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New York Times, Wednesday, December 9, 1981

Author:
Morton Braun
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 305 (avg 1.65)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Morton B. Braun has 13 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,719
Across
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Noah's number : TWO
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South American rodents : PACAS
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Converse : CHAT
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Salad ingredient : HERB
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Higher up : ABOVE
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Goldie : HAWN
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"The King ___" : ANDI
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Gymnast's need : ROSIN
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Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
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"Petrouchka" composer : IGORSTRAVINSKY
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First-act finale in "La Bohème" : DUET
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Umpire's call : OUT
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Bestow : ACCORD
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In a bad position : CORNERED
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Rubbish : CHAFF
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What many profs are : PHDS
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Shine's partner : RISE
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Shrew : HARPY
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French consent : OUI
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"A votre ___!" : SANTE
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This, in San Juan : ESTA
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Chilean cape : HORN
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Summoned, as at an airport : PAGED
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Letter of regret to a G.I. : DEARJOHN
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Parts of songs : VERSES
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Objective : AIM
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Inclination : BENT
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They wrote "Babes in Arms" : RODGERSANDHART
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Chevalier film : GIGI
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Stir : ROUSE
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Where Provo is : UTAH
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Skiing area : ALPS
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Pinza's part in "South Pacific" : EMILE
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Gown : ROBE
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Adhesive : GLUE
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Prevent : DETER
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A fall in wrestling : PIN
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Nationality of the King in 17 Across : THAI
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Noted crossword puzzle editor : WENG
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This gives directions for masses : ORDO
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Like some hairdos : PARTED
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Stop a military mission : ABORT
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___ Nostra : COSA
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Tel ___ : AVIV
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Some members of the upper classes : SENIORS
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His nickname was "Dude President" : CHESTERAARTHUR
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Fox hunter's shout : HARK
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On vacation : AWAY
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Filling for shells : TNT
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Colorful, ornate flower : BIRDOFPARADISE
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Like the beach at Atlantic City : SURFY
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Type of buoy : NUN
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Felt pity : ACHED
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Keystone Kops' routine : CHASE
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Magna ___ : CARTA
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Vessel for making butter : CHURN
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Norse Woden : ODIN
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"___ on her fingers . . . " : RINGS
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Cosmetician Lauder : ESTEE
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Cooper role in 1936 : DEEDS
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Milne's bear : POOH
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Exhaust : SPEND
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Cleared the bases : HOMERED
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Dance : JIG
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Superficiality : VENEER
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Old name for a Swiss city : BASLE
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Brook : RILL
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Stalin's secret police : OGPU
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City in New York or Georgia : ROME
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Hearts or clubs : SUIT
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At the peak : ATOP
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Moslem month : RABI
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Therefore : THEN
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Silencer or cause of guffaws : GAG

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 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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