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New York Times, Thursday, December 3, 1981

4-Down : Event in southern Italy: A.D. 79

Author:
Carduff
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { H J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,713
Across
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Anthropophagous giant : OGRE
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Coptic bishops : ABBAS
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Blemish : SPOT
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The Kettles or McGees : PAIR
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One of the "k" sounds : VELAR
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Cover on the inside : LINE
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Tamora and Aaron plotted his ruin : TITUSANDRONICUS
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Kind of stone : STEPPING
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Hoard : AMASS
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Conte : TALE
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___ le Moko : PEPE
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Space capsules' interiors : CABINS
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"___ Without Hope": Coleridge : WORK
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Punjab's associate in "Little Orphan Annie" : ASP
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Woody's son : ARLO
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Prefix with body or dote : ANTI
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Simon and Garfunkel, e.g. : DUO
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Chew the fat : RAP
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Commedia dell'___ : ARTE
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Pointed arch : OGEE
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Balaam's mount : ASS
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Den : LAIR
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Their job is really not appealing : PARERS
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Universe or America : MISS
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Czarist parliament: 1905-17 : DUMA
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Super follower : SONIC
52
Woman's undergarment : CAMISOLE
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Palamon and Arcite, The ___ : TWONOBLEKINSMEN
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Not enough, according to Susann : ONCE
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Golden : AURIC
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Within: Comb. form : ENTO
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Invites : ASKS
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Past in the past : AGONE
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Tends to others' tots : SITS
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Elects : OPTS
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What some horses are given : GAIT
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Solemn act : RITE
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Event in southern Italy: A.D. 79 : ERUPTION
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Net proceeds, to a lawyer : AVAILS
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Sesame : BENNE
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Hse., e.g. : BLDG
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Swiss river : AAR
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Letters loved by angels : SRO
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J. Preston ___, hypocrite in "Little Orphan Annie" : SLIME
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Twelve points, to a typesetter : PICA
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Burden : ONUS
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Tracy's sweetheart : TESS
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Hand's-breadth : SPAN
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Serviette : NAPKIN
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There's a famous one near Concord : POND
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Russian-born designer for fashion and stage : ERTE
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Director of "It's a Wonderful Life" : CAPRA
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Wall hanging : ARRAS
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Radar-screen images : BLIPS
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Thin cake : WAFER
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Saw : ADAGE
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Not so dubious : SURER
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Little bags for sourdoughs : POKES
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Spotted like certain cats : CALICO
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Cicero's "you were" : ERAS
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Elevator man : OTIS
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Places to get bogged down : MORASSES
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Rock used for polishing : PUMICE
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Ugandan exile : AMIN
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Colorado School of ___ : MINES
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English chemist famous for an antiseptic solution : DAKIN
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Structure for a Stoic : STOA
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Admits to : OWNS
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Where an arrow meets a bowstring : NOCK
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Tropical American game fish : CERO
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Guccione publication : OMNI
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European who sounds permissive : LETT
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TV sitcom : ENOS
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Noise heard by Abel : BAA
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Kind of nut : LUG

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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