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New York Times, Tuesday, February 3, 1981

Author:
Albert E. Lytle
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 4.89, Missing: { J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,410

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Across
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Theme for a sermon : TEXT
5
Police alerts, for short : APBS
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Spice : MACE
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Finished : OVER
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Quell, as fears : ALLAY
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Affirm : AVER
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Short skirt, for short : MINI
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Raises : REARS
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Expensive : DEAR
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Romeo-Juliet secret : ELOPEMENT
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Succinct : TERSE
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Grenoble father : PERE
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Rend : TEAR
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Spread to dry : TED
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Tough tree : ASH
28
Supplement : ADDENDUM
31
Clodhopper : BOOR
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Increase : ADDITION
36
Protein in milk and eggs : ALBUMIN
39
Felix Adler's ___ Culture movement : ETHICAL
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Champion : DEFENDER
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"___ Lovely Day Today," 1950 song : ITSA
44
Argumentative : FORENSIC
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Devoured : ATE
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Opposite of fore : AFT
51
Tuesday : WELD
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___ Kingman, noted watercolorist : DONG
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Sholokhov's "And Quiet ___ the Don" : FLOWS
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Overbearing : IMPERIOUS
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Ruckus : TODO
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"Give us the ___ ... ": Churchill : TOOLS
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Within: Comb. form : ENTO
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Church calendar : ORDO
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Assault : ONSET
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Site of the tomb of William the Conqueror : CAEN
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Capitol Hill responses : NAYS
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This, in Taxco : ESTA
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Otherwise : ELSE
Down
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Weighty volume : TOME
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Apt anagram for vile : EVIL
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One who fears foreigners : XENOPHOBE
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Rubbish : TRIPE
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Away from the ocean's winds : ALEE
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Did some sowing : PLANTED
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They should be good mixers : BARTENDERS
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An acre has 4,840: Abbr. : SYS
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Produced : MADE
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Ward off : AVERT
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Discontinue : CEASE
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Miscalculated : ERRED
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Kind of band : ARMED
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Horse and buggy, e.g. : ERA
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Veracity : TRUTH
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Mine access : ADIT
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Arabian garment : ABA
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Convinced : SOLD
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Flowering weeds : DANDELIONS
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Year in the reign of Henry II of Germany : MIII
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Lace collar : RUFF
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Eight-sided : OCTAGONAL
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First to draw Santa as he looks today : NAST
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Grimalkin's complaints : MEOWS
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Concerning : INRE
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New Guinea seaport : LAE
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Adjective for a caboose : ENDMOST
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That is: Lat. : IDEST
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Heart : COR
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"___ Water," Burns poem : AFTON
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Ecologist's concern : FLORA
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Hot drink containing alcohol : TODDY
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Relative : NIECE
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Courts : WOOS
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Solicitation : PLEA
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Shoshoneans : UTES
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Unit of loudness : SONE
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Low digit : TOE

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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