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TITLE FLAWS

New York Times, Sunday, February 22, 1981

Author:
Tap Osborn
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 94, Avg Word Len: 5.18, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 649 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 140, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
Tap Osborn has 111 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,429
Across
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Silent performers : MIMES
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Sear in an open pan : SAUTE
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Humiliate : SHAME
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Ayn Rand's shrugger : ATLAS
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Legislate : ENACT
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Dickinson from N.D. : ANGIE
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Kupang's island : TIMOR
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Met soprano : SHANE
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Cut glass : THROUGHTHELOOKING
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Seed integument : TESTA
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Rob follower : ROY
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"Two by Two" role : NOAH
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Urbane : SLICK
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Famed park in Vienna : PRATER
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Newspaper publisher : OCHS
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Jaunt : TRIP
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Episode : SCENE
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Conflict zone : FRONT
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Ray : SKATE
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Hog's want : ALL
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Director Vidor : KING
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Sales-chart illustration : PIE
44
Roller's duo : DICE
47
Actress Diana : DORS
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Rabbit fur : LAPIN
51
Gold novel : SALT
52
D.C. agent : TMAN
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Speedily : APACE
55
Kickback : COMELITTLESHEBA
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Mud: Comb. form : PEL
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Reveling devils : LARKERS
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Waves, at Málaga : OLAS
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Sault ___ Marie : STE
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Stulm : ADIT
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Hike : RAISE
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Like chalcedony : AGATY
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Spill the beans : TATTLE
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Stone: Comb. form : LITH
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Part of NATO : ATL
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Phone-booth item : DIME
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Neighbor of Nepal : BIHAR
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Ending for wagon : ETTE
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Barbell : BOOKANDCANDLE
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Race: Comb. form : GENO
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City near Stockholm : SOLNA
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Groupie's need : IDOL
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Bar drink : RUM
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Major Hoople's expletive : EGAD
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October offerings : TREATS
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On the mother's side : ENATE
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Hostile look : GLARE
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Bar mitzvah, e.g. : RITE
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___ Gardens, L.I. : KEW
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Eye part : LENS
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More viscous : SLIMIER
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Roman bronze : AES
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Outgrows : ATREEINBROOKLYN
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Suffer Icarus' fate : DROWN
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Obstreperous : LOUD
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Farm sounds : MOOS
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Of an architectural order : IONIC
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Fashion : SORT
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Austen novel : EMMA
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Hawk's cage : MEW
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Fastener : HASP
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F.D.R.'s brainchild : NRA
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Moslem mendicant : FAKIR
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Figure on Jacob's ladder : ANGEL
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Flourishing : PALMY
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Arizona river : GILA
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State tree of Ark. : PINE
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Toot : BENDER
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Manufacturer's spoiled paper : SALLE
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Louise from N.Y.C. : TINA
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K–O connection : LMN
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Upper crust : ELITE
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Strip poker : THEOUTCASTSOFFLAT
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Far East nannies : AMAHS
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Sea duck : EIDER
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Bone: Comb. form : OSTEO
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Ragged crest : ARETE
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Gift recipient : DONEE
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Battery terminal : ANODE
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Reject : SPURN
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Street show : RAREE
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Subways in Milan, Paris, etc. : METROS
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Pawned : INHOCK
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Lamb chop : MARYHADALITTLE
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Household: Comb. form : ECO
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Stupefy : STUN
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Tuaregs' milieu : SAHARA
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Busy, congested community : ANTHILL
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Sound of distaste : UGH
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White-collar symbol : TIE
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Slithery one : EEL
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Heisted : STOLEN
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Camp activity : HIKING
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Clerical neckpiece : AMICE
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Capuchin, e.g. : MONK
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Work unit : ERG
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National Leaguer : ASTRO
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Lady-in-waiting : THEANDTHETIGER
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Words in a song about Paris : LASTTIME
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Word with bellum or date : ANTE
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Desiccate : SEAR
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Won : GOT
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Like a shrike : OSCINE
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Do market research : PRETEST
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End : STOP
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Runs in the money : PLACES
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Hydroplanes : SKIMS
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Plug a chink : FILL
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Of an epoch : ERAL
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Easy mark : PATSY
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Calloway : CAB
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Spanish queen : ENA
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Egyptian amulet : SCARAB
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Hit the books : PORE
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N.Y. island : STATEN
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Sister of Terpsichore : ERATO
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One of Aristotle's fortes : LOGIC
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Southern fruit tree : ILAMA
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Shaky attempt : STAB
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Mast washed out : PALEST
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Ross or Giroux : EDITOR
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2.2046 lbs. : KILO
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Drop dead : THENAKEDANDTHE
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Confuse : ADDLE
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Skipjack : THEGIANTKILLER
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Woolly : LANATE
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Disintegrates : ERODES
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Home-run king Ralph and family : KINERS
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Hersey locale : ADANO
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Untrue : NOTSO
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Small drink : DRAM
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Ghastly : LURID
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Sultans' cousins : EMEERS
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Suit to ___ : ATEE
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Spitz, for one : SWIMMER
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Rush-hour weapon : ELBOW
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Novelist Elinor : GLYN
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Brake part : LINING
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Inclining : SLOPY
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Gambrel ___ : ROOF
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Stout : ALE
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Thumb : TOM
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Native of Ploesti : RUMANIAN
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Coward : NOEL
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Destiny : KISMET
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Fur piece : WRAP
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Cow or horse, to a ranch hand : CRITTER
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Looking saintly : HALOED
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Fascination : ALLURE
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"Miller's Tale" heroine : ALISON
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Prisoner : INMATE
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Lease signer : RENTEE
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Graylags or Embdens : GEESE
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Child: Comb. form : PAEDO
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Year, to Pedro : ANO
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Globule : BEAD
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Sailor's saint : ELMO
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Climb, in a way : SHIN
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Yonder : AFAR
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Gunpowder, for one : TEA
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Salad item : COS
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Cerastes : ASP
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One of the Udalls : STU
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Angelica : FRA

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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