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New York Times, Saturday, February 21, 1981

Author:
Vaughn Keith
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Vaughn Keith has 12 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,428
Across
1
Proceeds : NET
4
Author of "The Immigrants" : FAST
8
Start of a nursery rhyme : BAABAA
14
Fighting temper : IRE
15
Construction item : IBAR
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Fictional sleuth ___ Lupin : ARSENE
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River in China : KAN
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Irresolute : VACILLATING
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Put out : ISSUED
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Hindu ascetic : FAKIR
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Difficult age : TEENS
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Capone, Jolson et al. : ALS
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Italian wine : SOAVE
29
Antiknocks, e.g. : ADDITIVES
31
Map addendum : INSET
32
Flower receptacles : VASES
33
Consecrate : ANOINT
34
Current measures : AMPERES
37
Miami's hiemal boast : CLIMATE
38
Babe Ruth's first name : GEORGE
39
Native of Shiraz : IRANI
40
Ingredient of ouzo : ANISE
41
Containers for colorful mixtures : PAINTCANS
45
Varnish ingredient : RESIN
46
Police-call letters : APB
47
Author Alex : HALEY
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___ Haute : TERRE
50
Fruity desserts, for short : MELBAS
51
Islands north of New Guinea : ADMIRALTIES
55
Op or Pop : ART
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"___ emptor" : CAVEAT
57
Hindustani : URDU
58
Compass dir. : NBE
59
Isolate : ENISLE
60
Flay : SKIN
61
Prefix with pathetic : SYM
Down
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Khrushchev : NIKITA
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Expunged : ERASED
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Tightened : TENSED
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Pentagon V.I.P. : FIVESTARGENERAL
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Aldrich's "Story of ___ Boy" : ABAD
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Algonquian : SAC
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Toys : TRIFLES
8
Pitching error : BALK
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Lorraine Hansberry hit: 1959 : ARAISININTHESUN
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High, as inflationary prices : ASTRONOMICAL
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"___ Mir Bist . . . " : BEI
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___ Arbor : ANN
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Arm of the Medit. : AEG
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Young maiden : LASS
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Meccas for scholars : UNIVERSITIES
24
Rosary beads : AVES
26
Europe's neighbor : ASIA
27
Release, as anger : VENT
28
Suffix with major or cigar : ETTE
30
Phrase of understanding : ISEE
33
Bates or Arkin : ALAN
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Laboratory medium : AGAR
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Part of the writing on the wall : MENE
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Petits ___ : POIS
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Bassinet : CRIB
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Satellite of Saturn : IAPETUS
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Eng. legislative assembly : PARL
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St. ___, city NNW of London : ALBANS
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At hand : NEARBY
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Solar follower : SYSTEM
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Estimate : RATE
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Middle: Prefix : MEDI
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King's superior : ACE
52
Cupid : DAN
53
DIII doubled : MVI
54
Annoy : IRK

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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