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New York Times, Saturday, April 4, 1981

Author:
George P. Sphicas
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { B J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
George P. Sphicas has 13 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,470

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Across
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Oriental weight : TAEL
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Twilight of the ___ : GODS
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Singer Janet Baker et al. : DAMES
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Hawkeye in a TV series : ALDA
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Film roll : REEL
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Growing out : ENATE
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Alertness : VIGILANCE
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Hit hard : PASTE
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Sib : AKIN
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Let in : ADMITTED
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"The boast of ___ . . . ": Gray : HERALDRY
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Discomfort : ACHE
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An oc. : ATL
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French spirit : AME
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Bixin and oleate : ESTERS
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Pronoun for a hind : SHE
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___ emptor : CAVEAT
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Tease : MOCK
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"___ generally shammin' . . . ": Kipling : ANES
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Sixth ___ : SENSE
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At a distance : AFAR
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This is served at Sing Sing : TIME
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Pub : TAVERN
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Theater sign : SRO
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Strike out : CANCEL
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News agcy. : UPI
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Recent: Prefix : CEN
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Aldebaran, e.g. : STAR
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Hot-tempered person : SPITFIRE
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City celebrated by William Carlos Williams : PATERSON
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Gardner first name : ERLE
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Idiot : AMENT
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Between earls and barons : VISCOUNTS
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She changed men into swine : CIRCE
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___ fixe : IDEE
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The Iberian Madonna is one : ICON
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Detroit lemon : EDSEL
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Wets with drops : DEWS
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Refuse : DENY
Down
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Hebrew letter : TAV
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He won in Zaire: 1974 : ALI
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"Spoon River" poet : EDGARLEEMASTERS
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Space dog : LAIKA
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Expert chess players : GRANDMASTERS
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Wine: Comb. form : OEN
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Caries : DECAY
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Follower of bob or dog : SLED
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Show graphically : DEPICT
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Ecclesiastical ban : ANATHEMA
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University degree : MASTEROFSCIENCE
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Diminutive suffix : ETTE
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Something for the birds : SEED
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Color or flower : LILAC
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Acclaimed creations : MASTERPIECES
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Attacks : HASAT
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Member of a minority group : ETHNIC
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Disclose : REVEAL
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Abate : EASEUP
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One who frightens : SCARER
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P.O. item : ENV
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Danish or Norwegian monetary unit : KRONE
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Judge's pronouncement : SENTENCE
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Part of TNT : NITRO
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OPEC is one : CARTEL
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Derogatory, in a sly way : SNIDE
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Shifting : FLUID
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Tempo : PACE
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During : AMID
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Roman poet : OVID
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Emulate Betsy Ross : SEW
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Fashion : TON
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Upward bend in timber : SNY

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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