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New York Times, Wednesday, December 30, 1981

Author:
Nancy McCarthy
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 61, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Nancy McCarthy has 47 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,740
Across
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Ruth or Herman : BABE
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Girl whom Phil Rizzuto married : CORA
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Red Sox state : MASS
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Comply : OBEY
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The birds : AVES
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Puff up : ELATE
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Queue : LINE
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Kind of duck : LAME
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Cavalry weapon : SABER
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"The Splendid Splinter" : TEDWILLIAMS
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What Guidry kicks up : LEG
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Best pitchers : ACES
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Invalids : AILERS
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Pursued a long fly : CHASED
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Singer Lena : HORNE
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Plaster supports : LATHS
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He hit 755 home runs : HANKAARON
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Depiction of the beautiful : ART
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Carries : TOTES
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Devoured : ATE
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"Big Poison" : PAULWANER
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Baltimore eleven : COLTS
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Supplied weapons : ARMED
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Trustworthy : HONEST
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In Morpheus's arms : ASLEEP
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Quién ___? : SABE
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Antique car : REO
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"King" of the Polo Grounds : CARLHUBBELL
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Pillow stuffing : KAPOK
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Of the dawn : EOAN
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Felipe, Matty or Jesus : ALOU
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Metric measure : STERE
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Legal wrong : TORT
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Catcher's flash : SIGN
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Glacial ridges : OSAR
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Terminates : ENDS
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Soften : EASE
Down
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Nut's partner : BOLT
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Rose's man : ABIE
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Lean : BEND
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Flattery: Slang : EYEWASH
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Said "Safe!" or "Out!" : CALLED
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Athletic areas : OVALS
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Ancient people of Gaul : REMI
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On the ocean : ASEA
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Sicilian seaport : MESSINA
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In the manner of : ALA
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Rich fur : SABLE
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Longhorn : STEER
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Work units : ERGS
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Sherbets : ICES
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Strikes and spares : MARKS
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Pasture : LEA
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Respond to a good play : CLAP
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___-kiri, samurai's end all : HARA
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One of the Aleutians : ATTU
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Abominated : HATED
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Willie Mays, e.g. : ONER
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Sharpen : HONE
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Breathing sound : RALE
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Mel and Ed : OTTS
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Turtle's home : NEST
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Soccer's ___ Bay Rowdies : TAMPA
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New Guinea town : LAE
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Tow truck : WRECKER
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"The Georgia Peach" : COBB
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Kind of hit : ONEBASE
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Hangouts : HAUNTS
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Scows' kin : ARKS
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"From ___ shining . . . " : SEATO
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An artful Dodger : LOPES
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Earthenware fragment : SHARD
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Solar plexus, e.g. : RETE
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Diving bird : LOON
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Lamb's pseudonym : ELIA
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Diaries : LOGS
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Clair de ___ : LUNE
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"A feast ___ famine" : ORA

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

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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