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New York Times, Saturday, March 14, 1981

Author:
Robert Katz
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { F K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 243 (avg 1.31)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Robert Katz has 73 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,449
Across
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Humerus is one : BONE
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Asexual: Comb. form : AGAM
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More sincere : TRUER
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Sermon word : AMEN
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Quintet less duet : TRIO
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Like pancake batter : RUNNY
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Be facetious : JEST
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Emulate a devil chaser : RANT
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Stage device : ASIDE
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Opener at a trattoria : ANTIPASTOMISTO
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Tie or money follower : CLIP
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Inventor-clockmaker Terry : ELI
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Monkeylike : SIMIAN
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Pluperfect starter : HAD
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Ventilated : AIRY
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In re : ANENT
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Olive for Ovid : OLEA
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Aegean island, also called Ios : NIO
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Trattoria course : SPAGHETTIALRAGU
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Energy source : SUN
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Compete for the America's Cup : SAIL
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Chorus member : TENOR
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Von Bismarck : OTTO
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Lab item for Dr. Carver : SOY
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Acronymic beams : LASERS
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Literary monogram : TSE
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Serve, with "on" : WAIT
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Trattoria main dish : VITELLOARROSTO
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Belief : TENET
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Painting, to Picasso : ARTE
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Meteorological prognostication : RAIN
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Coin for Begin : AGORA
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Glace : ICED
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Raison d'___ : ETRE
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Shakespeare's "are you able?" : CANST
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Elephant's-ear : TARO
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Cimino's "The ___ Hunter" : DEER
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___ California, Mexico : BAJA
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Straw in the wind : OMEN
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Brooding place : NEST
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Sirenic : ENTICING
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"Take the ___," Strayhorn song : ATRAIN
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Get the point : GRASP
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Solecistic contraction : AINT
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Marquand sleuth : MOTO
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Ho Chi Minh is one : TRAIL
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Gogol's land : RUSSIA
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One : UNIT
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Inside: Comb. form : ENDO
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Gypsy gentleman : RYE
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Writer Sylvia's family : PLATHS
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Jason's helper : MEDEA
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Gran ___ d'Italia, Apennine group : SASSO
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Current supplied for a circuit : INPUT
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Intended : MEANT
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" . . . this chase is ___ follow'd": Shak. : HOTLY
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Holmes called him "The Oldest" : ALI
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Like an ament's comments : INANE
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Martinet's imposition : RIGOR
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Letter ending : YOURS
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Alpha Aquilae (star) : ALTAIR
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Tripod for Georgia O'Keeffe : EASEL
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Pedro's uncle : TIO
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Fixed an antique : RESTORED
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Zoo denizens : OTTERS
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Site of Fort McIntosh : LAREDO
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Attack : SETAT
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Din's burden : WATER
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Lope de ___, Spanish dramatist : VEGA
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Hip to : INON
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Milk, in Champagne : LAIT
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Killer whale : ORCA
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Please a gourmand : SATE
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Place for a tread : TIRE
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Humdinger : ONER
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Between tic and toe : TAC

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 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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