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Lynn Lempel
Lynn Lempel

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New York Times, Sunday, March 15, 1981

Author:
Lynn Gilbert Lempel
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.23, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 557 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 113, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
Lynn Lempel has 2 pre-Shortz puzzles and 88 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,450
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Hebrew prophet : ELISHA
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Exam for some H.S. students : PSAT
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Limped : HOBBLED
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December sights : SANTAS
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"Mother of Presidents" : OHIO
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Ankle-joint protuberances : MALLEOLI
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Smog? : AIRAPPARENT
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Orozco and Rivera : ARTISTAS
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___ Thani, city in Thailand : UDON
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School org. : PTA
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Actress Betty or Lauren : HUTTON
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___ facto : IPSO
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Hangover? : DAZEOFWINEANDROSES
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Involved : COMPLEX
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Tear jerker : ONION
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Sluggish : INERT
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Pilot : AVIATE
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Arctic sheets : FLOES
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Village: Ger. : DORF
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Anne or Cécile : STE
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Slow, to Solti : LENTO
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Life story, for short : BIO
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" . . . ___ gently": Hamlet : USEALL
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Ophthalmologist's office? : SITEFORSOREEYES
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Bungled : FLUFFED
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Northern : BOREAL
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Sebastian Coe, for one : MILER
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In layers : TERRACED
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Campaigned : RAN
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The Messiah : EMMANUEL
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Upper and lower items : CASES
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Wonderland character : EAGLET
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" . . . with ___ compass'd round": Milton : DANGERS
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Warning for the fast-food set? : HASTEMAKESWAIST
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Flight : HEGIRA
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Prefix for fix : PRE
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Castigate a text : EMEND
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Bedouin group of N. Africa : ABS
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Snack : NOSH
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Criticize sharply : ROAST
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Astral : STARRY
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Alone, in Arles : SEULE
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Fixed quantities : UNITS
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Hot spot : FURNACE
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Lethargic leader? : CHAIRMANOFTHEBORED
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Biblical verb : HAST
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Completely : INTOTO
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Varnish ingredient : LAC
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Raisa or Bonheur : ROSA
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Pollutes : VITIATES
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Cio-Cio-San? : MAIDINJAPAN
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Always : EVERMORE
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Excited : AGOG
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Dough boy's milieu : BAKERY
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Pianists Rudolf and Peter : SERKINS
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Character on the staff : NOTE
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Plan of procedure : AGENDA
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Birthright trader : ESAU
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Placed : LAID
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Obi accessory : INRO
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Oppose change : STANDPAT
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Chance : HAP
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Cleopatra's undoing : ASP
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___ Alegre, Brazil : PORTO
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Quiverful of arrows : SHEAF
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Rhone feeder : AIN
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"___ own self . . . " : TOTHINE
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Turf and surf? : HARTANDSOLE
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City in Lamb Co., Tex. : OLTON
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Hunter's hideout : BLIND
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Engineering degrees : BES
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Salve : LOTION
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Passes : ELAPSES
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Expatiate : DISSERT
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San ___, Calif. : MATEO
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Tip : APEX
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Etats-___ : UNIS
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Bone: Comb. form : OSTE
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Viola, e.g. : ALTO
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Omega's counterpart : ZEE
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Pursue : WOO
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Chuck Connors role : RIFLEMAN
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White House nickname : CAL
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Swedish actress Parath : OVE
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Gump's wife : MIN
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Transient mood : FIT
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U.S. philanthropist:1867–1933 : LOEB
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Done, to Donne : OER
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"Norma ___" : RAE
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Wait : BIDE
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NATO leader : USA
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Dishonest : LYING
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Whipstitch : SEC
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Bloomery item : FORGE
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Degree hurdles : ORALS
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Extend a subscription : RENEW
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Woman electee, in Paris : ELUE
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Tiresias, for one : SEER
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Agcy. combating price fixing : FTC
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Daughter of Laban : LEAH
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Major or Minor : URSA
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Novel : FRESH
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Clip : FASTENER
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Tusitala's monogram : RLS
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Singles-bar frequenters? : DEARHUNTERS
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Gds. for sale : MDSE
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Frame within a frame : MAT
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Clemens, ___ Twain : AKA
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Curfew for campers : TAPS
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Psyche component : EGO
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Prefix for giving or taking : MIS
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N.Y.C. line : IRT
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Being, to Balzac : ETRE
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Magician of comics : MANDRAKE
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NOW cause : ERA
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A.E.C. successor : NRC
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Batik requirement : DYE
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Author of "Moses" : ASCH
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Acts : BEHAVES
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Convincing : SUASIVE
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Crack : RIFT
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Footstool : OTTOMAN
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Residue : ASH
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Big ___, Calif. : SUR
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Palanquin : LITTER
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Item for men who are out to lynch : NOOSE
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Central points : FOCI
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County name in three states : MIAMI
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Chekhov : ANTON
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"Middlemarch" creator : ELIOT
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Emblem carried on a beat : BADGE
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Frank : OPEN
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Type of chalcedony : SARD
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A Seton : ANYA
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Nettle : IRK
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Gettysburg Address word : AGO
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Org. in which a Byrd flies : NBA
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What a barfly might have on : JAG

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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