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New York Times, Wednesday, April 15, 1981

Author:
Eli Wesoff
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Eli Wesoff has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,481
Across
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Goddess of youth : HEBE
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Lake or Perry : COMO
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Liberal ___ : ARTS
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Sector : AREA
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Waif : ARAB
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Old-time actress Ada : REHAN
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Tops : FIRSTRATE
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Of our feathered friends : AVINE
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Tithe : TENTH
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Impeded : HAMPERED
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Bauxite and mispickel : ORES
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Cache : HOARD
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Incorrect title : MISNOMER
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Lurie's "___ Between the Tates" : THEWAR
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Lime, lemon or grape ___ : ADE
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More extensive : WIDER
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Honshu city : ONODA
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Subtlety : TACT
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Type of beer : LAGER
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Stepped (on) : TROD
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Folklore devil in Russia : CHORT
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Opposite of zenith : NADIR
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Monogram of the author of "Little Women" : LMA
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Balzac's first name : HONORE
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"The ___ Hill Mob," 1951 film : LAVENDER
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Chaperon in Valencia : DUENA
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Skipper of the Nautilus : NEMO
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Without creditors : DEBTLESS
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River to the Rhone : ISERE
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Mo of the House : UDALL
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Midweek, to a Friend : FOURTHDAY
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Japanese-American : NISEI
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Penny ___ : ANTE
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Advantage : EDGE
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Vietnamese lunar holidays : TETS
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Yellow-fever researcher Walter : REED
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Used henna : DYED
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Dagger handle : HAFT
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Railroad manipulated by Jay Gould : ERIE
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City near Jungfrau : BERN
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Site of Lafayette College : EASTON
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Word with load or port : CAR
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"Kia ___!" (Australian toast) : ORA
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Coll. course : MATH
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Witchcraft in parts of Africa : OBEAH
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An Algonquian people : ARAPAHO
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Profoundly respectful : REVERENT
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Developing countries : THIRDWORLD
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Having all one's marbles : SANE
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Edward, to buddies : NED
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Kind of rug : THROW
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Bit of wit : MOT
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Jannings : EMIL
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Closed automobile : SEDAN
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Arena event : MATCH
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Potato type : IDAHO
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Item often stolen in public : SECONDBASE
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Stately; splendid : REGAL
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" . . . ___ of many-colored glass": Shelley : ADOME
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Speeder's nemesis : RADAR
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Fieldwork : REDAN
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Fingerling : TROUTLET
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Tear apart : RIVE
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Support for climbing plants : TRELLIS
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Settle a bill : REMIT
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Prow's direction : ENE
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Ate some snacks : NOSHED
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"___ as the eye can see" : ASFAR
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Shade of brown : DUN
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Supervise, as a journalist : EDIT
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Unit of loudness : SONE
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Whirlpool : EDDY
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Storm : RAGE
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Viewed : EYED
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Reservation dweller in Colo : UTE
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Grange or Barber : RED

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 6 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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