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New York Times, Friday, March 27, 1981

Author:
Robert Katz
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { J K Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 254 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 61, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 8, 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. 11,462
Across
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Used-car-lot sign : ASIS
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Part of an iamb : ARSIS
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Role for a grand seigneur : HOST
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Soho pad : LOFT
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Take care of : SEETO
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With skill : ABLY
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Wool, in Venice : LANA
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Kind of team or brush : SCRUB
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Do a bar job : POUR
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Recipe phrase : PINCHOFPEPPER
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"Ich ___," motto of Prince of Wales : DIEN
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"Norma ___" : RAE
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Word with facto : IPSO
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Li'l girl : SIS
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Map feature : INSET
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Civil rights gp. : ACLU
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"___ Roberts" : MISTER
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Wine-label word : CRU
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Recipe phrase : HEAPINGTEASPOON
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Sinclair Lewis heroine : ANN
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Former president of Harvard : CONANT
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Gold deposit : LODE
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Please, on the Rhine : BITTE
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B'way sign : SRO
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___ noire (bugbear) : BETE
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Get on the wrong track : ERR
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A Butler slept here : TARA
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Recipe phrase : SEASONTOTASTE
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Disarrange : MESS
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Memorable mime : HARPO
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Prefix for gram or dyne : AERO
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Start a poker game : ANTE
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Encore, in plain English : AGAIN
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Something to be hit on the head : NAIL
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Neisse joiner : ODER
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Sluggo's friend, in comics : NANCY
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Kilmer's inspirer : TREE
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"Time wounds ___ heels" : ALL
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TV offering : SOAP
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Moroccan territory : IFNI
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Has durability : STANDSUP
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"A ship is always referred to ___ . . . ": Nimitz : ASSHE
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Delivers the goods again : RECONSIGNS
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Fiefdom peasant : SERF
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Words after ham or live : ITUP
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Abstemious : SOBER
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Occur : HAPPEN
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Navigation system : OBOE
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Catty remark : SLUR
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One of the war gods : TYR
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A.F.L.-___ : CIO
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Components of full houses : PAIRS
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Early Britons : ICENI
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Factory : PLANT
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Vincent d'Indy composition : ISTAR
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Having poor ecological adaptability : STENOTOPIC
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Skedaddle : SCOOT
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Wear away : ERODE
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Air : TUNE
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Melville character : AHAB
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L–P filler : MNO
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Consume victuals : EAT
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Freezers : ICERS
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Enjoyable : PLEASANT
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Hairdresser, sometimes : TEASER
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Bikini part : BRA
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Noted leader of the Huguenots : ROHAN
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Physiological weakness : ATONY
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Transmit : SEND
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Tasso's patron : ESTE
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___ Hills, in Burma : NAGA
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Journey; passage: Abbr. : TRAN
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What an onion may produce : TEAR
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One of the "Great" ones : ERIE
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Long March leader : MAO
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Ring cry in Tijuana : OLE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 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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