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New York Times, Wednesday, April 1, 1981

Author:
Ernst Theimer
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Ernst Theimer has 50 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,467

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Across
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Plumbum : LEAD
5
Capital of Ghana : ACCRA
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Resort : SPA
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Ship in a Greek myth : ARGO
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Customer : BUYER
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"___! poor Yorick" : ALAS
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Result of breaking a speculum? : VIIYEARSBADLUCK
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___ Gay, W.W. II plane : ENOLA
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Eternal : TIMELESS
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R.A.F. aircraftsmen: Colloq. : ERKS
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Casino items : DICE
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Buddy : PAL
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Douses : WETS
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Dropped : SAGGED
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Enzyme : ASE
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Cyclotron item : ANION
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City on the Truckee : RENO
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Curse of Scotland : THEIXOFDIAMONDS
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Sea swallow : TERN
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Untrue : FALSE
44
Fish eggs : ROE
45
Part of a pump : INSTEP
48
Sow : SEED
49
Abstract being : ENS
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First name in whodunits : ERLE
52
Spinnaker or jib : SAIL
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Citizens of Entebbe : UGANDANS
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Gem weight : CARAT
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The ides of January, septennially : FRIDAYTHEXIIITH
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These fit to tholes : OARS
66
Jagged : EROSE
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Repetition : ROTE
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Curve of a ship's plank : SNY
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Marine abysses : DEEPS
70
Daze : STUN
Down
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Flow along : LAVE
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Innisfail : ERIN
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Exchange premium : AGIO
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Last name in whodunits : DOYLE
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Arab cloak : ABA
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Mongrel : CUR
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Anatomical sac : CYST
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Bridge call : REBID
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A Musketeer : ARAMIS
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Turn; twist : SLUE
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Moccasins : PACS
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Requests : ASKS
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Brisk, to Bellini : ALLEGRO
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Ceruminous impediment to hearing : EARWAX
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Prefix for stitch or style : DECA
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Gambling game : KENO
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Inflexible : STIFF
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Soprano Adelina : PATTI
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Pale : ASHEN
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Suggestive looks : LEERS
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Fountain treats : SODAS
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Art category : GENRE
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Opposite of broadside : ENDON
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Medicinal quantities : DOSES
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City in Ohio : NILES
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Means : INTENDS
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Where a landlubber is a dub who flubs : ASEA
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One of Galileo's patrons : MEDICI
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Wagnerian goddess : ERDA
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Romped : PLAYED
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___ nous : ENTRE
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Dens : LAIRS
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Controversial saucers : UFOS
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Favorite sitter : GRAN
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Lighthearted : AIRY
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Home in a nursery rhyme : SHOE
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Disturbance : RIOT
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Aleutian island : ATTU
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Now's partner : THEN
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Sixth sense : ESP
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Ballot marks : XES

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

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