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New York Times, Monday, April 20, 1981

Author:
Audrey Koch
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Audrey Koch has 5 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,486
Across
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Donated : GAVE
5
Brown pigment : UMBER
10
Decamped : FLED
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Olive genus : OLEA
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Elevate : RAISE
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Facility : EASE
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Utah Beach craft : LSTS
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Flora and fauna of a region : BIOTA
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Phils or Astros : NINE
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Pete Rozelle's domain : FOOTBALL
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Pele's sport : SOCCER
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What teams strive for : WINS
25
Additional : MORE
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Unctuous preparation for external use : CERATE
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Produce : GENERATE
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Declares positively : AVERS
34
Gluts : SATES
35
Weep : CRY
36
Peel : RIND
37
Slalomed : SKIED
38
Markham subject : HOER
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Polo Grounds hero : OTT
40
Pens and cobs : SWANS
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Shape by cutting : CARVE
42
Singles, e.g. : BASEHITS
44
Tracy Austin's game : TENNIS
45
Alaskan city : NOME
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Half-time entertainers : BAND
47
Organized massacre : POGROM
50
Bowie Kuhn's domain : BASEBALL
54
Greek music halls : ODEA
55
Torpid : INERT
57
Medicinal plant : ALOE
58
Yearn : LONG
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Saltpeter, in England : NITRE
60
Avine symbol of craziness : LOON
61
Wreath for Lancelot : ORLE
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Unaccompanied songs : GLEES
63
Concupiscence : LUST
Down
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Tom Watson's forte : GOLF
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Additionally : ALSO
3
Presidential refusal : VETO
4
From Rome to Istanbul, e.g. : EASTWARD
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Suave : URBANE
6
Posts : MAILS
7
Branch of sci. : BIOL
8
Superlative ending : EST
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Thought out : REASONED
10
Swordsman of a sort : FENCER
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Secular : LAIC
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Serf of yore : ESNE
13
Player on the range : DEER
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Small pieces : BITS
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Native metals : ORES
25
Allots : METES
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Mediterranean evergreen : CAROB
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Role for Patti LuPone : EVITA
28
Leases : RENTS
29
These lead to first downs : GAINS
30
Fruit of the oak : ACORN
31
Famous Italian fountain : TREVI
32
Circuit courts : EYRES
34
Emulate Eric Heiden : SKATE
37
Spitz's forte : SWIMMING
38
Court game : HANDBALL
40
Scat! : SHOO
41
Recent, in geological terms : CENE
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Madden : ENRAGE
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These are not to be disputed : TASTES
46
Wilkes-___, Pa. : BARRE
47
Game introduced into England in 1869 : POLO
48
Aroma : ODOR
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V.I.P. at the Army-Navy game : GENL
50
___ noire (bugbear) : BETE
51
Family name of diamond fame : ALOU
52
She wrote "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" : LOOS
53
Fast time : LENT
56
Bad score for a British team : NIL

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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