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HOMOPHONE EXCHANGE*

New York Times, Sunday, February 8, 1981

Author:
Sandra Gast
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 69, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { F J Z }, Scrabble score: 549 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 128, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Sandra Gast has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,415
Across
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Sea voyages* : CRUSES
7
Word with laugh or play* : HOARSE
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Frightens : ALARMS
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Full of wool : LANOSE
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Acquire : OBTAIN
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Story installments* : CEREALS
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British ___* : AISLES
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Mouth: Prefix : STOMAT
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Commotion* : RACQUET
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Secondhand : USED
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Jazz pianist : TATUM
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Verbal rhythms : METERS
31
Grassy field* : LEE
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Letter or river : DEE
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Southern breads : PONES
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Optimistic : ROSY
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Astronaut Slayton : DEKE
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Banks of baseball : ERNIE
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St. George was one* : SLEIGHER
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Crossed the plate : SCORED
44
Mucilaginous pods : OKRA
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Egg whites* : GLARES
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Y's : ASSNS
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Villain : MEANIE
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Peers : EQUALS
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Mus. comedy locale : OKLA
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Surviving : EXTANT
57
Campus buildings : QUADS
58
Affronts* : SLEIGHTS
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"I ___ Rhythm" : GOT
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Authentic : GENUINE
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Genuflect* : NEIL
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___ Stanley Gardner* : EARL
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Alert : ATIP
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Dancer Shearer : MOIRA
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British Columbian group : HAIDA
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"Swing and ___ . . . " : SWAY
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Familiar Midwest sight : SILO
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Cantiflas role: 1959 : PEPE
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In power* : RAINING
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___ State (N.D.)* : SUE
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Bright colors : SCARLETS
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Panache : VERVE
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Carved poles : TOTEMS
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Anchor rings : TORI
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Employee in an orchard : PICKER
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Turkish mountain : ARARAT
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___-Maritimes : ALPES
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Method of self-defense* : CARATE
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B.&O. man : ENGR
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Third-largest island : BORNEO
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Grains, as of corn* : COLONELS
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___ Downs : EPSOM
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Swiss canton : VAUD
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Study for a quiz : PREP
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Style* : MANOR
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Memorable yachtsman's nickname : ARI
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Offs and ___ : ONS
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Babies do it : TEETHE
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Kitchen device : TIMER
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Troubles* : ALES
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Decreases* : LESSONS
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Preserve, as Tut : EMBALM
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Injure : DAMAGE
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Tercet : TRIPLET
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"Toiler" of comics : TILLIE
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Charm : ENAMOR
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"Strong Poison" author : SAYERS
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Supplied with funds : STAKED
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Copal and mastic, e.g. : RESINS
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Scratched* : CLAUDE
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Shaving instrument* : RAISER
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Not discovered : UNSEEN
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Did a cobbler's job* : SOLD
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Compass point : ESE
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Sixth, in Siena : SESTO
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Antagonistic* : HOSTEL
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Dense or dull : OBTUSE
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Iota : ATOM
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Aries : RAM
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Gulf of ___ : SIAM
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Diarists : ENTERERS
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They have the misery* : ACRES
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Timothy and Herbert Fairfax : LEARYS
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Watertight vessels* : ARCS
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R.S.V.P., for instance : REQ
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Ruffians : MAULERS
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Make smooth : SLEEKEN
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High-spirited horses : STEEDS
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Amphora adjunct : ANSA
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Ripped : TORE
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Temple of Heaven site : PEKING
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Medicinal amounts : DOSAGES
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Hebrides island : IONA
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End of a T. Williams title : IGUANA
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Space inside Sherwood Forest : GLADE
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"Jolly Trio" painter : HALS
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Colombian city : CALI
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Heat and cool again : RETEMPER
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Roman coins : SOLIDI
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Sugar-cane residue : MEGASS
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Foreign : EXOTIC
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King of the Huns : ATTILA
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Furnishes : EQUIPS
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Company of singers* : QUIRE
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Malaysian state : KELANTAN
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More rational* : SEINER
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Mooring rope : HAWSER
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Shock : TRAUMA
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Most crafty : SLYEST
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Originating in the intellect : NOETIC
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Unsophisticated : NAIVE
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Foreshadow : PORTEND
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Listen : HARKEN
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Right-hand page : RECTO
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Gormandizer : GORGER
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Costello and Gehrig* : LOSE
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Mean or vulgar* : VIAL
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Boat cover, for short : TARP
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Gains* : PROPHETS
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Electromagnetic unit : ABVOLT
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Solitary ones* : LOANERS
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European kingdom: 1701–1871 : PRUSSIA
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Vinegar: Prefix : ACET
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Serf in a fief : ESNE
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First bidder : OPENER
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One of a famous quintet : EMILIE
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Gave birth to sheep* : LAMMED
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Deli purchase : SALAMI
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Beaver State : OREGON
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Skinflints : MISERS
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Takes by force* : RESTS
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Mandate : ORDER
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Tax or duty* : TOLE
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Issue : EMIT
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Converse : TALK
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León landladies : AMAS
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Undercover agent : SPY
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Coll. degree : BLA
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Chemical suffix : ANE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 15 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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