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New York Times, Thursday, February 12, 1981

Author:
C. J. Angio
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { F K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 11, XRef: 1, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
C. J. Angio has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,419

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Across
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Swank : CHIC
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Item in a West Potomac Park memorial : CHAIR
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Canaanites' supreme god : BAAL
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Van Druten's "___ Camera" : IAMA
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"___ Go, Lover!": 1954 song : LETME
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Presidential nickname: 1865–69 : ANDY
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Presidential sobriquet: 1861–65 : THERAILSPLITTER
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Pitcher Paige's nickname : SATCHEL
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Part of a sunflower : ACHENE
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Rutledge et al. : ANNS
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To ___ (exactly) : ATEE
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Burner or flame : GASJET
27
Agile : LISSOME
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Mountain: Comb. form : OREO
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Giant armadillo : TATOU
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Captain's boat : GIG
35
Supporters of 17 Across : REPUBLICANPARTY
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Mil. body : DET
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Tanker : OILER
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U. of Md. player : TERP
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Caparisoned : ADORNED
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Words before "Go!" : GETSET
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Start of the Bay State motto : ENSE
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Cypress pine of northern Africa : ARAR
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Graduated : SCALED
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Wyo. city named for a fur trapper : LARAMIE
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Widow on Apr. 15, 1865 : MARYTODDLINCOLN
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Golden-rule word : UNTO
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"The king ___ his countinghouse" : WASIN
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Ax/Kim/Ma, e.g. : TRIO
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Lillums Lovewell's beau : TEEN
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Inauguration hours in Jan. : NOONS
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Calls on : SEES
Down
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Townsmen : CITS
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Guffaw : HAHA
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"___ a man with . . . " : IMET
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Wolverine : CARCAJOU
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Customer for Spade : CLIENT
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"___ bells!" : HELLS
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Satellite launched Dec. 7, 1966 : ATS
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Devilkin : IMP
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Kinsman : RELATION
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Uses the tub : BATHES
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Stake : ANTE
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Gulf of ___, Arabian Sea arm : ADEN
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Harp of Hellas : LYRE
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Female ancestor, in Aachen : AHNE
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Needs defrosting : ICESUP
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Place for a reredos : ALTAR
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Punta ___, city in Fla. : GORDA
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Slender as ___ : AREED
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Nasal partition: Comb. form : SEPTO
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Remorseless bosses : OGRES
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British bishop's headdress : MITRE
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Land of Nut and Tut : EGYPT
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Mark over many a Spanish "n" : TILDE
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___ Parker, Hall of Fame QB : ACE
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Hat for Sue : BONNET
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Takes a nap : LIESDOWN
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Lures : ATTRACTS
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Put one's trust in : RELYON
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Bits of salt, sand or sugar : GRAINS
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Get deservedly : EARN
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Exhausted : ALLIN
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Plant disease : SMUT
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Aid for one who is almost able : CANE
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"Vissi d'___," Puccini aria : ARTE
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Bolt's "man for all seasons" : MORE
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Netman Nastase : ILIE
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First name of a Cardinal who slaughtered pitchers : ENOS
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Valuable Philippine tree : DAO
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U.K. award for valor : DSO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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