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HALF A LOAF

New York Times, Sunday, February 1, 1981

62-Across : Sixteen make a pt.

Author:
Vincent L. Osborne
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 87, Avg Word Len: 5.06, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 551 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 100, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
Vincent L. Osborne has 20 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,408
Across
1
Arabian gazelles : ARIELS
7
Relative of Armageddon : DOOMSDAY
15
Toward the poop deck : AFT
18
Freight shipment : CARLOT
19
Caustic : CORROSIVE
20
Word of contempt : BAH
21
Thrift-shop book? : THEMOONANDTHREEPENCE
24
Pyramidal conifer : FIR
25
Epitome of rapacity : PIRANHA
26
Master of genre : STEEN
27
Like a famous office : OVAL
29
Index : SIGN
30
Chills : ICES
34
Fauvists' forte : ART
35
Almost baffled? : BEHINDTHEFOURBALL
41
Watch over wee ones : SIT
43
Stole : BOA
44
Qt., e.g. : AMT
45
Zeno's "Painted Porch," e.g. : STOA
46
Marker : IOU
47
Marks for Mark Roth : STRIKES
51
Certain parientas : TIAS
53
Useful abbr. : ETC
54
Wimple wearer, perhaps : NUN
55
Vice President before Curtis : DAWES
56
Furlong sprinter? : EIGHTHHORSE
59
Federal agcy. : GSA
60
Melodramatize : EMOTE
61
Gussets : GORES
62
Sixteen make a pt. : OZS
63
Brynner : YUL
65
Strip of shoe leather : WELT
66
Syria-Egypt acronym: 1958-61 : UAR
67
Tree used for war clubs : TOA
68
Opera by Handel : NERO
71
Orion's beloved : EOS
73
Rather : DAN
74
Warwick is one : SHIRE
76
Krait : ADDER
77
Ex-President of Gabon : MBA
79
Interrupted nap? : TWENTYWINKS
82
Leno or twill : WEAVE
83
Lummox : OAF
84
Robert Burns's birthplace : AYR
85
Pythoness : SEER
86
Church in a 1945 film : STMARYS
88
Parabola : ARC
89
Smart-alecky : FLIP
91
British thank-yous : TAS
92
Symbol of sovereignty : ORB
93
Start of Colo. motto : NIL
94
Mini-mystery? : FIVELITTLEINDIANS
102
One on a trike : TOT
104
Weather satellite : ESSA
105
As far as : UPTO
106
Sturdy cart : DRAY
107
Fresh : NOVEL
109
Of Hindu incantations : MANTRIC
113
Halfway house : INN
114
Unfinished novel? : ONEYEARBEFORETHEMAST
121
Marin's milieu : MER
122
Estranged : ALIENATED
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Card game for two : ECARTE
124
Sigma : ESS
125
Singing family : SINATRAS
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Matters ex cathedra : DOGMAS
Down
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Verbal voice : ACTIVE
2
Full of school spirit : RAHRAH
3
Incensement : IRE
4
One of the wahoos : ELM
5
Trevanian's "The ___ Sanction" : LOO
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"Don't do that!" : STOPIT
7
Lady of the casa : DONA
8
U.S. Army branch : ORDN
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Straight: Comb. form : ORTH
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Angora's pride : MOHAIR
11
Lith. or Ukr. : SSR
12
Casino cube : DIE
13
Angelus prayer : AVE
14
Slangy assents : YEPS
15
Near-great in baseball annals? : ABNERSINGLEDAY
16
Jesting : FACETIOUS
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There's companion : THEN
19
Judy from Northampton : CARNE
22
Hard by : NIGH
23
Greek letter : ETA
24
Place for a timekeeper : FOB
28
Metastasio creation : LIBRETTO
29
Neighbor of Wyo. : SDAK
31
Paley's org. : CBS
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Van Gogh's "The Potato ___" : EATERS
33
Journalism positions : SLOTS
36
Racket : NOISE
37
Time or Christmas : FATHER
38
Skips : OMITS
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Home of the Uintas : UTAH
40
Town in Washington : LACEY
42
Bluefin or yellowfin : TUNA
47
Unchanged : SAME
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Charms for schlemiels? : TWOLEAFCLOVERS
49
Brain-waves rec. : EEG
50
Omaha, for one : SIOUAN
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Sure thing : SHOOIN
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Kind of line : DEW
57
Funds for research : GRANTS
58
Boston Mountains locale : OZARKS
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Win a business contract : UNDERBID
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Craving : THIRST
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Steps on the gas : REVS
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Tinstone or bauxite : ORE
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Mace or crosier : STAFF
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Etymologists' interests: Abbr. : DERIVS
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Drudgery : SWEAT
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Part of i.e. : EST
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Edgar, for one : AWARD
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Plaint : MOAN
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Merrill and Milnes : BARITONES
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Creator of Jennifer Lorn : WYLIE
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Himalayan mystery : YETI
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Madeleine ___, cosmetician : MONO
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Foot, to Fabius : PES
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Monody or threnody : LAMENT
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Emulated Lorelei : LURED
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R.I.P. statement : EPIT
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Was eager : ITCHED
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Grain bristle : ARISTA
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City on the Loire : NANTES
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Prefix with thesis : SYN
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Mystery writer Josephine : TEY
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Alaskan cape : NOME
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Meads : LEAS
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On the horizon : AFAR
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"___ creature was stirring" : NOTA
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III : TRES
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Ring name : ALI
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"Oysters ___ season" : RIN
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Actress Arthur : BEA
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Prefix for system or type : ECO
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Kiosk item, for short : MAG
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The law's is long : ARM

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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