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New York Times, Tuesday, February 17, 1981

Author:
Arnold Moss
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { K P Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Arnold Moss has 28 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,424
Across
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Prefix with god or john : DEMI
5
New Delhi nobles : RANAS
10
Sometime forerunner to riches : RAGS
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Oil-rich sultanate : OMAN
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Flooded : AWASH
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Smell ___ (suspect) : ARAT
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Essence : GIST
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O'Neill's "___ Millions" : MARCO
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"Lover, Come Back ___," 1928 song : TOME
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Radio program of the 30's : THEMARCHOFTIME
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Get under one's skin : RILE
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Character once in 3 Down : RADAR
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Cat variety : MANX
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It flows in a Burns poem : AFTON
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Ali ___ : BABA
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O.T. man rebuked by an ass : BALAAM
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Farrow : MIA
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Radio program of the 40's : BULLDOGDRUMMOND
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French business abbr. : CIE
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Concurs : AGREES
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What Antony sought to borrow : EARS
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Scopes trial prosecutor : BRYAN
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One of six anagrams for east : SATE
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"Barnaby Jones" hero : EBSEN
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Actor in "Brian's Song" : CAAN
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Radio program of the 30's : JOHNSOTHERWIFE
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Discord goddess : ERIS
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Churchill's "___ England Slept" : WHILE
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Shade of green : NILE
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"___ nome," Verdi aria : CARO
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One-time lady : EADIE
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Remnant of the Cheshire Cat : GRIN
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Not now : THEN
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Super-bargain : STEAL
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Kind of pearl or bed : SEED
Down
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Kuvasz, e.g. : DOG
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Send out : EMIT
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Alda's program : MASH
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Kind of revenue : INTERNAL
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Pertaining to a branch : RAMAL
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Sentient : AWARE
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Undercover cop : NARC
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Author of "A Passage in the Night" : ASCH
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Chick chaser : SHOO
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Wickerwork material : RATTAN
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Skunk cabbage : AROID
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Microgram : GAMMA
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Bovine : STEER
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Tom of the early westerns : MIX
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Psychoanalyst-author Erich : FROMM
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Where Lahaina is : MAUI
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Competent : ABLE
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"Speak for yourself" man : ALDEN
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Cab's tab : FARE
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Greek letters : TAUS
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U.K. communications group : BBC
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Hobgoblin : BOGY
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Taj Mahal site : AGRA
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Ditch at a ducal domicile : MOAT
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Concerning : INRE
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TV commercials : ADS
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Mends socks : DARNS
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Definitions : MEANINGS
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"Soap" spinoff : BENSON
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Sometime musical instrument : SAW
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Expel : EJECT
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Idaho senator from 1907 to 1940 : BORAH
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Actress Talia : SHIRE
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Rosalind's companion : CELIA
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Whirling : AREEL
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Is in debt : OWES
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First or third "T" in "TW3" : THAT
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"O tiger's heart wrapp'd in a woman's ___!": Shak. : HIDE
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Bounce : FIRE
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Author Wiesel : ELIE
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"Howards ___," Forster novel : END

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