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New York Times, Friday, December 18, 1981

Author:
Kathryn Righter
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Kathryn Righter has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,728
Across
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Available dough : WAD
4
Beaufort-scale readings : GALES
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Dolce ___ niente : FAR
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Guinness or Waugh : ALEC
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Plains Indian : OSAGE
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Gaucho's weapon : BOLA
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Isomeric : ALLO
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Talk arrogantly : USURP
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Press : IRON
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Spur on a bird's leg or wing : CALCAR
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Cleansed : DETERGED
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Washington city, river or county : YAKIMA
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Diacritical mark : TILDE
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Certain exams : ORALS
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Dress : CLOTHE
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German title : GRAF
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N.B.A. team : NETS
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Fasten; attach : AFFIX
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Item in some budgets : RENT
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Breed of swine : DUROC
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Succulent part of fruit : PULP
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Vows : OATHS
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Wee : TINY
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Choir member : ALTO
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Welcomes : GREETS
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Ancient Britons : PICTS
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Expect : AWAIT
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Agraffes : CLASPS
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Incised carving : INTAGLIO
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Mushroom : AGARIC
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Carol : NOEL
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Urged (on) : EGGED
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Departed : GONE
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Product from Quercus suber : CORK
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Courage; daring : NERVE
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Level : EVEN
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Reply: Abbr. : ANS
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Arboretum specimens : TREES
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Triple this for a wine : EST
Down
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British servicewoman : WAAC
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Calm : ALLAY
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Perry Mason's girl Friday : DELLA
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Epicure : GOURMAND
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Onager : ASS
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Doxologize : LAUD
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Heron : EGRET
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Infective : SEPTIC
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Absent-minded : FORGETFUL
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Relative of a maguey : ALOE
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South African monetary unit : RAND
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Domineering leader : COCKOFTHEWALK
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Transient; rover : BIRDOFPASSAGE
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Make public : AIR
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Singer Fitzgerald : ELLA
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Alaskan native's language : ALEUT
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Long, narrow piece : STRIP
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Sword part : HILT
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Montreal baseball player : EXPO
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Rum and water : GROG
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Raise : REAR
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Echidnas, e.g. : ANTEATERS
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Kind of boom : SONIC
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Islands in the Aegean : CYCLADES
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Male animal : STAG
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"___ Spring," R. Carson book : SILENT
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Children's game : TAG
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Jungle denizen : TIGER
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Show to be true : PROVE
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Trig functions : SINES
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Ancient Peruvian : INCA
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" . . . the blaze of ___": Milton : NOON
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Fairy-tale villain : OGRE
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Penny-ante ante : CENT
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Creation from a rib : EVE

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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