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New York Times, Tuesday, February 24, 1981

33-Across : This may give you a charge

Author:
Jeanette K. Brill
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.76, Missing: { G J Q U W X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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. 11,431
Across
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Pear variety : BOSC
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Tarkenton or Allison : FRAN
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Roman statesman : CATO
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Adored one : IDOL
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Crazy : LOCO
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Baseball statistic : ERROR
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Minerals or mountains : DOLOMITES
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Stiller's sometime partner : MEARA
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Fictional little devil : ROSEMARYSBABY
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Steinbeck's "___ of Eden" : EAST
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Annoy : IRK
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"Eureka!" : AHA
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Alkaline solution : LYE
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Period : ERA
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"Too Late ___ Phalarope": Paton : THE
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Alpert or Shriner : HERB
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This may give you a charge : ELECTRON
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Bartholomew Gosnold's discovery: 1602 : MARTHASVINEYARD
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Dissipate, as vapor : EVANESCE
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Emulate Cordero : RIDE
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Former N African title : DEY
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"___ was going to St. Ives ... " : ASI
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Cribbage card : NOB
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Headed : LED
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Greek letter : ETA
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O.T. personage : ENOS
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Styron best seller : SOPHIESCHOICE
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Lave : BATHE
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Tending to delay : RETARDANT
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Student of Lee Strasberg : ACTOR
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Neighbor of Afghanistan : IRAN
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Anglo-Saxon slave : ESNE
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What to show an intruder : DOOR
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Ointment : NARD
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Exercise the mind, in a way : READ
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Offer : BID
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Repute : ODOR
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Alone : SOLO
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Nearby : CLOSE
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Unsubstantial : FLIMSY
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Turn : ROTATE
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Maple genus : ACER
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Like a busybody : NOSY
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Stair noise : CREAK
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Graceful, spirited horse : ARAB
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Political conservative : TORY
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Anglo-Saxon money of account : ORA
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Clasp : EMBRACE
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Fast breaker : MEAL
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Temptress : SIREN
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Moslem chieftain: 1872-1933 : AHMED
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Cast : HEAVE
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Fine clothes : ARRAY
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Whitney : ELI
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Grofé's "On the ___" : TRAIL
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Vast number : HORDE
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Over : ENDED
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Group under a lt. col. : BTN
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The Lord gave her a coat of skin: Gen. 3:21 : EVE
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Son of Odin : TYR
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Brier's cousin : HEATHER
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Allegro ___: Mus. dir. : ASSAI
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Course in H.S. : SCI
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Delicious drink : NECTAR
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Nearby : ONHAND
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Churl : BOOR
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Ancient Spartan magistrate : EPHOR
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Partisan : SIDER
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River in the Pine Tree State : SACO
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Harbach or Klemperer : OTTO
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The Emerald Isle : ERIN
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Evening, in Roma : SERA
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Dative, for one : CASE
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Sicilian resort : ENNA
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Word with egg or apple : BAD
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Scatter for drying : TED

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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