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New York Times, Saturday, December 5, 1981

Author:
Fraas
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { F Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 303 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Fraas has 6 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,715
Across
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"Now he belongs to the ___" : AGES
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Lodge : ROOM
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Salk : JONAS
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Shade of brown : RUST
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Bombeck : ERMA
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"Lakme," e.g. : OPERA
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Winglike parts : ALAE
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Change direction : VEER
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___ hand : HIRED
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Casual wear : BLUEJEANS
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___ stores (resinous products) : NAVAL
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Garnish : LARD
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How some puddings are prepared : HASTILY
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Wretched : ABJECT
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Baluster shaper : LATHE
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Heep and Cratchit : CLERKS
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Oil: Comb. form : OLEO
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Opposite of yang : YIN
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"Midnight Cowboy" character : RATSO
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___ Nidre (Yom Kippur prayer) : KOL
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Spain's national museum : PRADO
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Printemps follower : ETE
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Rested : LAIN
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Pierce : SKEWER
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Nickname of Edward VIII's bride : WALLY
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Upset : TIPPED
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Denoting rank : ORDINAL
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Healthy, in Brindisi : SANO
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Purpose : POINT
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Elite Turkish soldier, formerly : JANISSARY
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Quash, in law : ABATE
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Buck heroine : OLAN
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Wading bird : IBIS
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Solitarian : LONER
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Bind : YOKE
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Blue or White : NILE
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Niña's end : STERN
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Germ : SEED
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Grandpa Walton was his most noted role : GEER
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Swift horse : ARAB
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Dupe : GULL
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A son of Rebekah : ESAU
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Four-time Super Bowl winners : STEELERS
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Goes back : REVERTS
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Echo, e.g. : OREAD
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Sign : OMEN
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Secretary of State: 1947–49 : MARSHALL
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U.S. financier-philanthropist: 1795–1873 : JOHNSHOPKINS
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Narcotic : OPIATE
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Innovative Italian architect : NERVI
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Regional : AREAL
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With sorrow : SADLY
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Ignis fatuus : JACKOLANTERN
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Eroded : ATE
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Mediterranean port : ACRE
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Calf's complaint : BLAT
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Ballet jump : JETE
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Off one's rocker : LOONY
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Raucous cry : YAWP
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___ fixe : IDEE
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Far northern French department : NORD
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Party poopers : KILLJOYS
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Abed : REPOSING
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So. state : ALA
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Like panes in rose windows : STAINED
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July–August in Australia : WINTER
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Geyserites : OPALS
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Golem, for one : ROBOT
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Steak ___ (with cognac and sherry) : DIANE
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Treacherous person : SNAKE
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Medicinal herb : ALOE
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Anne Nichols hero : ABIE
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Irritate : RILE
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North Sea feeder : YSER

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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