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New York Times, Wednesday, December 23, 1981

Author:
Massi
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { F J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,733
Across
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Semite : ARAB
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Cabbage dish : SLAW
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"The Ballad of Reading ___": Wilde : GAOL
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Site of the Palazzo Doria : GENOA
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Domesticate : TAME
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Ailment sometimes caused by a mosquito : AGUE
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___ fours : ONALL
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Wicked : EVIL
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Sheet of matted fiber : BATT
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Aerie occupant : GOLDENEAGLE
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Doc for pets : VET
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Seed covering : ARIL
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Expulsions : OUSTERS
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Village founded by Father Flanagan : BOYSTOWN
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Letter before omega : PSI
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Cornhuskers' home: Abbr. : UNEB
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Muddy : ROIL
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Provide with funds : ENDOW
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Magi's magical guide : STAR
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Medicates : DOSES
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Marquis de ___ : SADE
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Israeli dances : HORAS
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A wife of Jacob : LEAH
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Rainer role : OLAN
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Call for help : SOS
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Visionary : IDEALIST
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Perceived by sight, touch, etc. : SENSATE
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Sell : VEND
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Year in Nero's reign : LXI
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Body-builder's routine : PUMPINGIRON
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Delineate : ETCH
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Gallup ___ : POLL
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Defunct treaty org. : SEATO
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God of love : EROS
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Type face: Abbr. : ITAL
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Musical groups : TRIOS
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This may make dates : PALM
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Sandy tract in England : DENE
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Reed of a loom : SLEY
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Waiting for Santa : AGOG
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Place where many elbows are sore : RENO
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Thorough study: Abbr. : ANAL
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Having chutzpah : BOLDASBRASS
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Abrasive : STEELWOOL
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Molten rock : LAVA
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Mexican friend : AMIGO
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Gush forth, as tears : WELLUP
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Rap : GAB
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Desert plant : AGAVE
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___ space : OUTER
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Citizens of Ventspils : LETTS
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On guard : ALERT
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Norwegian wind god : NIORD
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Being : ESSE
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Toy troops : TINSOLDIERS
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Vice President : BUSH
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Aware of : ONTO
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Time span : YEAR
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Japanese-Americans : NISEI
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Mining city in Colorado : LEADVILLE
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Artist who wrote "Hidden Faces" : DALI
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Harem rooms : ODAS
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Left : WENT
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Gloss : SHEEN
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Emulsifier : SOAP
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Like Boob McNutt : STUPID
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Feeling of dread : ANGST
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What "Macbeth doth murder" : SLEEP
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Special edition : EXTRA
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Actor Williamson : NICOL
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Chew up the set : EMOTE
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Marshall ___ : PLAN
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Support on a stairway : RAIL
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Pawnee's ally : OTOE
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Prying : NOSY
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Initials applying to Elizabeth II : HSM

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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