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New York Times, Thursday, December 31, 1981

Author:
Robert Katz
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { B J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Robert Katz has 73 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,741
Across
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January happening : SALE
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Verona's river : ADIGE
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Gave cause for a fine : SPED
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Famed Scottish reformer : KNOX
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Scrooge or Harpagon : MISER
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"Kiss Me, ___" : KATE
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Suffix with Israel : ITIC
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Feudal workers : ESNES
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Later : ANON
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U.S. expansionists' dream : MANIFESTDESTINY
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Car shoe : TIRE
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Jeanne d'Arc's title: Abbr. : STE
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" . . . ___ Kalamazoo" : GALIN
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Legendary bird : ROC
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Part of B.P.O.E. : ORDER
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Norse god : ODIN
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Italian thespians : ATTORI
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Gene material : RNA
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L.B.J.'s dream : THEGREATSOCIETY
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Kind of dog or foot : HOT
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"New Girl ___," 1957 musical : INTOWN
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Agrippina's son : NERO
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Disdain : SCORN
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Ending for Japan or Siam : ESE
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Food, in Frankfurt : ESSEN
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Many moons ___ : AGO
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Water buffalo : ARNI
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Rights enunciated by F.D.R. : THEFOURFREEDOMS
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Carry on : RANT
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Did a roofing job : TILED
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Give off : EMIT
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Ye ___ tea shoppe : OLDE
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The fullest possible : EVERY
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Boston Marathon, e.g. : RACE
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Room part : DOOR
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Della or Pee Wee : REESE
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Cinch : SNAP
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Glide; sail : SKIM
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Theater org. : ANTA
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Beef cut : LOIN
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Like a roller-coaster ride : EXCITING
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Moslem prince : AMEER
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Discourse at length : DISSERTATE
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"If This ___ Love," 1946 song : ISNT
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Turned to the right : GEED
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Scottish and Irish Gaelic : ERSES
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Fleming or Hamill : SKATER
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Polish title for a married woman : PANI
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Kind of collar : ETON
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Repudiate : DENY
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Half a sawbuck : FIN
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Silent sufferer : STOIC
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Germanic people : GOTHS
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Committee type : ADHOC
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Nautical phrase : LIETO
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Preminger and Kruger : OTTOS
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Compurgators : COSWEARERS
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Endures, in Inverness : DREES
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___ nous : ENTRE
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Early synthetic : RAYON
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Of copper or bronze: Abbr. : AEN
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R.R., to friends : RON
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A Starr : RINGO
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Those in the know : INSIDERS
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Beam : RAFTER
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Compass pt. : ENE
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___ space : OUTER
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Tint again : REDYE
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Trampled : TROD
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Angel's accessory : HALO
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Prefix for skeleton or spore : ENDO
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Sunder : RIVE
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Take a powder : FLEE
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Gulf sultanate : OMAN
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Silicate : MICA
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Footfall : STEP

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 9 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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