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New York Times, Friday, February 13, 1981

43-Across : The horrors of Gomorrah

Author:
Kathryn Righter
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { H J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 263 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Kathryn Righter has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,420
Across
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Hook for landing fish : GAFF
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Deadly African snake : MAMBA
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"___ Rheingold" : DAS
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Buck chaser : AROO
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Audibly : ALOUD
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Scraps for Spots : ORTS
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Gaseous element : NEON
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Acquisitive female : GOLDDIGGER
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Source of great wealth : GOLDMINE
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George Eliot novel : ROMOLA
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Thin cut : SLICE
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Legislative bodies : SENATES
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Saint who founded the Ursuline order : ANGELA
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Beginning : ONSET
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Trevanian's "The ___ Sanction" : LOO
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S.A. ruminants : LLAMAS
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Egyptian moon goddess : ISIS
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Liquid measures : GILLS
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Needlefish : GAR
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Setting : SCENE
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Opera star Frances ___: 1883-1952 : ALDA
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Check : ARREST
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Russian village : MIR
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The horrors of Gomorrah : VICES
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See 3 Down : PYRITE
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Cross; gibbet : POTENCE
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Certain slippers : MULES
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Indicate clearly : EVINCE
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Garden flower : MARIGOLD
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Locale for Puccini's "Girl" : GOLDENWEST
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Medicinal plant : ALOE
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Kind of arm or kick : SIDE
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Concise : TERSE
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Money in Torino : LIRA
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German article : DER
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Odin's Sleipnir : STEED
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Kin of Shangri-La : EDEN
Down
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Work group : GANG
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Pertaining to Mars: Comb. form : AREO
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Iron sulfide with a deceiving color : FOOLSGOLD
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Caress : FONDLE
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Like Tamino's flute : MAGICAL
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Solo : ALONE
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Insectivorous mammal : MOLE
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Potential flower : BUD
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Add some ZIP to this : ADDRESS
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Opinionated : DOGMATIC
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Idiomatic vocabulary : ARGOT
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Stone pillar : STELE
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Sp. matrons : SRAS
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"Last Days of Pompeii" heroine : IONE
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Machines for grinding : MILLS
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Kind of drum : SNARE
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Aquatic plant : ALGA
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Short fiber of silk or wool : NOIL
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Bradley and Khayyám : OMARS
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Coincide : AGREE
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Like jelly or paste : SEMISOLID
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Monogram element: Abbr. : INIT
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Dry : SERE
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"The ___ Hill Mob," 1950 film : LAVENDER
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Phonograph needles : STYLI
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Brogues : ACCENTS
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Gushed : SPURTED
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Actor-director of early films : INCE
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Delight : REGALE
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Dowels : PEGS
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Egg-shaped : OVOID
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Diacritical mark : TILDE
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Billiard shot : MASSE
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Neither more nor less : MERE
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Learning : LORE
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Campus V.I.P. : DEAN
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Fit for ducks : WET

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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