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New York Times, Thursday, March 12, 1981

Author:
Mazarakes
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Mazarakes has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,447
Across
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Put on a play : STAGE
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Sloping passage : RAMP
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Russian ruler: 879–912 : OLEG
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Cut off : SEVER
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Humorous suffix : EROO
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News-gathering asset : NOSE
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Odets play: 1935 : WAITINGFORLEFTY
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Con man : FAKER
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___ a pin : NEATAS
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Intense state : HEAT
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Flightless bird of N.Z. : WEKA
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Osprey or European buzzard : GLEDE
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Burma's first prime minister : UNU
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Past, e.g. : TENSE
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June bug : DOR
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Upright : HONEST
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Nixon Cabinet member : STANS
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Knott play: 1966 : WAITUNTILDARK
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Setting in "The Petrified Forest" : DINER
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Mount : ASCEND
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C.P.A.'s abbr. : AMT
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Word with maid or man : METER
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Actress Britt : MAY
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French comic of yore : RAIMU
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Seattle ___ of racing fame : SLEW
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___ Straits, rock group : DIRE
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History : ANNALS
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Kind of terrier : CAIRN
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Beckett play: 1952 : WAITINGFORGODOT
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Pulitzer Prize novelist: 1958 : AGEE
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"Das Rheingold," e.g. : OPER
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Month before febrero : ENERO
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"Poor Richard" playwright: 1964 : KERR
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Fleming hero : BOND
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Great English actress: 1848–1928 : TERRY
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N.Y.C.–D.C. direction : SSW
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"___ and Sympathy," 1953 hit : TEA
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Ornis : AVIFAUNA
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Reach : GETAT
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Composer Satie : ERIK
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Misgiving : REGRET
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Sound in "Annie" : ARF
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Cow's call : MOO
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Smut, for short : PORN
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"Love Story" actor : ONEAL
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Hit the ball upward : LOFTED
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New Mexico, to a Mexican : ESTADO
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Yellowstone feature : GEYSER
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"___ Girl in Town," 1957 musical : NEW
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Tales of Camelot : LEGENDS
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"Come again?" : HUH
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Adequate, once : ENOW
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European falcon : KESTREL
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___-Saloon League : ANTI
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Large room or hall : SALA
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Leif ___, former news commentator : EID
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Sources of excitement : STIMULI
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Musical-comedy item : TUNE
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Botanical pouch : SAC
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Knicks' rivals : NETS
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Mnemonic device : REMINDER
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Knot in wood : KNAR
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Eosin, e.g. : DYE
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Colombian Indian : ARAWAK
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Emulate Earl Weaver : MANAGE
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More minute : TINIER
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Best-known performance : RECORD
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Etonian's parent : MATER
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"___ Games," 1969 play : WAR
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Pilotless plane : DRONE
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Hoity-toity person : SNOB
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"___ Around," 1964 song : IGET
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Postmaster's post: Abbr. : GPO
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Marsh : FEN
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He put on a show for hockey fans : ORR
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Trifle : TOY

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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