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New York Times, Monday, March 9, 1981

Author:
Jeanette K. Brill
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 264 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Jeanette K. Brill has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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Across
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Window part : SASH
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Repute : ODOR
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Andrea ___ : DORIA
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Manitoba Indian : CREE
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"The Gentleman Is a ___," 1947 song : DOPE
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African antelope : ELAND
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In the center : AMID
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Greek underground org. : ELAS
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British coins : PENCE
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Showing age : LONGINTHETOOTH
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Primps : PREENS
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British machine gun : STEN
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Word with claw or drop : DEW
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Gained : NETTED
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Fragrance : ATTAR
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Retired court figure : ASHE
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Former southern constellation : ARGO
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Hoarseness : FROGINTHETHROAT
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Hindu deity : RAMA
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Roman way : ITER
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Plant fiber : ISTLE
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"Louise" and "Martha" : OPERAS
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Put one's ___ in : OAR
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Promontory : NESS
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Cooks or sews : BASTES
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Glum : DOWNINTHEMOUTH
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Paddle one's own ___ : CANOE
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Seed covering : ARIL
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Align : TRUE
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A. L. batting champ: 1964, 1965, 1971 : OLIVA
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Haying tool : RAKE
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Ebb or neap : TIDE
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Asiatic palm : BETEL
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"Stars in My ___," 1936 song : EYES
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Unique person or thing : ONER
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Part of the head : SCALP
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Defensive body covering : ARMOR
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Fishing net : SEINE
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Noncommittal statement : HEDGE
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H. C. Andersen's birthplace : ODENSE
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Stupid one : DOLT
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Brightly colored food fish : OPAHS
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Adjust a clock : RESET
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Testify under oath : DEPONE
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Food staple : OLEO
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Carry on : RANT
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Measure of length : INCH
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American humorist: 1866–1944 : ADE
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Tailless lemur : INDRI
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Belief : TENET
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Unit of electrical power : WATT
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Blackens : TARS
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What some Standardbreds do : TROT
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Sans ___ (matchless) : EGAL
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Love to excess : DOTE
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Hairdo : AFRO
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Golf hazard : TRAP
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Large volume : TOME
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He married Shirley Temple : AGAR
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Haggard novel : SHE
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Kind of sandwich : HERO
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Second-generation Japanese-American : NISEI
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President Grant's first name : HIRAM
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Toughen : ANNEAL
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White poplars : ABELES
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Delusion's partner : SNARE
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Err : STRAY
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___ voce (very softly) : SOTTO
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City on the Po : TURIN
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Liszt offering : ETUDE
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Utter : SHEER
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Smith and ___, old vaudeville team : DALE
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Step ___ (hurry) : ONIT
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Intermeshed : WOVE
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Boost in price : HIKE
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Male swan : COB

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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