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New York Times, Friday, February 27, 1981

Author:
Robert Katz
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Robert Katz has 73 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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Across
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Fido's friends: Abbr. : SPCA
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Marine hazard : SHOAL
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Pore over : READ
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Word with ship or story : TALL
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Glass: Comb. form : HYALO
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Writer Bombeck : ERMA
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Seed part : ARIL
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Nobelist in Chemistry: 1922 : ASTON
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Ararat lander : NOAH
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Kick the bucket : GIVEUPTHEGHOST
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Merriment : GLEE
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Stitch : SEW
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Twenty : SCORE
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Fabric type : REP
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Cove : INLET
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Wild female buffalo : ARNI
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Choice word : EITHER
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U.N. agency : ILO
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Losing combination in a word game : GEEAITCHOESSTEE
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Term in an acct. : AMT
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Emulates a muezzin : CHANTS
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Killer whale : ORCA
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Ruth's mother-in-law : NAOMI
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Old card game : LOO
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Top major-league batter in 1980 : BRETT
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Ending for respond or despond : ENT
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Go aloft : SOAR
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Roth opus : THEGHOSTWRITER
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"___, and ye shall find" : SEEK
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Of an eye part : UVEAL
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Gaelic : ERSE
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Weight allowance : TARE
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Print finish : MATTE
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Ruined city in western Iran : SUSA
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River of Flanders : YSER
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Mine a mine : BLAST
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Rain cats and dogs : TEEM
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Kind of party : STAG
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___ passu (simultaneously) : PARI
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LXXVII x II : CLIV
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Gaiety, in Gaeta : ALLEGRIA
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Asset of a "love goddess" : SHAPE
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Wildly emotional : HYSTERICAL
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Expletive : OATH
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Puzzle plant : ALOE
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Yearns : LONGS
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"'Tis a marvel of great ___!": Eugene Field : RENOWN
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Libido offshoot : EROS
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Part of a Latin triad : AMAT
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Radio operator's dash : DAH
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Rubber tree : ULE
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Patrimony collectors : HEIRS
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Carl or Françoise : SAGAN
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Custard, in Cremona : CREMA
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"___ a customer" : ONETO
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Prefix for logic or centric : ETHNO
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Copies copy with a copier : PHOTOSTATS
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Unit of capacity in England : LITRE
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Vote in : ELECT
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"Good enough ___" : TOEAT
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Old English letter : ETH
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Some engineers: Abbr. : EES
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Sweet topper : ICING
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Most rueful : SORRIEST
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Less aggressive : MEEKER
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Elbow-bending place : BAR
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Barnum's Tom : THUMB
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Little hooter : OWLET
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Afternoon events : TEAS
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___ and now : HERE
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Horse course : OVAL
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Bristle : SETA
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Accurately formed : TRUE
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Being : ESSE
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Paper measure : REAM
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Den of iniquity : STY

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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