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New York Times, Tuesday, March 3, 1981

Author:
Charles Engler
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 296 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Charles Engler has 13 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,438
Across
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June 6, 1944 : DDAY
5
Encore : BIS
8
___ Iowa, Mississippi feeder : UPPER
13
Hawser : ROPE
14
Time spans : ERAS
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Nerve: Comb. form : NEURO
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"Celeste Aïda," e.g. : ARIA
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Shoemaker's form : LAST
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Farm workers : HANDS
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What 1980 was in Chinatown : YEAROFTHEMONKEY
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Italian cash : LIRE
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Huascarán is its highest peak : PERU
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The Elder or the Younger : PLINY
27
Fylfot : SWASTIKA
31
Tin Lizzie starter : CRANK
32
Backbone : CHINE
33
Hack : CAB
34
Sharp pain : PANG
35
Chanticleer's domain : ROOST
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Erudition : LORE
37
Burlesque's Corio : ANN
38
Salted, as a noix : SALEE
39
Punitive : PENAL
40
Aviator : SKYRIDER
42
Take it easy : COAST
43
Former A.F.B. on Cape Cod : OTIS
44
Fastener : HASP
45
Old Ebbets Field cry : WAITTILNEXTYEAR
52
Happify : ELATE
53
Close relative : AUNT
54
Sailors' patron saint : ELMO
55
Kitchen device : TIMER
56
Skid-row sight : WINO
57
Similar : AKIN
58
Fallers on Alabama in a Mitchell Parish song : STARS
59
Thrash : TAN
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Gats : RODS
Down
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Wagon without sides : DRAY
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Noted French illustrator: 1833–83 : DORE
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Samoan port : APIA
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"The ___," Rawlings novel : YEARLING
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A pealing place : BELFRY
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Wroth : IRATE
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Cummerbund : SASH
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Dislodge from a saddle : UNHORSE
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Goober : PEANUT
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Touchwood : PUNK
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Soil, in Essen : ERDE
12
Blushing : ROSY
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Gradual : STEPWISE
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Sow sound : OINK
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Intended : MEANT
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Antic : PRANK
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Tenor Ross of radio fame : LANNY
27
Smith : SHOER
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Religious images : ICONS
29
Jeweler's measure of fineness : KARAT
30
First shepherd : ABEL
31
Some math experts : CPAS
32
Fish-fry dish, usually : COLESLAW
35
Spokes : RADII
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Quadrennial occurrence : LEAPYEAR
38
They stay while parents play : SITTERS
39
Station : POST
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Scoundrel : ROTTER
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First English printer : CAXTON
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Hair dye : HENNA
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Volstead's opponents : WETS
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Lodged : ALIT
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"___ Liberal": Matthew Arnold : IAMA
48
Night, in Nancy : NUIT
49
City on the Humboldt : ELKO
50
During : AMID
51
Ex-Mets Hunt and Swoboda : RONS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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