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WORD FEAST

New York Times, Sunday, February 15, 1981

Author:
Jeanette K. Brill
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.27, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 538 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 125, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Jeanette K. Brill has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,422
Across
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Tarry : BIDE
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Begat : SIRED
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Deadly : FATAL
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Horn of a crescent moon : CUSP
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Arabic letter : ALIF
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Accrue : ENURE
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___ Gay : ENOLA
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One of the Aleutians : ATTU
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Yeomen of the guards : BEEFEATERS
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Skinny one : STRINGBEAN
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Muscle : EXTENSOR
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"Dragonwyck" author : SETON
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Exuberant : YEASTY
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Gloat : CROW
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Surname in a Broadway musical : PERON
33
Canaan deity : BAAL
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"Lady Be Good" playwright : BOLTON
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Freight : CARGO
38
Piazzas : TERRACES
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Mirador : ORIEL
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Dolt : MUTTONHEAD
45
Castor, e.g. : HAT
46
Hollywood writer-producer : WALD
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Arid : SERE
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Pk. and bu. : AMTS
49
Birthplace of Galileo : PISA
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Parks' successor at Atlantic City : ELY
51
Redhead : CARROTTOP
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Crab or snake : RACER
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Cole Porter's "It's ___" : DELOVELY
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Main Line town in Pa. : PAOLI
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Oyster's enemy : WINKLE
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Sardonic form of humor : IRONY
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Author of "Games People Play" : BERNE
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Aptly named novelist : READE
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Emulate Mamie Stover : REVOLT
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Caravansary : SERAI
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Ship routes : SEALANES
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Frenchman's awl : ALENE
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Dense fog : PEASOUPER
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Little, to Sandy : SMA
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Araceous plant : TARO
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Washer cycle : SPIN
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Roman historian : LIVY
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Bender : TOOT
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Follower of Paul or Benedict : INE
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Leg art : CHEESECAKE
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Caesar's last word : BRUTE
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Strange events : ODDITIES
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Hart or Stephen : CRANE
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Put paint on : COATED
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Dogfall, in wrestling : DRAW
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Burrows : LAIRS
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Schmidt works here : BONN
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Commination : THREAT
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Body in Paris : SENAT
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Part of an academic year : SEMESTER
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"Simple Simon ___" : METAPIEMAN
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Bunk! : APPLESAUCE
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Explorer Tasman : ABEL
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Jug for liquids : CRUSE
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Culpability : GUILT
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Clothed : CLAD
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Cape : NESS
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A deadly sin : ANGER
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Major followers : ETTES
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Heath and Nugent : TEDS
Down
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Bunyan's blue ox : BABE
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Holly : ILEX
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Bantingize : DIET
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Brought about : EFFECTED
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Habituate : SEASON
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Under one's guidance : INTOW
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One who repents : RUER
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Stray : ERR
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Napoleon, e.g. : DESSERT
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Swag : FESTOON
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Composer Bruckner : ANTON
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Rent : TORN
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"The Greatest" : ALI
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Pieces passing through deadeyes : LANYARDS
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Occult doctrine or science : CABALA
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Ouray's people : UTES
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R.b.i. or e.r.a. : STAT
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Niggling : PUNY
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Register : ENROL
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Paraphernalia : GEAR
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Therefore : ERGO
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He wrote "Marius the Epicurean" : PATER
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Belabor : BEAT
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Submitted : BOWED
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Church vestment : ORALE
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Pusillanimous : LILYLIVERED
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___ favor (fawn) : CURRY
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Largo and presto : TEMPI
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Takes the coward's way : CHICKENSOUT
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Item for Peter Hurd : EASEL
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Fixed look : STARE
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Farinaceous : MEALY
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Caucasian, in Hawaii : HAOLE
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Inkling : SCENT
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China's gift to Washington Zoo : PANDA
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"Billy Budd" is one : OPERA
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"___ Bulba," Gogol novel : TARAS
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"Pagliacci" role : TONIO
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Money in Meshed : RIAL
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Site of the U. of Maine : ORONO
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Field mouse : VOLE
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Pall : WEARY
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U.S. dress designer : BEENE
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Female sandpiper : REEVE
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Proportion : RATIO
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Bushbuck's cousin : ELAND
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Hale and Hari : SPIES
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Thwart a plan : SPIKE
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Indulge in cabotinage : EMOTE
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Satisfied : SATED
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Prussian lancers : ULANS
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Hip-thigh ailment : SCIATICA
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Dog-days word : PHEW
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Negotiate : TRANSACT
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TV device : SCANNER
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Assam silkworm : ERIA
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Rate for transporting : CARTAGE
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Minstrel end man : BONES
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Dreams of youth : IDEALS
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One-horse carriage : TRAP
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Travelers with tails : COMETS
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Lend-___ Act: 1941 : LEASE
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Outlaw Starr : BELLE
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Govt. agent : TMAN
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A wife of Hercules : HEBE
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U.S. 1 and U.S. 66 : RTES
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Complacent : SMUG
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Barbecue accessory : SPIT
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Bulrush : TULE
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Plant form : ECAD
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Smith and Barber : REDS
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Sea bird : ERN
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Wall St. term : PUT

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 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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