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New York Times, Wednesday, March 4, 1981

Author:
Robert Katz
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { F Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, 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. 11,439
Across
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West German region : SAAR
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Agile : SPRY
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Right a wrong : ATONE
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She sees Meara in the mirror : ANNE
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Word with blue or love : TRUE
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Indigo is one : COLOR
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Sneaky one in the wine line : PETE
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Barrett or Jaffe : RONA
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Synthetic fiber : ORLON
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Las Vegas phenomena : WINNINGSTREAKS
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What a sprinter seeks to break : TAPE
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"Cat ___ Hot Tin Roof" : ONA
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Out-of-studio telecast : REMOTE
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Peccadillo : SIN
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Half of MCCCII : DCLI
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Pipe-tobacco feature : AROMA
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Players of short stature : TOTS
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Threw one's hat in the ring : RAN
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Las Vegas tactic : DOUBLEORNOTHING
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Newspaper revenue-maker : ADS
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Lanchester : ELSA
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Man's slipper : ROMEO
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What stogies do : REEK
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Ophidian : ASP
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Most silent : MUTEST
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Suffix for Marx or Lenin : IST
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Flicks : PICS
52
Cleans up at Las Vegas : HITSTHEJACKPOT
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Sprout : ARISE
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Ivory source : TUSK
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Heed the head : OBEY
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"Easy ___" : RIDER
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Top name in Modena: 1288 : ESTE
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Kind of board or bag : TOTE
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River into the Rhone : ISERE
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Check : STAY
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Noticed : SEEN
Down
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Drain of energy : SAP
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All over again : ANEW
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Prefix with body : ANTI
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Change the locale for interment : REENTOMB
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Zebra feature : STRIPE
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Disposed : PRONE
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Ladder part : RUNG
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Senate votes : YEAS
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Whence comes a mighty oak : ACORN
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"Oh! teach the orphan boy ___": Tennyson : TOREAD
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Earthenware container : OLLA
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Cranny's partner : NOOK
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Sea birds : ERNS
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Christmas in Cremona : NATALE
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The Masked Man's pal : TONTO
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Instrument at Kennedy : RADAR
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Undercut : ERODE
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Timid one : MOUSE
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Rush-hour hanger : STRAP
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Charged particle : ION
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Word with fiction or rate : CRIME
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Highway units : LANES
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Gold mold : INGOT
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Hit : STRUCK
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Israeli port : ELATH
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C.I.A.'s predecessor : OSS
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Trouble areas : HOTSPOTS
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Georgie Porgie was one : KISSER
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Author Spillane : MICKEY
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Metric measure : STERE
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Shells, elbows, etc. : PASTA
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Mata ___ : HARI
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Eye part : IRIS
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Skipper's concern : TIDE
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Parisian seasons : ETES
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Fair : JUST
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Woodwind : OBOE
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___-bêche, philatelist's phrase : TETE
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Item a Japanese may have a hankering for : YEN

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

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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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