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URBAN DEVELOPMENTS

New York Times, Sunday, April 20, 1986

81-Down : Outlawed pitch

Author:
John Dreyer
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.26, Missing: { F J Q X }, Scrabble score: 572 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 111, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,312
Across
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Lowest high tide : NEAP
5
Head-covering membranes : CAULS
10
Grappa's cousin : MARC
14
"¿Cómo ___ usted?" : ESTA
18
Site of Napoleon's first exile : ELBA
19
Author Douglas : ELLEN
20
Flounces : PEPLA
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Penurious : MEAN
22
25
Gasp : PANT
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Endurance : STAMINA
27
Laborer's recompense : WAGES
28
Wedges : CHOCKS
30
OPEC measures : BBLS
31
City SE of Dunkerque : LILLE
32
Bake eggs : SHIRR
33
Triangular walls : GABLES
36
The Jumblies' craft : SIEVE
37
Extraordinary : SPECIAL
39
Slipped a cog : ERRED
40
Amsterdam, once : TVREGULAR
42
Sale condition : ASIS
44
Birthplace of Anacreon : TEOS
45
Pinocchio, at times : LIAR
47
Turf : SOD
48
Second part of a snicker : HEE
49
Figure in "The Faerie Queene" : UNA
50
Warsaw : LARGEGROUPER
55
An officer below a lt. : MSGT
56
Close, as a building : PADLOCK
58
Hustle : HURRY
59
Provides : ENDUES
61
Covets : WANTS
62
Neighbor of Mindoro : PANAY
63
Pierre's possessions : AVOIR
64
Congo tributary : UBANGI
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Manila's island : LUZON
67
Jurors' considerations : MOTIVES
70
First Secretary of Transportation : BOYD
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Stein work: 1941 : IDA
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Lifework: Abbr. : OCC
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Hwy. vehicle : TRK
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Was worsted : LOST
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It lives after us : EVIL
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Cpls., e.g. : NCOS
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Paris : PRIAMSSON
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Francesca's lover : PAOLO
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African antelopes : IMPALAS
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" ... ___ away!" : UPAND
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Calvin's predecessor : WARREN
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Type sizes : PICAS
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Part of a doorframe : STILE
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Belted : GIRT
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Puzzling : KNOTTY
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Valuable violin : AMATI
97
First khan : GENGHIS
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Tweed's twitter : NAST
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Sign-language pioneer : EPEE
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Kin on Mom's side : ENATE
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Part of a springe : NOOSE
108
Loch in Scotland : EARN
109
Baron De La ___ : WARR
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Outstanding feature of Cyrano : NOSE
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Blake's beast : TIGER
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Parts of a hull : RIBS
Down
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Teachers' org. : NEA
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Guernsey and Jersey : ELMS
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Incite : ABET
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Tales containing morals : PARABLES
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Rhodes and De Mille : CECILS
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Ladd and Bates : ALANS
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It's connected to the humerus : ULNA
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Dawson of football fame : LEN
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Purer : SNOWIER
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Rowdydow : MELEE
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Sacred bull of Egypt : APIS
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Monogram for Blind Pew's creator : RLS
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Bench was one : CATCHER
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Large stores : EMPORIA
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Stockholm : SEACRASHSURVIVOR
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Sherman or Grant : TANK
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Formicary denizens : ANTS
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Stuyvesant was one : PEGLEG
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Set firmly : IMBED
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Part of a trumpet : VALVE
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___ jacet (part of an epitaph) : HIC
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Franc's predecessor : LIVRE
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Hammett's detective : SPADE
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Costume : GETUP
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Montreal's Forum, for one : ARENA
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Unescorted : STAG
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Like Jay Peak : SLOPY
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City on the Meuse : LIEGE
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Shylock's practice : USURY
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Parts of some matches : SETS
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Obtained from milk : LACTIC
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Bothers : IRKS
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The Kingfish : LONG
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Moslem hero : GHAZI
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Talk continuously : RUNON
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Borneo anthropoid : ORANG
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Emulate the Jacobins : REVOLT
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When Columbus made his last voyage : MDII
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End up : LAND
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Hemidemisemiquaver, e.g. : NOTE
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First-rate, to Kipling : PUKKA
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Elec. units : AMPS
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___ Ratchathani, Thai province : UBON
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Italian lawn game : BOCCI
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Lemur called bashful Billy : LORIS
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Cato was one : EDILE
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Arty party : SALON
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___ mujeres (other women): Sp. : OTRAS
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Deserted : ALONE
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Walden, for example : POND
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More natural : EARTHIER
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Outlawed pitch : SPITTER
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Nursery item : PLAYPEN
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Metamorphose : MUTATE
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Olympic hero: 1972 : SPITZ
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Prominent : SALIENT
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Apply plaster : PARGE
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Mann is one : ACT
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One in pain : WINCER
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Hit hard : SMITE
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Graylags : GEESE
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Was aware : KNEW
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City near Sacramento : NAPA
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Exclamation of regret : ALAS
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British tar's quaff : GROG
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River in Brazil : IVAI
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Balkan citizen : SERB
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One, to Juan : UNO
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Louis XIV or XV : ROI
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Hosp. personnel : RNS

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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