
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Its pulp is a food source : CAROB
46
Lamp part : NECK
47
Nigerian city : EDE
48
Expiated : ATONED
50
Paella : STEW
52
German article : DER
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The same, to Seneca : IDEM
55
Did the butterfly : SWAM
57
Inlay style using a mosaic of wood pieces : INTARSIA
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Eliminated : ERASED
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Archie or George : MOORE
66
Dueling : SWORDPLAY
68
Buddies on the range : PARDS
69
Raced : TORE
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Mezzo-soprano Shirley : LOVE
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Army : HOST
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Cutter's kin : SLED
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Jug : EWER
Down
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Vigoda and Burrows : ABES
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Popular TV program : TAXI
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Diplomacy : TACT
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Term of tribulation : ALACK
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Arabian sword : SCIMITAR
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Ball : ORB
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Tennyson poem : MAUD
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Canyon mouths : ABRAS
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Freed, conditionally : PAROLED
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Epees or their users : STICKERS
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Type, for short : ITAL
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Location : SITE
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Instance, in St.-Lô : CAS
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Learning : LORE
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Loser's "name" : MUD
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Invader with an Angle : SAXON
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Holy city : MECCA
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___ once (suddenly) : ALLAT
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Cigar : CLARO
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Plutarch's concerns : LIVES
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___ down (overwhelmed) : MOWED
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Avoid : EVADE
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Discourage : DETER
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Religious offshoots : SECTS
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Daggers : PONIARDS
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Pierced : SKEWERED
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Doctor's prescription : BEDREST
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___ Plaines, Ill. : DES
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Child in the care of a guardian : WARD
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Fine sprays : MISTS
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Sugar producer : MAPLE
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Pooka : IMP
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Father of Japheth : NOAH
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Matador's victim : TORO
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Hooky, G.I. style : AWOL
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Retard : SLOW
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Roof overhang : EAVE
64
Hairdresser, sometimes : DYER
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Stibnite, e.g. : ORE

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

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